Narration and Character in Our Friend Judith Analytical Essay by TUESDAY

Narration and Character in Our Friend Judith
A brief analysis of Doris Lessing's short story, "Our Friend Judith".
# 119045 | 1,153 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Mar 28, 2010 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)


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Description:

The paper focuses on the character development and narration within "Our Friend Judith". The paper shows how although the character of Judith is the subject of the story, she remains an enigmatic figure to both the reader and her friends. The paper also highlights the distance that exists between the character of Judith and the narrator.

From the Paper:

"In Our Friend Judith, Doris Lessing develops Judith's character through the narration of her unnamed friend, and it is from her perspective that the reader becomes acquainted with Judith. Although Judith is the subject of the story, she remains an enigmatic figure to both the reader, and her friends. As the story progresses, the narrator, while claiming to know Judith intimately, reveals that there is much about Judith she doesn't understand. Lessing's use of this method of characterization gives the reader a fragmented sense of Judith's personality, reinforcing the distance that exists between her and the narrator."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Lessing, Doris. "Our Friend Judith." The Norton Introduction to Literature: Shorter 9th Edition. Ed. Alison Booth, J. Paul Hunter, Kelly J. Mays. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006. 179-191.

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