Jenny Offill Writing Styles in Dept. of Speculation

Jenny Offill
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Point of View

Dept. of Speculation is written with two different viewpoints, although both times it still follows the main character. The book starts out from the point of view perspective of the nameless protagonist. It follows her thoughts throughout the entirety of the book; however towards the middle of the book it shifts perspective. Instead of being written in the first person, the main character starts to refer to themselves in the third person. She no longer refers to herself as “I” or “me” but instead “she” or “the wife”. She also stops referring to her husband as “you” and instead with “he” and “the husband”. This is done to represent how unhappy she’s getting with her life and to represent her detachment. It feels like she isn’t living her life and is just an outside viewer.

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