Panic, anxiety, and most importantly, fear, are all components that form the adventurous tale, The Most Dangerous Game. Rainsford, the protagonist of the story, is widely recognized as an experienced hunter who ventures off in a ship to travel to Rio in order to hunt jaguars. However, the story turns when Rainsford falls off his ship, encounters a hunter who hunts men, and becomes the prey himself. Although Connell sets up an intense plot by using irony, characterization, word choice, and other literary devices, imagery is one of the main aspects that releases an uneasy feeling within the audience. Imagery is a common literary device that authors use to engage a reader into the story, by painting the scene in the audience’s mind. Authors would describe several details of the event, using imagery in their writing. The short story, The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell, incorporates imagery to intensify the suspense within the literary piece. By using this literary element, Connell depicts a mood that escalates from casualness to increasing panic.
Black Diggers is a play written by Tom Wright about the indigenous Australians who fought in World War II and their previously forgotten stories. The Ideas and themes involved in the text circle around two main points. The first is the inferiority of non-indigenous Australians in the play which can be seen by all the non-indigenous characters who aren’t called by their names. The second is the injustice shown towards non-indigenous soldiers due to discrimination and violence throughout the play. These arguments are evident in the old soldier’s monologue which was set in 1956. This monologue is a psychoanalytic perspective of how this particular Aboriginal felt at different points throughout his life therefore it is a record of his personal truth. This story is similar to other Aboriginal soldiers’ stories like the ghost’s and the bloke’s in the Glebe Town Hall monologues. The old soldier’s monologue
Did you know that authors use many different literary devices to tell a story? A literary device is a technique writers use to make their stories unique and interesting. Literary devices like simile, metaphor, suspense, personification, allusion, irony, foreshadowing, and imagery are used in lots of stories. In the short story ¨The Most Dangerous Game”, Richard Connell uses literary devices such as suspense and simile to help the reader gain a clear understanding of the story. In this essay, I will provide two examples of literary devices used throughout Richard Connell’s short story. I believe that the literary devices that are used in ¨The Most Dangerous Game¨ are effective; here's why.
An individual’s life, identity, and their relationship with other people can be impacted by the suffering and loss that war and its aftermath bring. Australian composers address these issues in their novel to convey the Australian identity. Australia composer Sue Lawson explores and creates images of the Australian identity through their actions, words and personality. Showing the effects of war not just of immediate generation but those who follow war. In exploring clear features and techniques of the Novel FINDING DARCY we find that the protagonist and antagonist eventually connect and interact with each other. This created an image of Australia as it portrays an experience many Australians felt and still feel today from a war.
The introduction to Irene Gut Opdyke’s experiences before and during World War II left me speechless. It seems impossible to me that she experienced so much pain and suffering in a few short years. The observations, emotions, and reactions to Irene’s marvelous writing in part one of In My Hands have already begun to change how I view kindness and sacrifice.
Composers have the ability to influence how we the audience views and responds to characters and issues. Through viewing and analysing ‘The Shoe Horn Sonata’ by John Misto and ‘Saving Private Ryan’ directed by Steven Spielberg, it is obvious that composers have the ability to impact and influence our views on characters and issues that occur.
“Nineteen”, by Elizabeth Alexander uses language and tone to form a multi-sensory poem about remembering her youth and desire to connect to her past Vietnam vet lover. These aspects of language and tone are embedded in the outer form of the poem, as the author forms an imaginative recreation of her young adult life, which directly impacts the reader to allow for an enjoyable simple read. The elements of language and tone formation ensure the translation of Alexander’s emotions or feelings of her youth for the audience to relate and understand.
Vivid and memorable images produce certain emotions within the audience, through their interpretation of distinctively visuals to create particular perspectives. ‘The Shoe-Horn Sonata’ a multimedia presentation composed by John Misto, is a highly evocative play exploring the history and treatment of women in the Japanese prisoner of war camps, by looking at real life experiences of these women told through a story about two characters, Bridie and Sheila. Kenneth Slessor’s 1942 poem ‘Beach Burial’ similarly comments on the horrifying scenes of war and the significant sacrifice of those who fought. Through the use of distinctly visual techniques, both composers create memorable images immersing the reader into a new understanding of war allowing
In Sherman Alexie’s short story, “War Dances,” the narrator unravels in thoughts and takes us through events in his life. He picks up by speaking about a cockroach that ends up dying in his Kafka baggage from a trip to Los Angeles. The cockroach still appears many times throughout the story. The narrator spends quality time in the hospital with his father, who is recovering from surgery due to diabetes and alcoholism, all along the way while he, himself, discovers he might have a brain tumor, leading his right ear to talk about his father. Using a style of tragedy and care both incorporate together a symbolic story that would make even a plain reader feel touched, leading to the major occurrence of a theme of the importance of family.
Within this short story, the author uses diction in the imagery to convey modernism throughout the story. Modernism uses imagery to convey the story to the readers so that the reader can receive a better understanding of the story. Through imagery, the
The second mode, metamemory, is perhaps best illustrated by Albertina Carri’s Los rubios (2003). Metamemory discourse, through generational and aesthetic-methodological distancing, seeks to reveal memory’s limits, both individual and collective. In this mode, a lack of information about the hero figure’s death eclipses love bonds; it introduces an aesthetic and narrative distance that flattens affect. In Carri’s experience, when so little is known, when life is in such turmoil, it is difficult to speak from a place of emotion. Los rubios, therefore, sublimates affect, casting it as a void, and chooses to focus instead on illustrating memory’s limits and its decidedly performative and fictional qualities.
Writers of works of literature have long employed various stylistic devices to execute their literary objectives. Some of these stylistic devices include – but are not limited to – the use of settings, theme, and characters. Furthermore, such works can be analyzed, understood and interpreted through the lens of theories such as Feminism, Post-colonialism, and Existentialism. The use of various stylistic devices in service of the exploration of various literary theories serves to make literature vibrant, richer, and much more useful to the society in which the work is produced. Through the use of the mentioned stylistic devices, writers are able to demonstrate links that exist between their works of literature and theories such as Feminism, Post-colonialism, and Existentialism.
“Poetry is an act of peace. Peace goes into the making of a poet as flour goes into the making of bread.” When poet Pablo Neruda said this, he probably meant that poetry helps people express their desire for peace, even when written in protest (he himself combined politics and poetry to advocate for social change). Many holocaust survivors wrote poetry about their horrific experiences, sometimes protesting what happened to them or begging for peace. Either way, the poetry’s positive impact was not recognized by Theodor Adorno. In his 1949 essay “Cultural Criticism and Society,” he claimed that “to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.” Adorno later expanded, saying he meant “it is the question whether one can live after Auschwitz.” I think
Half of a Yellow Sun shows the trauma of memory on two different levels: on both the level of the author, and on the level of the narrative (De Mey 34). Adichie, the author, did not experience the war herself, but rather inherited the traumatic memory of her parents and grandparents, allowing her to write this novel as her interpretation of their past (De Mey 34). This essay will focus on the second level, through the narrative, and specifically on how the characters of Olanna and Ugwu’s reactions to their experiences of war. In the narrated story, these are the characters who encounter the bulk of the traumatic experiences within the novel. This essay will initially contextualise a quote from the novel, relating to the theme of the embodiment of memory and will then deal with the theory of narrative therapy. Finally, this essay aims to