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Discusses the Reliability of Specific Narrators

Summary: Essay discusses the reliability of each respective narrator in the texts of "Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and "A Hero of our Time" by Mikhail Lermontov.
Discuss the reliability or otherwise of specific narrators employed in the texts that you have studied on this module.

When discussing the reliability of specific narrators within a text there is a need to look at the consistency of the narrators and also their trustworthiness. It is also important to assess how the author has used the narrators within a novel and to what extent this use has on a readers view of reliability. The novels Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad and A Hero of Our Time By Mikhail Lermontov both contain more than one narrator. Heart of Darkness has two narrators, an anonymous passenger on a pleasure ship who listens to Marlow's story and Marlow himself. The first narrator speaks in the first person plural on behalf of four other passengers who are listening to Marlow's tale. Marlow also speaks in the...

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