Donna Everhart Writing Styles in The Education of Dixie Dupree

Donna Everhart
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Point of View

The novel is told through the point of view of Dixie Dupree. The story begins with Dixie as an 11 year old, cursorily reviewing the last few years of her life as she hands over her diary. In Chapter 2 Dixie looks back on her life as an eight year old and in Chapter 3 she reviews her behavior as a voice of God, realizing what her behavior led to. The only other time Dixie acts as a voice of God is at the end of Chapter 14, when she reviews the family dinner and wishes she could have seen signs that would have exposed Uncle Ray earlier.

Everhart also adds the element of the diary throughout the novel to provide another way for the reader to see Dixie’s perspective. Everhart uses the diary as a conduit through which to reveal this perspective of Dixie’s and also...

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