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Dave Cullen Writing Styles in Columbine

Dave Cullen
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Perspective

The book is presented in the third person from a limited perspective. This limited perspective is stretched past typical limitations by the fact that the author did a great deal of research before writing the book. The author, who is a journalist, did not insert himself into the action but wrote the book as though he were writing a series of newspaper articles. Though it's apparent the author did extensive research, the perspective is limited by a great many factors. For example, the tapes and writings left by Dylan and Eric are used to create the analysis of the motivations of the two boys. However, the two boys knew their writings and tapes would be used for that purpose, meaning they probably weren't being truthful so much as they were performing for their intended audience. For example, the boys talked about their deaths with little more than a...

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