Firoozeh Dumas Writing Styles in It Ain't So Awful Falafel

Firoozeh Dumas
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Point of View

The novel is written in first person from the perspective of Zomorod. She is a sixth grader as the novel opens and the story line spans two years of her life. The limited perspective means the reader has to depend solely on Zomorod for the events of the novel. Zomorod seems to be a reliable narrator who presents her own thoughts and feelings honestly. She does not seem to hide things, even when they place her in a negative light.

From the first person perspective, the reader does not know what other characters think or feel, unless they express those to Zomorod. Zomorod can make assumptions, but the reader soon discovers that her conclusions are not always correct. A major example is seen in the relationship between Zomorod and her mother, Nastaran. Zomorod has spent a lot of time serving as interpreter for her mother...

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