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I know there's 3rd person etc... but can a story be told from a secondary character's POV? or does that never happen and would be useless? I want the story from the girl's view, but i really want the story to revolve around the guy.

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Yes, the narrator can be a secondary character.

The beautiful Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller is about the warrior Achilles and his life, but told by his lover Patroclus.

The Great Gatsby is told by Nick Carraway, almost a tertiary character in the love story between Gatsby and Daisy.

All the Sherlock Holmes stories are about Holmes, but almost all are narrated by Dr. Watson.

(Although if I might interject... why, why, why are you having a woman as the narrator if the story "revolves around the guy"? Why can't the woman narrate her own story? Why isn't her story interesting enough to tell?)

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    Why, why, why does Doyle have Watson as a narrator, if the story revolves around Holmes? Why can't Watson narrate his own story? Why isn't his story interesting enough to tell? – @LaurenImpsum Why do you automatically view the fact that a man's story is told from the perspective of a woman as oppressing the woman? Maybe your feminist reflexes are a bit too high strung. Can you not imagine that a woman's view on a man's life might impart interesting and relevant information both on his life and personality as well as on her own? – user5645 Jul 15 '15 at 6:30
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    @what Your questions are legitimate. Why isn't Watson's story interesting enough to tell? Why don't we ever find out what happened to him in Afghanistan? And for the record, Firebird may well have an excellent answer for why s/he wants to tell a man's story with a female narrator -- but I'm never going to know if I don't ask. I wasn't posing those questions as rhetorical. – Lauren-Reinstate-Monica-Ipsum Jul 15 '15 at 10:15
  • And what if there is no "exellent reason" why Firebird wants to tell the story of a man through the eyes of a woman? The problem with your interjection is its inherent sexism. You have been triggered by the mention of a woman telling the story of a man, but don't complain about all the other narrators who don't tell their own story (which is every third person narrative – where the narrator is so oppressed she isn't even mentioned! –, every story with a framing narrative, and actually every book written not about the author herself). – user5645 Jul 15 '15 at 11:33
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    The reason Watson narrates is because Holmes is so stunningly brilliant that if he were to narrate his own stories he'd come across as a narcissist and readers wouldn't warm to him. It's okay for Watson to talk about the "singular gifts by which [his] friend Mr. Sherlock Holmes was distinguished." But if Holmes were to tell us about his own "singular gifts" we'd probably find him quite sickening. We don't hear Watson's story because it's not the story Doyle wants to tell. And perhaps that's what the OP is doing. Sometimes to avoid an amazing MC coming across as a narcissist you need a Watson. – GGx - Reinstate Monica Cellio Jul 17 '18 at 12:25
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    Absolutely. Fitzgerald couldn't have created the enigmatic, rich and handsome Gatsby without Nick. The Nicks and Watsons of the literary world may appear to get overlooked but these brilliant MCs cannot exist and be loved without them. – GGx - Reinstate Monica Cellio Jul 18 '18 at 8:41

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