June Rae Wood Writing Styles in The Man Who Loved Clowns

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Point of View

The novel is told in first-person limited omniscience narration through Delrita's perspective, which means that Delrita speaks using "me" and "I" and that the only character whose thoughts the reader has access to is Delrita. The reader is held very close to Delrita's emotions and thoughts, as these are the most important factors to understanding the novel as a whole. Because the reader is held so close to Delrita, the point-of-view is completely reliable. As Delrita is struggling to deal with the pain and shame in her life, she has no reason to manipulate the circumstances for her own personal gain. The story is told mostly through exposition, with scenes of dialogue. Delrita spend most of their time alone, especially before befriending Avanelle, so hearing her thoughts and emotions is extremely important for the reader to understand what is happening in the novel. Without insight into...

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