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Questions tagged [unreliable-narrator]

Questions related to the concept of "unreliable narrator", which, according to Wayne C. Booth, is a narrator who does not speak for or act in accordance with the norms of the work (The Rhetoric of Fiction, 1961). The narrator's unreliability is not necessarily a matter of deceit; the narrator may also be mistaken about certain things.

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Is Ari an unreliable narrator, or is he oblivious?

At the conclusion to Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, the title character Ari reaches the realization that he is romantically attracted to Dante -- ...
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Is Winston Smith in Orwell's 1984 an unreliable narrator?

In a recent discussion in on online course about How to Read a Novel, someone suggested that Winston Smith in Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is an unreliable narrator. L. Kip Wheeler's glossary ...
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What happens at the end of The Scar by China Mieville?

Specifically I'm trying to reconstruct in words what goes on with/in the Scar itself, as in between Hedrigall's departure and then his return on the airship. It's something to do with the whole ...