John Grisham Writing Styles in The Firm

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Point of View

The Firm is written from the third person point of view. The novel is fictional and was written for no other reason aside from the enjoyment of creating it. Because the characters are spoken about, as opposed to speaking for themselves, the reader is not inclined to feel empathy for any of the characters. The book is a fast moving adventure, however, so connection with the characters is not important. Therefore, the third person point of view is appropriate and not a detractor from the novel.

Setting

The majority of The Firm is set in Memphis, Tennessee. The Bendini, Lambert and Locke law firm is situated there. The characters are extremely uneasy in Memphis. The extensive surveillance conducted by the Bendini law firm makes the characters feel trapped. The building itself is like a fortress and has many guards in attendance. The basement houses impressive computer...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
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