See You on the Otherside
See you on the Otherside is the tale of a man who’s unable to escape the past that plagues his mind. However, the events of his past are not as they seem, or more importantly, not as he leads the audience to believe. But as the unreliability of his past and the reliability of his present blur into one, the truth can’t stay buried forever.
The primary focus of this exegesis, Creating an artist, a bulls#!t artist, is to explore unreliable narration, a technique that, in theory and if constructed effectively, can destabilise the reader’s perception of the creative work. I’ll discuss my motivation behind using an unreliable narrator in the thesis and outline the processes I went through in selecting an unreliable narrator that fit the right mould for the type of story and main character. It’s that development process that will be the focal point for the exegesis.