Narrator and point of view

The short story “Up in Michigan” by Ernest Hemingway is told by a third person narrator.

For most of the story, the narrator uses Liz’ perspective, something which is unusual for Hemingway who usually prefers following the point of view of male characters: “When she saw the wagon coming down the she felt weak and sick sort of inside. She couldn't wait till she saw Jim and it seemed as though everything would be all right when he came” (ll. 56-59).

However, there are also instances when narrator briefly uses Mrs. Smith and Jim’s perspectives: “Liz Coates worked for Smith's. Mrs. Smith, who was a very large clean woman, said Liz Coates was the neatest girl she'd ever seen.” (ll. 6-7); “He liked her face because it was so jolly but he never thought...

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