Here Lies Arthur Characters

Philip Reeve
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Gwyna

Gwyna is the narrator and protagonist of "Here LIes Arthur"; she is present in most scenes of the novel and narrates from a first-person, limited point of view. As a narrator, Gwyna is reliable but does not always intuit the significance of the things that she narrates, opening a large space for interpretation by the reader. Gwyna narrates the novel in the past tense with the opening scenes being at least five or more years in the past; this narrative distance is not noticeable in the novel, though, because the narration is offered in the present-tense. Gwyna begins the novel as a pre-teen orphan girl used to hard work with no rewards; she appears to be a general worker but does have considerable skill in swimming because of her routine task of retrieving fish traps and then setting them again. After her childhood community is destroyed by Arthur...

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