Richard Russo Writing Styles in Nobody's Fool

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Point of View

Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo is written in the third person point of view. The narrator of the story is the author Richard Russo who tells the story of events in the lives of people in the small upstate New York town of Bath. The use of the third person allows the author to provide the necessary background information for the story. The author can give descriptions of the area, the characters and events as well as providing the necessary historical background information that gives the reader a better understanding of the story.

The use of the first person point of view limits the reader to events that involve the narrator only. The knowledge of the reader is limited to the knowledge of the storyteller and in a novel such as Nobody's Fool, the reader might miss a lot. This is why the use of the...

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