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Teachers! Scum of the earth! Or so claims the narrator of Devin and the Teacher, which focuses on a match of wits between Devin and his teacher. An online short story by E. G. Castle.


Devin And The Teacher contains examples of:

  • Evil Teacher: What the narrator claims all teachers are.
  • First-Person Peripheral Narrator: The unnamed narrator, an aquaintance of Devin.
  • Immediate Self-Contradiction: The narrator does this when he claims Devin isn’t a troublemaker... Then immediately proceeds to list the times Devin had made trouble.
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  • Non-P.O.V. Protagonist: Devin. Instead, one of his acquaintances narrates.
  • The Reveal: When the teacher explains at the end that he knew all along that Devin was presenting other peoples’ reports to get out of doing them himself.
  • School Idol: The narrator implies Devin is one, of the more troublemaking variety.

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