Jamaica Kincaid Writing Styles in A Small Place

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Point of View

The novel is presented with a first person point of view. The novel is very subjective, solely expressing the opinions of the narrator. This is very important to note because the opinions are provided as fact and are intended to appear as such; however, the point of view of the novel indicates that the subjective nature of the information should perhaps cause the validity of some of the statements made therein to be questioned.

The characters in the novel have very little to say or do for themselves. The narrator provides the circumstances through which the reader views each character. The characters are nominal and undeveloped. There is no character, save the narrator, whose personality is displayed through any considerable amount of action or dialogue. Each character is presented in one or two circumstances through the eyes of the narrator.

The narrator is an Antiguan, but...

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