Narrator Explained For Barrie Dentists Writing Dental Newsletters Or Liberty Village Condo Owners Writing About Strapping Machines And Leveraged ETFs
When you have a story to tell, there are many ways to go about it. You can adopt a clinical tone and lay all the facts out like you expect it to be included in a dental newsletter. You can dramatize it in the form of a novel or play. You can even add in a character whose job is to give you insider and background information on your story and characters. This is called using a narrator.
Often when authors are writing a story, they find that they need to give their readers or audiences more information than the character have. A dentist working in Barrie, Ontario may know nothing of outer space, but we need to expose our readers to it so they won't be so surprised when the dentist's office is suddenly invaded by aliens. That's where a narrator comes in. The characters in the story can't see or hear the narrator's words, so the author can impart secrets to the audience without ruining the story.
Learn more about the components of house plans by visiting us today
Call Mother Ease today to find out how many cloth diapers you will need!
The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Visit or contribute today!
Build your stamp collection without leaving home with our online auctions.
In most cases, narrators are never seen or involved in the action of operating strapping machines. The characters in the story never meet the narrator and aren't even aware he or she is there. In A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories, for example, a narrator tells the story of Pooh's adventures with Christopher Robin and Tigger without actually getting involved. Often, the narrator is portrayed as the writer themselves or as someone otherwise involved in the creation or control of the characters' world.
In some stories, however, the narrator is actually a part of the story and is using narration to let the audience know what he or she is thinking without actually speaking their thoughts out loud for other characters to hear. In prose, this is often done in a first person journal style of writing, like what you see in the Hunger Games books. In movies, the character's recorded voice is played over footage of them working in their spacious Liberty Village condos. Detective stories such as Blade Runner and the Maltese Falcon use these devices a lot.
Most of the time, when a character in the story is narrating, they are narrating the story of their own lives and are therefore the protagonist, or hero, of the story. But not always. Sometimes the narrator can be a friend or acquaintance of the story's hero and is telling the story about that person so that they themselves are only peripherally involved in the action. This can be helpful when the audience needs an outsider's perspective on a financial consultant working with leveraged ETFs and is used to great effect in both the novella and movie versions of the Shawshank Redemption, which are narrated by main character Andy's friend Red.