An archetype is an image, a descriptive detail, a plot pattern, or a type of character that occurs multiple times in myth, literature, religion, or folk lore. Archetypes often provoke emotion in the reader as they awaken an image, calling illogical responses into play. Many novels, legends, and myth are made up of archetypes which causes similarities in the plots of many novels. For example, the Helper God, the golden place, seasons and metamorphosis are archetypes that make up modern literature and they make up prominent themes found within the novels containing those archetypes. Like these archetypes, the magical weapon archetype, which has only one true owner able to use it to its fullest potential, also is a prominent theme within literature and film creating a large part in the theme.
Alexei’s use of a capitalization change portrays Victor’s desire to identify as Indian while the white community tries to assimilate him. Similarly, Victor repeats “Doctor Victor” in the end of fourth grade, illustrating that the tension between Victor’s vocational dream and expectations reveal itself in parallel structure (Alexei 173). The parallelism encompassed in the termination of each vignette portrays Victor’s difficulty to balance expectations and
In Chapter Five of How to Read Like a Professor, Thomas Foster’s purpose is to note how all stories ultimately relate with one another. Recurrences and patterns may be hard to notice at first, but once the reader has given the book enough thought and analyzing process, then these similarities are easier to spot. One example Foster brings up is Going After Cacciato written in 1978. Because the author, Tim O’Brien, is aware of his references to different authors, he uses shifting narrative forms to differentiate the reference to the actual plotline (Foster). In the novel, the protagonist’s mind often flashes back to also signal the narrative change.
A Midsummer’s Night Dream and The Odyssey are two exciting stories that share similarities and differences. Three important elements between these stories are the conflict between the characters and their decisions, the characters that tell you about themselves and their personality and the setting of the story that give you an understanding of where these characters story takes place. Conflict is a disagreement or argument that
In the book Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, foreshadowing is immensely important. The use of foreshadowing in this book gives many hints as to what will happen in the end of the book, but many people do not realize this until they finish reading the book. Foreshadowing gives the reader things to ponder over as they read the story, they may think one thing, but something completely different may
Since the beginning of literature, authors have discussed many themes and life truths through their writing, and though they may be separated by centuries of cultural evolution, many of the characters created by these authors share a common theme. Likewise, the novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, the novella The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, and the play A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare are very different stories, yet they also share a common theme. The three of the texts share the common theme of “When people ambitiously pursue their goals, they can be blinded from seeing the reality around them and make illogical decisions.” In the novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, the main character, Antonio, cannot
He demonstrates an ability of seeing beyond his surroundings and narrating the events of characters that is useful to get different perspectives of a scene and to better understand people’s intentions. He exercises this ability to ‘see’ the death of Addie while he is elsewhere doing a job. This ability allows the reader to get a better grasp on the characters emotions and intents. One example of this is when Darl has telekinetic communications with Dewey Dell discussing the death of their mother. Furthermore, due to the way the book was written Darl’s madness develops over the course of the story, so the reader is able to make their own opinions on his madness rather than stating it as a fact in the beginning of the story.
There are many different themes that can be identified in a novel;, however, one is usually more prominent than the others. The themes found within novels are not only confined to the original work but can be found throughout other literary works and societal values. When a theme has been identified within a novel, other connections can be made. Within Julius Caesar, the prominent theme is manipulation; a theme with connections around the world. Throughout William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, manipulation is used repeatedly throughout the play.
SHUBH MITTAL IBDP XII B D-BLOCK Paper 2 Essay Context: Historical, Political, Economic, Cultural, or Social can have an influence on the way literary works are written or received. Discuss with reference to two literary works that you have studied. Writer’s use of context acts as a driving force enabling and shaping literature. Context is what that drives a writer to develop influential literary works. Persepolis, a graphic autobiography depicting the life of Marjane Satrapi from her childhood to her adult years and Great Gatsby, a 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about young and mysterious millionaire Great Gatsby and his obsession for Daisy Buchanan are examples of literary works that are shaped based on the cultural, social, political and historical context of their respective time periods.
The presence of the mysterious landlady, adds a lot to the story, which leads us into the next point, dealing with the suspense in the story. The story’s suspense goes up and down. The author of the story, Stella Duffy, elegantly uses literary devices to add flavor to the story. Hints are given early on, that the reader may only notice at the second or third read through, and foreshadowings are used in the story. A great example of a foreshadowing is on the last page in lines 166-177.
Considering the many different literary devices used in creating writing, I have chosen several distinct elements, setting, theme, point of view and characterization. These particular devices are essential elements in my toolkit. As a realistic fiction writer the four elements serve a purpose and together they should craft an interesting story. As a result, my first important foundational tool is setting. If the writer cannot capture the reader 's attention through the creative backdrop, settings, then the foundation is not buildable and my story may be weak and uninteresting.
Second quarter we finished with Republic and moved into Marcus Aurelius and Prince. We did several more epics including the Epic of Gilgamesh and Beowulf. Beowulf was an interesting text that gave me an understanding of the amount of great the world I had no idea about. Next, we studied King Arthur. I had an idea of the King Arthur legend, but studying it in class gave me an understanding of the importance of the work and its influence.