Caroline Knapp Writing Styles in Drinking: A Love Story

Caroline Knapp
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Perspective

The memoir is told from the perspective of Caroline Knapp. She uses a first person narrative to truthfully unveil her long and tangled relationship with alcohol. It is very hard for someone to be so honest with their own addictions and descent into self destruction. Knapp is sure to reveal everything to the reader in the way that she thinks is honest. The reader can appreciate the frank point of view that Knapp presents throughout the novel.

Knapp also tells other alcoholic's stories. In this case, the perspective of the novel can change into a third person narrative. Knapp can relate what the person was thinking and feeling if they told her, so that narrative almost becomes omniscient. One thing to consider is that while Knapp does tell their stories, her friends might not have been honest with her. They may have omitted pieces of the truth. She...

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