Narrator and point of view

The short story “Greyhound Tragedy” by Richard Brautigan is a third-person narration. Most of the story is conveyed by focusing on the protagonist’s perspective. For most of the narrative, we know exactly how she feels or thinks: “Her heart felt out of place in the bus station. She tried to act as if she were waiting for somebody to come in on the next bus, an aunt…” 

However, there are two instances when the narration uses the perspective of the narrator’s parents: “Her mother though nothing of it and made the turn. She didn't think to ask her daughter why her face was red…”; “…he had become tired of watching his daughter sit around the house all the time reading movie magazines with her eyes wide as saucers. He had begun to think of her as a b...

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