Blog 29: The People of Paper

A technique of presenting an episode repeatedly, each time seen through the eyes of a different (internal) focalizer. Typically, what is demonstrated by this technique is that different people tend to perceive or interpret the same event in radically different fashion. Texts that are told by more than one narrator that create multiple focalization based on external focalizer. (N3.2.4)

Salvador Plascencia’s novel is not traditional where there’s one narrator, he takes the alternate route where we receive multiple accounts. Each story is told in a different format, either in paragraph form, a column, a picture, image or any other formant. Each time we see the account of an “internal focalizer” which interprets the same experience but differently. All of the accounts we receive are on a multiple narration which creates multiple focus.

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