Don Delillo Writing Styles in Libra

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Point of View

The novel is written in multiple points of view. In the beginning, the point of view moves back and forth from a third person point of view to a first person point of view. The novel then settles into a third person point of view that is not omniscient, but has some element of the authorial voice. The novel is written as though in report form with little of it presented in scene form, allowing the reader to almost believe the novel is written by Nicholas Branch, one of the many narrating characters whose responsibility it is to write a complete analysis of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

The point of view of this novel is restrictive, leaving the reader with little insight into the emotions and motives of the characters. The reader is only aware of what the author wants them to be aware...

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