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?

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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, 2020 at 13:21
  • @Randal'Thor Excellent. Thanks.
    – Tsundoku Mod
    Aug 19, 2020 at 13:40

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