Vera Brittain Writing Styles in Testament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925

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Perspective

The book is obviously written from Vera's perspective since it is her story and she is the author. She uses the first person point of view to tell her story as she sees things through her own eyes and relates them to the reader. The use of the first person point of view confines the reader to events that happen in the presence of Vera but since it is Vera's story, this is appropriate for the book. Vera is relating her own experiences, explaining the issues she struggled with and how she made her decisions based on her own needs and desires.

The use of the third person would not have had the same impact on the reader as it would have made the book more story-like. Usually, the use of the third person allows the narrator to fill in the details and the background for the reader...

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