The Corrections | Study Guide

Jonathan Franzen

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Overview

Author

Jonathan Franzen

Year Published

2001

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The Corrections is narrated by an omniscient first-person narrator. The narrator reveals the thoughts and feelings of the main characters in each chapter or scene and depends on flashbacks to reveal information about the characters.

Tense

The Corrections is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The term "corrections" has multiple meanings within the context of the novel. The title is a reference to a fictional pharmaceutical that could benefit the Lambert family. A stock market correction is a financial term used to describe an adjustment to stock market prices after a period of steep inflation. All of the characters struggle with a major character flaw or transgression that they must "correct" if they are to find peace.

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