Suspense In The Outsider Essay

My understanding of the narrator added to the suspense of the story because he seemed out of it all the time which makes me want to know what he doesn’t know himself. “I know not where I was born”, “I cannot recall any person except myself”, and “I do not recall hearing any human voice” (The Outsider 21-22). These three pieces of evidence show that he doesn’t remember a lot from when he was a child or even him now. The evidence also proves that he is an unreliable narrator. Knowing this added so much suspense to the story for me because it made me wonder what he did not know and that there is so much more….