Tom Brown's Schooldays Characters

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The Narrator

The voice of the narrator is vividly present throughout the novel, presenting opinions, attitudes, and beliefs in no uncertain terms. This aspect to the novel might be regarded as unusual - in most contemporary writing first person narrators tell stories and offer perspectives but are often limited to offering subjective, individual opinions. Rarely do such narrators make pronouncements on moral issues and make statements about how readers should behave, as the narrator in this book does. As previously discussed, however, the author is quoted in an introduction as saying that lecturing, or offering instruction on good behavior, was one of the purposes he had in writing this book. It is therefore reasonable to assume that the voice of the narrator is the voice of the author, and that Tom Brown's journey of transformation over the course of his schooldays is the kind of transformation that the author...

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