What is the point of view for "All the Years of Her Life?"

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“All the Years of Her Life” by Morley Callaghan is told from the third person point of view. There are only three characters in the story, young Alfred Higgins, who works in a pharmacy, his mother, and the pharmacy owner, Mr. Sam Carr. The author develops the character traits of Mrs. Higgins and Mr. Carr through their physical descriptions, their conversations, and actions. The narrator guides the reader to delve into Alfred’s thoughts and emotions on a more personal level. When the narrator describes what Alfred thinks the reader comes to understand what he feels about himself and his mother. This is an example of a selective or limited omniscient third person narrator, where the narrator tells the story of all of the characters but develops the emotions and underlying personality of one of the characters to a greater extent.

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