So, I recently asked a question about whether a specific character could be considered an "unreliable narrator." I did notice that we now have a number of questions about this. That being said, can this be considered an actual topic that someone might have knowledge of? That being the case, should we create a tag for this? Or is this too "meta"?

Put another way, would anyone be interested in being able to easily find questions specifically about unreliable narrators?


In fact, we already have an tag, which was created on 28 November 2017, and which currently has four questions. We also have a tag, which was created on the same day and which currently has three questions.

Looking back at this, I think that should be sufficient. There are many kinds of narrations—first person, second person, third person, omniscient third person, first person plural, etc.—and I doubt we would want to create a specific tag for each.

Narrators are one aspect of literature that can be studied in the context of narratology, but I wouldn't create a tag for narrators. If we were to create such a tag at all, it would be for questions about the study of narrative structures.

So why don't we synonymise or merge the tags and ?

Update: The tag was synonymised with the tag on 19 August 2020.

  • After removing the tag from this question which isn't about narrators as such, I've gone ahead and merged unreliable-narrator into narrator. The three affected questions were this, this, and this.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Aug 19 '20 at 13:21
  • @Randal'Thor Excellent. Thanks.
    – Tsundoku Mod
    Aug 19 '20 at 13:40

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