Narrator and point of view

The short story “Say You” by Sara Collins is a first-person narration. The story is told in the first-person plural, as the narrator assumes the collective voice of the local girls: “We wanted American style and American food and the lives of girls played by Molly Ringwald in American movies. ” (ll. 4-5).

The narrator’s opinions are conveyed directly, foreshadowing events in the story: “The story of any island is basically the story of men, arriving. Where are the women in the history of the new world? Waiting for that first glimpse of strangers…” (ll. 17-18). It is suggested that the narrator already knows how the story will end: “Ha! Those women all tittered and giggled, every last one of them, their bellies full of laughter, but still they fell for it, every tim...

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