Stream Of Consciousness


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Do We Have This One?? Did not see it on the Dexter page.

Stream Of Consciousness is a narrative device where a character's thoughts provide commentary as a scene plays out, generally the things he would like to say but can't or won't. In general, literature with a first or third-person-perfect that describes the characters feelings and thoughts are not this. To be Stream Of Consciousness, the thoughts must be presented as though his or her brain is an invisible spectator providing commentary for the audience.


Examples:

  • Dexter is the king of this trope.
  • Kare Kano made liberal use of it, often from multiple characters at the same time.
  • The Chalion series frequently uses it.
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