Narrator and point of view

“Debbie and Julie” by Doris Lessing is a third-person narration conveyed using the point of view of the main character, Julie.

The narrator, who is outside the events, presents them using Julie’s point of view, conveyed in places as a stream of consciousness (as a continuous flow of thoughts). The narrator has unlimited access to Julie’s thoughts, memories, and flashbacks: “…remembering all the feasts she had had with Debbie, the pizzas that arrived all hours of the day and night…” 

However, because the narrator only uses Julie’s point of view this also implies that he/she has limited knowledge of the other characters and the way the events unfold. For instance, we do not find out what happened to Julie’s baby until Ju...

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