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Helen Hooven Santmyer Writing Styles in --and Ladies of the Club

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Point of View

The story is written in third person with an omniscient perspective. There are initially twelve women involved in the club and the perspective changes to several of them at various times, meaning an omniscient perspective is the only option available to the author. The changes of perspective means the reader has to track which character is the subject, but this is fairly easy to accomplish because the story refers to the various characters by name. The perspective means that the reader learns facts and information about various characters throughout the course of the story. While the story is most often seen from Anne's perspective, it often drops to Sally's and divides the rest among other characters. The perspective drops sometimes to minor characters, and this may sometimes be a problem for the reader who can have trouble tracking the characters. It's very possible that the casual...

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