At the moment, a lot of thoughts are whizzing around my mind, and one of them is the question of what narrative will I use?
So this got me thinking about the 1st and 3rd person narratives (sorry 2nd person), and the insight they can provide.
In particular, I find that the 3rd person is the traditional form, with the narrative allowing for “the omniscient narrator”. However, the 1st person narrative is more interesting in my opinion…
The mauve way that it is more interesting is through the sense of psychological insight. For this, there is no greater example than that of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. In this sense, Haddon is able to provide the perfect insight into such a complex disability such as autism. It is for that reason that it is one of my favourite books ever.
In summary, despite it being plot-restrictive, using a first person narrative is great for exploring psychological processes, which in turn can lead to some interesting reading…
Do you agree? Which of the three narratives do you use the most? Comment below!