Marcel Proust Writing Styles in Swann's Way

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Point of View

In Swann's Way, the point of view is through the eyes of the narrator, an unnamed French man who is remembering in detail his childhood in Paris and in Combray, France. The memories mix with the present, but the majority of the story is descriptions of the child's surroundings, experiences and emotions of the past.

In the chapter entitled "Swann in Love," the Narrator tells a long story of M. Charles Swann, a person who is associated by friendship to the Narrator's family and whose life has been a subject of discussion over the years. In this chapter, the point of view changes to that of Charles Swann, during the time he is courting his wife Odette. Towards the end of the chapter, The Narrator takes back the point of view, referring to "my grandfather" to notify the reader the book is about the memories of...

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