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Budd Schulberg Writing Styles in What Makes Sammy Run?

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The novel is told from the first person point of view. The reader explores the life of the main character, Al Manheim, and that of Sammy Glick through Al's eyes. In the beginning Al is as much a naïve observer as the reader but he quickly becomes an authority able to give a detailed account of his experience. Al's view is important because he quickly becomes a catalyst for many of the turns that Sammy's life takes. There is magnetism between Al and Sammy and until the ending of Al's account, neither of their lives exist without the other. Al is drawn to Sammy through all of the high and low points of Sammy's life and is the perfect character to identify what makes Sammy the controversial character he is.

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