Alice Walker Writing Styles in We Drink the Wine in France

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Point of View

In Walker's We Drink the Wine in France, the story is told in the third person, through two alternating perspectives. Each section after the first one alternates the perspective from which the story is being told and thus gives insight into that character. The perspective switches back and forth between the old weary French professor and his youthful student Harriet. Even though there are no major physical interactions between the two main characters, by knowing both characters' thoughts and dreams, one knows that inwardly there is a connection.

Setting

This story is set in Mississippi at an all-girls school. The story never gives a specific year in which it takes place, but one knows it is after the Nazi regime. Harriet resides in a dorm-type setting. The French professor has picked Mississippi in which to live and work because its beauty is not obvious. However, the...

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