Edward Abbey Writing Styles in The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel

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The point of view of the novel is first person. This point of view is important, since the story is primarily about one man's journey through life and through the process of death. As such, this point of view allows the reader insight into the thoughts and motivations of the main character that would otherwise not be possible if the novel were told in the third person. This allows a more in-depth look into the life of the character. In addition, the emotional roller coasters Henry faces throughout the novel are made more real and more potent because of this first person point of view. Since another theme of the novel is the role of nature in the life and experiences of Henry, this viewpoint is also important. It allows the reader to see through the eyes of Henry, and his descriptions of the world around...

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