Bartleby, in his story "The Scrivener" and Stephen Crane, in his book "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Summary" aim at ensuring that they capture the attention of their audience based on their literary works. The two authors have structured their stories in such a way that their beginnings are flat but with time get entertaining. On the flip side, contrast exists on some of the themes that are applied to both stories. In this paper, an assessment of the similarities and contrasts that exists between the two stories will be highlighted. Theme: one of the primary goals of literary works is to ensure that the audience 's attention is captured and that it is able to derive suitable information by reading the stories.
He was obedient. Amir feels guilty because Hassan was raped by a Pashtun and Amir just didn’t do anything. He wants to ‘be good again’; however, he was not heroic enough to do so. The author consecutively reminds Amir about the ‘rape’ as a central moment throughout the text and makes him remorseful. Yet, ‘Human-beings’ will always tend to be like Amir.
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools,” Martin Luther King Jr. The Outsiders has lots of violence and love in it, making it a shaky, twisty and turny experience for the reader. Violence and love are a vital element of the plot in The Outsiders; the book relies on violence to further the plot, and love to solve problems. Violence is never the answer between the Socs and Greasers, yet they like fighting. Instead, if they love each other they could find a way to stop this tension.
While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted. “How to Tell a True War Story” and “Ambush” are stories that both explore on topics: truth, the real definition of a true war story, and the role of truth. O 'Brien starts off “How to Tell a True War Story” with “This is true.” Starting this story with such a bold sentence not only makes it seem more true, but to some extent, it acts as a comfort statement to the narrator’s own doubts, as if there were unspeakable uncertainties and lies of the narrator. The title of this story also comes into play, with a meta-fictional name “How to Tell a True War Story”, as if it were a guide, a manual, having a true war story tell the readers how to tell a true war story. However ironically, towards the middle of the story, us as
The author, Sarah J. Maas, knows how to get the reader emotionally attached to the charters. This is very important because it gives the reader a reason to keep pushing through the slow parts of the book. Because of Maas’s talent to involve the reader in the story, the story of Selena Sardothien is a great story to read. Maas’s talent has the ability to make people attached to the book and her characters. Not only does Maas’s book involve the reader emotionally, but she also makes it possible for the reader to relate to the characters and the hardships they face.
Christopher Mills - Thomas Pryor Context for any novel is critical because it sets the scene and tone for the reader, it creates a mindset and a perception and as the reader engages more with the story they are able to visualize in their own mind what is taking place on the pages. With the book, To Kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee in 1960, it is through the eyes of a child even though it is written by the adult Harper Lee discussing the differences between the black and white races, the treatment towards black people in the nineteen thirties. The issue of prejudice is prevalent in the book. Although it is highlighted throughout, it is very evident in the discussion that Scout has with her father once Scout had started school, Scout is confused and doesn’t know why her teacher behaves differently towards certain students, why some students are treated respectfully and why some aren’t. Scout asks Atticus- ‘’you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-‘’ “Sir?” “-until you climb into his skin and walk
In deduction, Mark Zusak effectively uses the power of words to demonstrate how crucial it was to the survival and growth of major characters, he also expresses this through numerous perspectives. Liesel represents the power of words and its ability to deceive and persuade; however, Rudy is affected negatively the most through the power of words, these representations of how words can be powerful are merely exercised through emotional measures rather than through expression of thought, which certainly affects the outcome of the story. The literary devices in the novel have allowed the author to depict an image of how the power of words is displayed. Besides this, the application of this analysis could be more intensive that just this instance, which is why it is critical to understand the power of analyzing the effect that words can have, they can revamp and change views to represent a completely different perspective. The Book Thief is a buoyant novel that educates and guides youth to be more cautious about the effect of words on altering your
In Graham Greene’s novel, The End of the Affair, he was able to illustrate the story of Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles’ affair through various perspectives. Greene started with Bendrix, then in Book Three he changed the narrator to Sarah’s point of view. Overall, Greene was able to create this novel using nonlinear narration and unreliable narration. In the novel, the use of nonlinear narration helps the reader understand the story better. The readers get a better feel for what the affair was like because of the way the narrator flashes back to that time.
His life happens to be a futile exercise in shedding what is extraneous- weight, food, chores, relationships and, ultimately, the sap in his veins. Chatterjee in his writing is an uncompromising realist. He is evidently aware of the diseases of Indian set-up and his novels attempt to give a searing picture of that reality. Chatterjee emerges from these pages as a man who seriously takes the ethical development of his age as the vocation of novelist. There is a persistent opinion in a large section of critics that Chatterjee’s work is unredeemed by any positive value.
In conclusion, by choosing a setting that reflects their own experiences and context, authors are able to write about the surroundings of the characters and the effect it has on the purpose and behaviour of the characters thereby captivating the readers’ attention. This is because the atmosphere of the story and how the surroundings of the characters are described greatly impacts the visualisation of the novel. In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Foer exposes how the setting influences the development of the protagonists’ internal conflicts by incorporating the atmosphere and illustration of both New York City and Dresden in the novel. Ultimately, authors’ experiences form the setting of their novel which in turn influences the