Dian Fossey Writing Styles in Gorillas in the Mist

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Perspective

The story is written in first person from Fossey's point of view. The story relates Fossey's actions and interaction with the gorillas and the goal of the story is only to relate her observations. Because of this, the use of a first-person perspective is the only real option available. The reader should remember that Fossey has a deep love for the gorillas and believes that their habitat should be saved at all costs. She loves the work and says that she doesn't understand anyone who might come to Africa with anything other than the best interests of the animals at heart. Fossey's lack of tolerance on this part means she mentions only a few people as being truly interested in the gorillas and truly helpful to her work with the gorillas. Fossey wants desperately to travel to Africa, so much so that she is willing to pay for...

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