Narrator Essays

Dionne Brand

Dionne Brand’s use of diction, figurative language, imagery, tone, and a strong narrative voice indicate the issue of being detached from society. Clearly, the narrator is experiencing an identity crisis, in which he/she is being deprived of their identity. The uncertainty in the reading of the photograph reflects the narrator’s lack of self and the ways in which he does not fit in. “I left like you do with sunstroke. I felt dried out.. ” The narrator’s use of figurative…

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Al in Phoenix

In Dagoberto Gilb’s story “Al in Phoenix” the narrator feels that Al is treating him unfairly. The narrator believes that Al thinks of him as a guy that is living loose and not bothering to get a job (Gilb 75-81). The narrator being the inductive thinker thought that Al was being unfair to him because of the way he was being treated. Al on the other hand, uses deductive thinker because he just based his facts about the truth. Al…

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Allah Is not Obliged

llI would say that one of the key elements of symbolism in Kaspar Hauser was the narrator’s room. He only has a bed, no window, and is locked out from the other side of the door. The only thing to keep him company in the room is a mouse and that troubled me. I wondered why he never had any visitors. Even those in prison get visitors periodically. The worst part about having a mouse for company is the fact…

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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

“The point of using an unreliable narrator is indeed to reveal an interesting gap between appearance and reality, and to show how human beings distort or conceal the latter. ” David Lodge, in the 1993 collection of short stories “The Art of Fiction: Illustrated From Classic and Modern Texts”. The use of 3rd person limited subjective naive narrator amplifies the themes of this ironic novel; innocence and ignorance, war and prejudice . Many literary techniques are used in this book…

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Bartleby the Scrivener

In the course of the story the narrator describes the each characters however such is limited only to their performance in the workplace and none was revealed in their personal life. The narrator who is a lawyer in Wall Street keeps a company of three people, Turkey, Nippers, and Bartleby. Turkey, and English man who has a strange temperament that that the narrators likened to a sun rising in the morning rendering a calm atmosphere and becomes rather too hot…

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My Antonia Important Quotes

1. “During that burning day when we were crossing Iowa, our talk kept returning to a central figure, a Bohemian girl whom we had both known long ago. More than any other person we remembered, this girl seemed to mean to us the country, the conditions, and the whole adventure of our childhood.” Explanation This passage from the Introduction is the first the reader hears of Antonia. The narrator of the Introduction, who grew up with Jim and Antonia in…

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