Alice Walker Writing Styles in In Love & Trouble; Stories of Black Women

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Point of View

The majority of the stories in this collection are told in the third person omniscient point of view. In Roselily, the narrator is a young woman who is getting married, while Her Sweet Jerome's narrator is a married woman who believes her husband is cheating on her. Some of the third person narration also includes an authorial voice, such as The Welcome Table in which the author reports on what the white church patrons know or later discover about the black woman they kicked out of their church. A small portion of the stories are told in the first person point of view. Really, Doesn't Crime Pay? is told from the point of view of an aspiring writer from a journal she wrote about the man who betrayed her trust. To Hell With Dying is a reminiscence of a young woman recalling the man who lived...

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