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Breakfast at Tiffanys by Truman Capote is about the thought that friendship can make a person take drastic measures in helping a friend The 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 interesting to learn and experience life in old New York The story starts out probably in the present time when Fred who had now been living in New York for a great deal of time goes into his friend Joe Bells bar for a drink There he learns the his long time friend Holly Golightly is still alive by the use of a photograph from an explorer which shows a wood carving made by a tribesman which bears the uncanny resemblance to Holly After this encounter Fred begins to reminisce about his past with Holly and all of their wild adventures Freds first meeting with Holly was through his apartment window Holly Golightly is a nineteen year-old self-sufficient woman Some of her personality traits are admirable affectionate while cold hearted She is motivated in life by striving for her purpose in life which is to be rich and famous while keeping her ego She believes that love is not sexual Holly trying to escape a horrible date decides to visit her new downstairs neighbor There she practically tells Fred everything about her life Fred was a name Holly chose for Fred because he looked like her brother Fred but since the point of view is first person the narrator refers to himself throughout the story as I but Holly generally refers to him as Fred In Freds apartment Holly tells Fred about her involvement with a imprisoned drug runner name Sally Tomato a stock mobster character who pays Holly to visit him Fred learns more about Hollys friends when he attends
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