Don Delillo Writing Styles in Underworld

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Point of View

The points of view of the book are varied depending on the situation. The Prologue and Manx Martin sections are written in the third person point of view with the author, Don DeLillo, as the narrator. Other parts of the book are written in the first person point of view with Nick Shay functioning as the narrator. Both points of view work for the novel. The use of the first person point of view limits the knowledge of the reader to events that occur in the presence of the narrator. The reader learns the information when the narrator does. The use of the third person point of view overcomes this limitation by allowing the author to provide all of the necessary background information. The reader learns the information when the author reveals it. The use of both points of view contributes to the atmosphere of the...

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