Ralph Moody Writing Styles in Shaking the Nickel Bush

Ralph Moody
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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. The narrator of the novel is Ralph, a young man newly diagnosed with diabetes. The narration is written as though the events have already taken place, therefore there are often comments in the narration that foreshadow events to come. The narration is consistent first person, never wavering from Ralph's point of view, giving the reader an intimate relationship with the main character of the novel.

The point of view of this novel works well because the novel is a fictionalized narration of events that supposedly happened to the author in his young adulthood. The narration is almost like an autobiography that tells a fascinating story of coming of age. The point of view creates an intimate relationship between the reader and the main character. For this reason, the reader deeply cares about anything that might happen...

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