Bruce Brooks Writing Styles in The Moves Make the Man

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Point of View

The story is narrated from the first person, past tense point of view - that is, from the perspective of narrator Jerome Foxworthy. This means that the story's events are all recounted and interpreted through the subjective perceptions, insights and reactions of the narrator - in other words, that the book's point of view is limited, as opposed to omniscient (i.e. with the narrator commenting on, or having insight into, the perceptions and experiences of all the characters). First person narratives tend to draw a reader more thoroughly and/or deeply into the lives and experiences of the narrator, particularly when that narrator is also the central character as is the case here. This particular narrative is no exception, although there is an interesting, possibly close to unique aspect of this approach that comes into play when one considers the book's thematic emphasis on perception...

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