Judith Rossner Writing Styles in Looking for Mr. Goodbar

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar is a third person narrative limited to the character of Theresa Dunn. Through the majority of the novel the reader is allowed into the mind of Theresa Dunn, her thoughts and feelings, her actions and those of the people around her; however, the reader is not allowed into the thoughts of the supporting characters. The exception is the beginning of the novel where the writer has presented the confession of Theresa's killer Gary. This section of the novel is written in first person where the narrator is not a part of the action.

Much of the novel is told through Theresa's thoughts and feelings and through her impressions of the events around her. In this way the reader can see how Theresa grows less innocent and becomes more and more enveloped in this lifestyle of...

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