Martin Amis Writing Styles in Money: A Suicide Note

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Point of View

The novel "Money" by Martin Amis, is told from the point of view of the main character, John Self. The point of view would be considered first-person limited point of view. As the main character, John narrates all of the action, and we only see into his mind. We only learn of the other characters and their natures through the eyes of Self, so our opinions of them are tainted by his feelings and his interactions with them. For example, John says that his girlfriend, Selina, is afraid of men raping her, yet she dresses very provocatively and she fawns on their attention. Therefore, we get an idea of Selina's character before we even meet her. As a narrator, John freely discusses his feelings and neuroses with the reader. He reveals his obsession with money and with sex, and frequently ponders these obsessions throughout the novel...

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