Nicola Kraus Writing Styles in The Nanny Diaries: A Novel

Nicola Kraus
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Point of View

The point of view is from Nan, the protagonist of the story and is told in the first-person. The effect of Nan telling the story makes it seem like a memoir rather than a novel. The lack of climax and tension also lends to the point of view being more like a memoir than a novel.

From Nan's point of view readers are exposed to the affluent world of New York's elite. Nan, herself, is not poor and her grandmother is described as a woman of means. It seems that Nan's character needs to include her grandmother in her explanation of the story to prove that not all people who have money act in such a way, just some of them. The Horner family also helps prove this point.

Setting

The Nanny Diaries is set in apartment 721 and the surrounding neighborhood of the upper east side...

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