Analyse the role and function of the narrator in Tom Jones.

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Tom Jones 's narrator is the author himself, namely, Fielding. He uses third person omniscient and is able to bring us the depth of each character as well as a strong story line told from his own perspective, and yet, separating himself from it  Tom Jones is also an epistolary...

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Tom Jones's narrator is the author himself, namely, Fielding. He uses third person omniscient and is able to bring us the depth of each character as well as a strong story line told from his own perspective, and yet, separating himself from it  Tom Jones is also an epistolary tale told from the various letters written from the character. This is a form of narrative that was common to 18th century literature. His function, therefore, is to unify the many different story lines preset in the tale itself. The strong bond that the narrator has to the story will ultimately bring its credibility level to an utmost height.

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