I for Isobel | Study Guide

Amy Witting

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Overview

Author

Amy Witting

Year Published

1989

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction, Women's Studies

Perspective and Narrator

I for Isobel is recounted by a third-person narrator with a limited perspective. Occasionally the second person is used when Isobel is thinking or speaking to herself.

Tense

I for Isobel is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

I for Isobel is a coming-of-age story about a young woman who finds her place in the world through the books she reads. The title, which sounds like a children's alphabet lesson, speaks of gradual learning. But the "I" can also be read as a first-person pronoun. In that sense, the title refers to the way Isobel, who is unsure of her identity, finds out who she is. She learns that she is "I," a distinct individual with her own point of view.

Summary

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