Robert Lipsyte Writing Styles in Raiders Night

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Point of View

"Raiders Night" by Robert Lipsyte is a novel for teens that is written in a third-person and subjective point of view. The subjective part is written from the perspective of Matt, a football team captain entering his senior year. This perspective is important in this story because it lets the viewer have a glimpse into Matt's feelings and thought processes while still being objective enough to see the entire picture. The events that occur in the story are brutal, and the objective point-of-view helps the reader understand what's happening while being able to somewhat disassociate from the horror of it all.

The subjective point-of-view shows a typical human reaction to the horrors. The reader knows what ultimately is the right choice to make and yet the initial reactions are real and not ideal. Matt has to go through more experiences and thought processes and find out...

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