"Love In The Time Of Cholera" By Gabriel Garcia Marquez Stylistic Analysis

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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 ...view middle of the document...

This tells us that being the bad liar she is, she is unable to not attend the party that she was invited to. So we can foresee that she will show unpleasant and disgusted gestures when she is there. There are linguistic featues that are related to the speaker's viewpoint. It includes simple present words such as is. There is usage of first person pronouns such as "my". Here, we can clearly view the mother as being a person who is untruthful and lies a lot.Narrator focalizer( at the door)The narrator focaliser is at an homodiegtic level who not only observes what some of the sees and feels. Within the context of the characters as focalized objects, delegation of focalization occurs:My mother and I are kissed - I am greeted, as always, as if I were around five years old- and we get past.The narrator and the mother focalizes when they are greeted by the people at the party. In this instance, the narrator-focaliser, although delegating her gaze at herself and her mother, has the same interpretative insight for it is herself that she is referring to. These insights are shown through the...

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