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The author uses from the first person point of view This is viewed in the first person because the author uses pronouns such as we and my in the story To have pronouns such as we and my is the definition of first person narrators An example of this can be seen through the following phrase My mother is not an inventive or convincing liar and the excuses which occur to her are obviously second rate We know that the narrator is homodiegtic because the narrator is one who is internal to the narrative which is on the same plane of exegesis as the story In the first person narrative it brings us psychologically much closer to the central character However it does lose much of space that can be placed by a writer between the narrator of the story and a character within that story There are many flashbacks that occur to give us a sense of knowledge and background information of the story Miss Marsalles wants to plan another party parties that she used to hold all the time when she lived in a richer home The environment of her new home is not in as good of a state as before This can be shown through the disgust the mother had over the food Through time things have changed and this time she placed the food out on the table is also significant I believe it means that over time things might go bad things would dry up When this happens we either through it away or try to preserve it by placing it in a colder area Miss Marsalles wants to pass down her technique of playing the piano so it would not be lost We can foresee that something is about to happen through the behavior of Miss Marsalles We are certain that she is waiting for someone and that the climax of the story is about to
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