Rutherford George Montgomery Writing Styles in Kildee House

Rutherford George Montgomery
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Point of View

Kildee House by Rutherford Montgomery is told in the third person-narrative with limited omniscience. The reader is privy to the actions of all the characters and, in a few instances, the thoughts and reactions of the main character, Jerome Kildee. Kildee is a reclusive individual who has moved away from the former, unnamed area where he worked and lived for many years. He retired to the redwood forest presumably to get away from people.

Kildee openly expresses some of his regrets about his life to the animals who invite themselves into the strange new building that has suddenly appeared in their forest. He tells them that he missed a lot in life. The expression of his feelings to the animals, though brief and in only one scene, is a device that allows insight into Kildee's rather mysterious past. It tells us that the man is very...

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