Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
‘Red Peter’s Little Lady’ by Ceridwen Dovey and ‘A Report to an Academy’, by Franz Kafka, are literary works that use a variety of techniques to represent the concepts and themes of the ‘Animals, Monsters and Machines’. Over the years, animals have climbed their way into our literature and because of authors’ mastery, readers are able to think about and understand, philosophical concepts and social issues without the offense that is often expressed by audiences when writing about humans. ‘Red Peter’s Little Lady’, explores many concepts related to personhood and humanity to represent the concepts outlined throughout Animals, Monsters and Machines. This is only possible due to the appropriation and adaptation of concepts and themes from Kafka’s ‘A Report to An Academy’ which also explores personhood, otherness and the human condition. Animals, Monsters and Machines has been conceptualised intertextually in ‘Red Peter’s Little Lady’ and ‘A Report to An Academy’ through the exploration of personhood: the social and moral term used to describe one’s level of humanity.
Gabrielle Akcelik Prof. Elsky English 1012 Assignment 1 Outline I. Thesis Statement Throughout act one of the Shakespearian play, Hamlet, there is a reoccurring appearance of the ghost of Hamlet’s father, who fuels Hamlet to avenge his father’s death. II. Development In scenes 1, 4, and 5 in Hamlet, the ghost of the Hamlet’s father (formally King of Denmark), appears to Barnardo, Marcellus, Horatio and Hamlet. The ghost is silent at first, however when Horatio brings Hamlet to see the ghost, he finally vocalizes his want for revenge against Claudius. A) [Scene 1] The ghost appears first to Barnardo, Marcellus and Horatio, beckoning it to speak, but the ghost refused to say a word.
Hamlet “340 Sir, I lack advancement.” and Rosencrantz wonders “How can that be, when you have the voice of the king himself for your succession in Denmark?” (2.3. 337 -341). On the other hand, the way she treated Guildenstern in the scene with suspicion was because of the ghost of his father appearing to him and revealing his killer. The prince was aware that Guildenstern was a spy for Claudius and when she says she has been send by his mother the queen “ The queen, your mother, in most great affliction of spirit, hath sent me to you.” Hamlet replies “You are welcome” using a puppet to mock her, Guildenstern replies “Nay, good my lord, this courtesy is not of the right breed. If it shall please you to make me.
Imagery helps paint a mental picture for the reader, while similes compare two unlike objects using like or as. The reader has to be able to understand or imagine what the devices mean, to enhance the story. A few examples in the story, were difficult to understand due to the reference. For the most part, this story had some great literary devices. In the story The Most Dangerous Game, Richard Connell
What if someone unexpected changed your way of thinking, permanently? What if God chose to send someone into your life to abolish you superficial thoughts? In both the stories “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, by Flannery O’Connor, and “Cathedral”, by Raymond Carver, the authors create main characters who lack faith and think superficially about life. However, in both stories, the authors send unexpected characters to act like mediums, for their job is to be the connection of the main character’s initial position in faith and their final position, revealed at the end of both stories. Even though the stories have a different plot and involve diverse kinds of characters, the final message and moral is the same.
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
“I want to show people how there are variations and different interpretations of good and evil.” -Hideo Kojima. This quote shows us that nothing is exactly what it is and that everything is subject to different standpoints whether good or bad. Every action or event has the ability to be justified. It just depends on the perceiver. The Gothic Short story “The Cask of the Amontillado” By Edgar Allen Poe sheds light onto common human ambitions and characteristics, whether it is the lust for revenge, power, or class struggle.
He then says that there was a “go-between” between the situation of the wolf when it was actually there and when it was a lie. This go-between was literature. Nabokov returns to this story and says, “the magic of art was in the shadow of the wolf that he deliberately invented” (13). Nabokov is trying to say that imagination creates literature while still being true to the time. Nabokov does this to further show his purpose.
Symbolism is the exercise of using objects, people, situations or words to exemplify something else. Many authors frequently use symbolism in their literary works to express moods or emotions in order to give their work deeper meaning. In Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, she strives to highlight the evil and unjust things that exist in society while simultaneously revealing the good in the world. Atticus, the mockingbird, and Scout are all symbolic vehicles that are used to represent the themes of justice, morality, and ethics. One of the main characters in the novel, Atticus Finch, expresses the themes of justice, morality and ethics.