An Analysis of the Narration in Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey"

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This presentation explores the narrative personas of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and how the narration can affect the readers' perception of the illustrated events, characters, and society. It argues that there are two narrative voices; one voice makes opinionated comments directly to the reader and one voice relates the story objectively. The biased narrative persona can influence the readers and the impartial persona allows readers to gather their own conclusions about events, characters, and society. Northanger Abbey demonstrates the importance of the narrator as a character whose voice acts as a mediator between the reader and the action of any story

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