What is an unreliable narrator?
“An unreliable narrator is a first-person narrator with a compromised viewpoint.
Narrators serve as filters for stories. What narrators do not know or experience cannot be shown to the reader. The first-person narrator is powerful because that viewpoint is the only one we have to judge the events on the page. The reader believes that the narrator will be truthful and provide an accurate account of the story.
When we have an unreliable narrator, the reader cannot trust his or her version of the story.”