Toni Morrison Writing Styles in Home

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Point of View

"Home" is written in the first person point of view. When the writing is in the first person, it is from the perspective of the character speaking for that particular chapter. Primarily, it is from the perspective of Frank Money, but some of the chapters are from Cee's point of views, others are from Lily's point of view and still others are from Lenore's point of view.

The novel swings back and forth between the present and the past. The present represents the time after Frank returns from the Korean War. The past represents the time when Frank was growing up and before he enlisted in the army.

The point of view of this novel is intimate, allowing a reader to connect closely with the main character, Frank Money. The book written in this manner allows the reader to get inside the head, thoughts and inner...

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