Truman Capote Writing Styles in Other Voices, Other Rooms

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Point of View

The story is told in the first person narrative limited point of view. This means that the author uses the narrator, Joel Knox, to tell the story so all the events and the characters are viewed from his perspective. Because the point of view is limited, however, means that Joel cannot share the thoughts and feelings of the other characters so the reader has a limited perspective on those characters, learning only what can be shared through Joel's thoughts and the actions of those characters on their own. This means that the person telling the story is the author himself and he delivers his views and relates events according to his own perception of them. The narrator does not supply any insight into the motives, feelings or actions of any other people and can only relate instances about these people from his own point of view...

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