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NARRATOR. A pleader who draws narrs serviens narrator, a sergeant at law. Fleta, 1. 2, c. 37. Obsolete.

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What is at stake in such narratorial deception is the issue of knowledge.
But the position of narratorial distance and the narrative potential to organize that cause Jack's delirious joy are not the only self-consciously constructed elements of the situation.
In these minimal reporting clauses, narratorial attention is subtly weighted towards Knightley rather than Emma.
However, she cannot really blame this particular suit, as the narratorial comment following her remark about the grey and scarlet suit reveals that "the blue and silver suit seemed to have worked just the same" (258).
As well as animating Swift's early satiric fictions, Hobbes's metaphoric figures provide a source for both the narratorial rhetoric and the narrative twists of Gulliver's Travels.
The title of this paper, which derives from Serge Gainsbourg's 1977 archly seductive hit song 'Sea, Sex and Sun' is in keeping with Frame's own self-ironising tone when she directly addresses the reader through this narratorial intrusion: 'Picture me by the "blue Mediterranean", beginning to quote a fable learned long ago' (III, p.
The irony is structural rather than verbal, resting on narratorial or authorial duplicity" and "the self-referentiality of the Quebecois novel is, moreover, becoming an increasingly marked trait, a sure sign of its autonomy and intertextual power.
The narratorial roles are shared between the three boys, plus some minor characters--caring aid workers who are appreciated but manipulated by the boys.
Ironically, her excitement is in tension with his fears, and the narratorial suggestion is that Sokoo is fated to be just another pawn in someone's life.
Some of these paratexts include: two family trees (which cause the reader to flip from one source to the other to confirm or rebuke a disputed genealogical "fact"); authorial and narratorial asides (written in Pirandello-esque exchanges); embedded photos; line drawings; graphs; charts; blank pages for the reader to fill in; and a thirty-seven-page Appendix that reads more like a short story sequence than a compilation of End Notes.
The first-person narratorial voice is characterized by the same jaded, bone-dry wit; as in Don Juan, the narrator is a long-term habituee of Manhattan's downtown lesbian bar scene; and there is at least one possible reference to an incident from the earlier book (an unfortunate encounter with a "fat" woman at a party).
After this point, disengaging from any clear narratorial perspective, and overwhelmed by the jackknife Caesarian, the text stutters to communicate any clear knowledge of events.