Lily Brooks-Dalton Writing Styles in Good Morning, Midnight

Lily Brooks-Dalton
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Point of View

Good Morning, Midnight is narrated from the third person limited perspective, but centered primarily around the points-of-view of its two primary protagonists, Augustine and Sully. Their stories are told in alternating concurrent chapters as they struggle with their individual regrets from the past and move towards making contact with one another over the radio. The narrator's perspective is limited in that only Sully's thoughts and feelings are represented in her chapters and only Augustine's are represented in his. However, on one occasion the narrator is briefly omniscient. This occurs in Chapter 6 when Sully is talking to Harper about their pasts. The narrator first emphasizes their own limited perspective by stating that Sully wonders things about Harper like, “whether he'd admired his father, or how many times he'd been in love, or what he'd dreamed about when he watched the Montana sunsets as a teenager” (102). If...

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