Before a character enters the stage with its luggage of words, the author has to seize these words. The author takes hold of words whenever he wants and gives them to whom he likes. But are we really sure of this? Of the author “giving” words?
Personally, I would rather say that I impose words and revoke them. The character exists only as a linguistic identity and cannot speak for itself. It doesn’t have a voice of its own. It has nothing to say. (more…)