Helen Fielding Writing Styles in Bridget Jones's Diary

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Point of View

The point of view in Bridget Jones's Diary is all first person. Bridget is writing her thoughts, feelings and happenings as she sees them. The first person point of view is the most common and, in some respects, the most limiting point of view. In this work, the first person point of view prevents us from ever knowing what Bridget looks like. We only hear her distorted view of herself and the concern of her friends when she gets too thin. However, writing the book in first person feeds right into the characterization of Bridget. She is largely self-centered. To her, no other view really matters.

Also, the book requires first person point of view, since it is written in the form of a diary. Much of the charm of this book comes from its honesty and that Bridget writes things in her diary that many...

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