John Grisham Writing Styles in The Last Juror

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Point of View

The Last Juror is told primarily from first person point of view of the main character, Willie Traynor, except for one notable chapter. The chapter that tells the story of the rape and murder of Rhoda Kassellaw is told from the third person omniscient point of view. Because it was important to the story for the reader to know, without bias, what really happened to Rhoda Kassellaw, the author told this part of the story from the third person, without the filter of any character's point of view.

First person point of view is the most widely used in modern literature. First person is appropriate in telling this story because it is about the coming of age of Willie Traynor, and he is the best one to tell the story. First person point of view allows the author to present an intimate portrait of himself and...

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