Narrator and point of view

The story “The Signal-Man” by Charles Dickens is a first-person narration, told from the perspective of an involved narrator. The storyteller is a character in the story and takes part in the action as a secondary character. His presence is indicated through the use of personal and possessive pronouns and adjectives such as “I” and “my”.

It is very rarely that first-person narrators have omniscient knowledge about the events. This is also the case in “The Signal-Man”. The narrator merely accounts the events from his point of view and based on what can be observed. Furthermore, he is subjective ...

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