Narrators' Credibility

A Comparative Study of the Narrative Technique in Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

  • Raad S. Rauf Department of Biology , Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Krm E. Danail Department of English Language, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Keywords: Withering heights, Heart of darkness, The Great Gatsby, Nick, Nelly, Marlow

Abstract

The debate on the reliability of the story teller or narrator in fiction writing is so intense to the degree of controversy. Ever since the early stages of fiction writing, most of the novelists seek new methods and techniques in writing their stories. Some of them have achieved success and became known worldwide, and their works have become masterpieces and essential landmarks in the world of fiction. These works have been among the curricular subjects taught in the most esteemed universities in the world. These eminent works have mostly been tackled thematically by reason of the novelty and importance of their themes, yet there are only a handful critiques on their technical aspects, style, diction being used, or narrative methods. This is a comparative study of some of such works like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby in comparison with some other works such as Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Emily Bronte’s Withering Heights.

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Published
2021-05-10
How to Cite
Rauf, R., & Danail, K. (2021). Narrators’ Credibility. Cihan University-Erbil Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 5(1), 35-38. https://doi.org/10.24086/cuejhss.v5n1y2021.pp35-38
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