Molloy | Study Guide

Samuel Beckett

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Overview

Author

Samuel Beckett

Year Published

1951

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The novel has two first-person narrators, Molloy and Moran. Molloy narrates the first half of the book, and Moran describes his hunt for Molloy in the latter half though the two main characters never meet.

Tense

Molloy—the narrator of the first half—tends to prefer present tense but moves between past and present to describe past events. Moran—the narrator of the second half—is more methodical. He uses present tense to describe his journey. To recount past events in his written account, he uses past tense.

About the Title

Molloy is the name of the narrator of the first half of the novel. He is the object of Moran's quest in the second half.

Summary

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