F. Scott Fitzgerald Writing Styles in The Last Tycoon

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The point of view of The Last Tycoon is first person through the narrative of Cecilia Brady. Fitzgerald creates an observant woman with Cecilia so that he can allow her to imagine scenes that she is not privy to in order to give certain parts of the novel a sense of the omniscient third person point of view while still being a first person narrative.

The novel is written in such a way that it seems that Cecilia is writing this to friends or perhaps sympathetic strangers in order to preserve the life of a man she greatly admires, Monroe Stahr. This gives the writer's trick of allowing Cecilia to imagine certain scenes more credibility. It is not necessary for Cecilia to say, that this is the way she imagined it happened. However, she does in certain places throughout the novel. The idea of her preserving...

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