Jean Shepherd Writing Styles in Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories

Jean Shepherd
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Point of View

The point of view of the series of short stories in the collection Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters is that of first person, where the narrator is frequently the protagonist. However, the author does create several stories within a story where conflict is created between other characters and the narrator is merely relating the story to the reader. For example, in The Grandstand Passion Play of Delbert and the Bumpus Hounds, the narrator is in conflict with Delbert Bumpus, and the Old Man is in conflict with the Bumpus family in general and specifically with the Bumpus hounds in the Sunday Ham incident. The Old Man figures heavily in the stories of County Fair!, Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss where he battles with his current automobiles, and the Pontiac and the Olds, respectively.

The narrator often goes back in time to memories...

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