The main reason literary devices are used is to connect with the reader. When we read, we want to truly enjoy what is written we need to become a part of the story. And literary devices help us to better see and feel the storyline. A good storyline captures all of our senses, these devices draw the reader in, paint a picture, heighten the senses, and pull at us emotionally. Throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story The Birthmark, some of the key literary devices used were irony symbol and theme.
What makes a story enjoyable? Is it the plot? Or is it the methods the author uses to connect to the reader? Plot is a big thing, but it is the literary devices that bring the story together. In the three stories, “The Tunnel” by Sarah Ellis, “The Skating Party” by Merna Summers and “The Bicycle” by Jillian Horton all have unique literary devices to make each story more intriguing and to give them the feeling of being part of the story.
Shirley Jackson uses literary devices such as symbolism, tone and irony which make the story more detailed and entertaining. Irony is used plenty throughout the story. Dramatic irony happens to be when the characters of the story know something yet we don't find out till later on in the story. We can pretty much say the story begins with dramatic irony without reading much of it. Usually when we hear or see the word Lottery, we think of some sort of price.
A compare and contrast fiction essay on two short stories, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “The Rocking Horse Winner” By D.H. Lawrence. The Lottery is a short story of a yearly ritual in which a small town casually draws one person’s name that will sacrifice their life by being stoned to death to ensure bountiful harvest. The Rocking Horse Winner is a fictional story about a woman who is obsessed with money, she shows no love or attention to her family, she thinks her husband is unlucky and her son Paul only wants to be loved by his mother, he hopes to change his mother’s mind in order to gain her love by becoming lucky.
Icobob says this as an opportunity to win the hand of Katrina, the rich man 's daughter, As soon as the party is over he rides off and gets killed by the headless horseman. In the second story there is a man called rip van Winkle, he gets scolded by his wife a lot. So one day after his wife had scolded him he went off hunting. He finds a very old man who leads him on a journey when he comes back though, it has been 20 years. He goes on to find his son is married, his wife has died and that he has a daughter.
Gatsby was an underprivileged man who feels that he can win ha woman that he has always loved (Daisy) back if he earns enough materialistic wealth. When he first meets Daisy Buchanan, Gatsby commits "himself to the following of a grail" (156). The Great Gatsby is a story of an American Dream. Towards the end of the book, Gatsby ends up in a very tight situation awaiting a call from Daisy that did not become a reality, but he passes away an incurable fanaticizing death, still feeling that he will never be able to make his dream a reality by making his long time sweetheart totally his. Nick is then left with the impression that if you devote your valuable time to overtake a girl that you have been admiring for a long time is an exact example of moral corruption.
In “The Rocking-Horse Winner” the antagonist who opposes Paul, sadly, is most likely his mother. It is because of her that he gets involved with the gambling so that he may become lucky for her. His own mother set him on the path that would ultimately lead to his death. In “The Prodigal Son”, the antagonist would, probable be the sons older brother, who opposes the fathers warm welcome home for his brother. It is the human thing to do to hold grudges and to want to withhold forgiveness.
Literary Analysis: “A Worn Path” Eudora Welty uses many literary elements in her short story, “A Worn Path,” to allow the reader to stay engaged throughout its entirety. Although there are many literary elements present in this story, there are three that Welty focuses intently on. She uses elements such as imagery, symbolism, and motifs to draw the reader’s attention. It is important for an author to write their story in a way that can be understood but also enjoyed. In “A Worn Path”, Welty focuses in on the elements, such as, symbolism, motifs, and imagery and writes a story that has great meaning and can be discovered by the reader when looked at carefully.
As, for the recap have you read the “Landlady and the Tell Tale Heart”? Throughout this essay the first two paragraphs represent and tell the summary of both of these short stories. The third was about the comparison’s and the differences between the stories. If you were to read both stories it would probably give more detail. Although, they are both intriguing they are both good to
Jewel started the altercation and Darl defended him to end it in a peaceful manner. This is the action of a sane man trying to save his brother’s life. When Darl was sent off to the insane asylum, the Bundren family made the decision together. The primary decision maker was Anse Bundren, who is not the proper judge of a man’s character. Anse had stolen Jewel’s horse, stole ten dollars from Dewey Dell, only takes his wife to bury her so he can get new teeth, and remarried a week after his wife’s death.