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Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Fiction
"The Chaser" is narrated from a third-person limited omniscient point of view.
"The Chaser" is told in the past tense.
The title, "The Chaser," is a pun—the humorous use of a word or phrase in a way that suggests two meanings. The main character, Alan Austen, is chasing a woman, so he is the chaser. However, a chaser is also an alcoholic beverage drunk after another—either weaker or stronger—alcoholic beverage. In the story, the old man suggests that Alan will return to buy a second type of potion—the chaser—after using the first.
This study guide for John Collier's The Chaser offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.