Muriel Spark Writing Styles in Loitering with Intent

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Point of View

The novel is primarily told in first person; Fleur is the narrator throughout the story. It is told in retrospect; however, the story begins with an introduction from her and then goes back in time ten months in order to explain Fleur's feelings at the present time by detailing the events of the past. The story goes on to be told in first person, as if Fleur's thoughts, feelings, and actions were in fact happening in the present, interjected with short interludes of her thoughts as she looks back on the events during this time. This is the most appropriate way to tell this story since it provides the reader with Fleur's insight into the events as she looks back on them, as well as a conclusion to Fleur's life before and after the events. The reader learns a great deal about the character of Fleur...

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