I have refrained from making any comment on the question of the “dead narrator” until now. So many times in the past in writing forums, I find members who have jumped at the opportunity to point out what they considered an instance of a dead narrator. Of course, we all know that the story cannot continue if the narrator is dead. Nevertheless, many times someone will step up and point the finger mistakenly to a character, usually the protagonist, who suddenly ends up dead, and are quick to say that the story cannot continue because the narrator is dead. This is not so. Unless, the story is being told from the point of view of the protagonist and he is acting as the narrator. Which I might add is not always the case. Therefore, it is important to realize exactly who the narrator is, and not to confuse the narrator as necessarily being a character in the story. The narrator may simply be an observer.