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dc.contributor.advisorBeckwith, Dr. Susan Lynne
dc.contributor.authorJeffrey, Lucas
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-04T20:03:18Z
dc.date.available2022-01-04T20:03:18Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10323/11452
dc.description.abstractThis thesis project explores how narrators impact a reader’s interpretation of a story. Specifically, it investigates how a homodiegetic, externally-focalized, first-person narrator—a “vague” narrator, one that provides little internal detail or thought, leaving personal details unknown to the reader—causes individual readers to interpret a story differently. By researching this type of narration, this project provides new insight into how that narration influences the way a story is told. Further, it sheds light on the way readers perceive a story through narration, and how that perception can be skewed in order to encourage reader inference. These findings contribute to the larger discussion of the relationship between readers and narration, and will benefit those who study how reader experience influences the way a story is read, as well as those employing narrative techniques to write fiction.en_US
dc.subjectNarrationen_US
dc.subjectCreative writingen_US
dc.subjectNarratorsen_US
dc.subjectReadersen_US
dc.subjectReader interpretationen_US
dc.subjectInterpretationen_US
dc.subjectVague narrationen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectHomodiegetic narratorsen_US
dc.subjectExternal focalizationen_US
dc.titleAn Investigation of Vague Narration and Reader Interpretationen_US
dc.typeThesiseng


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