Narrator and point of view

The short story “A Place in the Sun” by Joanne Harris is a first-person narration, in which the protagonist uses the first-person to describe herself and her circumstances.

It is unclear who the narrator is addressing. The narration takes the form of a monologue which follows the narrator’s perspective, including her thoughts and feelings and many details about her life. It resembles an inner monologue, but various details make it seem like she is talking to somebody else. For example, she appeals to the listener’s understanding or imagination: “Don’t get me wrong; I do want to get married someday.” (l. 100); “But imagine the shame of having to marry an All-Public boy.” (ll. 102-103)

At times, the narrative voice resembles a stream of consciousness, as the narrator seems to convey her though...

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