Ordinary People | Study Guide

Judith Guest

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Overview

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Author

Judith Guest

Year Published

1976

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

Ordinary People is told from a third-person limited point of view, with the focus alternating between that of the father, Calvin Jarrett, and his son, Conrad Jarrett.

Tense

Ordinary People is written in the present tense, with reflective sections in the past tense.

About the Title

In Ordinary People, the Jarrett family is an ordinary family grappling with an extraordinary tragedy: the death of a son and brother.

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