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Old September 23 2013, 12:16 AM   #47
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Re: First-person narratives

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^Fair point. Although a lot of first-person stories are presented as someone's actual written or narrated account.
True. But third-person stories often used to be presented as someone's actual written or narrated account, too-- for example, George Eliot's Adam Bede is told in the third-person with access to characters' inner thoughts, but the narrator occasionally says things that make it clear he's a real person that "exists" in the narrative. That's a lot less popular now than it was in the nineteenth century, though.
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