Karen English Writing Styles in Francie

Karen English
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Point of View

This story is narrated by the main character, Francie, through whose eyes we see her world. It is written entirely in first person, although Francie, as narrator, does speculate occasionally, such as guessing what Jesse might be thinking. Francie shares with the reader her hopes, doubts, anger and love through dialogue, monologue and narration. In this way, her reading audience is allowed, for a time, to be Francie and see life through her eyes, which is not always rosy. We are also able to see first-hand the reasoning behind the tricks Francie plays when she "innocently" remarks about Holly Grace's financial problems, and when she deliberately locks the hated cat in a wardrobe. Francie never calls herself a good girl and is not self-righteous, but after walking in her shoes through this story, her character is revealed as clearly lovable and strong.

Setting

The American south...

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