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John Steinbeck Writing Styles in Sweet Thursday

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Point of View

The story is told from the perspective of an an all knowing third person. The narrator simply tells the facts of the story without any particular voice. He uses the conversations between characters to tell reader who the characters are and what their personalities are like.When the characters aren't speaking, the narrator is goes into the thoughts of the characters so that the reader is allowed to make their own deductions.

The third party neutrality provides reader an objective view, however, in contrast to the third party the narrator does come out every now and then when Joe Elegant starts analyzing things. When Joe Elegant starts to give his perspective as to what is happening it becomes obvious that it is the author is speaking directly to the other characters and the reader. Because the there are several different stories going on at the same...

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