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|The exuberant narrator
Written by Tom P2
(4/18/2012 10:28 p.m.)
I'm relishing the way the narrator does things her own way, with a sort of gleeful defiance of literary conventions.
For example, instead of being reserved about characters' functions in the story, and letting the reader work them out, she casually tells us outright in volume 1 that there's a hero, and who he is: ..., my heroine was most unnaturally able to fulfil her engagement, though it was made with the hero himself. (ch14)
For another example, instead of shying away from using coincidences on the basis that they're a cheesy cop-out, she creates a completely unnecessary one for fun: two or three days had passed away ... and scarcely had she felt a five minutesí longing of friendship, before the object of it appeared (ch18)
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