Kurt Vonnegut Writing Styles in Hocus Pocus

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Point of View

The Point of View utilized is that of Eugene's and his exclusively. In this sense, it is First Person and narrated like a story told to one by a friend over dinner. In fact, Eugene is very conversational in his manner of telling the story, and very adept at recalling specific bits of conversation or scenery that give the reader a very vivid mental picture. Eugene is apparently an honest narrator, in that the story's events do not conflict with his telling of them. Often in a work of literature, the narrator will not be aware of certain ironies or exclusions he is not privileged to share, even though the reader may have such information. This can make the narrator unreliable. But Eugene is much more self-aware than many narrators, which creates a feeling of his being trustworthy to the reader. Eugene does this by not...

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