Originally Posted by NikeeGoddess
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.