Elizabeth Gaskell Writing Styles in Wives and Daughters

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is third person. This point of view is omniscient; narrator not only knows the event she reports upon, she also can tell the reader what each of the characters feels. This point of view is important to the novel because the reader knows not only that Molly did something but what the emotion is behind what she did.

They story is told through mostly the narrators point of view which helps to move the story along more quickly. This helps us to understand the situations surrounding the main events that are taking place better, and gives us the background needed to understand the reasons why the characters are the way they are. This novel is told through the eyes of the people who are living in Hollingford, but we only get a glimpse of life though their eyes when...

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