The perspective of a story can and will drastically affect what a reader perceives and believes about a tale. A book’s perspective serves as a window, from which the reader looks through to view the fictional world beyond. Kelly Stuart’s “The New New” has several characters who are led to believe different things based on their perspective. Stuart takes this idea a step further, and using the book’s limited third person narrative, Stuart pulls the reader to believe certain things without evidence. At the publishing company, the characters believe that Jimmy, the author of the book they’re publishing, murdered Jeremy, a “monster”, despite only being told of the killing. However, Jeremy’s sister Naomi, believes
In “Half-Walls Between Us,” and “Body Farm” both Greg Smith and Maria Said, the authors, of the two stories write vivid descriptions to describe their surroundings and events. In addition, being descriptive in their story helps the audience be able to imagine what the author is writing about. Moreover, imagery helps the readers feel like they are standing where the author’ writing is referring to.
In the essay “Superman and Me”, the author, Sherman Alexie recalls the time he first learned to read. He talks about his Indian culture and the perception of people like himself. He also discusses his childhood and the outcome of learning to read. The reoccurring theme of the essay is the love of reading. The author used various literacy devices to express the feelings of empowerment, happiness and the necessity that came with learning to read. Alexie uses repetition, metaphors and imagery to convey these feelings and support the main idea.
Everyone has, at some point in their lives, had a strained relationship with someone, whether it has been with a friend, a lover or merely an acquaintance. Contrary to other relationships, a dysfunctional love affair is of great significance, as it can give rise to strong feelings of unhappiness and depression if one is betrayed. This is attributable to the robust and substantial bond between the two partners concerned. In Raymond Carver’s short story, “Gazebo”, a dysfunctional romance and also its consequences are depicted. The short story portrays the two spouses, Duane and Holly, who are experiencing an appreciable weakening of their relationship owing to Duane’s extramarital affair.
As the title of the novel suggests, the color yellow is one of the largest and most important symbols in A Yellow Raft in Blue Water. The color’s effects can best be seen in Rayona with the yellow raft at Bearpaw Lake, but can also be seen in Christine and Ida’s stories. The color yellow clarifies many of the novel's themes, including how each individual perceives the same situation differently, how reality shatters illusions, and how characters seek feelings of internal peace and permanence.
Blue is essentially a story of searching for identity and creating your own family. Written by Patricia Leavy the story follows three college roommates, as they each piece together who they are in their life after college. Following each characters involvement in relationships and inner dialogue, the book addresses the challenge young adults face coming out of college with finding their identity. Through her story life, Leavy has weaved together sociological themes that relate to identity seeking. Leavy’s book is a story that demonstrates how individuals form identity because it highlights themes of sociological theories, dramaturgy, and socialization.
I chose to write my WT1 as a personal essay because it most successfully met my goal of wanting to communicate the struggle of growing up and finding self-acceptance. The use of literary terms like similes and personification allowed me to create a humorous tone that is more relatable to my audience, children with immigrant parents or children who have felt like outcasts. A simile is used when the narrator describes her first day of kindergarden and how she felt “like [she] was an alien who had disembarked from a spaceship.” This comparison is continued through the use of personification when the narrator “scurries to the far back [of the classroom] keeping [her] alien-green head and antennas
A lot of authors provide nonverbal communication in their books to develop the plot and the characters. Ernest Gaines does this particularly well in his book A Lesson Before Dying. Most of the nonverbal communication in this book focuses on the eyes of the people interacting with and around the narrator, Grant Wiggins. Gaines' use of nonverbal communication both enhances the plot and develops the characters in a way that is realistic, effective and easy to read.
Through the use of archetypes in the film Shrek, the theme of wrongful prejudices is portrayed. An archetype refers to an original model or pattern from which other later copies are made, especially a character, an action, or a situation that represents common patterns of human life. These patterns are often depicted in fairytale due to their trend of a theme. The archetype of transformation is evident in the storyline of Shrek.
A person’s identity changes much over time. The reasons may vary, from life experiences, friends, or merely growth, people go through a multifold of changes during his or her lifetime. In the novel Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, we accompany thirteen year old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, as she walks her late mother’s footsteps to Lewiston, Idaho in an attempt to better understand why she left. Amid Sal’s sojourn to Idaho, she reveals her best friend Phoebe’s story, which veritably is merely a camouflage for her own, or as she discloses in the first chapter, “The reason Phoebe’s story reminds me of that plaster wall and the hidden fireplace is that beneath Phoebe’s story was another one. Mine.” (Creech 3) . As we unravel Salamanca’s story we witness
Homer’s, The Odyssey is an epic which was written many years ago. At that time, in Ancient Greek society, the dominant role was played by men and the women were considered and given an inferior position. But The Odyssey was often considered a women’s epic because women played an important role. Women in The Odyssey are portrayed as powerful, wise and controlling because they ensure that the illusion of male success will go on - they speak as men through women.
In the works of Literature an epiphany is “a moment of profound insight or revelation by which a character’s life is greatly altered” (24). In the short story “Cathedral” Raymond Carver uses epiphany to draw on the theme, blinded views can alter someone’s behavior. On the realistic level, epiphany advances the plot and character development because they are the basis for the story’s central action. They also help define the narrator and play a vital part in revealing the story’s theme. The following changes in the character’s views have shown an evident development.
When Cronin’s wife feels that life has a deeper meaning and she has a purpose because she survived the accident. This was the version 2 of the meaning of life that Cronin states, “possesses an organized pattern of meaning. Grief means something, joy means something, love means something.” The author's thinking matches with his version 1, which was “Life is a series of accumulations—friends, lovers, children, memories, the contents of your 401(k)—followed by a rapid casting off (i.e., you die).” Therefore, even after the accident Cronin does not feel the need to practice Christianity. The author blames the events that played out in his life. First, the author says, “My Catholic upbringing was halfhearted and unfocused, but it made an impression” -By “impression,” this quote also shows that he believed in god, just not all the teachings being taught by the church- and when Cronin’s wife and kids try attending church, they do not feel satisfied. Second the author has not been traumatized by any of the events in his life. Therefore, he did not feel the obligation of practicing a religion. His life events followed: promoted job; his writing was making profits;