Anita Desai Writing Styles in Studies in the Park

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Narrative Point of View

This story is told in the first person, which means that the narrator is a character in the story whose knowledge is restricted to that of his own point of view. The narrator in this story is Suno, a young man at odds with his family life. Suno's firstperson narration is central to the story because it focuses on his internal monologue regarding the pressures his family has placed on him to study for the exam, and the distractions they cause which make it hard for him to study. Because the story is about Suno's internal transformation, as a result of his "vision" in the park, the internal monologue provides the reader with a view to Suno's inner struggles and his renewed sense of the meaning of his life.

Stream-of-Consciousness Narration

Characteristic of Desai's writing style is the stream-of-consciousness internal monologue of her main characters...

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