Narrator and point of view

The short story “The Lynching of Jube Benson” by Paul Laurence Dunbar has a third-person narrator and a first-person narrator. 

In the outer story, the events are presented by a third-person narrator. The narrator observes Dr. Melville and his friends, Gordon Fairfax and Handon Gay, as they discuss different topics while in Fairfax’s library: “Gordon Fairfax’s library held but three men, but the air was dense with clouds of smoke”. In this part, the narrator’s knowledge is limited to what is observed.

In the inner story, the events are told by Dr. Melville, who is one of the main characters and who becomes a first-person narrator. At the time when he narrates, Dr. Melville has full knowledge of the things that have happened in the past: 

Even Mrs. Daly, who ...

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