Narrator and point of view

The short story “The False Moon” by Shirley Golden is a first-person narration. The narrator of the story is also the protagonist, the teenage boy named Matt.

The presence of the first-person narrator is indicated by the possessive “my” (l. 2) or by the personal pronoun “I” (l. 2). Usually, a first-person narrator makes a text more authentic and more accessible to the readers.

The reader sees everything through Matt’s point of view: the situation at home, the situation at school and the events in the city, involving the girl who completes his graffiti.

The narrator has limited knowledge on the events that surround him. For instance, he does not know who began the graffiti in the railway tunnel ...

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