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  • insane narrator

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    The Insane Narrator Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts. His parents David Poe Jr. and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins, both died when Edgar was very young. Calvin Thomas published Poe’s first book, Tamerlane and other Poems in Boston in 1827. His first real job was the editor of Thomas W. White’s Southern Literary Messenger where he worked for nearly a year. In 1836, he was married to his 13-year-old cousin. He wrote many short stories including the Tell-Tale Heart in

  • best narrator

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    In the novel Tracks by Louise Erdrich, there are two narrators telling the story which are Nanapush and Pauline. The story begins in the past and since Nanapush is the first one to come into the story, he becomes the narrator of the novel. Nanapush shares his past with Lulu, who is a Native American as well. He becomes the most appropriate character as a narrator of the story. This is because the story unfolds where natives are dying while the Whites are confiscating their lands or buying them out

  • Narrators Make the Difference

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    Bharati Mukherjee's The Middleman and Other Stories, there is some very different and some very similar narrative voices. In the story "Loose Ends" the narrator is a hit man and he kills two people and is forced to flee, while fleeing he encounters more difficulties involving his old world beliefs and the ever changing America. In "Middle Man" the narrator already has committed a crime in the States and is in Nicaragua where he gets involved with a beautiful women who gets him stuck in the middle of some

  • Reliability of a Narrator in Literature

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    Stories are often told by a narrator giving his/her point of view, by using omniscient, limited omniscient, or first person. The purpose of the narrator is to give facts and details, being reliable or not. Three stories we have read in class are "The Body," by Stephen King, "Defender of the Faith," by Philip Roth, and "Everyday Use," by Alice Walker; which give examples of a reliable narrator. Each narrator was a reliable source of information, and told his/her story well. Stephen King's

  • Discusses the Reliability of Specific Narrators

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    Discuss the reliability or otherwise of specific narrators employed in the texts that you have studied on this module. When discussing the reliability of specific narrators within a text there is a need to look at the consistency of the narrators and also their trustworthiness. It is also important to assess how the author has used the narrators within a novel and to what extent this use has on a readers view of reliability. The novels Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad and A Hero of Our Time

  • The Role of the Narrator in The Lottery and A&P

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    A story cannot be told without a narrator. In order for a story to be interesting and presentable it is important to have a narrator for a story. A narrator basically tells the story. He or she can either be part of a story or could also be outside the story as an observer. It is important for a story to have a narrator because through the narrator the reader gets to feel the and understand the thoughts and feelings of all the characters involved in the story. Readers can picture

  • The Black Cat: Deranged Narrator

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    The Black Cat: Deranged Narrator Throughout the opening paragraph of "The Black Cat," the reader is introduced to a narrator who, because of his grotesque actions, has become mentally deranged and very untrustworthy, " . . . my very senses reject their own evidence." The narration of this story is in the first person, which would lead you to believe the narrator could be trusted to relate to you the true events of the story, but this is false. The narrator in this story is unreliable due to his

  • The Narrator in The Tell-Tale Heart

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    The Narrator in The Tell-Tale Heart Through the first person narrator, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" illustrates how man's imagination is capable of being so vivid that it profoundly affects people's lives. The manifestation of the narrator's imagination unconsciously plants seeds in his mind, and those seeds grow into an unmanageable situation for which there is no room for reason and which culminates in murder. The narrator takes care of an old man with whom the relationship

  • Barchester Towers; Role of a Narrator

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    The narrator is a person who tells the story. Narrators can be divided into three categories; First person narrator, Second person narrator and Third person narrator. FIRST PERSON narrator is an "I", who speaks from her/his subject position This narrator is usually a character in the story, who interacts with other characters; we see those interactions through the narrator's eyes, and we can't know anything the narrator doesn't know. SECOND PERSON narrator speaks in "you." a THIRD PERSON narrator

  • The Importance of the Narrator of The Handmaid's Tale

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    The Importance of the Narrator of The Handmaid's Tale The creation of Offred, the passive narrator of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, was intentional.  The personality of the narrator in this novel is almost as important as the task bestowed upon her.  Atwood chooses an average women, appreciative of past times, who lacks imagination and fervor, to contrast the typical feminist, represented in this novel by her mother and her best friend, Moira. Atwood is writing for a specific