Naive narrator  The narrator is voice of the person telling the story, not to be confused with the author's voice. An unreliable narrator reveals an interpretation of events that is somehow different from the author's own interpretation of those events. The naive narrator is a type of unreliable narrator usually characterized by youthful innocence, such as Mark Twain's Huck Finn or J. D. Salinger's Holden Caulfield. (See also, narrator.)

The definitions in this glossary were adapted from The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Sixth Edition, by Michael Meyer