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Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil Analysis

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John Berendt’s novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil follows a New York native reporter as he investigates in Savannah. The story tells us, the readers, how the people living in Savannah deal with a murder case between a well-known man and a well-known hustler. The book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil shows the reader the various speakers, the impersonal tone, and the occasion of the trial. On the contrary, to most books, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil does not have a direct speaker. However, the book does have a set point of view, first-person, but the narrator or speaker is never directly told to the readers. Even though it is never directly told to the readers who the speaker is the readers automatically assume the speaker is the reporter. The writer of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt, was the reporter who went down to Savannah. The credits to the author towards the story are his own personal experience with the story. Since Berendt is the reporter he was able to retell a story in a personal way, but also keep track of the initial purpose. Although the narrator is never said it is assumed the story is told in the personal view of the author, John Berendt. Berendt gave Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil the tone of impersonally and mono toned. The story did not have a set tone just as it did not tell us the speaker. The tone of the book is bland and showed to emotional what so ever. The diction given to the book is very
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