Joshua Ferris Writing Styles in The Dinner Party

Joshua Ferris
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Point of View

The short stories in The Dinner Party are mostly written in the third person with an omniscient narrator. At times, the narrator offers us different points of view in each short story, following individual characters’ thoughts and feelings. A good example of this is in A Night Out, where the narrator offers us both Tom and Sophie’s perspective. Giving the reader the opportunity to see both sides of the story allows us to view the complicated intricacies involved in relationships and infidelity. The rest of the stories with third person narration focus primarily on one character. By exploring events through the eyes of one person in the story, the reader sees the world through their eyes. This encourages us to become invested in the main character’s plight. We also see their relationships from the character’s biased perspective, which is how relationships operate...

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