Tova Mirvis Writing Styles in The Ladies Auxiliary

Tova Mirvis
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Point of View

This novel is written from the first-person point of view of a group of unnamed narrators. It can be determined that the narrator is a collective as they always refer to themselves as "we" never as "I." These narrators are the women who live in the Jewish community in Memphis and have made up their minds before they have even met Batsheva that they don't like her. They gleans the information from their own personal experiences with Batsheva as well as the gossip that they have heard from others about Batsheva's influence on the community.

The story is told through exposition and a relatively small amount of dialogue. A good portion of the novel is dedicated to describing the day-to-day life of the Jewish people and the background of the community as well as the traditional celebrations of the religion. It is also through exposition that...

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