Christine Schutt Writing Styles in Florida

Christine Schutt
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Point of View Schutt's Florida is told in the first-person from Alice's point of view. The first three parts of the book are written in past tense suggesting that the adult Alice is reporting events from her past that she remembers. In Part 4, Alice switches from section to section from past tense to present tense suggesting that Alice is describing some episodes from her memory and other events from her present life.

Although the Alice's story is told from the grown woman's perspective, the adult Alice seems sensitive to the way in which her younger self interpreted past events as they occurred and how her younger self responded emotionally to these events. There is evidence that the adult Alice is capable of recalling the younger Alice's experiences because in her narration of her childhood, she describes her younger self's anxieties about her loss of Father and her separation from...

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