Julia Glass Writing Styles in The Widower's Tale

Julia Glass
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Point of View

The author writes from the points of view of four characters in the story: Percy, Ira, Robert and Celestino. This allows for a more personalized perspective of the story. To make it even more interesting, the author writes Percy's chapters in first person narrative while the chapters written from the perspectives of Ira, Robert and Celestino are written in third person narrative.

The story as told from Percy's perspective is told from the first person narrative point of view. This means that the author tells the story directly in Percy's own words. As the narrator, Percy uses the pronoun of "I" throughout because the story is being told just as he sees it or experienced it. For example, the author writes, "I knew that I ought to feel an instinctual fatherly joy--here she was, safe and hopeful at the very least, possibly even content--yet most...

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