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Jeffrey Eugenides Writing Styles in Middlesex

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Style

Point of View

The author's use of point of view in this book is quite unique. The author uses a first person point of view but almost morphs it into first person omniscience. Of course, first person point of view cannot be omniscient so the reader must assume that the entire part of the story written before he is born is made up by the main character and presented as fact.

Setting

The setting of Middlesex spans most of the twentieth century and starts in Greece, spends most of it's time in Michigan between Detroit and Grosse Pointe, spends a little time in San Francisco, and ends up in Berlin, Germany. The greatest part of the book is set in the tumultuous decades of the 1960's and 1970's in Detroit and Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Language and Meaning

The author of Middlesex, Eugenides, created a mix of classic epic language...

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