Anne Tyler Writing Styles in Vinegar Girl

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Point of View

The point of view of Vinegar Girl is a third-person narrative that functions as a novelization and modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” Because this is an adaptation of a play, it is logical to use a third person, omniscient narrative, as this most closely represents the narrative structure of the play.

The primary focus of the novel is on Kate Battista, a 29-year-old woman who is a college dropout and lives with her father and sister. She has obligations to her family and works as a teacher’s aide at a preschool. While Kate demonstrates some subservience to her father and in her job, she is also strong-willed and appears to show independence from societal norms; she is not actively seeking a husband or a relationship of any kind. She resists the notion of marrying Pyotr for awhile, but is eventually...

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