Sena Jeter Naslund Writing Styles in Ahab's Wife, or, the Star-Gazer

Sena Jeter Naslund
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Ahab's Wife is written in the first person point of view with the narrator being Una, who is the main character. Una is basically telling the story of her life from the time she was a child in Kentucky until she lives in Siasconset with Ishmael. The story is told from Una's perspective. She tells of the people she meets and the experiences she has. Una tells of the events as they happen. The limitation of the first person point of view is that the knowledge of the reader is confined to the knowledge of the narrator and this is the case with Ahab's Wife. The reader has no knowledge of events that occur outside the presence of the main character. The reader learns of what happens when she learns. But this is really not a shortcoming of the book. Una provides whatever information and details...

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