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An Analysis of Roddy Doyles Writing Style Roddy Doyle is an Irish novelist from Dublin Ireland who has written several award winning novels Through the use of a variety of literary techniques Doyle has been able to delve into the thoughts and minds of his characters so that the reader can easily empathize with them Specifically through the use of vernacular language detailed imagery and stream of consciousness in two of his novels The Woman Who Walked Into Doors and Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Roddy Doyle is able to successfully depict what occurs in the minds of both abused women and adolescent boys respectively In The Woman Who Walked Into Doors Roddy Doyle tells the story of a recovering alcoholic who has been in an abusive marriage This woman Paula Spencer struggles throughout the novel to gain control of the confusion her life has become Through his use of the vernacular detailed imagery and stream of consciousness Doyle is able to show the effect that abuse has on its victims Ever since she was a child Paula Spencer was treated with disrespect She attended a grade school which classified her as an idiot As Paula described it All the classes are named after Irish musicians We were just 16 We got the worst room the worst teachers the dopesIt was a fright finding out that I was stupid Doyle Doors 28 This use of vernacular language is seen throughout this novel Doyles technique of writing in the vernacular is very effective in getting his point across plain and simple In this case Doyle is able to effectively show the psychological abuse Paula suffered as a child and what effect it had on her This is most likely where Paulas disrespect for herself stemmed from and most likely what lead to her tolerance of the physical abuse yet to come At a young age Paula married a man named Charlo Spencer It was quite
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