For example, he uses vivid imagery to create a polar distinction between the two killers with the intent of juxtaposing the men to learn their true natures. The language Capote uses also plays an important role in his transmittance of his feelings towards the situation, expressing simultaneous moods of forlornness and understanding. Additionally, Capote cleverly crafts his sentences and phrases in such ways to accurately communicate how he feels about both Perry Smith and the execution of the convicts for their crime, and applies this structuring to the entire work to convey the same feelings. Although he primarily writes the work as non-fiction, Truman Capote embeds his tone of somber compassion towards the events of In Cold Blood through his use of tonal elements. Through his vivid descriptions and figurative language, Capote aims to provide some depth to the personalities of both Dick Hickock and Perry Smith to introduce his mood about the two.
Viewers are trying to understand Spade’s character and his motivations while Spade is trying to unravel the criminals’ intentions. On the one hand, Sam Spade is in charge of solving the case because he is the detective assigned to the case. On the other hand, instead of arresting the criminals involved, he makes a deal with them. Furthermore, it is important to note that Spade takes money from Gutman and O’ Shaughnessy to provide the impression that he is corrupt so that he may fit in. As a detective, he is still morally obliged to “resolve” the situation as demonstrated by his response to Brigid after they all find out that the falcon is worthless.
Symbolism and Literary Elements in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" In "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson we see several literary elements used to both shock the reader and teach a valuable lesson about the inherent nature of man. From the detailed description of the setting to the use of color and foreshadowing Jackson demonstrates how a writer can tell a story that reveals new elements with every reading. "The Lottery" describes the dangers of blindly following tradition and the harm this can bring both to society and to families caught in the trap of blindly following what they consider to be societal norms. Through the use of literary devices Jackson relates the story to the reader, both preparing them for the inevitable conclusion and shocking them into understanding an important lesson about the world. In the beginning of the story Jackson introduces
Next, the second example is “He strained his eyes in the direction from which the reports had come, but it was like trying to see through a blanket.” This simile is comparing seeing through a blanket to trying to see where the noise came from. The author likely used this simile to better explain to the reader that the scene was very dark. In conclusion, these are the reasons why Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game” makes effective use of literary devices. “The Most Dangerous Game” makes effective use of both irony and similes. Irony helped develop General Zaroff’s character and teach the reader a lesson.
Although the author set himself the task of using the natural materials of this case to write a nonfiction novel, it is clear that the audience is given information about the murders, and murderers however, the author’s emotions are also present. Capote's tone in the novel strives to be objective, but he cannot help but let his compassion towards the criminals and the Clutter family emerge. His compassion shifts the novel in a way to pull on the heartstrings of the audience and to allow for a deeper understanding of his purpose. Many of the tones included in the book brings out the importance of the American Dream and life being a gift. The quote, “Then, touching the brim of his cap, he headed for home and the day’s work, unaware that it would be his last,” is an example of the author’s serious tone to support his purpose of how the gift of life can be taken so unexpectedly.
In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini writes an impactful novel, showing the brutality Afghanistan goes through as power is corrupted in the country. However, Hosseini also explores the theme of authority that family has over others and how dark feelings can rule people’s lives. Power is depicted in three different ways in the novel: the Taliban’s rule over Afghanistan, Baba’s pull on Amir, and the guilt Amir feels over himself. To begin, the most obvious form of absolute power in the novel is the Taliban in Afghanistan. After Russia is defeated, the Taliban emerge as the heroes; although they have dark intentions with the power, following the path of many organizations throughout history.
John Proctor has proven himself through all these ways that he is the lead role, hero and protagonist of The Crucible. A protagonist is someone who is willing to risk their lives, reputation and happiness to save the ones they care about, this description perfectly describes John Proctor. He did everything he could to convince the court that witchcraft in the town is all a lie made up by Abigail and the other girls to help them get revenge. Through John´s actions throughout the story prove that he is the protagonist and he should be looked up to by others because of his selfless
Hardly anyone seemed to notice him” (pg. 240 online).This description could have been dwindled down to just talk about the fact that there was a dead body, but instead Amir goes into great detail to describe and paint a picture of what the body looked like. Hosseini constantly to uses these moments to go into detail to show that negativity is key to the story. In many these cases something major happens to Amir and it cause him to change or have a realization so it furthers the text and the plot line. Throughout The Kite Runner Hosseini uses the awful things that happen to Amir, the surprising changes that Afghanistan suffers through and morbid diction to show the theme of negativity that drive the plot.
"I made sure our paths crossed as little as possible, planned my day that way" (Hosseini 89). Feelings of guilt, anger and shame may begin to change ones personality, along with increased arousal. "I thought about Hassan's dream...There was a monster in the lake. It had grabbed Hassan by the ankles, dragged him to the murky bottom. I was that monster" (Hosseini 86).
Don’t Believe All That You See Young Goodman Brown unveils the hidden secrets of his fellow citizens during his journey through darkness. As the protagonist reaches his breaking point, he starts to wonder if his townspeople are whom they say they are. In the short story “Young Goodman Brown”, Nathaniel Hawthorne proves that appearances are deceiving by his use of symbolism, allegory, and personification. Hawthorne’s use of color symbolism helps the reader truly understand that not everything one sees is actually true. Throughout the passage, the author uses various colors to depict certain situations.