Jean Stafford Writing Styles in The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

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Points of View

The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford by Jean Stafford is a collection of thirty stories told in the first person point of view of the main character, usually in a narrative. This collection is speculated to be autobiographical and may relate relevant experiences of Jean Stafford's own life using fictional characters. These are tales of women and children. Each is an experience in coming of age, innocence, and a struggle with expectations and class.

The first person point of view is the most common used in literature. From this point of view, the struggle is more traumatic and the characters' turmoil more intense. Jean Stafford conveys a depth and strength of emotion that is appropriate for the messages and themes. The reader is seeing the world like Jean Stafford wants them to see it. This is a story of emotional and physical trauma, and the importance...

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