Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Writing Styles in The Thing Around Your Neck

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Point of View

These stories are told using a variety of points of view. The most common point of view used is the third person point of view. These stories can be identified because the main character is referred to as “he” or “she.” “Imitation,” “A Private Experience,” “On Monday of Last Week,” “Jumping Monkey Hill,” “The American Embassy,” “The Shivering” and “The Headstrong Historian” are told from the third person point of view of an omniscient narrator.

The stories “Cell One,” “Ghosts,” “The Arrangers of Marriage” are told in the first person point of view. This point of view can be identified by the use of the pronouns “I” or “we” as the narrator refers to himself. A few of these stories are even told from the second person point of view, a rarely used point of view. In these stories the main character of the story...

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