A narrator is the person that tells the story in any work of literature or "The voice of the person telling the story, not to be confused with the author’s voice" (Meyer literature).There are different points of view that the story can be told from. There can be a fist person or a third person narrator. In Silko’s "Yellow woman" the narrator is a third person narrator, in other words a person that is not involved in the story that is being told. For one more example, "The narrator of Joyce's "Araby" is not James Joyce himself, but a literary fictional character created expressly to tell the story" (DiYanni). Usualy a third person narrator is ominiscent or all knowing. An ominicent or all knowing narrator will be able to tell the reader the thoughts of all the character in the story. On the other hand a fist person narrator is involved in the story. A fist person narrator will be right in the middle of the action and you will get the story from their perspective. Such as in Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" the reader gets all the action through Montresor's eyes, and only get to know what he is thinking.
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