George Eliot Writing Styles in The Lifted Veil

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Narration

"The Lifted Veil" is written in the first person, meaning that the story is told entirely from the perspective of one individual, the main character, Latimer. "The Lifted Veil" is Eliot's only story written in the first person. Because the reader sees the events of the story only through the eyes of the main character, the narrative creates the effect of an internal, psychological flow of ideas. Because the story is told as it is written by Latimer over the course of the month before his death, and recalls the events of his life, beginning in childhood, it takes on the form of an intimate confession, of a dying man's last effort to clear his conscience.

Setting

"The Lifted Veil" is set in Victorian England, in the early-to-mid 19th Century. Latimer's father's house, later his own, is a country estate. In his childhood, Latimer lives in Switzerland, and...

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