The fictional world is full of chaos, as people tend to prefer unstable theories to countless philosophies. Specifically, there is a literary shift from linearity and order to randomness and fragmentation. Consequently, Postmodernist writers understand that their works are subject to interpretation; however, they believe that the flexibility of understanding in texts is the basis for the development of innovative ideas in society. Moreover, Kurt Dinan writes in a nonlinear, flexible fashion by writing with a component of Mystery. 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.
Similarly, many other authors employ realistic details to expose societal critiques or unwritten messages within a narrative. For instance, Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” utilize realistic details to suggest hidden meanings within their stories. Moreover, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “Yellow Wallpaper” and Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” employ realistic details to convey social critiques. Thus, realistic details illuminate the true nature of stories and offer social critiques. Hyper realistic and surreal details demystify the true nature
The audience can feel differently about the surprises or situational irony for the characters because of who they are and what they do throughout the story. O. Henry’s “Ransom of Red Chief” shows a humorous case of situational irony. Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” can either create a sympathetic or lousy feeling for the characters of the story. Both authors from both stories create an unexpected twist which leads into conflicts which then leads into some circumstances. O. Henry and Guy de Maupassant both have a similar yet completely different case of situational
Catch 22 Paper In Catch 22 by Joseph Heller the book is a complex novel. Heller uses many themes, does not have the storyline in chronological order and often uses irony in his descriptions. Many of the themes can be compared to other literature. One of the themes that can be compared is fear in war. As well as the value of a human life during these times of war, but the insanity of war and Heller 's solution to insanity is the idea of "there is always a catch" in life is shown to a dramatic extent.
The Execution of Romanticism in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is one of the most thought-provoking Civil War stories written in the 19th century. In this story, Bierce digs his pen into philosophical questions about “the nature of time and the nature of abnormal psychology” (Logan 102). Yet because of the story’s multifaceted poignancy, scholarship has debated whether it is a Romantic yarn, a Gothic tale, or something abruptly more cynical. I will argue that “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is actually a transitional short story that explores how the rise of regionalism and realism during the Civil War led to the death of romanticism. In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” the central character Peyton Farquhar functions as a symbol of romanticism.
He knows about famous authors and can quote lines from classic pieces of literature. Although this gives him an advantage because he is not ignorant like the rest of the society, it ends up being a burden. While conversing with Montag, Beatty talks about how he has tried to equate the universe and make sense of the various opinions and contradicting ideas in books. Although to people such as Montag, Faber, and Granger this knowledge seems like an advantage, it is a burden to Beatty. Beatty is puzzled and troubled by the fact that he can not make sense of the literature, and for this reason he wants to die.
Tim O’Brien never lies. While we realise at the end of the book that Kiowa, Mitchell Sanders and Rat Kiley are all fictional characters, O’Brien is actually trying to tell us that there is a lot more truth hidden in these imagined characters than we think. This suggests that the experiences he went through were so traumatic, the only way to describe it was through the projection of fictional characters. O’Brien explores the relationship between war experiences and storytelling by blurring the lines between truth and fiction. 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.
In many great literary novels, justice is one of the key themes that is studied, debunked, and questioned. Some of them hint at it; others dedicate the entire novel to the idea of it. For Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, and Nineteen Eighty-Four, written by George Orwell, justice is touched on in many different ways than is usual for great novels. Despite being written nearly two thousand years apart, both stories share similar ideas about the idea and pursuit of justice. While the specific justices do vary, both are alike in the tragic outcomes that befall each main character.
The display of emotions in his stories is what draws the attention of the reader. Most of the narrations like in "The Black Cat" give a sense of irrationality. Hatred, melancholy, woe and distress, his characters rely more on the human side showing their mental state, taking his stories to have a bigger impact on the reader’s minds. This is attributed to the period where his works were written, as stated earlier. Poe’s usage of resources like dark atmospheres, messing around with the time in which the story is represented, this was most commonly used to alter reader’s ideas of the perfection and the beauty and divert them more to the contemporary side.