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Ross Macdonald Writing Styles in Sleeping Beauty

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Style

Point of View

The story is told in the first person. The story comes from Lew Archer's point of view and the reader is able to follow along with the private detective as he follows clues and questions numerous people regarding Laurel's disappearance. The use of the first-person allows the reader to become closely associated with the story and act as a shadow to Archer as he interacts with the Lennox family and all those connected with them. The close association between the reader and Archer allow the reader to form their own opinions about Laurel's disappearance. The reader becomes part of the story and desires to uncover the truth even before Archer. The use of first person makes the story move quickly and keeps the plot interesting for the reader.

Setting

The story takes place along the coast of California. The main place of interest appears to be...

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