Narrator and point of view

The short story “People-Watching” by Julia Gray is a third-person narration with the storyteller choosing to present the events from the point of view of one of the characters, Paul. Consequently, we can say that the narrator is limited. He has only knowledge regarding the male character's thoughts, background and feelings: “Water-drinking, trainspotting, fox-hunting. Actually, there’s quite a lot of them, now he thinks about it. Stamp-collecting, sheep-worrying, soul-destroying.” (ll. 48-49)

The narrator has no knowledge of Kajsa’s thoughts and feelings, and we only know what Paul knows: “…Kajsa the French student, who is not French, or English, but perhaps Swedish, although he is not sure.” (ll. 36-37)

The narrator’s presence is mostly felt...

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