If a novel is written in first person, does the epilogue have to be written in first person too?

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Oct 4, 2016

Answer:

No

Explanation:

I can imagine several situations where a novel written in the first person would have an epilogue written in the third person.

One such example would be if the novel were a diary and the epilogue explained how the diary had been found many years later.

The novel might end with the imminent death of the writer; the epilogue might confirm that death.