Joshua Ferris Writing Styles in Then We Came to the End

Joshua Ferris
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Point of View

The majority of the book is written in the first person plural point of view. First person means that the story is told from the perspective of one person (I) or in the case of plural (we), many people. The pronouns “I” and “we” can be used as the subject of a sentence. For example, the author writes, "We didn't know who was stealing things from other people's workstations. Always small items--postcards, framed photographs. We had our suspicions but no proof." The author uses the collective "we" to communicate as if all the creatives in the group are really one entity. The story is told by an unnamed narrator but it could have been any, or all, of the creatives.

The author deviates from the first person perspective used throughout the rest of the book to use the third person point of view in the...

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