Jacob's Unreliable Narration

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During this series of events it can be deemed that Jacob is an unreliable narrator through the unrealistic events, and because Jacob can be declared delusional. Jacob can be declared delusion, because he is currently ninety years old, experiencing memory loss, and taking medicine. For instance, a week earlier Jacob’s family came to visit and he did not know who they were, “I didn’t know them. I faked it, though- when they made their way toward me and I realized it was me they had come to see, I smiled” (Gruen 218). Sara Gruen implies that the reader should be questioning what Jacob is saying when he claims that he is walking out of the nursing home because even Jacob says, “Nobody seems to think it odd that an old man is standing in his slippers

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