Roddy Doyle Writing Styles in Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

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Point of View

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha is told in the first person, with Paddy Clarke narrating. Since the story is told from his point of view, we see his thoughts in their innocence. He only speaks once of his insecurities to Kevin, the rest is internalized.

Most of the story is dialogue and the action of the characters. There are also memories Paddy has which blend in among present day activities, because they are also told in first person and not usually separated from the rest of the text . The story is loosely connected events that detail the life of Paddy.

First person allows us into the mind of the narrator, so we can see what they are thinking even if they don't ever voice it. The internal thoughts of the other characters are limited, however, unless the narrator changes.

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