In the novel ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde, the narrator has a significant role since the narrator serves as the primary character between different characters in the novel (Molino 1). The narrator of this book is believed to be Cedric Hardwicke. Even though, the story is narrated from Dorians perspective; the narrator was in a position of thinking about the other characters in the book. Every characters’ thoughts and perspective could be portrayed very clearly.
As what is customarily called an omniscient or restricted omniscient narrator, then goes about as the essential middle person between the characters, the activity, and the novel’s setting and the peruser of the novel, what Gérard Genette calls “centralization.” However, the narrator is regularly more than only a camera lens through which the encompassing occasions are recorded on occasion. Truth be told, the narrator appears to have the ability to enter a character’s heart and brain, bearing in mind the end goal to see and break down the inspiration, expectation, and importance of that character’s words, contemplations, and deeds. On account of the narrator’s viewpoint and clear powers of observation, the peruser is frequently disposed to listen with trusting force to the narrator’s expressions, to give his or her words, points of view, and investigation confidence. The narrator, then, is liberated from the restrictions of awareness and ready to weave the account in any capacity he fits.
In this book, the author has successfully been in a position to make the reader understand different characters in the novel. Moreover, there is a lesson that an individual must learn from the narrator.