Dr Shima Mathew
Assistant Professor of English
TM Jacob Memorial Government College
Mob No: 919496343906
You narrative is a mode of story-telling in which the second-person personal pronoun “you” is used to identify and directly or indirectly address a protagonist. This paper looks at the functions and effects of the second-person pronoun in If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino.. The second-person point of view which dominates the narrative of If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller is a point of view that rejects traditional concepts of narrative subjectivity and authority. The paper examines how the second person narrative allows Calvino to satisfy his needs as a storyteller, and at the same time how it allows him the opportunity to insert his own thoughts and opinions on theories of reading and writing.
You narrative, Narratology, narrative discourse, simultaneous narration