(Capote, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Vintage)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an interesting novel because it is unlike anything I have ever read before. It starts off as a bit confusing and boring, but then casually goes to bring the main idea of the story. The book is non-fiction and more of a short story-type novel. It talks about a woman named Holly Golightly, living in an apartment in New York, and described her constant behavior. I felt that the book was hard to understand because it contained a deeper meaning within the whole plot and story. The book therefore, was one of the most interesting novels that I have read so far because it contained a meaning that I understood well, while others didn’t. The book doesn’t really have a strong meaning or plot because it just goes on about Holly and Paul’s conversations and the world that Holly interprets within her mind. Paul Varjak is a man who has just moved into Holly’s building and she builds an intriguing interest in him. They soon get to know each other after she spends a night in his apartment and they talk more. He is invited to a huge party she was throwing and discovers her personality through the minds of everyone else’s point of view. This novel describes this character, Holly, as a socialite who is taking on the meaning of life in a different way. “It’s better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear.” (17), was spoken by Holly when she was talking to Paul about the simplicity of life and how it is. They usually had conversations within that matter because Holly liked to share her thoughts on that, and it is what Paul seemed to be intrigued by with Holly.
The book is called Breakfast at Tiffany’s because Holly compares Tiffany and Co. © as a place where she can escape to when she feels out of place. The thing that intrigues this novel is that Holly just isn’t a regular high-life living woman who likes money and...
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