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Tales of the South Pacific Summary
James A. Michener

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Tales of the South Pacific Summary

Characters

The Narrator, an unnamed Naval Officerappears in The South Pacific, Coral Sea, etc.

The narrator holds the story line together with his frequent changes in location and his presence in meetings with Admiral Kester on planning the battle of Kuralei and on winning the war. He is an officer on Admiral Kester's staff who typically travels around and keeps in touch with various units. Thus, the narrator gets to meet the other major characters of the stories and tell the stories about them. Though the narrator is almost always present, he is not developed as a character very much. Though he is on the scene at the plantation of the Frenchman's daughter, for example in the story about "Those Who Fraternize," he is not described as having an affair of his own with one of the women there. Perhaps the best characterization of the narrator is in the...

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