James Patterson Writing Styles in Cradle and All

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Point of View

This novel is told in the first person. The main character is Anne Fitzgerald. Anne is the investigator closest to Kathleen Beavier and is a virgin herself (this has significance at the closing of the book). Novels told in the first person have the effect of drawing the reader into the life of the main character. This occurs because the reader is exposed to the ordinary aspects of dialogue and events, but also to the inner thoughts of the character. Throughout the book the reader sees the story through Anne's perspective and is biased to Anne's point of view. Anne has difficulty believing in the idea of a virgin birth, but later has difficulty believing that either girl could be a liar. In her opinion, both girls were perfect, and resembled Mary, the virgin mother of Christ.

Setting

Cradle and All is split between three sites...

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