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    Narrative: The narrator.

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by introspect, Aug 13, 2012.

    Hello.

    I was wondering whether or not the narrator should be distant from the narrative or can he become personal in the narrative itself
    For instance, narration: could he use words like “our” or even “we”, “I”. or should he refrain him of herself from using it.
    Should it be more “they” and “them?”
    In certain instances in my book; they go from one to other in different chapters. Is it better to just stay in one form instead of using several forms?

    What are your thoughts on the narrators role?

    Thank-you!
     
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    If you're first person, then I, our, and we fit in. If third person, you use "they" "them" and, possibly, a little bit of second thrown in. I throw a little second in put my opinion, as the narrators, which is only when maybe a lesson or moral comment is made.

    "Sometimes there are things in your life you just have to do, no matter how much you hate them, because they have to be done." not very often do you want to do that either. Just sprinkle as needed, in my opinion.
     
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    There is no "should" in this. The narrator can be the main character, or a historian look dispassionately back at a pivotal historic event, or anything in between.
     
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    Thanks!

    Your thoughts on this matter have been helpful :)

    Thanks, This is the view that I hold about the narrator. :)
     
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    as do i...
     

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