Anna Jean Mayhew Writing Styles in The Dry Grass of August

Anna Jean Mayhew
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Point of View

The point of view in Anna Jean Mayhew's The Dry Grass of August is in the first person, through the eyes of the main character, June Bentley Watts, aka Jubie. Jubie has a unique point of view regarding the workings of the Watts family. Conversely, Jubie has an extremely limited scope in regards to outside relationships or in the way outsiders see the relationships within the Watts family so that it may not be clear to her what kind of behavior takes place from an objective point of view.

Jubie spends a great deal of time with Mary, so the reader is also able to get the perspective of Mary through Jubie. It is clear that Mary accepts her lot in life as a nanny and housekeeper but is not always willing to tolerate the behavior of those who would treat her like a lesser person...

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