The narration in Wetzel’s story shifts primarily between the points of view held by Mantini and Carla. The two characters are not telling the story in first person, but the nearly omniscient narrator allows many of their thoughts to be revealed, as well as their outer actions.
In the beginning of the story, for example, the narrator describes a street scene, then narrows the view down to Mantini’s as he opens his shop for the day. Finally, Mantini’s desire for a ‘‘deep, cold winter to curl up in’’ is revealed, something that cannot be...
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