Harold Schechter Writing Styles in Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original Psycho

Harold Schechter
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Perspective

The story is written in third person with a somewhat limited omniscient view. The use of the third person perspective is the only option because Ed Gein did not tell his story and the story is non-fiction. No other person could have offered up the details presented by this author, making third person the only viable option. While an omniscient view might have been preferable, the author is again limited by the fact that this story is reported as nonfiction. There are many details that are simply not known. It should be noted that the author has taken some liberties with the story.

For example, there's a vivid description of a particular evening. Ed has just returned home from running an errand for Lester and Irene Hill, a couple who own a country store west of town. Apparently, it is quick common for Ed to go pick up...

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