Narrator and point of view

The short story “The Meaning of Clouds” by Natalie Cox is told by a first-person narrator who is also one of the main characters. Therefore, the description of the events reflects the narrator’s attitudes. 

The narrator is often implicit about her feelings, not because she wants to intentionally hide them, but because she herself is not aware of them or unable to make sense of them. This means that we have to look for clues in the text which may reveal how the narrator really feels about things. For instance, when she talks about her former life (ll. 43-45), she reflects that she “probably was reasonably happy, but I can’t really remember” (ll. 45-46). 

However, we can tell that she might have been unsatisfied by her former life, from her description of the proce...

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