Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (1850), is a worthy allegorical novel in which symbolism invades al its components. Hawthorne’s works belonged to romanticism or, more specifically, dark romanticism. The author shaped his own literary style. Although his writing style was viewed as outdated when compared to modern literature, he conveyed modern themes of psychology and human nature through the use of allegory and symbolism. Therefore, Hawthorne customarily wrote elongated visual portrayals.Another aspect of his writing which was exclusive to his time was the use of formal dialogue which remained consistent from character to character.Although his dialogue was overly formal, it was an accurate tool to describe human emotion.
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.
The reason I chose to analyze the character development of Don Damien, in the story ‘The Beautiful Soul of Don Damien’ is because of the other characters contrasting views about Don Damien, and also the peculiar way the character development is brought about by Juan Bosh. As aforementioned, the story is dictated from the soul’s point of view, using its ability to sense all the other characters thoughts and emotions. The soul’s discovery of how it is perceived by its host’s (Don Damien) ‘friends’ and family is unusual but satisfactory in it’s attempt to captivate the audience and deliver a well-written story with the help of writer’s techniques and so on. We follow Don Damien’s soul throughout the story, and through the soul’s ability to understand people’s thoughts, and Juan Bosch’s descriptions, we learn the truth about how others surrounding Don Damien perceive him to be, and also whether or not Don Damien does indeed have a beautiful soul.
The job of every author is not only to create a story with an interesting plot line, but also to create characters that capture the reader’s attention. In the classic story of, “Bartleby, the Scrivener”, author Herman Melville does an excellent job of portraying Bartleby in a way that leaves the reader wanting more. Not only does Bartleby’s character challenge the normal standards of the average employee, but the reader is also allowed to take a look into the mind of the author during a time of strife and struggles. Although it might be difficult for the reader to look past the many noticable differences between Bartleby and the average worker, once scratching the surface of comparisons they may be able to find similarities between Bartleby
On the contrary, Hester’s character portrays individualism, rebellious and brave although she had to go through hard times. Later we have found that even society has admiration towards Hester. Additionally, Hester’s courage can be seen when she was brought to Scaffold to condemn her punishment for adultery where she was asked to confess the name of her lover. She does not confess even when she was being mocked and made to wear the Scarlet letter “A” which marks of an adulterous. She stands boldly, though she felt devastating inside.
Hester is very lucky not to be executed for her crimes, instead, she is forced to go about life with an “A” on her chest, showing her crime so everyone can see. Throughout the book, there is a scaffold that shows shame and circles back to symbolizing purity in the Scarlet Letter. The scaffold is the center point in this Puritan society where criminals are to be punished and the whole town can attend. As Hester is called to the scaffold to be shamed for committing adultery immediately shows that the scaffold is a symbol of humility and public exposure. When Hester is forced to the scaffold the first time she gets emotionally berated for her sin as the scaffold starts defining who she is.
Capote can empathize with Perry’s experience; therefore, he writes more about Perry because he knows how to elicit emotions from the readers with his own experience. Capote also needed a heroic figure, and he chose Alvin Dewey since he was the lead investigator of the Clutter murder case. As seen in the same article by Patrick Keefe for The New Yorker, he states that “Dewey plays a role that is heroic and comfortingly archetypal” and “that’s because Capote rendered him that way, with a degree of careful embroidery.” Capote made sure to include a heroic element for a more novel feel and to keep the readers engrossed since they look up to the heroic figure and the protagonist and follow their journey. Even though Capote controls the portrayal of the characters, especially Perry and Dewey, his account is still accurate. He covers more details about them, but he also used facts to do so.
The Book Thief was one of my favorite books that I have read so far, the author, Markus Zusak used imagery and used foreshadowing to prepare the reader for more important events.The author switches from the first person and third person point of view and how it gave you different perspectives.In the book, there's a sad tone and some humor in the book as well. The author uses flashbacks to inform the reader of previous events.The author used the first person because he wanted to switch from character to character and to make the story more interesting.He uses symbolism in the novel and he did that, it made the story more entertaining and unique. In the book the main character is Liesel, her brother died and she was sent to her new home with her foster parents in Germany.The story took place in World war ll and the Jewish were getting killed by the Nazi army.One day a Jewish man came and took shelter in her parent's basement.She needed to keep the Jewish man a secret or he would get killed.She found love for books and use them for comfort and she gets the name the book thief because she took books that she found from anywhere.The author uses diction to create tone.In the novel, there's a lot of imagery that set the mood for the novel and creates an
as listed in (O 'Brien). Throughout the plot of the story O 'Brien seem to focus on the things that were not important versus the things that 's were, and at the end, he was faced with a big consequence. The text has artistic value based on the plot because it is giving us as readers, the sequences of events, the reasons for things that are happing throughout the story. The text 's artistic value of the plot attracts the reader into the character 's existence and help the reader to better understand the choices the characters choose to make. For
Also, I was intrigued by the way the book does an excellent job in making its content relatable by incorporating true short stories told by the ancient Babylonians. By having these stories as examples it was exciting to see Arkad’s opinion. I also enjoyed the fact that the book was written and published in old English. I found the book inspirational because it discloses the secrets to being both wealthy and successful. This book holds the key to all you desire and everything you would wish to accomplish in life.