HENK0386IU English - Free topic 11: Unreliable or Deluded Narrators (exam form A + B)

Volume 2015/2016

The term "unreliable narrator" is unfortunate because if we cannot trust the narrator of a text whom can we trust? If instead we call the narrator of certain texts deluded we stress the fact that his or her subjective narrative may contain inconsistencies and inherent contradictions as well as ambiguities that make it necessary for us as readers to construct a partly alternative or underlying text.


We shall discuss two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe "The Tell-Tale Heart" (1843) and "Ligeia" (1838), Henry James' short novel The Turn of the Screw (1989) and Iris Murdoch's novel The Black Prince (1973).

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