The most exact language for expressing an idea would be the initial thought. Humans do not always think in full sentences, leaving time where fragments shoot around in one’s head as random sparks of ideas. The narrator of “Old School” holds nothing back when talking about subjects in the story. Tobias Wolff used the venue of a young boy’s thoughts to convey the same sense of exactitude that Calvino discusses. Seger spends an entire section on the importance of the work of the narrator. Seger says that the narrator is a guide for the reader through the story. My ‘blox’ has the viewer looking the glasses of the boy at his own thoughts. This means that the narrator, the boy, is guiding us through the story with his own personal thoughts about each event. We can only see and feel what the narrator sees and feels.
Tag Archives: guide