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What type of narrator is telling the story "The Interlopers"?

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ccaldwell2009 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 5, 2008 at 3:04 AM via web

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What type of narrator is telling the story "The Interlopers"?

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clane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted December 5, 2008 at 3:29 AM (Answer #1)

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The narrator of "The Interlopers" is the omniscient narrator. This type of narrator is a kind of mind reader, it is the all-knowing narrator. The narrator is not a character in the story and almost never refers to himself directly. The omniscient narrator is able to tell the reader everything, including how each character thinks and feels.

Just because the omniscient narrator knows all does not necessarily mean that this narrator will let you in all the information to be had in a story. Sometimes this narrator will save an important piece of information until the very last lines of a story, much like this one. Our omniscient narrator had a bird's eye view of what was happening with Ulrich and Georg, but did not tell us about the wolves until the last sentence of the story.

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