Breakfast at Tiffany's

Topics: Time, Truman Capote, Present Pages: 4 (834 words) Published: October 8, 1999
Breakfast at Tiffany's 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 Bell's 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.

"Fred's" 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 "Fred's" 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 Holly's friends when

he attends a party hosted by...
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