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John Kennedy Toole Writing Styles in The Neon Bible

John Kennedy Toole
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The point of view is first person narrative. David is telling the reader his story. This is essential to the author's intention of allowing the reader to fully understand the emotional journey that David takes in order to reach his ultimate outcome. It is necessary to pay close attention to the details in the first chapter, so that the reader remains aware that David is telling the entire story from retrospect until the very end of the novel.

The author probably used this type of perspective so that the reader would focus solely on the experiences and potential feelings of the main character. Although much of the story discusses the people are him, the most important fact is how David felt about those people and situations. There is no other way to allow the reader into David's mind than having him tell his own story.

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