As the Beast We Speak

What we are especially concerned with is the turn it happened to take from her one afternoon when he had come to see her in honour of her birthday.

James, Henry. “The Beast In the Jungle,” Henry James Major Stories & Essays, New York: Library of America, 1999

notes: Perspective shift?  Who’s we?  There’s a layer of distance that shifts the reader away from the story, why?

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