Francois Lelord Writing Styles in Hector and the Search for Happiness

Francois Lelord
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Point of View

"Hector and the Search for Happiness" is told from a present-tense, third-person perspective. The narrator seems to act as the main character Hector's inner thoughts, as Hector's is the only thoughts and feelings the reader gets to know. The reader learns of Hector's adventures and the various ways in which Hector internally - and sometimes externally - processes through his experiences, his self-transformation, and his feelings that go along with each one.

In terms of what the author is likely trying to convey, it's important to note that the author, Francois Lelord, had a similar experience to Hector: he went through his own period of being dissatisfied and disillusioned with his career and his state of life, and therefore took off from his home country (France) and went to Hong Kong as he thought about his life and his profession. While Lelord didn't experience -...

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