Svet očami autistu a debila: (Ne)Spoľahlivý rozprávač v dielach The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Marka Haddona a Kniha o cintoríne Samka Táleho
THE WORLD AS SEEN BY AUTISTIC INDIVIDUAL AND IMBECILE
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Both analysed novels have a narrator who is uniquely positioned — Christopher, the narrator of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time in Mark Haddon’s novel, is an autistic teenager striving to solve the „murder“ of his neighbour’s dog. Samko, the narrator of Kniha o cintoríne by D. Kapitáňová, is an adult suffering from mild mental retardation. The aim of this article was to analyse the tendentious (un)reliability of both narrators and its interconnection with narrators’ mental disorder. At first glance, both narrators appear to be unreliable because of their naturally different perceptions of the world. Nevertheless, the analysis and interpretation of the given works has shown that Christopher has proved himself to be a tendentiously reliable narrator, whereas Samko might be regarded as a tendentiously unreliable narrator.
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