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Holly’s Pursuit of Self-Liberation in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’

Literary Criticism Holly is enthralling for readers, as she is for the other characters in Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, because she represents truly unconventional qualities, particularly in the narrated context of the war-ridden 1940s. Holly exhibits competing desires across the novella; her continued free-spiritedness points to a quest for self-liberation, just as her nostalgic …

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