To Trust . . . or Not to Trust?

Happy Tuesday!

A bit about unreliable narrators that you may know:

The Hunger Games Trilogy’s Katniss Everdeen is one such narrator. Suzanne Collins withholds various levels of information from her narrator throughout the series. In The Hunger Games, Katniss is unaware that Peeta’s alliance with the Careers is actually a plan to save her life. InCatching Fire, Katniss is unconscious of the fact that the revolution is constructing her into a symbol against the Capital. She doesn’t even know that a revolution exists until the end of the book. Finally, in Mockingjay, her misinformation about District 13 and the Districts’ history becomes apparent. Likewise, in the Divergent series, Veronica Roth conceals from Tris that the established fictional world is just a genetic experiment. Both of these examples are the world-restricted version of unreliable narrative. Neither narrator is privy to factual information about their world and situation. Additionally, both narrators are unaware of their unreliability, which might make this type of unreliable narrator the most empathetic.

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