Narrator and point of view

The short story “Cloud Busting” by Tara June Winch is a first-person narration. Because the text is structured like a frame story, it has two first-person narrators.


As a narrator, May uses her perspective from the time when she was a child. This is emphasised by the fact that the story is told in the present tense, although the events happened in the past: “I’m not scared of the ocean, that doesn’t come until later. When we’re kids we have no fear, it gets sucked out in the rips.” (p. 193, ll. 1-2)

May presents her memories subjectively and from a limited knowledge perspective. She does not know what her mother thinks, or anything else apart from what she experiences or finds out.When the mother becomes the narrator of the story about Alice and Samuel, she uses the  … 

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