Narrator and point of view

The short story “The Drover’s Wife” by Henry Lawson is told from the point of view of a third-person narrator.

The story follows the perspective of the drover’s wife, so the narrator is limited. 

There are several assumptions in the narrative, which reflect the beliefs of the drover’s wife. For instance, the passage about her husband tells of his faults, but at the same time defends him: 

He is careless, but a good enough husband. If he had the means he would take her to the city and keep her there like a princess (...) He may forget sometimes that he is married; but if he has a good cheque when he comes back he will give most of it to her. 

Rather than providing an accurate description of her husband, we can guess that this passage shows the drover’s wife’s opinion of him. She is aware of his faults, but she still defends him. This suggests that, s...

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