Alice Munro Writing Styles in Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (short story)

This Study Guide consists of approximately 26 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.
This section contains 735 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (short story) Study Guide

Point of View

The story is written in the third person and the past tense. Although the narration is written in the third person, it is always limited to the perspective of one given character at a time. For example, the first scene is written from the perspective of the station agent, whose thoughts and internal observations regarding Johanna are conveyed via narration to the reader. The second scene—the dress shop—is told from Johanna’s perspective. The perspective then switches to Mr. McCauley to follow his actions and thoughts following Johanna’s departure. The events of the letters are then narrated via an amalgam of Sabitha and Edith’s perspectives, and the events in Gdynia are written through Johanna’s perspective before switching to Ken’s perspective. The final pages are narrated through Edith’s perspective.

One of the primary effects of this shifting perspective is...

(read more)

This section contains 735 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (short story) Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (short story) from BookRags. (c)2018 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook