Benedict Freedman Writing Styles in Mrs. Mike the Story of Katherine Mary Flannigan

Benedict Freedman
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Point of View

The author uses a first-person perspective, speaking through the voice of Katherine Mary Flannigan in the narrative. The author alternates between the dialogue of all characters and Katherine Mary Flannigan. The point of view is tightly woven with Katherine's character and indeed, contributes to the reader's knowledge of Katherine as a girl, Katherine on her coming of age journey, and Katherine as a woman.

Mike is always seen through Katherine's eyes. His and her voice become the same voice through the narrative; they become the married couple. They become one. Katherine blends her being into the being of Mike.

The reader hears Katherine's thoughts through this one-on-one point of view. The entire piece is Katherine speaking to other characters and indirectly to her audience. She shares her innermost thoughts with her audience, bringing the reader along on her journey. The use of this type of point...

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