Ben Fountain Writing Styles in Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel

Ben Fountain
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Point of View

"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" is written from a third-person perspective. The author is successful in creating several main characters and a variety of secondary characters and, while most of author's focus seems to be developing Billy's character, the author is also able to provide vivid descriptions of the other characters as well, despite the number of lines or scenes they may have throughout the story. For the characters that the author does focus on developing, such as Billy, Sgt. Dime, Mango and Norm, the reader gets a clear sense of who each character is, how they reason and how they feel. Although he doesn't fully develop all of the characters in the Bravo squad, the author's use of clear and descriptive language allows the reader to get a sense of what Bravo feels as a whole.

The author's personal writing style also allows the reader...

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