Kate Thompson (author) Writing Styles in Creature of the Night

Kate Thompson (author)
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Point of View

"Creature of the Night" is related from the first-person, limited, point of view. Robert, the narrator and principle protagonist, is present in all scenes of the novel; indeed, he is the central focus of the novel. He relates his life events over the course of about two weeks in modern Ireland as he travels back and forth between Ennis and Dublin. The novel's Epilogue finds Robert ten years older, returning to Ennis with his brother Dennis. The narrative makes extensive use of the first-person voice of Robert. The narrative is full of his observations about life, most of which are fairly offensive, ignorant, or both. Robert realizes he has no future but instead of trying to create something he instead gets angry and frustrated about it and falls into a destructive pattern of crime, drug abuse, and delinquency. Robert, at fourteen years of age, is quite...

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