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|I don't think this is free indirect speech
Written by Roland
(2/22/2013 4:36 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Quotes, penned by Stephanie
"He must wish her good night. He was going-he should get home as fast as he could."
can be translated into what he actually said:
"I must wish you good night. I am going - I should get home as fast as I can"
Free indirect speech is a reflection of a character's thoughts and feelings, a kind of merging of the character with the narrator, and isn't something the character actually says. Here's an example from Chapter 7:
"He wished to avoid seeing her. He had enquired after her, she found, slightly, as might suit a former slight acquaintance, seeming to acknowledge such as she had acknowledged, actuated, perhaps, by the same view of escaping introduction when they were to meet."
Anne doesn't say this, she thinks it; but she is merged in the narrator and her thoughts become part of the line of the story. I think this is something different to the quoted speech in the first example.
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