In principle, the character who says "I" has no name; in fact, however, I immediately becomes a name, his name. In the story, I is no longer a pronoun, but a name, the best of names: to say I is inevitably to attribute signifieds to oneself; further, it gives one a biographical duration, it enables one to undergo, in one's imagination, an intelligible "evolution," to signify oneself as an object with a destiny, to give meaning a time(Roland Barthes "S/Z," 68)

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