Anita Brookner Writing Styles in Hotel du Lac

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Point of View

The story is told in the first person through the eyes of the main character, Edith Hope. She tells the story primarily from her own point of view, although the author switches to an omniscient narrator to describe a few select parts of the story for which such a narrator is necessary. First person point of view is appropriate in this novel because the plot focuses primarily on the personal development of the woman through whom the story is told. In order to fully grasp Edith's thoughts and feelings, it is most effective for the story to be told from her personal viewpoint.

The reader is provided with Edith's innermost thoughts and feelings in order to get a true sense of what she is experiencing in every event of the story. Edith's thoughts also add a lighthearted element to the story, since she has many amusing...

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