The Cabin/ unreliable narrator Essay

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The Cabin/ unreliable narrator

The Cabin Kevin Jones
Unreliable narrator 2nd per

Do I know where the bathroom is? What do you mean, do I know where the bathroom is? I've
been in the Delta View Mental Institute for five years now and you are still asking me if
I know where the bathroom is. I know this place like the back of my hand. I'm not crazy,
how many times do I have to tell you people? These other people in here, those are the
crazy whacks. The only reason they put me in here is because they didn't know what else to
do with me. What's that? You want to hear my story? Well that's just too bad, you already
think I'm crazy. Well ok since you asked nicely.

It was October 16, 1993, my senior year at Lemoore High. I had three really good friends
Ginger Tubs, Mike Bellowing, and Mary Johnson. We were always getting into trouble
together. My family owned this cabin up in the mountains and we decided to go up and spend
the weekend there. We were so anxious to get up there that we ditched school on Friday and
drove up that morning. We arrived in Pine Flat Village at noon and I realized that I had
forgot my key so we just broke into the cabin through the window; the lock was rusted and
broke easily. Once inside we unpacked all of our things and started a fire in the
fireplace.

Ginger started complaining that the living room was getting too smoky. Ginger is
constantly complaining. She is the type of person who wants everything to be perfect,
sometimes you just want to grab her by the throat and squeeze until her lips turn blue and
the color flees from her face.

I told Ginger to go to the other room and lie down, I didn't know that the pilot had gone
out and the house was filling with gas, honest. The rest of us decided to go for a ride
and check out the scenic views of the mountains. We were about two miles from the cabin
when we heard the deafening explosion. Mary, Mike, and I all turned around and saw the
thick black smoke swelling from the clearing where the cabin was. I slammed my foot onto
the accelerator and zoomed back to what used to be the cabin, now it was a black shack
ablaze with a deep crimson inferno. Mary jumped out of the truck and dashed into the
cabin. I yelled at her to come back but it was too late she was already through the door.
She was determined to find Ginger. I got out of the truck and went to the door of the
cabin, desperately calling out Mary's name.

I heard her coughing near the hall; she must have inhaled the smoke. I ran in and grabbed
her by the arm and dragged her back out of the cabin. In the sunlight I noticed that her
face had been badly burned. I picked her up and carried her to the small brook that ran in
front of the cabin and put her face into the cool water, how was I supposed to know that
she didn't hold her breath, I thought she was just struggling because of the severe pain
she was in.

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