Can anyone help me explain how the first person narritive technique in this novel allows the author to portray with conviction a highly eccentric personality?
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The first person narrative technique allows the author to manipiulate the reader, and this type of manipulation serves to sway the reader into believing what the narrator has to say before he's even finished telling us his story. He leads us into taking his side even if we don't agree with it..... and the fact that this is even possible makes it even more creepy. That ability is what keeps us reading....... thus, it works.
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