Furthermore, Diaz also uses conflict to characterize the personalities of each character. Junot Diaz uses various methods to project his stories that allow the readers to understand the stories vividly. Junot Diaz begins his book with an epigraph by Sandra Cisneros in which it states : Okay, we didn’t work, and all memories to tell you the truth aren’t good. But sometimes there were good times. Love was good.
This said blindness is presented on many different levels, from the pure ignorance of Zorbach of the plot development to the ride the reader is taken on with a sense of foreboding but no real clues of what will happen. The author uses repetition to great effect in the epilogue and prologue, in an effort to create the haunting effect of what could have been should Zorbach have realised the implications of his actions. The interchanging of third person and first person narration, however, is what allows all the plot devices to flow together in the making of the “perpetuum
The entirety of of The Scarlet Letter is written from the perspective of an anonymous third person narrator. Due to his egotistical tendencies, much of the novel is told through very didactic word usage because the narrator intends on teaching the readers instead of solely telling a story. Another prevalent aspect of the work in the difference of diction between the descriptions and speakings of each individual character. Hawthorne ensures that the language a character uses reflects on their personalities as well as follows along with their characterizations throughout the book. In possessing very formal diction overall, the narrator also manages to include artistic aspects such as imagery, metaphor and personification to enhance the novel’s
That in reality she is an opposite during the final chapters, and it was nearly impossible to predict because of her ability to manipulate others. Daisy can be seen as a sympathy seeker, shallow, and selfish. Some individuals may feel sympathy toward Daisy because of the way she is described and her actions in the book. The author tries to ensure that her motives are not clear and provides subliminal hints throughout the whole novel. Fitzgerald highlights the girl’s charm first thing when she is introduced to the reader, and he states that she "held my hand for a moment, looking up into my face, promising that there was no one in the world she so much wanted to see".
Humbert Humbert and his Lolita, Dolores Haze, are incomparable characters that toy with the reader’s emotions and are the basis of this story. While questioning the author’s intention in creating such a wretched tale, I discovered that Vladimir Nabokov, himself states that the novel has no intended moral, it was just something he had to get off his chest. And that is perhaps the best evaluation I can offer, one should read Lolita not for is sexual and emotional rawness, the beautiful prose, or a good and honest cry, but because it is book without an intended moral. Books like these have no gray zone, no middle ground, the reader is forced to love it or hate
Which in the end resulted in a very unfitting demise for Gatsby and Myrtle. Nick is not an honest storyteller but he is a reliable narrator because throughout the story he has been judgemental towards others and not saying the full truth or truly giving the reader the satisfaction of knowing his feelings. In the beginning, he said this “In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.” (Pg.1). Thus from the very beginning of the novel, Nick was stating he had to reserve all judgments but as the reader continues to read on this statement turns out to be false as he in multiple occasions judges a character such as Tom, Gatsby, and Daisy. Nick is a reliable narrator though he tells the full truth all the way to the end well at least to the reader not actually to the characters in the novel.
The technique of narrator perspective is used in both stories to develop the characters and provide a base to explore the main themes. Tell-Tale Heart is told in first person in the eyes of a character whom, at the start of the story, tries to convince the reader of his sanity by saying “Can you not see that I have full control of my mind? Can you not see that I am not mad?” These words, ironically, leads the reader to think of the narrator as more unreliable, as no sane man tries to convince others of his sanity. This unreliable narrator technique is used by Poe to create tension in the story, as the reader is unsure of the intensions of the murderer. The technique also helps the story explore the theme of murder, as an unreliable madman is generally more likely to commit these crimes.
First person point of view in H.P. Lovecraft’s “Cool Air” connects the reader to the emotions of the narrator and keeps critical plot information a mystery. In the crazy, bizarre story “Cool Air”, the ability to get inside the narrator’s head is an essential aspect of the plot. If the story were not set in first person, the narrator’s thoughts of confusion, fear, and dedication would cease to exist. Within the first few paragraphs of “Cool Air” the narrator wastes no time delving right into these emotions.
How does an author’s use of point of view impact the reader’s understanding of plot? Montresor is considered an unreliable narrator. What effect does the unreliable narrator technique in Poe’s Cask of Amontillado have on the reader’s understanding of the story? Because different points of view have different strengths and weakness, an author’s use of point of view is critical since it determines how the story is conveyed to the reader. The reader can only experience what's happening through the eyes of the character who narrates it.
People can justify their evil by claiming to protect people from others evil. In The Possibility of Evil, Miss Strangeworth’s idealistic evil keeps the townspeople from being happy. Miss Strangeworth’s idea of a utopian society requires that the townspeople are protected from the “possible evil lurking nearby” (Jackson 226), and she does this by writing dishonest letters to the townspeople believing that “the town where she lived hat to be kept clean and sweet” (Jackson 226). However, this causes the townspeople to be miserable because of Miss Strangeworth’s letters, and although people did not show their disdain for Miss Strangeworth at first, they do when they realize that she was the person
I noticed that Kingsolver use the idea of language to demonstrate the distinct character. For example Rachel consistently misuses of words reveals a lot about her character. In book three looking at the last paragraph of one section where Rachel says, “But I won’t tell her. I prefer to remain anomalous” (270). In this line Rachel probably meant to say, “I prefer to remain anonymous.” But instead she misuses the word anomalous.
It’s mainly in the second and third act that the structure begins to falter. The second act should be the promise of the premise in which Megan goes after her goal to clear her name, but the series of events become fragmented and they do not always flow fluidly. In addition, the tone and the events become too surreal, and the plot becomes challenging to follow. The story is a bit too ambitious and becomes misdirected when the plot focuses too much on Lucy Mann and several conspiracy theories of past historical events, like the assassination of JFK. The script also focuses too much on the idea that Megan might be hallucinating and psychotic.
The Princess Bride is an average book, meaning that there were interesting parts and some parts that were not engaging. I enjoyed how they included great detail when describing everyone’s live and what shaped them throughout time because it gives you an overview on what the character is like. Although I didn 't like how during the story when something interesting is happening, the author, William Goldman, would interrupt and spoil some parts, because as a reader, I like to find out what happens without having to stop in the middle of the story. Lastly, since I do not enjoy fantasy books, I did catch myself throughout the book zoning out because some parts were just not interesting and I didn’t like how the author would ramble on at some points.
I was a little hesitant to try this one for two reasons, even though I loved the sound of it. One, Young Adult Mystery stories are very hit or miss with me. I don 't like it when I know who the bad guy is before the main character does; it takes all the fun out of it in my opinion. Two, I hate it when synopsis are written in the first person. It generally gives no sense of what the story is about and is just plain confusing.
Miss Havisham’s development over the course of the story as well as her actions demonstrates her precarious mental state and causes readers to make inferences about her past. Furthermore, her psychological reclusiveness also allow the reader to gain a deeper insight into what makes her who she is, despite the fact that the novel is not narrated by her. In fact, through Miss Havisham’s psychological development, Dickens clarifies the idea that although revenge may seem pleasant at first, it only creates more problems in the