Matthew Norman Writing Styles in We're All Damaged

Matthew Norman
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Point of View

The story is told in first person from the perspective of Andy Carter. First person perspective gives the reader the opportunity to experience the story from the eyes of the main character. It allows them to be in the character’s head and to know their thoughts and feelings.

First person perspective can be limiting when it comes to what the other characters are thinking or feeling because the reader can only see through the eyes of Andy. Therefore, it is unknown what Bradley thinks about any of the situations unless he tells Andy; the same goes for all the other characters. The reader assumes that what is presented on the page is true to what really happened, but it is impossible to be sure.

This limited viewpoint can also be misleading, and the narrator can become an “unreliable narrator.” Since the reader can only...

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