Why is the narrator is nameless in "The Winter of the Blood"?What is the narrator's purpose as he moves through the story?I like to know why the the writer didn't give name to narrator?...

Why is the narrator is nameless in "The Winter of the Blood"?

What is the narrator's purpose as he moves through the story?

I like to know why the the writer didn't give name to narrator? what is the author purpose for not reveal the name of the narrator.

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gbeatty eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The core reason why the narrator is not named in "Winter in the Blood" is to further illustrate his alienation. He doesn't really have a full identity, just as he doesn’t really have a focused purpose in life, and the lack of name aligns with the relatively random events in the story to emphasize this.

stegiertsen | Student

Well, usually Native American books are about how Native Americans have to deal with the challenges the white society places on them. And usually it focuses on them as a group collectively. But in this story they focus on one man. Now we see how Native Americans are affected individually instead of as a whole. And since the narrator is nameless it can apply to any Native American or anyone in general

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