John Berendt Writing Styles in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

John Berendt
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Points of View

The story is told from a first person point of view largely from the perspective of the narrator. While very little information is given about personal opinions or perceptions, the story can be witnessed from a standpoint that allows for personal evaluation, opinions, and personal judgments. The story traces the narrator's journey from the very beginning stages of his life in Savannah to eight years later, when he is still an outside observer but has learned a great deal about Savannahians and their ways of thinking. Though the entire book is recounted in first person, only the very beginning and ending of the story give personal thoughts and opinions. The remainder of the book is relatively objective and consists mostly of a collection of observations.

At a few select times the point of view shifts to one outside of the narrator. The chapter that recounts events...

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