Both Sherman Alexie and Francine Prose utilize various rhetorical strategies throughout their essays to captivate their audience. However, Alexie and Prose present and use these rhetorical strategies in different ways. Prose’s essay contains different components of literary devices than Alexie’s essay. For example, one of the rhetorical methods Prose uses is to take on a certain identity to build her credibility and to strengthen her argument. While Alexie also takes on an identity to fortify his argument, it is a completely different identity than Prose. The authors both appropriate a distinctive style and rhetorical devices into their essays, which in turn create strong arguments, captivate the audience, and reveal the writer’s true thoughts and feelings.
The PBS article of the adaptation discusses the challenges of adapting a novel into a film and the changes of filmmakers must make. More than 65 percent of novels and stories have been turned into films. However, the narrator in stories or a novels are the main key because “In film the narrator largely disappears”(PBS). But in a movie gives the audience exactly what it should be seen, in stories, and novels the reader has to imagine in their own. The article explains that to do a film the filmmakers have to vision what's happening in the book to do the film. Also, filmmakers make changes in the film to the novel to be more interesting. As in a films and novels they both have different tools for their own “narrative structure”. “In the Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury the
In Ray Bradbury’s short story “The Pedestrian”, the motifs of the story were appeared a lot of times. Motifs always repeat in the story and give a dominant central idea to strengthen the theme. By reading the motifs in the story, we could learn more about the things that the writer wants to tell us. In this story, there are lots of words of motifs; for examples, silence, alone, darkness, empty and frozen. Those motifs shows the lacking of inspiration and excitement in the story and determines the dark keynote of the story. Also, there are lots of descriptions of motifs in the story, such as the description of the rusty smelling of the lightbulb, or the description of the smelling of the little jail. Those motifs all shows how pedestrian it
In using diction the author was able to invigorate a higher connection, and therefore amplify a connection between reader and writer. Another example, that can really inform readers in multiple aspects is, “The houses up here were shabbier than the brick houses lower down in the valley. They were made of wood, with lopsided porches, sagging roofs, rusted-out gutters, and balding tar paper or asphalt shingles slowly but surely parting from the underwall.” (Walls 150) Jeanette connected her lifestyle with her environment around her, as well as connecting the readers with her feelings. We can interpret undoubtedly, that Jeanette has a positive attitude. Jeanette explains that the houses were “shabbier” than the ones in the valley, she isn’t direct in her meaning but what exbiting is a responds to her life then. She is using her words to display her connection with herself, and what she feels. This strategy has stimulated not only extreme detail, but also amplify the writer’s
This essay explains the many ways the author of the story “Harrison Bergeron” used to convey the tone absurdity towards society. His vast arsenal of literary techniques helped bring a better understanding of the story to the reader. Some of the many ways the author used to heighten the effect of the story were diction, tone, and irony. Those three techniques will be taken a further look at in this piece of writing.
Ray Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian” is filled repeatedly with imagery. These descriptive phrases of imagery provide vivid details that make the story easy to imagine, so real and visual. Bradbury’s writing comes alive to the reader. This short story is about a peaceful man, walking by himself, who is picked up by the police and thrown in jail. Imagery helped readers understand the setting of “The pedestrian.”
In the story “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury his precise diction impacts the setting of a busy city during the day and an empty city during the night. This paragraph describes both settings of the short story. The phrase “... a thunderous surge of cars” exhibits the occupied city during the day. Bradbury uses the word thunderous to create an image of Mr. Mead's view of the active community. Mr. Mead then goes on to elaborate on the working town by detonating the ceaseless jockeying of the scarab beetles. This relates to the setting of a crazy surge because it adds to the image of a constant and unending working period of not just the people though it is the things around them such as insects. As Mr. Mead continues to describe the city, he
Thesis: In a short story titled “The Pedestrian”, written by Ray Bradbury, Bradbury uses the setting to display a lonely, sad mood and person vs society conflict as he battles the lonely streets.
one of the many times he uses imagery throughout this story is when the narrator says, “on his way he would see the cottages and homes with their dark windows, and it was not unequal to walking through a graveyard where only the faintest glimmers of firefly light appeared in flickers behind the windows” (Pg 1). By using imagery to compare walking through the neighborhood as walking through a graveyard shows that it is completely silent and there is no activity in any of the houses. Most people wouldn't describe their neighborhood as a graveyard, this also develops the mood. Another time he uses imagery is when the narrator says, “The street was silent and long and empty, with only his shadow moving like the shadow of a hawk in mid-country” (1). This shows mood because the narrator describes him as a hawk in mid-country, that means that he is all alone in what he feels to be like a barren or abandoned place.
In a future totalitarian society, all books have been outlawed by the government, fearing an independent-thinking public. Fahrenheit 451 is a futuristic novel, telling the story of a time where books and independent thinking are outlawed. In a time so unenlightened, where those who want to better themselves by thinking, are outlawed and killed. Guy Montag is a senior firefighter who is much respected by his superiors and is in line for a promotion. He does not question what he does or why he does it until he meets Clarisse. As his doubts grow, he begins to steal some of the books he is meant to burn. Bradbury uses the Freytag’s pyramid to help establish the theme of the story. Freytag’s pyramid is a narrative structure that’s describes a story in five parts: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
In writing, authors chose particular words and phrases to effectively convey their message or to engage the reader. Writer's word choices, also known as diction, can help communicate ideas, reveal emotion and opinions that they may have toward something or someone. There are many different levels of diction such as formal diction, used by Richard Rodriguez in his autobiography The Hunger of Memory, and neutral diction, used by Charles Bukowski in his novel Ham on Rye. The use of diction in these pieces make the stories come to life in the reader's head.
The 1951 original written work by Ray Bradbury (“The Pedestrian”) was, at some point in time, later adapted into a short film. Although both the film and short story shared many of the same elements, there were still several noticeably apparent differences; for one, the film had chosen to introduce an entirely new character into the plot. Serving as a contrasting figure for Mead - a “foil”, of some sorts - Robert “Bob” Stockwell had assisted in providing much more insight in the dystopian world (i.e. experiencing the “outside” world after being inside so long, as was seen in the film). Whereas in the original story, no such insight was provided - Mead was, instead, only just an ordinary individual (unintentionally) caught amidst the confines
Dystopia is a popular genre in which authors write about a fictional society that is perceived to be perfect and ideal by the vast majority of the people in it. Authors must intrigue the reader, and this is difficult because they have to somehow illustrate a future that is vaguely similar to ours. However, it has to be completely fictional, which makes it tough to formulate realistic storylines. Nevertheless, these authors use literary elements to counter these difficulties and produce realistic characters and you can see this when Ray Bradbury, Ayn Rand, and James Dashner use symbolism in their respected novels, Fahrenheit 451, Anthem, and The Maze Runner. This literary technique gives Dystopian Literature the uniqueness and adds the key elements to make the story flow.
“And know-I knew that he was beckoning-beckoning me to my death.” Adams, from the story “Hitchhiker”. In the “Hitchhiker” by Lucille Fletcher, there is a man named Adams who is driving from New York to California and along the way he is followed by a hitchhiker. In the “Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury, Leonard Mead goes out for a walk every night and one night he gets in trouble with the police. The “Hitchhiker” by Lucille Fletcher, is more suspenseful than the “Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury, because of the writing techniques: imagery, word-choice, and dialogue.
Benjamin Franklin once said “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Authors write something worth reading when they use figurative language to create images of the characters in the reader’s minds. In the stories “Stop The Sun” by Gary Paulsen and “The Pigman” by Paul Zindel, the authors use figurative language to develop the characters.