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Main Street

Sinclair Lewis

Critical Essays Technique

The story is told in the third person, Carol Kennicott being the central figure, though her husband or Vida Sherwin occasionally take the center of the stage. The narrative for the most part moves in a straight line, with few changes of scene. Events in Minneapolis foreshadow those in Gopher Prairie. The interlude in Washington harks back to the prairie town, its inhabitants, and its atmosphere.