Sue Townsend Writing Styles in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

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Point of View

The story is told in the first person throughout since it is the confidential thoughts that Adrian Mole is committing to his diary. His perspective is fallible. He frequently does not draw the correct conclusions. At the same time the reader is given enough information to form a more accurate impression of what is really going on. For instance, Adrian sees nothing wrong with Mr. Lucas spending all his time at the Mole house, while his wife is at home working all the time, washing windows and even pouring cement, jobs that Mr. Lucas should at least be helping with. When Mrs. Lucas leaves her husband, Adrian considers that his mother is simply being kind when she spends all her time with him. The reader can tell from the details what is really going on between Adrian's mother and Mr. Lucas. Much of the humor of...

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