Robert Goolrick Writing Styles in The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life

Robert Goolrick
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Perspective

This memoir is written in the first-person narrative point of view of the author, Robert Goolrick. This perspective is vital to the story, as the writer explains his own heartache, pain, and suffering as a result of an abusive childhood endured under the control of alcoholic parents. It is only by using the first-person narrative that the reader can see through the author's own eyes and can understand the deep pain the author is feeling. However, this perspective is also extremely biased, since his tale accuses many others of several wrongdoings and their defense or even a third-person perspective of the fact surrounding these events is not presented.

The first-person point of view focuses the story entirely on Goolrick, how he views the world, and the situations that occur to him. Since the story's focus is principally the abuse Goolrick suffers from his father and mother, and his...

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