The character Sarita could easily be a representation of Josephina herself meaning that this story would be one built on facts and emotions that should have came easy for the author to transform into a compelling tale of mysterious and romantic relations with an unknown man. While reflecting upon the short story “The Street of the Cañon” a reader can determine the characters, setting, and style that the author portrays in the reading. As for the sake of contrast, it would be beneficial to also look for these same traits in a similar, even though different story called “The Highwayman”. This story contains many similar types of characters and style although the overall effect of the setting and the events in this poem set it apart from the previous story. The prevalence of love through troublesome situations is apparent in both of these stories
Garry Leonard’s “Dubliners” is a critique of James Joyce’s Dubliners. Leonard uses his critique is used as a mean to both inform any potential readers and thoroughly analyze Joyce’s style of writing in his book. Some important points that Leonard address to his audience is that Joyce’s stories never give a reader the happily ever after ending. Most of the time, the reader ends up with more questions than answers after finishing a James Joyce writing. For the common person, that would make a story seem undesirable to read but Leonard points out that this is the norm for any Joyce reading and it is what helps him become such a successful writer.
Not only do Vladek’s hands play an important role here, but so do Art’s. Unlike fantasy comics that usually have a type written print, Art uses his handwriting, thus personalising the issue and further emphasising the emotions and reality associated with the story. Subsequently, this humanises the issue and positions viewers to be more empathetic towards the characters as opposed to the feelings that one has towards comic characters. The page entitled “hands” is the first time where Art emphasises the visual rhetoric related with the characters’ hands. The page begins with a text box that is relatively big in comparison to the other text boxes.
Bradbury and Poe both write enticing stories. For Some they would choose the more darker side of literature that is “The Cask of Amontillado.” Others prefer a simpler text with a real world problem imbedded into to the story such as “Chrysalis”. The stark contrast found in both stories cause the atmosphere to change between the readers.
The illustrations added imagery to the story and allowed me to imagine what was going on in a different way than I would have if the pictures were not given. It was also interesting to contrast my thoughts of what was happening in the story versus the illustrator’s thoughts, as that they were very different, and are very different to every reader. The illustrations also allowed me to see into yours and Dave McKean’s minds and what your thoughts were while reading the story. While I liked the illustrations, I did not really like the beginning of the book all too much. The whole time I was reading it I couldn’t help but wonder how the baby was able to make it all the way to the graveyard on his own, and how he ended up at the graveyard of all places.
A mythological story can express a valuable message to its readers, advising them to choose a certain path when making decisions and to stray away from what can harm them. It can also give an artist, whether it is a painter or a poet, the inspiration to express their intake of what was given to them. The expression can show support of a character’s decision, show sadness towards a character’s place in the myth, or relate the myth to a real-life occurrence. When poet Eavan Boland was reading Book 1 of Ovid’s Metamorphosis, she wanted to express a different meaning of the story of Daphne by writing “Daphne with her Thighs in Bark”. She did this by using a feminist approach while looking back at Daphne’s fate.
The expectations of the design and books do not tend for rule breaking, but as illustrators are for the looking as they are familiar with the context of picture books due to their conceptual format. They know the picture book can be enhanced through art and visual effects and making the writing and pictures mixed with double page standards or other perspectives. Writers and illustrators often break the rules for thinking out-of-the-box and pushing the boundaries of publishing the picture books.
Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is an amazing fiction short story. This story is highly focused on symbolism, imagery, and allegory. These three literary devices are what make this story as successful and impactful as it is. This profound impact from symbolism is more immediate and keeps readers interested throughout the story. It does not take much creative thought to connect the objects in the story and how they foreshadow their use.
The story has all its ups and downs leading up to the climax to then the falling action and eventually its resolution. It is very interesting how the story does not give the reader a clear conclusion, it opens the door for anyone to create their own ending. We see how plot structure is very important not only here but in every novel, short story, novella, etc. because it is the controlling force that drives a story. It is clear, not simplistic or predicable but easy to follow, yet engaging enough to make people want to read the
He is the master of American horror yet with close examination he writing style is not so different from Wilde’s, just like Wilde he was partial to using aestheticism, his writing style is so often referred to his ‘addiction to adjectives’. Interestingly for Poe unlike so many of his contemporise, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson he wasn’t a ‘great American dream story writer’, whereas Emerson belonged to the mainstream national narrative, who saw American as new, full of potential and belonged to the transcendentalist movement, Poe illustrated America through a counter narrative. Emerson’s American offered hope, while Poe’s America offered death, decay and despair, not a new land but a decaying one; if Emerson looked outwards Poe most certainly looked inward. Poe’s narrative style can be seen as the great narrative of death and decay in America, but it is essential to examine why? Firstly modern readers can assume that a primary reason for Poe’s obsession with all things dead and decaying was because Poe suffered great death and loss in his life, described by Killis Campbell as “the saddest and strangest figure in American literary history”.