Narrator and point of view

The story "The Twins” by Muriel Spark is a first person narration told from the perspective of a woman who is also one of the characters. Her presence is felt from the beginning through the use of pronouns like “me” or “I”.

Part of the narrator’s identity can be discovered by associating her with Jennie, another main character. Through Jennie’s depiction, readers understand that the two women probably have a similar background, as they went to school together.

The woman narrator's knowledge is limited to what it is revealed to her. When interacting with five-year-old Marjie, the narrator only knows what Marjie wants her to know: that the child secretly wants money. As she is constantly tricked by the twins, the narrator, at some point, begins to wonder whether what sh...

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