An Analysis of Narrators’ Character and Narrative Function in The Woman in White

  •  Wenjing Wang    


The author of The Woman in White, Collins, selecting eight narrators to take turns to tell the story, hoped that the persons created by him were both of fullness in character and could take in a certain narrative function. But the better original intention of him was embodied unevenly in the novel. There are chiefly three points: firstly, some characters played a certain roles in the plot, but they were unbelievable or lacked individuality as the individuals; secondly, some characters were vivid, but they were single and odd in playing the functions of the plot; thirdly, this novel didn’t do well in altering the narrators for changing the narrators doesn’t go with the literature category of the detective novel. The narrative form chosen by Collins goes against the narrative effect pursued by him.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4768
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4776
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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