Noûs 10 (1):49-61 (1976)

Kendall Walton
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The reader's access to the fictional world of a novel is mediated by the narrator, when there is one; the fictional world is presented from the narrator's perspective. do depictions ever have anything comparable to narrators? apparent artists sometimes have a certain perspective on the fictional world. but they don't mediate our access to it; the fictional world is presented independently of their perspective on it. depictions do present fictional worlds from certain perspectives, but not usually the perspectives of any fictional characters. however, there are characters in some special depictions, especially certain films, who function very much like narrators
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