Metadiegetic Narrator Analysis

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As known the metadiegetic narrator is defined as the “metadiegetic narrative is essentially a story within a story within a story.” which appears in an embedded diary entry from the point of view of the Anna’s father who gives a first person account of the events that take place on the front. The narrator begins with : “(Extract from the diary of Mikhail Ilyich Levin)” which gives information to the reader of the change in narrative voice has changed, with the purpose of them bearing in mind the whole atmosphere is also different. The use of another text type and point of view captures the attention of the reader and not only the feelings of the father are know, but also the life on the defense of the city is described. “Little fires are burning,…show more content…
On the quotation; “I didn’t make up those words. So why did i feel guilty?” it is seen the thoughts and feelings of Mikhail in the form of an interior monologue. By sharing the personal dilemmas of the character, the audience can understand his personality. The use of the rhetorical question, not only is an element of diary entry, but also shows his inner doubts that he can not answer. In the case of this narrator, the Character is chosen by Dunmore to give his view, as the father of Anna, who will shock the reader as he is mysterious, as not even her daughter knows what happens in his life. This character is a writer who volunteers to fight at the front, so from his diary entry much is known from the outsides of Leningrad. The fact that the embedded narrative is a diary entry makes it more personal and gives details not other has, as the intradiegetic includes limited knowledge from the feelings or opinions and the omniscient gives none as it has a different purpose. Moreover, the character being a writer gives him the power of the language to communicate his feelings and experiences, giving good descriptions that leave the reader with a new perspective from the war.The age and experience of this narrator also
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