What makes a good story? Oftentimes writers encounter questions like this and start to wonder about the writing essentials of a good story. As many skills and beautiful words that make up a captivating story, it will have to be one that makes connections to the readers. Only when readers are able to make a connection to their experience or values, they start gaining from the story. Through creating conflicts, conveying the theme and a relative background, the writers of “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “Sonny’s Blues” fully express their values and thoughts by the “bridge” between readers and them.
All stories have a protagonist and then the minor character's. Protagonist, the main characters stand by character. Although we already know that every book contains minor characters, But do your know they are their for a reason. Minor characters who have been involved with the main character's make their thoughts and opinions on them. How the minor character's act, how they reflect the protagonist's personality and how they change them in a way as well as perceive. Minor character's do that. Minor characters symbolize a lot in the story. As they develop the main characters and provide us signs of the theme. The First Stone written by Don Aker, contains characters that contributed to the development of Reef by using Scar, Alex ,and Jink.
In American Born Chinese, there are many plot elements used to make readers feel multiple things. Three elements I will be talking about in this essay are parallel plots, foreshadowing, and conflict. I will give some examples from the story that show how the author used the three plot elements. I will also explain whether or not I think these plot elements were successfully used.
While reading the 5 fiction short stories there became a common pattern between 3 stories and the characters in them. These stories are “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence, “I Stand Here Ironing” by Tillie Olsen, and “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”. Every character has the mindset to possibly fulfill their goals to better and/or change their lives.
Truman Capote depicts the extraordinary personalities of secondary characters in his novel In Cold Blood. I believe that he does this in order to give readers a more accurate and detailed understanding of the story. Personalities of all characters are very important because they give us a clear look into what that particular character is feeling and thinking. Main characters typically get the spotlight, but Capote makes sure to share the light with all of the characters. Not only do the personalities of the characters give us a look into their head, but we can also connect with those characters on a more personal level by getting a better feel for them. Herb Clutter is the most important and
Character development is literary device used in every piece of writing. It can be large or small. The characters change in one way or another. Character development can be clearly stated or hinted by the author. Authors explain character developments via dialogue, actions, conflicts, and many other things. Being aware of character development in a text can assist one in analyzing that text. It helps the reader to know more about why some events take place in books. Character development drives the plot because if the characters don’t move the story doesn’t move. The character has to develop in order for the novel to progress. One example of a piece of literature with a very distinct character development is classic novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Character development in The Great Gatsby is essential to even understand the plot as well as driving the plot. Character development is most distinctively shown by Jay Gatsby in his mysteriousness,
Meredith Hall is mother is faced with divorce in “Killing Chickens”. Isolated by the betrayal of her husband’s adultery with her best friend, she tackles the chores he left behind while celebrating her 38th birthday with her two sons.
Sundiata and The Odyssey are two out of the many great great orally told tales in all of mankind history. In writing, comparing your work to another similar text is extremely important for making your paper understandable to any audience. In this case, I will be comparing the two similar texts, The Odyssey and Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali. Both of these two tables show the characters, Sundiata and Odysseus, long quests of pursuing and accomplishing a certain objective. To reach their goal, both characters encounter obstacles and enemies who want to stop them on their prolonged journey. Another item that is extremely important in both stories is the use and importance of fate. Both characters rely on their fates for assistance and for achieving
The setting off this book takes place in a small town in Philadelphia. The setting changes from the animal clinic to a house that has been flooded. The plot and setting support each other. If the setting was only in the clinic there would not be a cat that needed saving. If the setting was only in the house there wouldn't be a place for the cat to go after being rescued.
Three of the most important aspects of any story are the point of view, characterization and plot. In the short stories “Geraldine Moore the Poet,” “The Story-Teller,” and “Enemy Territory” this statement proves to be true. With a good analysis, all of these things can be found in the stories. Additionally, the point of view, characterization and plot can relate to the theme. The point of view needs to be scrutinized throughout the whole story. In other words, if the reader were to read just the first sentence and take a guess on the point of view, there is a chance it would be wrong. The reader can not base their thoughts of what the point of view is just by reading the first sentence. Also, characterization or the representation a
The study attempts to check the style of William Faulkner in his story A Rose for Emily. The story is talking about the tragic life of the character Miss Emily Grierson and presenting her personal conflict which is rooted in her southern identity (Meyer,1996: 56). This paper is going to adopt an integrated approach of language and literature in its analysis. Thus, the present study is going to adopt the stylistic model of short (1996) for the purposes of linguistic analysis. The focus of the study is to show and analyze the following themes: given vs. new information, definite and indefinite articles, deixis, value-laden expressions and endophoric vs. exophoric references. The discussion and results of this paper present how Faulkner 's language is used in away to show the complexities in the main character 's life so as to reinforce the reader 's understanding of the different narrative features in the story: characters, themes, setting, structure , symbolism, and intertextuality. In fact A Rose for Emily represents a typical southern woman whom victimized by the conventional system of the South and patriarchy.
One thing is to account for a novel because it is expected to have a block filled with information, but a short story not so much. However, discovering this short story, one could notice that this particular short story has more details than one can imagine. Taking aside the whole first person, the third person writing style, I am going to write some similarities. It reminded me of a book my cousin has, I do not remember the actual title, but the book has no words, just pictures. It starts with an image of red circles, and then you turn the page where you find out that those red circles are a zoomed in picture of a dotted red shirt. Then next-page the shirt is being sold in a store, and a person is looking at it, and the image continues zooming out. What I am trying to say by this is that short stories are like that book, a person can see what’s in front of him, but a story has more than what you see in front of you. To get the full story, look into every single angle imaginable to get actually what the author is trying to
Characterization in literary fiction that has special importance, and authors develop their sense of responsibility for full and effective character development. Character is everything in literary fiction. Characters can also be animals or whatever the writer chooses to act in his/her story. Simply, characters literally make things happen in a story. This essay will describe and give a broader picture of how the characterization is developed in the short stories and how would the story look like without characters by supporting with examples of some short stories.