Hilderbrand, Elin Writing Styles in The Identicals

Hilderbrand, Elin
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Point of View

This story is told from the point of view of at least one third-person narrator. Each chapter of the novel is labeled with the name of a character or a place. Those labeled with the name of a character are narrated from the point of view of that character. Characters whose points of view are featured include Ainsley, Harper and Tabitha. Fish, the dog, is featured in the epilogue. The chapters labeled either “Nantucket” or “Martha’s Vineyard” appear to be narrated from a third person narrating as a spokesperson for all of the people on the island. “Most of us may claim that we would never do what Bonnie Atkinson then did …” (276) is a quote from one of the sections entitled “Nantucket.” The use of the plural pronouns “us” and “we” indicate that the narrator is speaking on behalf of multiple people.

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