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    story written in 1983. As I indulged in the story I was somewhat surprised by the narrators thoughts and actions. As I read the story again I started to understand the actions of the unnamed narrator and how they related to the theme. I have dislike for the narrator in this story, but I am glad that he had the epiphany that he had at the end of the story and can forgive him for his actions. It is clear that the narrator feels very uncomfortable about a blind man who he has never met before coming to his house. At the beginning of the short story the narrator is waiting for the blind man to arrive at his house. The narrator has informed me that Robert, the blind man, has had a long relationship with his wife. The narrator states, “My idea of blindness came form the movies. In the movies, the blind moved slow…

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    “The narrator is the person from whose perspective a story is told.” They are the ones responsible for recounting the events that occur in the book. There is various types of narrators that one can find in novels: First-person singular, third-person limited, omniscient., and many more including alterations of these mentioned. Wayne Booth declares: “Even the most unconscious and Dionysian of writers succeeds only if he makes us join in the dance”; this inclusion is achieved through the narrator.…

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    To correctly fully grasp and perceive a turn of events, one needs to view it’s whole record and history. Indeed, this is true in the terms of Mary Shelley’s work, Frankenstein, where there are three established narrators. Through each narrator, events within the novel are bridged which helps the reader precisely see each respective narrator’s point of view and dilemma, thus, providing a more clear picture to interpret overall. However, each narrative is naturally biased, but this helps in…

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    The Power of the Third Person Narrator Technique Is a short story better, more interesting, or perhaps more imaginative when it is written using the Third Person Narrator Technique? Stories are written using the author’s imagination. The story is written to share or convey a point of view. Two types of techniques that are commonly used are the first person and third person techniques. First, let us take a closer look at the first person writing technique or method. Some of the strengths that…

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    Throughout the story we see a correlation between the imagery that is used to describe the summer house and the narrators mental state. The very first thing we are introduced to is the house and how beautiful it is, yet she describes it to have an intangible quality that is off putting to the narrator. We then learn of her condition, diagnosed by her husband as “temporary nervous depression”, and get our first glimpse of her oppressive relationship leaving you with the feeling that there is…

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    There is a strange appeal that unreliable narrators convey to readers. Strange, because readers take the narrations seriously, while knowing they are unreliable and limited. A game each reader desperately wants to solve, but what happens when there is a first-person unreliable narrator who is funny? Wayne C. Booth coined the term “unreliable narrator” in 1961, by referring the narrator as someone whose credibility is compromised. Vera Nünning’s “Unreliable Narration and the Historical…

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    Stories can sometimes contain an unreliable narrator. Many times it can be difficult for the reader to detect if the author is reliable or unreliable. Greta Olson explains in detail how to determine if an author is unreliable through her article, “Reconsidering Unreliability: Fallible and Untrustworthy Narrators.” She includes details such as textual signals, implied author's, irony inconsistencies, indications and external circumstances to support her claim. However, Olson does not include…

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    K. Sello Duiker, author of ‘Thirteen Cents’, initiative behind Azure, the unreliable narrator, is effective in a genre such as magical realism. Azure experiences throughout the novel are unpredictable and are immediate (present tense) and not predetermined, that which has already happened. The unreliable narrator brings vital importance to the narration for the unreliability due to the absence of fact, which aids in the reader to express self-interpretation instead of definite closure. An…

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    Having Jack as the narrator in the novel Room brings a juvenile point of view to the text that is avant-garde. Meaning that his point of view is innovative. It can be seen as controversial, where he is restricted as an observer, because his mind is not fully developed yet, and he is still learning. One might confuse this as unreliable. But the fact that Jack is an inexperienced individual in his setting, it is the tension in this that makes both him as the narrator and the story more compelling.…

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    Yellow Wallpaper” The narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” is unreliable, moves from one shift to another also being reliable; the narrator adds on to the story with the yellow wallpaper and identifying a woman trapped and the story would change dramatically if it were told by an omniscient narrator. The narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” is unreliable and moves from one state to another also being reliable; lastly, in the end of the story the narrator continues on being an unreliable…

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