Essay on Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
The point of view changes every other page and so does the dialogue, the dialect, the atmosphere, the topic, the intended audience and the tone. The difficulty of reading also varies from character to character. It is written partly in third person, and from several different first person perspectives. This allows us to look inside the various hearts and minds of the characters. With every chapter we come to know the minds and ways of these people in different ways, and that might basically be the theme. It's a theme that is definitely important to our society because society needs to understand that different views are okay and that you can't really judge people without getting inside their heads. To do drugs is a choice, and those who make that choice are not always victims.
Another way of interpreting the theme is to look at the meaning of the title, "Trainspotting". Trainspotting, or to be a trainspotter, is to be obsessed with the