"Narrator" Essays and Research Papers

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  • The Narrator

    The narrator: The narrator is the one who tells the story (narrates) and is seen as an instrument‚ a construction or a device. He is responsible for how the viewer perceives the story. The narrator can be characterized be the means of voice‚ focalization‚ distance and relieability. In the following text I´m particularly focusing on the movie “The Unusual Suspects “ in order to describe the function of a narrator. In the Film we have two narrators. The main narrator is Verbal Kint and at the end

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  • Narrator in the Cathedral

    Cathedral: Why the Narrator Keeps His Eyes Closed In the End of the Story Name Institution Date Cathedral: Why the Narrator Keeps His Eyes Closed In the End of the Story In the story “Cathedral‚” the author shares his experience with a blind man‚ a friend of his wife‚ who comes to visit their home. The author is troubled by the blind man’s visit for unclear reasons‚ but he attributes it to Robert’s (the blind man) disability. The narrator dislikes the blind and often refers to Robert as “the

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  • Unreliable Narrator

    Johnny Lai 07659563 Narrator is the person (perspective) which is chosen by the author to tell the story (literary work‚ movie‚ play‚ verbal account‚ etc.) to the readers (audiences). Traditionally‚ the narrator is supposed to be reliable‚ since he/she/it is the only connection between the readers and the fiction world. But occasionally‚ authors would use unreliable narrator to be the perspective of their story. The concept of the unreliable narrator (as opposed to "author") became more important

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  • Crossing: Narrator and Story

    bad. It is an interesting story and this study will analyze and interpret the narrator‚ setting and structure and will finally conclude on the story as a whole. The story is being told from a limited omniscient third person narrative. “He remembered asking once – how old could he have been‚ seventeen? – and the old man calling back over his shoulder‚ “don’t fuckin’ fall.” The quote is the father’s thoughts. The narrator refers to the persons as he and their names‚ which is seen all the way through

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  • Nick as reliable narrator

    “I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known”. Discuss. Nick Carraway‚ the narrator of the great American novel The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald‚ is often heralded as one of the greatest narrators of all time. However‚ whether Nick was a reliable narrator is an issue that is up for debate‚ with my personal belief being that Nick was not a reliable narrator‚ due to his fondness for exaggeration and contradiction‚ and his obvious idolization of Jay Gatsby. Firstly‚ Nick

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  • Unreliable Narrator?

    Often we pin the title ‘unreliable narrator’ unto authors whose work is contrived or controversial; deemed untrustworthy by the wider autobiographical audience. According to Wayne C. Booth’s acclaimed definition of an unreliable narrator‚ the criteria state that often they can be identified through ‘contradiction of the reader’s general knowledge or impossibilities’; or more succinctly

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  • Borders: Narrator and Boy

    interpretation changes depending on whom the narrator is and whether they are involved in the story. In Thomas King’s short story “Borders”‚ a twelve-year-old boy recounts the experience he had with his mother crossing the United States border. As a result of a child narrating‚ it is easy to see the contrast between the boy and his mother‚ the ignorance by the government‚ and the compassion in the duty-free manager Mel. Using the boy as the narrator was important to the telling of “Borders” because

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  • Belonging: Narrator and Sense

    dreamy state implies that a sense of belonging comes after we establish healthy connections with place. The unnamed narrator in ‘Big World’ tells of the differences between himself and his best high school friend in a confessional tone‚ saying “Unlike him‚ I’m not really from here. It’s not hosing blood that s**ts me off – it’s Angelus itself; I’m going nuts here.” Unlike Zhu‚ the narrator chooses not to build a connection to the place‚ instead he intends to escape Angelus‚ evident in the line “f**k

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  • Narrator in "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley

    Mary Shelley uses three narrators in her complex narrative of Frankenstein to create a certain degree of objectivity- the novel starts with an epistolary structure with the letters of Robert to Margaret with include an account of the life of Victor and that of the narrative of the monster through the narrative of Victor. The narrative plot is can be said is made of concentric circles with Robert in the outer most circle‚ Victor in the second circle and the monster in the innermost circle. In the

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  • Unreliable narrator

    Unreliable Narrators in Poe’s Annabel Lee and The Tell Tale Heart Something happens when we as readers start to sense that there is a case of an unreliable narrator – we stop reading the story and start reading the narrator or writer. This can make the story more complicated‚ confusing‚ and ultimately thrilling‚ specifically in the case of the famous poet Edgar Allan Poe. In Poe’s Annabel Lee and Tell Tale Heart‚ he gives us reason to doubt the sanity and truthfulness of his narrators. The deeper

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