Doris Lessing Writing Styles in Stories

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Point of View

The perspective varies from one story to another in the book, with most of the stories presented with a limited perspective. The majority of the stories are written in third person. Many are presented from the perspective of a particular character. For example, "To Room Nineteen" is the story of a woman named Susan who finds herself in a loveless marriage though she has four healthy children and a large house - a situation envied by many. Despite the positive points, she is depressed and desperate. The reader goes through all aspects of her drop into severe depression, all through Susan's perspective. The reader continues through to the moment's before Susan's death. The same is true of "An Old Lady and Her Cat", when the reader sees the events in third person through the perspective of Hetty. The difference in this story is that the story...

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