The resulting essay answers the following question, 'In what ways does narrative perspective reveal author's message in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind?' Multiple parts of narrative perspective are examined: how the narrative perspective is used to surprise the reader in different ways and how the irony, symbols, and emotions are used to help the narrator explain the characters and events throughout the story as well as understanding the psychopath himself. In order to address my research question I conducted a careful analysis of Grenouille and the influence his perspective of narrator has on his portrayal as a psychopath is essential. Minor research into the significance of narrative symbolism and motifs, and third-person narration of the reader into a novel is gathered to inform my understanding of the significance of narrative perspective. .
I have realized that the perspective on narration causes a certain reaction to the psychopath or protagonist as created by the author them self. It benefits Suskind show Grenouille and everyone else in the novel as despicable representations that reveal the imperfections in French society and shape the reader's response to the protagonist and everyone else's. This recognition that all the characters in the novel are flawed guides the reader's understanding and shows Suskinds' complete and big message that society itself is broken and everyone can be controlled. This message is exhibited in Suskind's disgustingly immoral and materialistic world in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
The stated question of 'In what ways does narrative perspective reveal author's message in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind?' requires a detailed investigation into how narrative perspective in novels creates a view through which the reader sees and understands the novel's resolution. Through this technique of narrative perspective the author guides the readers, and influences the reader's in depth understanding and affection to the characters and events throughout the novel.