Karen Joy Fowler Writing Styles in We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Karen Joy Fowler
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Point of View

We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves is written in a very unique way. The author writes from the first person perspective of the main character, Rose. The story is written as though Rose is speaking directly to her audience. Rose opens up the story by telling the audience that she is going to start with the middle of the story because she believes that is the most exciting part. From there, Rose tends to jump around to different settings and time periods with little warning.

Rose will shift her perspective depending on what age she was, but sometimes she jumps out of the narrative to explain something in further detail. She might be explaining how she felt as a five year-old at one point, only to jump back to her adult self and explain how she realizes that something was different now or the effect...

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