Thread: Fatal Flaw?
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:32 AM   #115
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sorry folks, i just don't see the connection. ex., shawshank: red's character switches back and forth from first-person narrative to third-person limited; ie, "when i met andy" -- "andy knew he had to do it, but the warden would retaliate" (or similar words). it doesn't make red the protagonist, he's just relaying the events as he knew them to be.

third-person limited is a fundamentally flawed pov unless the writer establishes ethos for the narrator; ie red's backstory information). in this case, i believe darabont cleverly wrapped ethos with pathos in order to draw the most identification from the audience. the magic of the literary tricks are hidden but they are there behind the scenes.

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