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What are the point of view, setting, and theme of "The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen"?

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"The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen" is told from a first-person limited point of view. That is, there is a speaker, an "I," from whose perspective the story is being observed. It is limited because we only know what is going on in this narrator's head and are limited to what he can see and hear.

The setting is established from the first line: "There were eight Japanese gentlemen having a fish dinner at Bentley's." Bentley's is a London restaurant where all the characters in the story are dining.

There are several themes you could land on for this story, but the most prominent one is perhaps that of patience and proceeding with caution: don't get ahead of yourself, and don't count your chickens before they hatch. The narrator is listening to a young woman talking to her fiance about a book she is to have published. She is certain that this, her first novel, will be a hit due to her impeccable "powers of observation," which she prattles on about.

She believes that the money she earns off the...

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