- J. Nick Smith, author of ClassicNote. Completed on September 1, 1999, copyright held by GradeSaver.
The Question and Answer section for The Age of Innocence is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I'm sorry, in order to answer your question, the excerpt in question must be provided.
What is your question here?
Flashbacks allow the author to fill in details and give context to the story. They also allow the author to control the type of information and content of information provided to the reader.