Anne Brontë Writing Styles in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. The first and last parts of the book are in the point of view of Mr. Gilbert Markham. Mr. Markham is writing a letter to a friend with whom he has had something of a falling out because Mr. Markham refused to tell him a personal story in response to the friend relating a personal story of his own. Mr. Markham has decided to remedy this mistake by telling his friend a story through letters written in chapters. Mr. Markham tells his story, beginning some twenty years before, through a first person narration. In the middle of his story, Mr. Markham has come across a diary written by a woman he knows and, because this woman's story is intertwined with his own, relates the diary passages in full. By doing this, Mr. Markham hands the narration...

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