This study analyzes the case of multiple narration in hyperfiction works. Hyperfiction is narrative text based on a ‘unit’ and the ‘hyperlink’ that connects it, multiple narration is a narrative technique which two or more narrators participates in storytelling. The works to be analyzed are hyperfictions that were recently created based on the blog platform in Korea. Of these works, ‘God of Others’, created in 2019, is a good representation of the evilness hidden inside of human beings by strategically utilizing the technique of multiple narration.
This study conceptualizes the complex multiple narrative structure of hyperfiction as a multiaxial structural model. The multiaxial structure of hyperfiction is a structure in which there are axes composed of several linearly arranged units, and each unit existing on each axis can be connected to units in other axes. The recent hyperfiction works created in Korea are mostly biaxial or triaxial hyper narratives, while ‘God of Others’ is analyzed as a work with a 7-axis structure.
As ‘God of Others’ is complex in structure, there are many aspects of the narrators. ‘God of Others’ is a story about three Sociopath-like murderers and their surrounding victims. The narratives of the victims are described through external focalization, and the narratives of offenders such as Min Seung, Jun Ho and Yoon Ah are described through internal focalization. The narratives of the victims are conveyed through extremely objective and activist descriptors, and the narratives of the perpetrators through special aspects of the descriptors with limited vision. ‘God of Others’ strategically utilizes multiple narration to escape the solid physicality of modern printing fiction and acquire a changeable body of hyper narrative.