The Bath

Topics: Old age, Middle age, Death, Emotion, A Story, Clearing / Pages: 4 (890 words) / Published: Jul 10th, 2013
|The Bath – Janet Frame | |
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|The story centres on the routines of an old woman’s life and the | |
|annual preparation for, and visit to, the grave of her husband, | |
|seventeen years dead. Within this central event the story focuses | |
|closely on a succession of domestic details and arrangements | |
|necessary to carry out thi visit. | |
|Structure | |
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|The story has a chronological structure, with one small event | |
|following another. the third-person point of view is used to | |
|advantage to get inside the mind of this old woman, alternately | |
|describing her thoughts and her painful physical sensations. | |

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