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Susan Minot Writing Styles in Thirty Girls

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Point of View

In "Thirty Girls," the point of view is divided fairly equally between two different narrators with each one focusing on the perspective of one of the novel's protagonists. The exception to this is the first chapter which is told from the viewpoint of Sister Giulia and utilizes a limited third person point of view. Similarly, the passages told from Jane's perspective use a limited third person narrator, while Esther recounts her own story through a first-person, limited point of view. The point of view can be described as limited since the narrator is only privy to the thoughts, feelings and dreams of the character whose perspective is shared, in addition to the actions that character takes and witnesses. The narrator does not report on the inner workings of other characters in each scene.

The point of view in the narrative mostly alternates from chapter to...

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