Thread: Fatal Flaw?
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:05 AM   #109
Mac H.
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Default Re: Fatal Flaw?

Originally Posted by NikeeGoddess View Post
all of these (and i'm sure there are many others) where there's a main character in a story told by the protagonist through voice over.
I can see why they are all stories told by a point of view character narrating.

But where is the argument that the POV character/narrator is the 'main' character?

Surely 'main' character isn't necessarily the one narrating. If you someone what the movie 'The Castle' is about, they aren't going to say it's about a kid who doesn't do much - but has a father involved in a court case to save the house.

You'll say the film is about a guy going to court to save his house. The fact it's narrated/POV is from a kid doesn't make the kid the main character.

They would say the main character is the guy the story is about.

The narrator doesn't need to be the main character.

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