Marian Keyes Writing Styles in Watermelon

Marian Keyes
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The point of view in Watermelon is first person. All that the reader experiences in the novel is through the eyes of the protagonist Claire Webster. The reader has her unique vantage point on all that occurs. This is from the opening sequence where she learns of her husband leaving her, to the very end of the story when she and Adam agree to pursue their relationship further in London, England.

This viewpoint is vital to the story. Watermelon is Claire's story and no one elses, essentially. Any events that happen to other characters are strictly in relation to how they effect and intersect with Claire. The reader needs to experience what she is experiencing. The reader can only understand the strong emotions and feelings that she is experiencing by seeing events from her perspective. This first person narration gets the reader deep inside Claire's mind...

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