Adiga, Aravind Writing Styles in Between the Assassinations

Adiga, Aravind
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Point of View

Adiga begins each of his short stories with a second person narrator that seems to be directly talking to the reader. The second person narrator is acting like a guide for readers, explaining to readers the history, geography and buildings that make up the town of Kittur. In narrating a short introduction at the beginning of each story in second person, Adiga sets up a dialogue between him and the readers. The conversational tone and the information about Kittur establishes a rapport and makes readers feel as if they know, or will know, the setting of the story intimately. By having the reader become intimate with the story and develop a deeper connection with the settings, he is able to put them right into the minds of any character he chooses, which helps drive home the themes he wants the readers to come away with...

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