Katherine Boo Writing Styles in Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Katherine Boo
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Point of View

Katherine Boo writes her book, "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity", in the third-person omniscient narrative, with Boo herself serving as the narrator. Because the book is a piece of journalism, it is only fitting that Boo should narrate the book herself in the third-person, describing for the reader the lives and misfortunes of those she chronicles. This allows her to talk about the conditions of Annawadi, and allows her to serve as the transitioning agent between the various and different people, places, and events she writes about. A single narrator also makes the transition between people, places, and events, much easier to follow and understand.

Setting

The setting of Katherine Boo's book, "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity", is that of a Mumbai undercity, the slum of Annawadi. Boo explains in the book...

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