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Breakfast at Tiffany's | Study Guide

Truman Capote

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Truman Capote

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Drama, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Breakfast at Tiffany's is told by an unnamed but emotionally involved first-person narrator—a struggling writer who conveys the story of his neighbor, Holly Golightly.


Breakfast at Tiffany's is told in the past tense.

About the Title

Breakfast at Tiffany's refers to the famed high-end jewelry store in Manhattan. The story's protagonist, Holly Golightly, goes there when she is feeling anxious. For her, it represents a perfect place untouched by the chaos of the world. Here, only good things happen.


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