AP Break Essay - In the excerpt Trumbo uses various writing techniques in order to characterize the relationship between the father and the son One

AP Break Essay - In the excerpt Trumbo uses various writing...

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In the excerpt, Trumbo uses various writing techniques in order to characterize the relationship between the father and the son. One technique he uses is the point of view, which is told in third person, which allows the reader to visualize the perspective of both people. The detail in the excerpt is also quite in depth, which allows the reader to gain a better understand of not only what is going currently in the story, but also a brief background of the family. Finally, the sentence structure is helpful in characterizing their relationship because it is repetitive in some areas which allows the point to come across better and really shows the simplicity of the two people. These three aspects in conjunction are what makes Trumbo successful in portraying the father and son’s relationship in the excerpt. The way that Trumbo uses point of view in this work is very unique. It is told from the third person point of view, but when the characters speak, it is not marked as a quote, it is just written as though they are talking to each other nonchalantly. For example, on line 29 it reads

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