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Who is this narrator of "Roman Fever" by Edith Wharton?

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Edith Wharton’s short story “Roman Fever” is written in a third person omniscient point of view. This means that the narrator, and by extension, the readers, can see and hear the characters’ speech, actions, and thoughts.


The enormous impact that point of view has on a reader's interpretation of a story is difficult to understand. For example, imagine if Wharton had opted to tell her tale from the third person limited point of view, giving us only a “fly...

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