Tony Tulathimutte Writing Styles in Private Citizens: A Novel

Tony Tulathimutte
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Point of View

Throughout the novel a third person omniscient narrator is utilized to describe the inner thoughts of all characters and reveal the action taking place. However, while in third person omniscient, the author limits his scope as he chooses to focus on only one character at a given time. This fractured sense of narrator allows the reader ample opportunity to connect with each character in a personal and individualized manner, regardless of other characters' attitudes towards an certain person. In addition, near the end of the book the author introduces first person narration to reveal the inner thoughts of Linda and Henrik in their diary entries. This switch works effectively as it challenges the opinion of the characters the reader, up to this moment, has constructed. When the author switches to the first person, a reader must take special care to note that these narrations have...

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