Narrator and point of view

“Troll Bridge” by Neil Gaiman is a first-person narrative, told from the perspective of the protagonist, Jack.

The story renders past events, moments from the narrator’s life since he was a child and up to the present moment when he is a troll. Consequently, the narrator has explicit knowledge of the past events and with regards to himself.

However, his knowledge is limited in what the other characters are concerned. He does not know what Louise, Eleanora or the troll are thinking, or more about their background than the characters tell him:

“I thought that Eleanora - that was my wife’s name; I should have mentioned that before, I suppose - didn’t know about the other women; but I got back from a two-week jaunt to New York one winter’s day, and when I arrived at the...

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