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Anna Quindlen Writing Styles in Black and Blue

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Point of View

The novel is written in the first person point of view. The narrator is Beth Crenshaw, a woman who was once known as Frannie Benedetto, an abused woman who ran from her husband in an attempt to find a safe and honest home for her son, Robert. It is important that the reader distinguish between the two separate women, Beth Crenshaw and Frannie Benedetto. Beth stops referring to herself as Frannie after she leaves Brooklyn, at first because a new name is important to her safety, but later because she has become a different person, a woman who is strong and independent, a woman who will no longer allow herself to be a victim.

The point of view of this novel is important because the novel is written in a diary type of format, a format that shows the reader how personal this story is and...

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