Unreliable Narrator

This type of point of view causes a lot of questioning, making the reader wonder if this person is some you can actually believe. The character is willfully deceitful or the character is unreliable because they are going off false information or assumptions. With this type of point of view authors are able to exploit obvious pitfalls with the characters limited perspective.

“One of the biggest reasons I left Elkton Hills was because I was surrounded by phonies. That’s all. They were coming in the goddam window. For instance, they had this headmaster, Mr. Haas, that was the phoniest bastard I ever met in my life. Ten times worse than old Thurmer.” -Holden, Catcher and the Rye

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