David James Duncan Writing Styles in The Brothers K

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Point of View

The entire story is told through Kincaid Chance's first person point of view. Rather than just relying on his observations and opinions for the story, the author includes newspaper articles, letters to and from family members, and conversations with people who were at various events, so these can still be included in the main character's experience.

The reader is aware that Kincaid's point of view is biased with the love of his family, and the willingness of Kincaid to forgive his family's faults and eccentricities for this reason. He is not a reliable source for all aspects of the events, or for an unbiased opinion on any subject, especially if it concerns baseball or his father.

By seeing the story through the eyes of Kincaid, the reader is privy to his thoughts, feelings and reactions, and it encourages the reader to feel the same love Kincaid...

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