Anne Brontë Writing Styles in Agnes Grey

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The novel is told from the first person point of view in the form of a diary. Agnes Grey is the main character and writer of the diary. As she is writing her diary, Agnes is able to tell the story only from her own point of view. The thoughts and emotions that she puts into her diary are her own personal feelings about what is happening to her and those around her. Since the majority of the novel focuses on Agnes' view of the world based on her own sheltered childhood, this first person point of view is the one that works best. Any other point of view would have not demonstrated the feelings that Agnes has when she sees how differently some people live and the beliefs that these people have about life.

This novel includes both exposition and dialogue, as well as dialogue...

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