Running Heading: I Use to
I Used to Live Here Once
The short story I choose was “I Used to Live Here Once” by Jean Rhys.
I believe that
this story is fairly mysterious because it is about a woman who seems to be a ghost visiting her
Rhys used “I” in the title, which makes readers believe that the story is written
in first person, but uses third person in story.
She is very descriptive about all of the
surroundings in the story. She makes sure to leave out no details regardless if the reader realizes
it or not.
This is why I feel that Jean Rhys’ “I Used to Live Here Once” is not about where she
use to live, but it is about a woman remembering the first time she knew that she was dead.
The story takes place by the river.
It doesn’t state the specific location of where this
The narrator states that the main character is by river and that it leads to an old
She sees how certain things haven’t changed and others have.