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The main character, private detective Philip Marlowe, narrates The Big Sleep from the first-person point of view.
The Big Sleep is told in the past tense.
The Big Sleep refers to death. The narrator, Philip Marlowe, uses the phrase on the novel's final page when he reflects about the meaning of life and how most things don't matter when one is dead, or "sleeping the big sleep."
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