Have you ever wondered why authors use literary devices exactly?. Do you know of the author named Sandra Cisneros?. Authors use literal and figurative language in their text such as similes, metaphors, imagery, and others. They use these in order to express the specific theme of a literary work. One author who benefits from this is Sandra Cisneros, she applies literary devices to communicate her message in The House on Mango Street, a short book.
For man against himself Rainsford is trying not to give up on himself and keep battling the general so he will not get killed. Throughout the story Rainsford has many challenging difficulties but can he survive and win the game? One of the main conflicts in “The Most Dangerous Game” is man against man. Man against man first takes place when General Zaroff is hunting Rainsford. The narrator says, “Rainsford held his breath.
Furthermore, Rainsford went through a struggle when he got himself stuck in the quicksand Zaroff cautioned him about. As he was running for his life in the forest, suddenly Rainsford’s foot started to sink down into the ground (Connell 34). “With a violent effort, he tore loose [his foot and] he knew where he was; Death Swamp and its quicksand” (Connell 34). Since he gets stuck in the trap, he needs to find a way out swiftly out of there before General Zaroff catches him, which causes a big conflict for Rainsford. A final obstacle that was life threatening for Rainsford that he only had a few moments to decide what he should do to save himself.
Carlson had initiated a conversation on Candy 's dog reeking in the ranch house and a final decision was made to shoot the dog and put its misery to an end. Candy 's ego is pragmatic which led him to let the guys shoot his dog but it was clear of the pain he was going through with the loss he had occurred. Candy had depended on his dog for friendship since he was a young boy and throughout time, he had not realized that he depended on the dog for his own sense of security. Unable to handle the absence of his best friend, Candy moved to George and Lennie for companionship, " 'Tell you what...S 'pose I went in with you guys. Tha 's three hundred an ' fifty bucks I 'd put in.
Furthermore, after Rainsford had found a huge dead tree leaning against a smaller living one, he got to work with his knife and hid behind a log after he completed his task. Connell then reveals, “His foot touched the protruding bough that was the trigger…. the general sensed his danger and leaped back with a agility of an ape. But he was not quite quick enough….“‘Rainsford,’ called the general….‘Not many men know how to make a Malay mancatcher’” (Connell). The malay mancatcher is a trap made from a dead tree leaning against a living one.
After the death of the dog’s master, Boardman Hawes shows how the people start saying that now this dog has something “sombre” only because his owner had it (Paragraph 5). People judge the dog by his background and company, not by who he is. The dog response to the people’s thoughts is fear, showing a defensive position appealing to his survival instincts. Because of this fear he is not able to interact with the people, as they also think that he is the devil, provoking more fear. “Some said he was hunting with the spirit of his lost master; some, that he was a devil incarnate.” (Paragraph 7).
Although, in the CSI miami episode, the investigators would find clues such as a ladder to a treehouse and a bow and arrow next to it on the ground. This gives an explanation of how they did not know who was the murderer was. Unlike each other, they both have unique clues given to solve who the murderer is. In the end of the short story “The Most Dangerous Game”, Rainsford kills Zaroff to succeed in the game, whereas in the show, CSI Miami the murderer goes to jail. In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game”, Zaroff is defeated by Rainsford and Rainsford can go to sleep safely after he succeeded the game against Zaroff.
“What does an act of rereading--both in and of Nabokov’s Lolita--involve, entail and encourage, exactly?” (Hustis 1). Harriet Hustis writes about the act of rereading to gain a true understanding of the book Lolita. Hustis discusses the different ways to truly get acquainted with the text as a reader. There are several rhetorical strategies Nabokov uses while writing Lolita to truly help the reader comprehend the characters and why they do what they do. Hustis uses several examples of how Nabokov utilizes backshadowing to reference previous parts of the text that you may not have recognized at first glance.
Man versus himself is very important to Connell’s story. In Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game,” there is man versus man, nature, and himself for conflict in the story. Man versus man it the most obvious conflict in the short story, it is also the most important. Man versus nature is seen right away on page two as the stories first conflict. Man versus himself is not in the story too much but it dictates what happens throughout the game that Rainsford and Zaroff
Throughout the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston uses a variety of styles of writing such as metaphors, sentence structure and length, and imagery. These, along with other effective literary devices used, help the reader can capture stronger grasp on the novel and what they just read. To add to that statement, the use of these devices are not limited through this part of Hurston's novel. In fact, many places in this expert from the novel, the reader can notice these devices used. Metaphors are a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.