A narrator - or narrator ( borrowed from the Latin narrator ) - can be understood as follows:
A narrator can be a person who orally carries on myths , genealogies , fairy tales and legends . In many cultures, storytellers have an important social role, see Oral Tradition .
In literary studies, the narrator is understood as an abstract instance or function of a narrative text that is not identical to the author, see:
In literary criticism, writers are often referred to as "narrators" whose work is characterized by high narrative quality. Narrative literature is called epic .
In many radio plays , the narrator is the voice of a person who is not directly involved in the plot and provides additional information that cannot be obtained from the dialogues alone.
↑ Narrator - Duden , 2018