Christine de Pizan Writing Styles in The Book of the City of Ladies

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Perspective

The perspective of the story is told through Christine de Pizan as the main narrator. She tells the story through a first person point of view. Also, Lady Reason, Lady Rectitude and Lady Justice narrate large portions of the story using a first person point of view in their quotations, though Christine de Pizan remains the actual narrator. In their stories, Lady Reason, Lady Rectitude and Lady Justice use the third person point of view to describe the lives of the women who they use to build the City of Ladies, though they often interject their opinions into their stories.

Christine de Pizan is a female author in France. She writes The Book of the City of Ladies as a defense for women against the many books published in the past and present that make derogatory remarks about women. Her main audience is other women, and her objective...

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