Hannah Rothschild Writing Styles in The Improbability of Love

Hannah Rothschild
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Point of View

Like many novels, The Improbability of Love is written in the third person omniscient point of view. This means that the author writes the story using third person pronouns such as "she" and "he." The author also has insight into what the characters are thinking which makes it an omniscient view, as opposed to a limited view where only the activities of the characters are reported. For example, the author writes, "She went into a small cafe and bought a cup of tea and a doughnut, fortification for the hours to come. She was certain what lay ahead. Her mother would go through predictable cycles of denial, anger, recrimination, and depression." Because this is omniscient, the author is able to tell what Annie is thinking as she sits with her cup of tea. A narrative perspective would only be able to state that Annie went...

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