Focalizer

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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
The focalizer is the primary consciousness of a story.  The events, situations, interpretations of other characters' dialogue, etc. are all filtered through this focalizer.  This character holds the main [[point of view]].
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The focalizer is the primary consciousness of a story.  The events, situations, interpretations of other characters' dialogue, etc. are all filtered through this focalizer.  This character holds the main [[point of view]].  The focalizer sometimes changes throughout a narrative, resulting in multiple focalizers for one story. Thus, the focalizer is not always the narrator or the main character.
  
 
== Examples ==
 
== Examples ==

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The focalizer is the character from whose point of view the story is told.

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Definition

The focalizer is the primary consciousness of a story. The events, situations, interpretations of other characters' dialogue, etc. are all filtered through this focalizer. This character holds the main point of view. The focalizer sometimes changes throughout a narrative, resulting in multiple focalizers for one story. Thus, the focalizer is not always the narrator or the main character.

Examples

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Related Terms

focalized

focalization

point of view

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