So… what do you think of stories whose narrator has a (very) biased point of view?
I’m not talking about the omnipresent narrator, but the one that belongs to the main character of the story. For example, if I’m writing a story from the point of view of a character named Jane, and Jane happens to hate cats, it’s totally fine to write:
Because since it’s from Jane’s POV and she’s a person with her own thoughts, we will be able to see her personality quite well, naturally. But what happens if Jane is rather narrow minded? Like, a racist, or very conservative? It’s fine if, from her point of view, the author shows how nasty she can be?
The same way Jane is not nice and says terrible stuff about people (showing us what kind of person she truly is), then there’s this other character’s point of view, which is totally different in style and beliefs. As an author, would it be possible to write as such without people calling for my blood because they think I’m just using Jane as an excuse (or mean) to spew hate?
It doesn’t necessarily have to be hateful POVs I want to write, but it could be delicate things like suicide idealization or extreme cynicism with characters who have a harsh view of the world, for example. Since that’s how they see things and the story is from their own point of view, would it be fair to do such?
What do you think?