Kurt Vonnegut Writing Styles in Bluebeard

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Point of View

Bluebeard: A Novel is written entirely as an autobiography of fictional character Rabo Karabekian. There is even a dedication at the beginning of the book that is not from Vonnegut, but from the fictional Karabekian to another character in the book, Circe Berman.

The book is written in the first-person singular point of view and offers insights into the mind of Karabekian. It also reveals a subjective account of his life, rather than hearing the tale from an objective source.

Setting

Bluebeard is set in a sprawling mansion on the ocean in East Hampton, Long Island. This is Karabekian's home, which is left to him by his late wife Edith. The grounds around the property are immense, and this allows for Karabekian to go on long walks without leaving the property, which extends to the shore where Karabekian meets Circe Berman.

The mansion is full of...

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