What makes a story enjoyable? Is it the plot? Or is it the methods the author uses to connect to the reader? Plot is a big thing, but it is the literary devices that bring the story together. In the three stories, “The Tunnel” by Sarah Ellis, “The Skating Party” by Merna Summers and “The Bicycle” by Jillian Horton all have unique literary devices to make each story more intriguing and to give them the feeling of being part of the story.
Boo wants to interact with society (like leaving gifts for Jem and Scout) but Nathan Radley wants to contain him inside the house and breaks all connections he has to the outside world (Like cementing the tree of gifts). In the end, we learn that Boo is rather caring by protecting Jem and Scout from Mr.Ewell, showing us that he is not the person society
Conflict happens when a character experiences some type of fight or dispute. Conflict can be internal or external, and generally makes for a more interesting story and a much more enjoyable experience for the reader. The conflict in Borders by Thomas King is the most important element of the story, as the conflict between Laetitia 's mother and the security at the Canada-United States
”(P.2) By taking his writing seriously and revising it with a critical eye Forrester is giving jamal the second chance to use the gift and intelligence he has been hiding from his family. William himself is also faced with a conflict that could affect the rest of his life. As stated by (Stephen Holden,2000) “he has been holed up ever since in his Bronx apartment writing alleged masterpieces that he refuses to publish.”(P.3) William is forced to face the decision on of he lets his writing career die with him or let Jamal publish his books after his death.
He wasn’t planning on killing him that night but when the narrator’s finger slipped off the lander then the old man awoke. The room was pitch black in fear of robbers but the person he should have been afraid of was living with him. When the old man woke up the narrator saw his blind eye. The old man was killed not because he was a bad person or did anything wrong it was because of his blind eye. Another definition of insanity is “ something unreasonable or foolish” (merriam webster) and it was very unreasonable for the narrator to kill the old man over his blind eye therefore that's another example of his
Another example from the story is when Danny has a recurring dream about a man coming to hurt him with a mallet (coincidence?). He dreamed of running down the halls as the “large dark shape, holding some sort of mallet, came for him, swinging it back and forth into the walls, saying ‘COME OUT HERE AND TAKE YOUR MEDICINE!’”. (King 291). This well supports the claim because the dark shape may be reminding Danny of his father, the night Jack got drunk and broke his arm for messing up his office. While his dad wasn’t a mallet wielding psychopath, the hotel may be trying to direct Danny’s dreams towards relating to that night in order to distance the Torrence's from each other.
The most influential novel that I read this year is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Walls’s memoir had moving themes of strength, perseverance and forgiveness. It also caused me to have passionate reactions. Finally, The Glass Castle impacted me the most because it forced me to reconsider my opinion of homeless people. This novel was a beneficial reading experience.
Hurston: The Most Colorful Figure of the Harlem Renaissance Zora Neale Hurston was an American author during the time period of the Harlem Renaissance. Hurston exhibits her historical and realistic writing style through all of her work. Despite the sometimes harsh stories of discrimination, her regionalist folklore fiction writing remains faithful. Hurston’s writing portrays racism, suffering, struggle and fear. She explains the social lives and customs through her personal experiences making her work autobiographical through nature.
The people in the community isolate themselves from each other as well. Their community is set up so that fives are together, sixes are together, sevens are together and so on. You don’t really interact with anyone of a different age group unless they are your sibling. All you really know is the others in your age group, your sibling, and your parent. You don’t really know anyone else.
Barbara D’Amato is an American writer, crime researcher, and playwright who also writes as Malacai Black. Her most known work is the Cat Marsala series that debuted with the 1989 published title Hardball. The Cat Marsala series features Cat Marsala a freelance investigative reporter based in Chicago. Her other works include the Gerritt De Graaf series, the Figueroa and Bennis series, and several freestanding novels. D’Amato has had a very successful career as an author though she worked in several different occupation before she turned professional.
Once she gives New York a chance, she realizes that there is something there for her after all. Furthermore, the many conflicts in this book add even more adventure and drama. These events create tension, as well as adding excitement. Lastly, this book contain many meaningful quotes that relate to the plot; this is one of the points that makes this book admirable. Flowers in the Sky talks about the decisions you make in life and how to make them independently.
The themes explored in the packet reflect Harlem Renaissance culture in many aspects especially in terms of equality, culture, and sophistication. As a part of the Harlem Renaissance culture, it was noted that in the late 1800s and early 1900s, many southern blacks fled to escape persecution and to find opportunities in northern industrial centers. Blacks wanted to come to the North with hopes that they would find improved working and living conditions compared to the opportunities available in the post war Southern region. As stated in the packet, Harlem came to symbolize a new age of sophistication and urbanity for the blacks in America. Sophistication in the fact that blacks would not have to worry about fighting back against terror, violence