Tom Wolfe Writing Styles in I Am Charlotte Simmons

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Point of View The book is mostly written from an omnipotent third person point of view. The reader is able to hear the thoughts of some of the characters and the author is able to jump in and out of the narrative to specific characters (both primary and secondary characters) to hear what they are thinking and feeling. This allows the reader to become part of the action and it is most significantly noted when Charlotte refers to herself in the first person as "I am Charlotte Simmons," and in the final lines of the book in the third person as "Jojo's girlfriend."

Setting Setting plays an important part of the book because it shows through the buildings and landscaping the very theme that Wolfe tries to relate to his audience. Wolfe wants to tell the readers about identity and warn them about the decline of the academia. He...

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