A story cannot be told without a narrator. In order for a story to be interesting and
presentable it is important to have a narrator for a story. A narrator basically tells the story. He
or she can either be part of a story or could also be outside the story as an observer. It is
important for a story to have a narrator because through the narrator the reader gets to feel the
and understand the thoughts and feelings of all the characters involved in the story. Readers can
picture the setting of the story thorough the narrator's eyes, and get into the minds of the
characters through the narrator's mind. When telling a story, choosing a narrator is very crucial ...view middle of the document...
Meaning, the reader only
gets to see what the narrator wants the reader to see. For example, towards the beginning of the
story Sammy describes the three girls who enters the drug store. Sammy describes the type of
clothing each girl is wearing, and also gives the reader his own interpretation about the kind of
cloths they are wearing. Since Sammy only gives his own interpretations about the cloths that the
girls are wearing, the reader is limited to the interpretation given by Sammy about the girls.
Whereas in The Lottery the reader is not limited to the narrators internpretations. The reader can
express their own feelings or interpret the events and thoughts on their own since the narrator is
not judging the characters on his own.
In addition, if the narrator was changed from being a third person observer to one of the
characters within the story than the reader would miss some of events taking place in the story.
The reader would also be limited to the amount of background discription and the amount of
discription given about all the characters. For example, if the narrator of The Lottery was
changed to one of the...