Julie Schumacher Writing Styles in Dear Committee Members

Julie Schumacher
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Point of View

Dear Committee Members is written from the point of view of Jason Fitger, a middle-aged male narrator. He is expressing his grievances against the world of academia through the medium of letters of recommendation. The novel is a first-person narrative in the epistolary style. Jason is a well-educated college professor and published author.

Jason is filled with frustration, regret, guilt, hope, and desperation. All of these emotions can be seen in the series of letters. Jason is self-aware and sometimes uses the letters as a confessional. He also uses the letters to intervene on the behalf of others, such as his repeated attempts to find Darren Browles funding. In contrast, he writes a letter that will assuredly prevent Carol from being hired for a job that he thinks is a bad fit for her.

Jason is a reliable narrator, but his motives are questionable. He...

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