Narrator and point of view

The short story “You Are Here” by Dana Miltins is told by a third-person narrator, and the perspective alternates between the woman and the man.

The narrator frequently gives us insight into the woman’s thoughts and feelings, presenting things mainly from her perspective. At times, the narrator also offers the woman’s interpretation of the man’s behavior: “Jealousy, she thinks, could be a good thing” (l. 120). The readers cannot be sure if the man is really jealous or just angry because he thinks that the woman has cheated on him.

However, we also get insight into the man's thoughts and feelings. This helps us see the rising conflict between the two of them and realize how far from each other they have drifted. For instance, we get insight into t...

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