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Throughout literature, there can be a wide variety of the way a story can be narrated. In the two short stories, "Sonny's Blues," and "A Rose for Emily," each narrator has a different way of approaching and delivering their story. On one hand you have a narration given to an anonymous narrator who isn't directly involved in the story, and on the other hand you have a narrator who is directly involved in his story. Although each story is narrated differently, this does not make one better than the other.

In the short story, "A Rose for Emily," the narrator although never said, is most likely one of the townspeople. This means that everything said by the narrator comes from the same kind of people that gossip about Emily and her endeavors. In the short story, "Sonny's Blues," the narrator is quite involved in the story where as he is the brother of Sonny. This gives a great deal of assurance to what the narrator is saying because of how close in the story he is taken.

There are many similarities that these two narrators share. For instance, both narrators chose to tell the story in 1st person perspective. This gives you an exclusive look into the mind of the narrator and you get to see exactly how it is seen through their eyes. Another big similarity is the way both narrators keep their names anonymous. The "A Rose for Emily" narrator's identity is completely secret as well as the "Sonny's Blues" narrator's true identity because the most that you know about him is that he is Sonny's brother.

While there are some similarities, there are also differences between these two narrators. For example, the "Sonny's Blues" narrator is actually in the events of the story while the "A Rose for Emily" narrator isn't. Although the "A Rose for Emily" narrator tells this story in the 1st person perspective and is a townsperson,



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