Julia Glass Writing Styles in Three Junes

Julia Glass
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Point of View

Julia Glass tells her novel Three Junes in both the first and third-person reflective narrative mode, alternating between narrators, and the past and the present time. An unnamed, third-person narrator tells the parts of the novel that deal primarily with Paul and Fern, while Fenno tells the part of the novel that deals with his own life. (This is seemingly because no one else knows Fenno well enough to be able to speak about his life, so Glass has left it up to Fenno himself to narrate his own story.)

Within the chapters of each part, the past and present are told in juxtaposition, alternating between one and the other. As a result, the language of the sections of the chapters occurring in the past are written in past-tense, and take on a reflective tone since they deal with issues in the past, while reflections...

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