Narrator and point of view

The short story “The Dragon” by Cynthia Forder is told from the point of view of a first-person narrator, who is also the main character, Kay. 

Because of the first-person narration, the events of the story are filtered through Kay’s perspective and influenced by her experience and judgments. Readers do not have insight into what the other characters think or feel, and sometimes the narrator’s impressions or observations about them can be biased: “Bob wasn’t looking at the view. Things like that didn’t interest him. He was talking about his relatives. He could be so boring. I didn’t really hate him. He couldn’t help it if he was boring and stupid”. This example shows the narrator’s low opinion of Bob, as she thinks he is boring and stupid. This i...

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