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Peter Matthiessen Writing Styles in In Paradise

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Point of View

"In Paradise" is written in the third person personal point of view. The narrator is Olin, an American born in Poland who has come to believe his mother was a Jew executed at Auschwitz. The novel follows Olin through his journey of self-discovery as he not only learns more about his mother, but falls in love with an unlikely woman.

The third-person narrative mode allows the author to examine various characters and their motives, as well as Olin -and this also allows the author to include important historical context and other related information (such as the meaning of certain terms of phrases not in English) as it pertains to the novel. This is especially important given the terrible events that serve as a backdrop to the novel.

Language and Meaning

Because the novel "In Paradise" revolves around the character of Clements Olin, an educated man...

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