The character Sarita could easily be a representation of Josephina herself meaning that this story would be one built on facts and emotions that should have came easy for the author to transform into a compelling tale of mysterious and romantic relations with an unknown man. While reflecting upon the short story “The Street of the Cañon” a reader can determine the characters, setting, and style that the author portrays in the reading. As for the sake of contrast, it would be beneficial to also look for these same traits in a similar, even though different story called “The Highwayman”. This story contains many similar types of characters and style although the overall effect of the setting and the events in this poem set it apart from the previous story. The prevalence of love through troublesome situations is apparent in both of these stories
After watching The 39 Steps (1935), I realized that Alfred Hitchcock really did have a talent for establishing suspense through films. Even though suspense was the primary focus, Hitchcock managed to effectively and intelligently mix humor, romance, and thriller. He uses a variety of techniques to convey these feelings to the audience. According, to some of his interviews with Francois Truffaut, Hitchcock mentions his love for The 39 Steps, specifically about the techniques he uses to create a bewitching experience throughout the film. In this film, he uses a variety of themes that he continued to constantly use throughout his later films.
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz is a collection of short stories piled into one cohesive novel. Throughout the novel, Diaz reinforces his characters through describing them and where they came from, while creating the reader a colorful picture of their actions by the usage of the Spanish language and of descriptive words. The Spanish language augments the conditions that the main characters of each story must endure either with their significant others, or at their place of work. Likewise, this highlights how, even though the story is set in the United States, the characters still have strong ties to their old life in the Dominican Republic. The use of Spanish words also emphasizes the character’s individual stories and the events that
“Treat others the way you want to be treated” In the book A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, there are many different themes. However, the main theme stresses the importance of treating others the way you would like to be treated. The main character in this book needs to learn this lesson in order to be happy after he dies. This is a very important lesson to learn, which is why, I think, the author wrote a book about it. It’s like telling people what to do, but not actually telling them what to do.
Additionally, the related text “ A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens facilitates an individual self-discovery, as a reassessment to permanently reshape an individual outlook from the previous perspective and in turn experience a new transformation to reform their values to connect with the world. This idea is evident through the character Scrooge as Charles Dickens uses a narrative voice in “ Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge”, which captivates and instruct the reader how to feel about the character Scrooge. As a result, the reader can instantly feel a connection to the narrator, as they know that Scrooge is a man who is miserable and unpleasant. Scrooge characterization is further reinforced through the hyperbolic statement “ Whole length of the expression, and said that he would see him in that extremity first” which evinces Scrooge’s dramatic refusal to join his nephew’s family for Christmas
It keeps the watcher outside the world which helps us learn the life lessons instead of empathizing with the characters in which was present in Macbeth. The reader could feel the guilt and anger that was going through Macbeth’s head as well as in Lady Macbeth’s. Both the play and the movie might have great similarities, but each has its own unique way to deliver the message to the reader/viewer. The philosophy in Throne of blood takes us well over Shakespeare, but they both serve the purpose of the story perfectly. Both Macbeth and Throne of Blood are unique in their own way, whether it’s the way the characters react, or to the themes.
In “Identities” by W.D. Valgardson, the author shows through her work how ignorant society has become. Based on the setting, the man was misinterpreted by the police officer. People’s judgments of others lead to irrational circumstances. “When the officer,… who is nervous because of the neighborhood, who is suspicious because of the car and because he is trained to see an unshaven man in blue jeans as a potential thief…”; is made as an example of the everyday individual in society that would automatically judge a person on how they look (6).
In Away, Michael Gow discovers the way in which the key themes of redemption, self-knowledge and reality/unreality are vital to the overall understanding of the play and the reconciliation between the characters to each other as well as complications during their lives. Away has a short but detailed story line which allows us to see in which the way the families have broken connections between each other while on a Christmas family holiday. Gow used a range of stylistic devices to and language techniques including, structure, and characterization to explore and uncover the theme of reconciliation. Throughout the text of away, Gow used structure to explore the theme of reconciliation. The characters are important to the understanding of this
For irony to be used correctly, the reader must be able to clearly understand the difference between what is being said and what is expected. In the first page of the short story The “Lottery”, Jackson uses Dramatic Irony to put readers off guard by them expecting something good to happen, but it actually was the opposite. “ The lottery was conducted-- as were the square dances,the teen clubs,the halloween program--by Mr.Summers”(Jackson 1). Another example of how the author used irony to develop the story is when she used situational irony to give you a hint on about who was going to be the “winner” of the lottery. Irony helps the story, it increases the focus on the difference between the way things could/should be, and the way they are.
Nadsat accomplishes a few works in the novel A Clockwork Orange. The dialect used in the novel strengths the reader to concentrate at most of the duration of reading the novel. Consideration may be provided for on seeing the expressions on the page, the thought is unfocussed from settling on choices of the book’s characters. In this way, Nadsat protects us from the merciless and brutal occasions that happen in the book, permitting us should create a seeing with Alex, the hero. In this essay the function of language in the novel A Clockwork Orange and the film by Kubrick and how these two genres achieve the same effect with different techniques in the film will be discussed.