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Old January 29 2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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What kind of narrator is the one in "Heroes"?

Hi
anyone here have a degree in cinema?
What kind of narrator is the one in the tv show "Heroes"?
first-person narrator,all-knowing narrator, third-person narrator, objective narrator?
(the voice of mohinder)
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Old January 29 2013, 09:38 PM   #2
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Re: What kind of narrator is the one in "Heroes"?

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.
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Old January 29 2013, 09:45 PM   #3
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Re: What kind of narrator is the one in "Heroes"?

Well, my degree is in Film Production not Film Studies so dunno if I count, but I would say it's an objective narration. His voice-over monologues never refer to himself, other characters, events specific to his situation or events to those around him. Always vague, pretentious poetic musings on evolution and destiny.

Be aware though that I gave up on the show during it's inept third season so for all I know he opened the fourth season with narration like "Dear diary, today I whined about my dead father and acted like The Fly. I also had pasta for lunch."
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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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Old January 29 2013, 11:18 PM   #5
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Re: What kind of narrator is the one in "Heroes"?

I think the technical term is an "annoying narrator".

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Old January 29 2013, 11:18 PM   #6
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Mohinder = first person clueless (but pretty!)
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Old January 30 2013, 01:16 AM   #7
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Re: What kind of narrator is the one in "Heroes"?

i think that he's all-knowing
its just the same actor doing the voice over
but not in mohinder's role
he always seems to know about the big picture...
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Old January 30 2013, 03:14 AM   #8
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Re: What kind of narrator is the one in "Heroes"?

Hunter X wrote: View Post
I think the technical term is an "annoying narrator".

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I was sorely tempted to post that myself lol.
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