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Unformatted text preview: doesn’t seem to have a set opinion on the Innkeeper either, which makes the reader believe that he is self absorbed and centered. The narrator says earlier in lines 724-742 that he is simply relaying the facts of the story. He is trying to be honest and true in his tale. This implies that the reader should take the Innkeeper’s speech as they see it. Commanding that all “willing” pilgrims take part in the story-telling contest, and then reprimanding those who do not do well, and only rewarding one seems to show “leader-esque” qualities, but those of a self-absorbed, bossy man. Another thought crosses the reader’s mind, who can judge what is and is not a good story? Isn’t everyone entitled to their own opinion? The reader must suppose that the Innkeeper believes that he is the soul decision maker when it comes to the best story. Even though every pilgrim may not agree, he has the final judgment....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course ENGLISH 215 taught by Professor Reames during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.
- Spring '08