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William Gass Writing Styles in Order of Insects

William Gass
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Point of View

The story is written in the first person, strictly from the perspective of the woman who is narrating. The story is also retrospective, as the woman narrates in the past tense in order to look back upon the recent, relevant events of her life. This perspective specifically pertains to the chronological span from the family’s recent move to the present. The story does not specifically state the span of this timeframe, but it appears to be a matter of months at most. The story is, in many ways, about the idea of personal perspective and how that perspective may change. For example, the woman first views the dead bugs on the carpet to be disgusting, but she soon becomes intrigued by their anatomy and physiology. She eventually develops a passionate interest in observing and studying insects, arachnids, worms, and similar creatures, as she has...

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