Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
by Truman Capote
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Foil

Character Role Analysis

Holly and the Narrator

Although we know very little about the narrator, he and Holly are quintessential foils. Where Holly is impetuous and flighty, the narrator is careful and methodical. He seems to have lived a pretty sheltered life and she clearly has not. Their differences help characterize them as we're able to measure one against the other.


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