THE DEATH OF THE NARRATOR IN THE NOVEL
Nina Dujmović Received: 24th February 2019. ABSTRACT In this article we analysed the construction of the narrative voice(s) in the novel KEY WORDS CLASSIFICATION
University of Zagreb - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
INDECS 17(2-A), 259-264, 2019
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Accepted: 11th June 2019.
In the first part of this work we analysed the trifurcation of the narrative instance into three parts - the narrator's I, the You and the omniscient narrator, to show that Fuentes aim was not imitating the Freudian three-part model of the psyche but offering the lector a complete vision of the narrator's universe, obstructed usually by the opacity of the language. In the second part we discussed about the moment of agony that offers the author an opportunity to use simultaneously all three of his narrative personas. In the third and final part we stated the fact that the death of the narrator is in fact at the cost of the birth of the novel. The protagonist is dead, and so is the narrator; we are aware of it from the moment we read this novel's title. Their death is postponed in order to leave place to the language to create its own reality.
narratology, death of the narrator, stream of consciousness, Latin American boom
APA: 2340, 2610
JEL: D83, Z11
PACS: 87.19.lt, 89.70.Hj
Received: 24th February 2019.
In this article we analysed the construction of the narrative voice(s) in the novel