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Old January 29 2013, 09:47 PM   #4
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Re: What kind of narrator is the one in "Heroes"?

C_Miller wrote: View Post
I don't have a degree in cinema, but it would certainly be first person since Mohinder is present in the story and he doesn't seem to know much about what's going on in other people's lives (which would make him all knowing).

But at the end of the day, his narration is rather light. He talks in poetics and then goes away, so it's kind of hard to classify. Pretty much all different types of narration could fit under the narrations he gives.
If he doesn't know about the lives of other he would be know as party of the story, he would be a homodiegetic narrator (I think it's not my academic area). You could also think about it in terms of zero (narrator knows more than other characters), internal (The narrator knows as much as focal character) or external (the narrator knows less than other characters) focalization.

I can't really remember much about that show.
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