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By Dorothee Birke, Tilmann Köppe

The excellence among writer and narrator is likely one of the cornerstones of narrative idea. some time past 20 years, despite the fact that, scope, implications and outcomes of this contrast became the themes of discussion. This quantity deals contributions to those debates from diversified vantage issues: literary reviews, linguistics, philosophy, and media stories. It therefore manifests the prestige of narrative conception as a transdisciplinary venture.

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But he is driven by obsessive competitiveness and envy of Rappaccini’s successes. This alone makes his moral character less impeccable than Beatrice’s. Furthermore, no matter what he intends, his actions ultimately lead to Beatrice’s death. Though horrified, he is still triumphant when she dies. Thus, Hawthorne obviously did not want us to think of Baglioni as ultimately benign. Of course, none of the things Giovanni does are even remotely as evil as Rappaccini’s actions.  157. Against Pragmatic Arguments for Pan-Narrator Theories 29 But Hawthorne definitely did not intend this character to be a prime example of moral impeccability either.

There is no reason to assume that it is impossible for an author of a fictional narrative to address the reader in that narrative. 30 5. The narrative contains temporal expressions that refer to a fictional act of narrating.  1333). ” The idea is that we can only make sense of this temporal expression by assuming that there is someone for whom it was very long ago that Giovanni went to Padua. This person has to be the fictional narrator, as it cannot be the reader or the author, because from their perspective the events in the story are fictional, which means that they do not stand in any temporal relation to them.

So why do we not think that there are any reasons to assume that “Rappaccini’s Daughter” has a fictional narrator? In this section, we will take a look at what might be thought are reasons to assume that “Rappaccini’s Daughter” has a fictional narrator. 1. Our interpretation contains claims about what is the case in the fiction. We’ve made plenty of claims about what is the case in the fiction. Do we need a fictional narrator in order to establish these claims? We don’t think so. But let’s take a look at some ideas that might encourage the belief that when making assertions about what is the case in a fiction we have to assume that there is a fictional narrator.

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