Jesse Andrews Writing Styles in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Jesse Andrews
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Point of View

The novel is told mostly in the first person from Greg’s perspective; however, within Greg’s perspective a number of different styles of writing are used. The most obvious of these is that Greg, as an amateur filmmaker, often writes his story in screenplay format instead of in prose. The differences in style reflect Greg’s different attitudes to what is going on in his life. The main stylistic difference between prose fiction and screenplay format is that in prose a character can share their motivation for doing something, what they were thinking about when they did something, and how they feel. In screenplays, the reader is restricted to only knowing what actions the character takes and what words they use in the dialogue. For this reason, there is less straightforward sharing of internal feelings in the screenplay format and this is reflected in...

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