Writing Styles in The Unhoneymooners

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Point of View

The book is written in first person and all thoughts and opinions come directly from Olive’s point of view. The only part of the book where this isn’t the case is the epilogue where everything is written from Ethan’s perspective. Olive’s witty and often self-critical sense of humor shines through her observations of the people around her. However, despite her comical remarks, it becomes apparent that Olive is deeply impacted by the perceptions of others and struggles with finding a sense of self-assurance in her actions. Olive allows the world to be defined for her and lets herself be defined by what she feels is her never-ending bad luck. What adds to this sense of negativity is the fact that her twin sister, Ami, is the complete opposite: full of optimism and good fortune. Since they are twins, Olive believes that...

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