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Breakfast at Tiffanys by Truman Capote is about the thought thatfriendship can make a person take drastic measures in helping a friendThe setting is New York City The point of view is first person limited Seen through the eyes of the narrator called Fred the main character who is a starting writer I enjoyed the story because it was very interestingto learn and experience life in old New YorkThe story starts out probably in the present time when Fred whohad now been living in New York for a great deal of time goes into hisfriend Joe Bells bar for a drink There he learns the his long time friendHolly Golightly is still alive by the use of a photograph from an explorerwhich shows a wood carving made by a tribesman which bears theuncanny resemblance to Holly After this encounter Fred begins toreminisce about his past with Holly and all of their wild adventures Freds first meeting with Holly was through his apartment windowHolly Golightly is a nineteen year-old self-sufficient woman Some of herpersonality traits are admirable affectionate while cold hearted She ismotivated in life by striving for her purpose in life which is to be rich andfamous while keeping her ego She believes that love is not sexual Holly trying to escape a horrible date decides to visit her new downstairsneighbor There she practically tells Fred everything about her life Fredwas a name Holly chose for Fred because he looked like her brotherFred but since the point of view is first person the narrator refers tohimself throughout the story as I but Holly generally refers to him asFred In Freds apartment Holly tells Fred about her involvement witha imprisoned drug runner name Sally Tomato a stock mobster characterwho pays Holly to visit him Fred learns more about Hollys friends whenhe attends a party hosted by Holly There he meets Rusty Trawler Hollyscurrent boyfriend Mag Wildwood a cunning southern bell from Arkansaswho would
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