Jonathan Tropper Writing Styles in This Is Where I Leave You

Jonathan Tropper
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Point of View

The narrative uses Judd Foxman's first-person perspective. As all of the events appear from Judd's perspective, readers have to take care to carefully consider what he reveals as his has biased views. In other words, he is not a reliable narrator. Thus, readers only tend to get a sense of the true characters of those surrounding him during conversations when they speak in their own voice. This is especially true of characters Judd has conflict with such as Jen, Paul, and Wade.

The point of view is fitting as the story in the novel is Judd's own story. By seeing everything from his perspective, readers can relate easier to him. What he sees and the reality of the situation when told by others, like Jen, Paul, and Wade makes readers think about their own lives. The "truths" the characters have twisted or failed to see...

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