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B. A. Paris Writing Styles in The Break Down

B. A. Paris
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Point of View

The narrative is told from Cass’ first person perspective. This is fitting as the narrative is a psychological thriller which focuses on Cass’ psychological problems. In fitting with the genre, she is also the character who must use her mind and skill to overcome her problem. By using the first person narrative, readers are able to see that Cass has more issues than memory lapses. She has problems knowing who to trust and she is guilty of telling stories that serve her purpose. The author handles these last two issues especially well as they are built into Cass’ character and something that a third person narrator may not have been able to portray as she tries to hid this side of herself from others.

Cass’ character is very good at creating fiction which is what she does it here. As a result, she is an...

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