Narrator and point of view

The short story “The Open Window” by Saki is told by a third-person narrator. For the most part, the story is told from Framton’s perspective, and we get insight into his thoughts and feelings. For instance:

Framton Nuttel endeavoured to say the correct something which should duly flatter the niece of the moment without unduly discounting the aunt that was to come. Privately he doubted more than ever whether these formal visits on a succession of total strangers would do much towards helping the nerve cure which he was supposed to be undergoing. (ll. 3-7)

Here, the narrator follows Framton’s train of thought, offering the readers access into his mind.

As we have no insight into Vera’s mind, we are unaware of Vera’s deception. Therefore, the re...

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