58 pages 1 hour read

Morley Callaghan

All the Years of Her Life

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1936

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Discuss how “All the Years of Her Life” uses character contrasts to develop readers’ overall impression of Alfred Higgins.


Describe and explain the point of view and limited perspective of Callaghan’s third-person narrator in “All the Years of Her Life.” What does this narrative point of view bring to the story?


Explain the significance of Mrs. Higgins’s trembling hand in the story’s final scene. How does this compare to earlier descriptions of her physicality, and what role does physical description play in the story?

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