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Jonathan Safran Foer Writing Styles in Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is unusual and changes from chapter to chapter. The novel is written in three sections. The first is in letter form from Alex, the translator, for Jonathan Safran Foer. In these letters, Alex writes in the first person point of view. Second, Alex writes a narrative about the few short days he spent with Jonathan searching for the woman who saved Jonathan's grandfather from the Nazis. These sections are again written in the first person point of view and include many direct comments from Alex to Jonathan in an attempt to make the narration clear to Jonathan. Finally, Jonathan has written his own narration that tells the history of Trachimbrod, with a focus on his own family. These sections are written in the third person point of view, but also include many direct comments from Jonathan, utilizing the authorial...

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