Alexander, Kwame Writing Styles in Solo

Alexander, Kwame
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Point of View

Solo is written from the first-person narrative perspective of Blade. He is the privileged son of a rock legend named Morrison. Resentment for his addict father and dissatisfaction with his life in the public spotlight dominate Blade’s narrative. He repeatedly dehumanizes paparazzi by equating them with inanimate objects that carry negative connotations, such as guns (150). These comparisons suggest that Blade perceives paparazzi as threats to his privacy and happiness. Similarly, Blade criticizes Morrison for failing to recover from his addiction and uses this shortcoming to blame Morrison for his own problems. These examples of ingratitude reflect Blade’s upbringing and characterize his point of view throughout the first half of Solo.

Naivety also significantly impacts Blade’s narrative perspective. Though Blade describes Hollywood as “the land of fake angels and broken wings,” he fails to recognize the phony behavior of people in his own...

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