1. INTRODUCTION With the present essay, I just to want to explain how Charles Dickens used language to catch the reader’s attention. Normally when we study the language that the characters of any work use, it is just to understand much better what the author meant by his literary style. The use of characters and their different social ranks and different usage of languages, help to understand better the times in which the author wrote the book. So it is good to know the different types of language that the author uses in the work to understand better what the author wants to express and how the author wants to express it.
The use of these epigraphs reinforces the Victorian ‘feeling’ of the story, and certainly, it also aims to recreate the Victorian context in relation to the current perspective. Fowles is trying to comment on the period and on how things have shifted. Somehow readers are still reminded that the story is set in Victorian
Knowles notes that “the omniscient narration [that has] a singleness of focus and sparkling sarcasm that are the strengths of the story” (xv). Conrad’s use of two narrators highlights the modernist themes of the novel such as Marlow’s alienation as well as his hope for ascent from the darkness of colonisation. Marlow has some characteristics that are similar to those of the speaker in T. S Eliot’s poem The Preludes, he is alienated and his narrative holds on to the hope of progress and an end to colonisation. Hope that promises that positive change will occur as shown through Marlow’s explanation of Kurtz’s last words, “The Horror” (179). Most of the novel is told from Marlow’s point of view.
Charles Dickens, an author with many award winning novels and plays from the 19th century, used a different approach when creating his characters for his writings. In his historical novel, “A Tale of Two Cities,” Dickens uses characters who have a more skewed aspect to them with either more so protagonist views and values while some of their actions makes them appear also as an antagonist, and vice versa. He uses the passion of the characters in their development to make them an in between, so to speak, character, also known as monogamous. Throughout this novel, and many like it, characters are often categorized as protagonist or antagonists, but that doesn’t mean there are characters who are can be more so monogamous within “A Tale of Two Cities”; Charles Darnay, Jarvis Lorry, and Lucie Manette serve as prime examples of those subtle but no so subtle “in between” characters. Charles Darnay is one of the most intricate, diverse, obviously ambiguous character in “A Tale Of Two Cities”.
In the novel, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson incorporate numerous dual images to support the theme of the “duality of man”. The novel represents dual images which is quite the obvious of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Other dual images are hidden throughout the text, such as the characters and the setting of Jekyll’s house and the house in Soho to represent the “duality of man”. Throughout the novel, there is an ongoing theme of duality exchanged between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In the novel, the two characters appear to be two separate individuals, as we read we notice that they are two different individuals living the same body.
This exact nature of their relationship premises the novel as Stevenson’s critique of the 19th century Victorian society, its hypocrisies and its anxieties. It is noteworthy that although Stevenson presents a particularly dichotomic nature of things, upon deeper analysis, he also suggests that human nature is multiplex and the many layers are permeable and so is the social realm despite all our efforts at dichotomic fragmentation. Jekyll and Hyde represent a collusion between two seemingly separate sense of selves, each fulfilling its own assigned role. J.R. Hammond’s summary of the conflict central to the double
Therefore, this paper will look at how the style in "A psychological romance" by Daisy Hay and "One night stands in the USA" by Mary Beard are caused by their different types of registers. Furthermore, this will be done through comparative analysis. The topic in "A psychological romance" is about Disraeli where the main focus lies in O’Kell’s book about him. The text
The reader 's response to the novel and how readers in some way work or collude with the author in the act of reading to construct meanings or satisfy unconscious wishes by their response to characters and events. This is a theoretical way of stating that readers usually have empathy or sympathy with one or more of the novel 's characters and may, therefore, identify psychologically with the fortunes of that character. In the case of Jane Eyre, a good deal of the reader 's understanding of the novel depends on the degree of his or her sympathy or hostility towards Jane. Readers will also bring to their reading their own expectations, often derived from their previous
Williams depicts the “realist compulsion” as the need to “make everything “all charactered and notable, seizing the eye”” (Williams 414). This is especially true in Stevenson’s use of visual imagery that “[seize] the eye”. Such is evident in the depiction of the characters Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, and their environments. Dr. Jekyll is depicted as a man of “tall, fine build” (Stevenson 1699) while Hyde is constantly illustrated as a “pale and dwarfish” being (Stevenson 1684) and has strength that is visually compared to that of a “Juggernaut” (1683). This distinct use of visual imagery creates a stark contrast between two seemingly different personas who will later be revealed to be different sides of Dr. Jekyll himself.
Narrative Techniques in Vikram Chandra’s Fiction Abstract The purpose of this paper is to account for the Indian English fiction. The main focus will be placed on the narrative techniques in Vikram Chandra’s Fiction, who lives between Bombay and Washington. He is a real master when it comes to fictionalized oral storytelling, echoing the traditional Indian epics- the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. It is no wonder, then, that Chandra would define himself as a storyteller. The generic shaping of a text tends to voice the ontological conception of literature that an author has, as it is the case with Chandra’s transcultural narrative.