Unformatted text preview: perspective and means of characterization. “The Paperhanger,” by William Grey uses an omniscient narrator to tell the grave tale how this paperhanger slowly deteriorates the life of the parent’s lives after the disappearance of the child. Several depressing and dark events lead to the eventual “miracle” by the paperhanger. “The Paperhanger” is very surreal with the protagonist committing highly callous acts which shock the audience, but are believable within the context of the author’s world. At first I wasn’t content with the sheer shock-factor associated with this story, but slowly learned to accept the dark atmosphere and the interaction of the characters within....
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- Spring '10
- Steven McCommon CRW, Alphonse Kauders, fictional character Alphonse