Édouard Louis and Michael Lucey Writing Styles in The End of Eddy

Édouard Louis and Michael Lucey
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Point of View

The point of view in The End of Eddy is that of its protagonist, Eddy Belleguele. This has several effects on the structure and portrayal of its characters, as the reader learns along with Eddy about his community, his family, and his sexuality. Because Eddy is very young at the beginning of the novel (only 10 years old) Eddy does not fully understand his place in his community or why he is considered odd. As such, Eddy is frequently questioning himself and the people around him. For instance when Eddy’s father grows enraged with him, shouting “Why the fuck is he like that?” (65), Eddy writes: “The truth—not that he knew it—was that I asked myself the same questions. I was obsessed with them. Why was I always crying? Why was I afraid of the dark? Since I was a little boy, why couldn...

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