There is heavy drug usage, explicit language, talk of multiple suicide attempts, and homosexuality – but Kate Scelsa handles all of these topics with such grace that they all felt like integral parts of the story, and they were, to be honest. I love books that deal with controversial or heavy topics, they always hit me harder and make me feel more than basic fantasy or romance novels – not that there aren’t some out there that hit me right in the feels. But, the way each and every issue was incorporated into the characterization of the individuals throughout was awe inspiring, it was all so raw and honest that it felt totally real. It made me stop and think about every person I walked past on my way to class and ask myself “what do you think they’re going through?” and “how can I
The point of view needs to be scrutinized throughout the whole story. In other words, if the reader were to read just the first sentence and take a guess on the point of view, there is a chance it would be wrong. The reader can not base their thoughts of what the point of view is just by reading the first sentence. Also, characterization or the representation a
His novels are constant best sellers. According to Gale Student Resources in Context (2008) readers and critics regard Sparks as “a master in the dramatic fiction genre,” and many consider him as one of the few authors who can write beautiful love stories. His stories are generally famous for being romantic and tender, and for having bittersweet endings (Gale Student Resources in Context, 2008). Sparks said “You’re going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by.
Fictional short stories have become a common genre in the recent past. However, while authors strive to show high levels of creativity while at the same time capturing the attention of the readers, the level of success varies from one author and consequently from one story to the next. In this case, it is then possible to rank two or more stories and come up with the best among them. One of the most common and effective ways of ranking these stories is by the evaluation of the author’s utilization of various elements of fiction stories that are accepted universally. This paper will consider the story’s plot, the characters, and the point of view in order to demonstrate why the short story, “The Story of an Hour” by Chopin, ranks the best among
These conflicts are often supported imagery in the text. Along with these elements, imagery supports characterization throughout the novel. These elements help to support the theme that chaos can occur in even the most peaceful places. In his novel, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses conflict, imagery, and characterization to strengthen the story, and develop the theme in the novel. Steinbeck’s development of George and Lennie’s conflicts and even Candy’s help to advance the plot and develop the theme in the novel.
The ending of a novel is an extremely important part of a story, as it is the final element to stick in the reader 's mind (of course, character appeal and the story itself are major to the effect of the book too). Authors use many techniques to improve upon their ending. For example; the book The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger, uses multiple effective techniques to leave the reader content yet longing for answers. Through the use of symbolism in setting and objects, insightful soliloquies, and using foil characters, J.D. Salinger creates a meaningful and memorable ending for the reader to reflect upon.
He brings up many great and important themes and lessons for the protagonist and the reader. He is like many amazing characters in other stories and has a lot of their good sides and characteristics. Jim is an great character and he shows the reader a window into when people were judged on their appearance, and despite this how character could still carry meaning. Jim is a major character and serves as Huck’s companion throughout the majority of the book. He can be viewed as a dynamic and round character because of how the book presents him.
Realism is a major theme in Gustave Flaubert’s, Madame Bovary. Flaubert’s minute notation to the physical world is what brings the book to life. By adding excessive detail to certain aspects of the book, the reader is able to picture these moments, making the novel all the more life-like. Although Flaubert does an outstanding job of providing the reader with details to convey the idea of realism, he may be giving too many details. There are several instances in the book where it feels as though Flaubert put too much thought into the details and perhaps confuses the reader with adjectives that may be unfamiliar to them.
Symbolism is arguably a very important term when comes to writing, it plays a vital role in getting the reader involved and finding the key meaning of the text involved. It’s not easy to find an overall meaning when there isn’t any other outstanding force influencing the meaning behind the intended novel or whatever it may be. In other words; writers and books enjoy playing mind games with those who are reading. Sure, there are symbols that contradict one another or maybe perhaps that’s simply the point that’s being conveyed, an example that the two symbols add up to mean not everything is at it seems. Of course, those symbols that we find may result in something we’ve been looking for, such as the piece that could potentially lead to an important life experience.
Steinbeck uses a theme to develop the story in an awesome way. He puts lots of themes in his book to make people think. In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck theme is used. Theme is what develops the story. The main theme of this story is everyone needs a friend to enjoy life and live life.
This book is understandable, which gives the reader a better experience while reading. Firstly, many teenagers will be able to relate to the themes and messages portrayed in the book. Also, the plot and events that the author chose to incorporate, are sympathetic to youth. Joseph really thought about her ideas and chose them each for a specific reason. In addition, the author has a very unique writing style.
In conclusion, Before You Go is a great book with a great storyline that will keep the reader reading for hours. The storyline isn 't the only factor that created such a great book. The theme and mood also played a big role in creating the book. Even though the book is great, there was one flaw that I believe should have been fixed. Despite the book being so small the author did an amazing job writing the story.
Besides Felix being in this story, I really like the way you’re approaching this story. Nathanael 's alter ego makes me laugh because I always imagined him to be a smartass if he ever became a hero. And I’m glad someone has finally wrote him like that. As for Nino, I don’t know how I feel about him yet. I think I’ll have to wait and see what happens with him in the future.