Mary Jane Auch Writing Styles in Ashes of Roses

Mary Jane Auch
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Point of View

"Ashes of Roses" by Mary Jane Auch is written in the first-person point of view, through the eyes of the main character, Margaret Rose Nolan, an Irish immigrant. The use of the first person in the story works well in that the reader is able to understand the world of immigrants as well as the point of view of a young woman in a foreign country. The use of first person makes the story relatable to the reader as each can experience the excitement, fear, courage, and determination of a young woman set on becoming all that she can be in America. The experience changes Rose almost immediately. As the story goes on, Rose becomes savvier to the ways of the world and realizes that her journey is going to much more difficult than she had imagined.

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