Bruno Schulz Writing Styles in The Street of Crocodiles

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Point of View

All thirteen stories in "The Street of Crocodiles" are set in and around the narrator's home city. He and his family live in Market Square. Other streets and neighborhoods are mentioned such as the Street of Crocodiles and Stryjska Street.

Setting

The setting plays an important role in the themes of the stories. The city itself is mentioned in almost each telling. It is described as a place full of mystery, danger and magic. By using a mythological creature, in "Pan," the narrator conveys a sense of a very ancient history and magic. The city, which is described by the narrator as a boring and monotonous, is painted a very different way in the boys' life. The setting is larger than life. At once a conventional European city and a place where horses talk, stores move and people turn into bugs.

The setting is also a...

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