How does the narrative point of view which shifts from the perspective of the Clutter family, citizens and investigators from Holcomb, to the perspectives of Richard and Perry vary stylistically?
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One of the biggest shifts in tone and style comes when Perry's letters are included in the text. This happens a number of times in the book as Perry's letters from his sister and from his former friend in prison are included in their entirety.
These letters have quite a different voice from the narration of the rest of the novel as defined by syntax (sentence structure and type) and diction (word choice).
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