Matthew Thomas Writing Styles in We Are Not Ourselves

Matthew Thomas
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Point of View

“We Are Not Ourselves” by Matthew Thomas is written in the third person limited omniscient. Writing from this point of view, the narrator tells the story of the characters. By using limited-omniscient, the author provides the reader with the thoughts, hopes, dreams, fears and motivations of a select number of characters. In this instance, by using this technique the reader know what emotions and hurt that Eileen is repressing, the frustration that Ed is feeling as his condition deteriorates and how their son, Connell is coping with his parents and with his maturation and finally his adulthood.

The story of Eileen Tumulty Leary takes place in New York City where not incidentally the author, Matthew Thomas was born and raised. He attended the University of Chicago and Chicago is where young Connell heads to college. Although there is no reference about the author having a...

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