The syntax of a story is the arrangement of words and phrases used in order to create strong sentences in a language. These two elements together can help develop tone, which is the general character or attitude of a piece of writing. Raymond Carver uses words that make the diction very simple, and easy to understand. Although the piece itself is easy to understand, the lack of strong diction in the dialogue makes it difficult to understand the character’s emotions and thoughts throughout the breakage of the family. The story seems to avoid using complex vocabulary, but instead uses a combination of words in which a reader can infer hidden meanings.
Along these lines, Carver 's imagery and portrayal are the key bits of the poem that make the mystical snapshot of two boys strolling happily. Carver utilized diction to demonstrate us how happiness can 't be compared. He demonstrates us that when he says in like such excellence that for a moment death and desire, even love, doesn 't go into this. The word choice of Carver was decent to demonstrate us that happiness can 't be compared to other important things in life, for example, a moment of magnificence, death, or aspiration. He reveals to us that
In fact, there are seven times that the narrator fixes drinks for himself and Robert. Along with this, the narrator admits that he does not have any interest in art, especially poetry. He explains, “...I didn’t think much of the poem...I admit it’s not the first thing I reach for when I pick something to read” (Carver, 141). In the story, the narrator never mentions any kind of hobbies or interests; we only read about him on the couch, watching TV, and drinking. The narrator is very closed off, and keeps to himself within his
The author is leaving a mystery by the subtle way of ending the story with a question mark. The main point of this passage is that the mother is giving her daughter advice at all time about everything. She tells the girl about life, men, cleaning, cooking, and keeping up her reputation with one admonishment after another. Even though the place is not mentioned, the rhythm of the words and the specifics of the girl 's life make us think that the story takes place in the West Indies. The mother worries that the current behavior of the girl will probably lead her to a life of promiscuity; even though the girl doesn’t seem to have reached
One other author 's craft that Charles E. Frinch might have used is imagery. The author also used mood and tone to help how the reader interprets the story. The tone of the writing causes the story seem quite somber and it compels the reader to think that the main character, James Maxwell failed in life. The short story The Cog uses the author 's crafts symbolism and tone to change how the story is interpreted by readers. First and foremost, the author uses the spaceship “President” symbolizes a dream that has been lost over the years.
The narrator disliked the idea of the blind man Robert coming over to his house. At the beginning of the story, he is being sarcastic about Robert because he is blind. As the story progresses the narrator begins to enjoy Robert’s company. Finally, at the end of the story he learns something from the experience with Robert. Through the narrator’s character, Raymond Carver is suggesting that an individual should always keep an open mind because one can learn something from an experience even when unexpected.
There is also a sense of irony at the end of the story. The narrator’s eyes are closed and he is being led by a blind man, yet he is able to see. Carver never explains what it is the narrator sees, but there is the sense that he has found a connection and is no longer detached or isolated. The narrator is faced with a stark realization and glimmer of hope.Hope for new views, new life and probably even new identity. Even the narrator’s wife is surprised by the fact that her husband and Robert really get along together.And this is an undoubtful argument that the narrator changed throat the story, Robert unconsciously succeeds in bringing new psychological and spiritual opening to
In the world of literature, stories are often released for the purpose of social commentary or even to reflect on the authors past in a that its similar to an autobiography. Raymond Carver is a unique author often creating short stories that are of his own personal life through fictional characters that embody the turmoil he has gone through and social commentary on social issues. This is seen especially in his 1981 short story, Cathedral with a revised version being released in 1983, but we are gonna focus on the 1981 original. Cathedral’s plot centers around a blind man named Robert who after his wife dies, he lives with his departed wife’s friend who soon alongside her husband, helps teach Robert to learn a new way of seeing. The plot of the story while simple, is very complex under the surface, being a plot that is about three people who is dependent on each other and the connection that develops.
First, the boys try to gain shelter and gather materials. Early in the story it says, “The palms that still stood made a green roof, covered on the underside with a quivering tangle of reflections from the lagoon” (Golding 12). That quote reveals how the boys were just trying to find shelter and find the best way for them to get rescued. Next, another part of the story shows that the children are thinking of ways that they will get rescued. Ralph says, “He’s a commander in the Navy.
Following this tale is the Cook. The unifying theme that these four stories would have is love; they all describe love on different levels. In the cook’s tale we notice the lowest level in that the prostitute has a husband, which makes him accepting of his role as a cuckold. This is the underlying idea in the other stories, however in the other stories the husbands were less than