Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

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How does the role of the narrator differ from the name of the rose and the Pendulam?

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The narrator of The Name of the Rose is Adso of Melk. He is a young novice when the events occur in the story. He's naive and open-minded about the events. He's honestly curious, wanting to know things because he lacks the knowledge. His motives are pure and innocent because he's young, but he gets impatient and frustrated at times. He can be compared to Watson in the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. He assists William of Baskerville, the detective in the story.


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