One thing is to account for a novel because it is expected to have a block filled with information, but a short story not so much. However, discovering this short story, one could notice that this particular short story has more details than one can imagine. Taking aside the whole first person, the third person writing style, I am going to write some similarities. It reminded me of a book my cousin has, I do not remember the actual title, but the book has no words, just pictures. It starts with an image of red circles, and then you turn the page where you find out that those red circles are a zoomed in picture of a dotted red shirt.
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.
This section of the novel was powerful because it connected all of literature’s history. Instead of viewing literature as a mass collection of novels, it can now be viewed as one story. By viewing literature as one story “you begin to pick up on some of these other elements, these parallels and analogies, however, you’ll find your understanding of the novel deepens and becomes more meaningful, more complex” (Foster 31). Consequentially, literary works are based on other literary works which solidify their eternal connection. Reading a novel about novels is a hidden pleasure that many people, especially within the English community, indulge in.
Garry Leonard’s “Dubliners” is a critique of James Joyce’s Dubliners. Leonard uses his critique is used as a mean to both inform any potential readers and thoroughly analyze Joyce’s style of writing in his book. Some important points that Leonard address to his audience is that Joyce’s stories never give a reader the happily ever after ending. Most of the time, the reader ends up with more questions than answers after finishing a James Joyce writing. For the common person, that would make a story seem undesirable to read but Leonard points out that this is the norm for any Joyce reading and it is what helps him become such a successful writer.
Many times when reading, whether it be a newspaper, magazine article, an essay or a piece of literature crafted by greats such as Harper Lee, George Orwell and J.K Rowling you may have the “temptation to speed up” (355); Only because you have “so much more reading ahead of you” (355), but on the contrary the author of What Words Can Tell Francine Prose explains that “In fact it’s essential to slow down and read every word”(355). It is very critical that you analyze everything you read because in order for you to fully understand the subject at hand you must pick every word apart and thoroughly understand the meaning of each word. Francine Prose does this by using a technique called “close reading”. Prose believes that “Close reading” is extremely important and shows us how this is done by explaining a
O’Brien had used many literary devices in his book, especially rhetorical devices which are important for how and what he writes, but, the meaning of them is the most important. Even each line in the quote has a different meaning. “Stories are for joining the past to the future.” In my opinion, O’Brien means that by telling, reading, or hearing stories can make someone connect their past
Composers of literary works often immerse their readers into a world of fictitious narratives and personalities. Although the majority of authors desire this immersion, communicating their stories is not ordinarily their only objective. Many novelists covet the notion of allowing their readers to discover a deeper meaning within their passages. Most notably, authors achieve this through implementation of literary constructs such as symbolism and allegory. One instance in which the audience is cognizant to such literary constructs is through Bobbie Ann Mason 's short story, "Shiloh".
The choices an author makes of what perspective the story is written in or the narrative devices that are used can impact the meaning of the text. In the story, The Things They Carried by Tim O 'Brien, he uses different point of views and he uses both 1rst and 3rd person. In the story, The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe he uses allegory, metaphors, and he places the events in chronological order. These choices by the authors of both stories affect how the reader interprets the story. First, The story The Things They Carried is written in different points of view of the same story of what happened in Vietnam.
Authors of the 20th century, such as Russell Banks and Tim O’Brien, have taken the traditional elements of fiction and created an updated version. The wave of modernism has affected many elements such as point of view, characterization, and the passage of time. Setting and themes have also been affected by these new writings. Traditionally, the point of view of the story was based on a single narrator, such as in Poe’s stories. However, with the help of modernism point of view has grown to become much more diverse.
In many cases you find that many Americans rely on media as their source of information and this have changed their culture of maybe doing research on something they want to get more information about, relying mainly on secondary data will not make them get the required information they need. In the other hand whenever they obtain the information from the media they usually do not address where that data originated from and they are not sure if that information is reliable. This new source of data is a massive impact on American culture, as well as the whole world. Media can impact the emotions of people in various ways, both good and bad, for instance government effect on media can influence the assessments of the general population presented to that particular media. As individuals turn out to be more aware about what is really going on, and taking about it through developing media sources and presenting themselves to a wide range of sources of mass media, the individual can discover reality and frame his or her own particular taught assessment, and American culture holds this as an essential factor in the general population 's regular daily existences.