2nd Person Pov in “A Jury of Her Peers”

What is ” A Jury of Her Peers” Point of view?

After Reading “A Jury of Her Peers” I took some time to look at what is the POV of the story. I think that it could be argued that it is a 2nd person story. a 2nd person POV  is a point of view where the narrator tells the story to another character. This is kind of how the story is told to us by Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Peters and others. Now I don’t feel its a perfect representation of this POV because the narrator is kind of out side the story. But it might be the closest what have to this point in this class.

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  1. Jody R. Rosen

    Typically, second-person narration involved “you.” Sometimes that’s the narrator addressing the reader. Other times it’s the narrator addressing the protagonist.

    It sounds like what you’re responding to is that we have a character whose point of view is not the narrator’s–that is, that Mrs. Hale’s view is how we experience the story? The term we would use for that is FOCALIZATION. The narration is focalized through Mrs. Hale. Even though we have a narrator, it’s as though the narrator sees through Mrs. Hale’s eyes.

    Or are you referring to the earlier part of the story, when Mr. Hale relates what he has seen. In that case, he does use “you,” but only in his spoken language. He is not the narrator, but his dialogue is included in the story by the narrator. We can talk more about the difference between the two in class.


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