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Yes, the narrator can be a major character. Example: in the Nero Wolfe mysteries, the story is told by Wolfe's factotum, Archie Goodwin. In Ned Beach's wonderful submarine stories, the narrator is usually the captain of the boat.

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The narrator can be a character in the narrator's story, and if this is the case, then the narrator can be both a narrator and a character, but the two remain as different functional entities.

The narrator might be an older version of a character in his/her own story. For an example's sake, if the character's name is "Bryan", then Bryan would exist in this story in two capacities: the character of the young Bryan, and the narrator of the older Bryan.

Narrators almost inevitably function doubly as characters in stories told from the first-person perspective.

And stories can also be written in the present tense, and a first-person story written in the present tense, although exceedingly rare, marries narrator and character very closely.

In our day to day affairs, we might be said to be narrating our own lives as we speak on our phones, letting our loved ones know what we are doing in the present moment. In this instance we are a narrator and character in our own life, and this can happen in literature as well.

In short, a narrator and a character and two different components in a story, but if we think of these labels as masks, then the identity behind them may very well be the same.

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The narrator can be any character in the book. In Sherlock Holmes stories, the narrator is his best friend, Dr. Watson. Whoever would tell the story the best should be the narrator.

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The narrator becomes a character whenever the author wants! Usually, the narrator is a character in a first-person narrative, because then the character is right in the middle of the story.

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Anyone can be the central character! There are many stories where the narrator is the central character -- most of them are written in first person point of view.

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Yes, the narrator can be one of the characters in the story.

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