What I Saw from Where I Stood Essay

Marisa Silver
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Hart is a freelance writer and published author. In the following essay, she examines the personality differences in the two main characters by studying what they each see from where they stand.

Marisa Silver’s short story “What I Saw from Where I Stood” is, as one can tell from the title, an account of limited point of view. It is Charles’s view of what happened to him and his wife following her miscarriage, and Charles narrates the story. The story illustrates how people read their environment differently depending on their point of view. To each person, some details stand out more than others, depending on the person’s experience and his or her makeup. When two people experience loss, they may come away finding separate meanings in their shared experience. The significance of those details is determined by a person...

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