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Written by gianni
(5/3/2013 11:55 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I don't believe it is the omniscient narrator, penned by Christopher
...what's called the "third-person omniscient narrator", wherein the Narrator speaks as if he were the actual person in the text. These are Lizzy's thoughts. Austen makes liberal use of third-person, sometimes merging it so gradually into absolute ON that it's hard to tell where TPON and AON trade off. We've had -- vigorous? -- discussions (not to say disputes :-) on the dividing lines before in these GR's.
I mentioned early in this GR that I'd previously done a study of the various narrator functions and made a list of what I'd found, including references. I also promised to clean it up and present it here.
I didn't clean it up. Sorry. For anyone who might be interested, I've referenced below what I did then. Warning: I posted this at the end of the last GR; to avoid spoilers, skip to the second half, at the paragraph beginning "In general, the most forceful arguments ..."
|Narrator functions (2nd half!)|
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