Rupert's Quest To Slay The Dragon

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The text can be considered as a tale, considering the elements that it includes – a hero (Rupert) with a quest to slay the dragon. However, the narrator quite often add different remarks, that create only a vague form of a tale. In the introductory part the narrator paints a typical content of tales of ‘those days’, mentioning heroes, villans, dragons and princesses. But then takes the reader by surprise saying ‘This isn’t one of them,’ clearly stating, that this is not a typical tale, and that the reader should not expect the expectable. Furthermore, the narrator breaks the conventions of a tale by revealing too much about the characters. He exposes Rupert’s doubts to face the dragon and how he expects to die: ‘But now the time had come,
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