Bearing the Burden: The Role of Storyteller

Bearing the Burden: The Role of Storyteller (Book Discussion)

Caitlin Chester and Elizabeth Burton, English teachers at the
Hopkinsville Community College, show us that in classic works of literature, the role of storyteller is often to act as a passive
observer of events, bearing the burden of those who couldn’t tell the tale themselves. They will lead a discussion about how
O’Brien turns that trope on its head by involving his narrator fully in the events of the story and having him beat the burden of both his own tale and those of his fellow soldiers.