Donoghue Thesis

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Donoghue’s tendency to neglect important details about the characters as a result of depending on analepsis is problematic. First, this passage is told in first person. When the speaker looks back on his or her life, he or she only uses androgynous pronouns which in turn makes it impossible for the audience to know which gender the speaker is. Although information about gender is not necessary to understand the passage, this lack of information forces the audience into possibly incorrect assumptions. Following, as Donoghue shapes the characters into universal molds, she continuously lessens the amount of information she gives the audience throughout the story and passage. The audience receives limited information and continues to see the characters
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