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.
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.
Also, he learns to accept her even though he knows that she would never be satisfied. In Wolff’s story, he emphasizes the importance of giving respect during the time when he enumerates the memories that Anders did not remember. He uttered “Anders did not remember the pleasure of giving respect.” Although, they have similarity, the two stories has major differences also. First, both author differs the way they introduce and develop their lead characters to the reader.Second, they also differ in perspective from which their stories are being told. Third, they differs on the choice of settings and how it impact to the stories.And lastly, they differ in style of writing and plot development.
This is shown, for example, by a passage from paragraph 2 of “The Hollow Men”, “We whisper together. Are quiet and meaningless.” This suggests how the hollow men collectively feel disregarded because they see that their words have no impact and are essentially meaningless. This kind of thinking contributes to feeling estranged from society. They realize that their lack of power contributes to their lack of ability to communicate. Another example, in paragraph 3 of “Soldier’s Home,” states: “Later he felt the need to talk but no one wanted to hear about it.” This returning soldier, Krebs, feels the need to open up and share with others about his experience, but with no willing or
His writing ranges from lyrical aurete to forthright. Junger incorporates the Frame Story literary device with the intention of organizing several similar stories and revealing the connections at the end. Junger also uses flashback to reveal background, foreshadowing to provide suspense where it’s lacking and convey information that gives readers that “Ah ha!” feeling later in the text after all is revealed, and personification to add life. Junger cannot be entirely sure of the final moments of Andrea Gail and her crew and tries his best to speculate and draw reasonable conclusions without assumption. With this obstacle in mind, Junger writes this story not about the Romantic action of man against a terrible force of nature but about the lives taken by the storm and the lives that loss has affected.
His argument is that he had precautions, one of which was to act “hastily”. Additional diction that the narrator uses to try and show that he isn’t mad are the words “cleverly” and “cunningly” which he uses to describe himself in an effort to appear sane. The author uses sentence structure and syntax as well in this passage, in this passage there were two different instances of repetition. One example of repetition is when he used the rhetorical question, “for what had I now to fear?” Through the rhetorical question, the reader infers that the narrator was scared of the old man, or of himself. If the narrator was afraid of the old man it
In an interview he gave for Gregory Mason, Ishiguro explains the reasons why he prefers using first person narrators. In this interview, he stated that somebody’s thoughts, how they try to hide from themselves certain aspects of their past and decide to reveal some others, interests him deeply and that he will stick with the first person and elaborate this concept further. (Mason, Gregory, 1989). In Remains of the Day, Ishiguro presents a narrator who recollects his past memories in an attempt to heal wounds and create a sense of identity for him. Ishiguro explains: “I need to keep reminding people that the flashbacks aren‟t just a clinical, technical means of conveying things that happened in the past.
To create a literary effect in a sentence because a person asks a rhetorical question when he already knows the answer, or he is not expecting an answer. This kind of question emphasizes the listener to think of his actions or words. Types Of Rhetorical Question There are several types of rhetorical questions and some of them are given below: Negative Assertion This class of rhetorical questions imposes a challenge against the listener and often gives a negative impression of an object. This type of question is impossible or difficult to answer. For instance, someone asked you that what has your friend done for you?
In this part of the story, he does not sympathize with the wife. Therefore, he does not rouse the reader’s sympathy for the wife, and in the process, distances the readers as well. The narrator further distances the reader by reminding him always that he is reading a book. This scheme acts to disengage the reader from developing any form of emotion towards the characters in the narration. At one point he says, “Pieces of the story began to fall into place” (Carver 2370).