Patrick deWitt Writing Styles in The Sisters Brothers

Patrick deWitt
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Point of View

"The Sisters Brothers" is written in the first person point of view, from the perspective of one of the main characters, Eli Sisters. The novel swings back and forth between the present and the past. The present represents the journey the Sisters brothers are taking to carry out the contract killing of Hermann Kermit Warm. The past represents the time leading up to the commodore assigning the job to them.

The point of view of this novel is intimate, allowing a reader to connect closely with the main character, Eli Sisters. The book written in this manner allows the reader to get inside the head, thoughts and inner struggles of Eli Sisters as it pertains to the plot. The reader cares what happens to Eli. The point of view also allows the author to inject his own opinions into the narration and to expand on the...

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