Tessa Hadley Writing Styles in The Past

Tessa Hadley
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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person omniscient point of view. This allows the reader to not only see the actions of all of the characters, but it gives insight into their thoughts, feelings, and motivation. In this way, the characters have equal amount of importance and contribution to the narrative as a whole. This is helpful as it is a vacation for the entire family and it is helpful seeing how everyone has a different point of view and feelings about being there. The reader can see Roland's exasperation with having to deal with his sisters and his desire to leave shortly after his arrival; Kasim's boredom and annoyance at being the object of fascination by Ivy and Arthur is quickly forgotten by the introduction of Molly; Fran's annoyance at her husband skipping the vacation to work and the thought of sharing a...

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