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.
There were also distinct themes of disloyalty, mainly between characters. This creates a connection with the reader, making the characters more relatable. The novella is overall strong and powerful in making sure the reader is not oblivious to loyalty to characters, themes and setting. At the beginning of the chapter one and the start of the final chapter, Steinbeck uses stunning natural imagery to set the scene. However, there are several clear similarities and differences between the two chapters.
It is often able to distinguish what makes a story "great", and there are many debatable reasons; but it is a unanimous decision between readers that what makes a "great" story is one that makes you want to keep reading. There are some elements of literature that simply make a story good, such as mood, character development, foreshadowing, and symbolism. They could all be potential candidates to what makes a good story, but it is rather the way that the author will use them which is what gives the audience the ability to deem it simply "good" rather than "great". There are many similarities and differences between "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell and "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe; however, "The Most Dangerous Game" is the short story that deserves to be called
He used the novel to get across many points, but he also introduced a larger theme that is still relevant today: A person’s morals will often differ from what society views as correct. He developed this theme using a variety of literary devices, such as conflict, language, and satire. He seemed to have a great understanding for these devices and how they could impact the story he was portraying. Twain took views that went against society's beliefs, similar to many people at this time, which came across especially in his portrayal of Huck. All things considered, Mark Twain did an excellent job promoting the theme that drove his
As every piece of literature consist of themes The Road and A Canticle for Leibowitz is no exception. Themes hold crucial information regarding the story; they show the main ideas and thoughts of the authors writing the particular piece of art. Since it holds so much value to the readers, they are always emphasized to a certain degree, but in the case of post-apocalyptic genre violence is a pillar of this genre while love is used more rarely. Therefore by studying and researching how Cormac McCarthy and Walter Miller portrayed the most important themes in post-apocalyptic genre, the basis and difference between 20th and 21st post-apocalyptic literature will be drawn. The most prominent theme of the post-apocalyptic genre is violence.
Symbols have the important function of conveying a deeper meaning than the one that lies on the surface. The author uses imagery and selective word choice to draw the reader in and invites the reader to ponder the story to find the hidden meaning, to enrich the mind and heart of the reader, and often to cause the reader to view something differently than was initially felt before reading the story. Within Things Fall Apart and The Poisonwood Bible there are some very significant symbols that heavily enrich both stories and bring a much greater meaning upon the reader. First, we shall begin with the symbols found within Things Fall Apart, commencing with the symbol of folktales. Folktales are significant because they are an important way that many stories with the purpose of entertainment, but of much more significance, that important lessons are passed on.
In any work of fiction, there is bound to be a character who undergoes major changes in his personality and tries to fulfill his/her inner potential. Often times, as is the case with many of these novels, main characters in works like these mirror the inner thoughts and aspirations of the authors, giving anecdotal evidence and experiences via personal storytelling. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger explores this theme via a first-person narrative, carefully crafting and weaving stories and small details to invite the reader to sympathize in Holden Caulfield’s experience. Although critics often “complain of the novel’s pedestrian content,” in reality, personal storytelling and integrating themes into dialect is different from pedestrian, uninteresting content because of the nuances embedded within the text (Roemer 5). In his first description of Allie, although the passage is just a “pedestrian” description, the sheer difficulty of opening up and exploring themes subtly comes up via Salinger’s syntax, diction, and tone of the passage.
The two stories which impressed me most were Tell Tale Heart and A Curtain of Green. Although they seem very different from each other, I see them as different representations of two pretty similar stories. Both Tell Tale Heart and A Curtain of Green take us into memories of two protagonists who have some mental issues and who are presumably very lonely people. Both of the stories include highly dramatic climaxes; however, the ways we took while we join the characters in their journey are certainly different. Before explaining the different narrative styles of the stories, we should take a look at the main characters.
The Adventurous Huckleberry Finn Hailed by (most) critics and language arts teachers alike, Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is a complex novel with several developed themes. What this book does bring to the table is a controversial literary device. “Backpedaling” which is the idea of deconstructing pre-existing ideas or character developments to highlight another. Full of intentional contradictions, Mark Twain uses his own hypocrisy and puts it into our protagonist, Huck to make him a realistic and, relatable character. This is done in several ways through the novel; It is done in the character’s moral development, within the setting itself with a variety of hypocritical ideologies, and in the oversimplification of characters
William Shakespeare and George Orwell are two of the most iconic authors of all time. Although living in different conditions and time periods, both of their works show similarities in exploring human nature and defining humanity. Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Orwell’s 1984 both explore the human traits in different storylines and styles, but for a similar purpose. Not only do both pieces of literature deeply explore the themes of power and control, but also other aspects of human life such as fear and paranoia. By doing this in each author’s storyline, they connect with the values and beliefs of their readers.
The author manages to combine happy moments with sad ones even though the sad ones takes the larger share. In addition, he accomplished his aim of having an audience that is glued to the book all along sine it is both engaging and informative. The author has a perception that the world is composed of more bad things than the good ones. This novel will be important to me as I explore the themes of post-apocalyptic fears and human struggles. However, I do feel that he leans too heavily on sadness
In many literary pieces, both fiction and nonfiction, imagery plays a large part in the development of the piece. In “Where Sweatshops Are a Dream” Nicholas D. Kristof uses imagery to further enhance his ideas and beliefs on the subject of sweatshops in poverty ridden countries. While his views could be considered highly controversial they also bring up some important points that can be greatly informative to those who aren’t knowledgeable on the topic. He uses his talented writing skills to vocalize his point in a sophisticated and believable manner. With the use of imagery Kristof strengthens his article and displays his belief that, despite the popular belief, sweatshops can benefit poverty ridden countries.
This book was absolutely phenomenal. The quirky characters and the close relationships they had with each other pull in the reader. It uses suspense to keep the reader constantly guessing what will happen next. In this book Chris Crutcher confronts many mature themes such as mental illness, racism, suicide, and death, while still being able to keep the book light hearted in many places. It also explores the importance of friendship, romantic relationships, family, and dealing with personal loss.