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The narrating voice for The Demon Lover is of the third person outside the fictional world However the point of view is inside the fictional world as the narrator is telling the reader about the thoughts in Mrs Drovers mind This is demonstrated in the line 3rd paragraph p347 She thought first-then the caretaker must be back This is backed further by 1st paragraph p348 She felt so much the change in her own face that she went to the mirror these examples show that one should not trust the narrator When first reading the narrative I felt that the story had a clear-cut ending Mrs Drover is driven off screaming by the taxi driver Last paragraph p352 When investigating further I found the narrator had misled me She is carried off but far from being alive when she got into the taxi she was already dead This is shown at the beginning of the story The first paragraph p346 indicates that MrsDrover has already died If one looks at the line 1st paragraph p346 but no human eye watched Mrs Drovers return This and 1st paragraph p346 Dead air came out to meet her as she went in There is further reference in to this in 2nd paragraph p346 her long former habit of life- if one proceeds further into the story more indicators are placed there 1st paragraph p347 There were some cracks in the structure left by the last bombing on which she was anxious to keep an eye Not that one could do anything- The deliberate mention of bombing and that MrsDrover could not do anything about the structural damage shows me that she is dead killed by the bombing The story time is disrupted by discourse time by means of analepsis The flashback begins on page 348 and gives an insight to the background of the
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