Karen Blixen Writing Styles in Anecdotes of Destiny ; and, Ehrengard

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Point of View

The point of view presented in the six stories varies widely. In The Diver, it is a first person point of view from the storyteller Mira Jama, who is also a character in the story, traveling to the new home of Softa, now the diver El Nazred. Babette's Feast is a more complicated story told in the third person. The reader is closest to the motives and internal thoughts of the two sisters, Martine and Phillippa. The story is mainly the two sisters' reaction to the men who fail in their pursuit of them, and to Babette. Babette is a more hazily sketched character. Her motives for her actions are only clearly stated by her at the end of the story after she spends all her money on the feast for the Dean's anniversary.

Tempests is a similar story told in the third person and involving...

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