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    Raymond Carver's "The Third Thing That Killed My Father"

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    This posting examines this story's use of first person narration, intellectual level, and other literary elements.

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    1. What kind of first person narrator is Jack?

    As you assess Jack's role as narrator, please notice that Carver uses his minimalist style or the "less is more" theory with Jack. Jack teases the reader with a personality puzzle of sorts. Please note how Jack is like someone who is listening to another character and is connecting the pieces and luring the others to tell more. In other words, please note how Jack is describing what has seen and heard with almost no attempt to analyze and explain.

    2. Does Jack try to analyze and explain Dummy's actions (his ...

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    This posting overviews Raymond Carver's "The Third Thing That Killed My Father." This solution offers ideas about Carver's use of first person narration, intellectual level, and other literary elements.

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