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aybala50's picture

male or female

In my smaller group with Paul this Thursday, we started out our conversation with whether the first few pages sounds like the narrator is a woman? And, whether the author did this intentionally? It seemed as though the general consensus was that yes narrator does sound more feminine, but why? I think the reason why the narrator sounded feminine is because we didn't know much about him. What made him sound feminine? The fact that he was so observant of other's feelings. Or the way he talked about his dead father, his mother, his sister, and his worrying of his niece. After reading more I realize that he doesn't necessarily sound like a woman, but he does sound like a psycho therapist, which he is. It is only because I didn't know enough about him that he sounded more feminine. 

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