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From whose point of view is "The Open Window" told from?

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nahila | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 12, 2008 at 10:02 AM via web

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From whose point of view is "The Open Window" told from?

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 12, 2008 at 10:25 AM (Answer #1)

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This story is told by an omniscient third person narrator who focuses the story on the reactions of Framton Nuttel to the tale Vera tells him. We can tell the narrator is ominiscient because at the end of the story, Nuttel runs out of the room and the narrator reveals that ''romance at short notice" is Vera's specialty. In other words, Vera loves to make up stories at a moment's notice and then watch people's reactions to them. She continues this after Nuttel leaves with another story about why he left so quickly.

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