53 - "WhoamI" ' thatisbeingworn;soonafter,.Thenarrator...

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The Notebook opens with an unnamed narrator asking "Who am I?" Readers realize that this  narrator is also an older person because 30 years ago the narrator's daughter knitted the sweater  that is being worn; soon after, readers learn that this nameless narrator is 80 years old. The narrator  provides two choices for the reader, claiming that this narrative is either a love story or a tragedy,  depending on whether you are a romantic or a cynic, and yet, the narrator considers it a little bit of  both. Without revealing specifics, the narrator states that the life path that the narrator has chosen to follow  was indeed a choice, and the major difficulties, or problems, began three years ago. The mention of  both a nurse and crying suggest a nursing home or some other extended care facility, and when the  narrator quotes a nurse, the narrator's gender is finally revealed — he is a male.
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