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The narrative may focalize through his past "perceptual" consciousness, but the voice of his present "conceptual" consciousness supersedes it.
Still, they all get their chance to focalize the story that the extra- and heterodiegetic narrator is telling.
The most powerful works stunningly allowed the two extremes to touch, as in Gordon Matta-Clark's video of the (un)making of Conical Intersect, 1975, an awesome creation-through-negation that evokes an architectural sublime even as it focalizes through its unruly transgression the controversies of urbanism surrounding the renovation of Paris's Les Halles market.
Tolstoy in War and Peace, for example, focalizes part of the Borodino section through the fictional character Pierre Bezukhov and he provides inside views of the historical character Napoleon.