What if the protagonist resolves the conflict through the qualities that are usually not found in classical hero? This literary device, known as the ‘anti-hero’, is employed by writers to describe protagonists who are not standard pure and true literary heroes. At the same time, the protagonist may possess some traits of characters that are usually visible in villains. The writers often deliberately create anti-heroes and emphasize their flaws to add some dramatic unexpected
Short stories often have a character or several characters that establish connections through the events and experiences in the story.In Flannery O'Connor's short story “Good Country People”, Hulga and Manley Pointer have create an interesting relationship quickly in the story. Hulga and Pointer have different perspectives towards their relationship. Hulga sees their relationship is of Manley's innocent love for Hulga. While Pointer establishes a relationship of illusion to take advantage of Hulga. Both characters have different desires for the relationship and results in an unexpected sudden end.
They don't have the same taste in clothing or hats. The figurative language in the story is good, but makes the story seem less interesting and attracting. “Everyday Use” is about three main characters that don't know their heritage.In this story
The use of “horror” in Gothic styles of writing allows for the theme of selfishness, which is seen throughout these writings. Selfishness is a theme that is brought up throughout Gothic writing and in these stories because it allows for the reader to think deeper about their own lives. In Flannery O’Connor’s story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” we follow from the view point of the grandmother and we see throughout the story how selfish she truly is. The reader understands how selfish the grandmother was in this story and understand how selfishness is something that should take a backseat. In the story, we see how selfish the grandmother was when dealing with the “Misfit” as he began to murder her family we saw her beg for her life and not anyone else’s in her family.
The characters had a different aspect that most wouldn’t understand. According, to Claudia Puig in her review she stated, “to much time is spent on these humorless subplots”, Actually, the statement is incorrect. The intention of the “humorless subplots” as she says is more based on double meaning. Depending on how well one understands what’s happening is how the humor begins. Although, “there are some funny bits and pieces scattered amid the proceeding” (Leydon).
Injustice may harm one's self respect, however, injustice may also result in one's empowerment. In the short story 'Dancing Bear' the author, Guy Vanderhaeghe, focuses mostly on the impact of injustice on self respect. The interplay between the two stereotypical characters greatly reveals how injustice will affect a person's will to survive.
In Flannery O 'Connor 's eccentric short story, A Good Man is Hard to Find the reader is introduced to her fundamental theme of Identity through a typical southern family. O’Connor’s exceptional use of fictional elements such as characterization, point of view, and setting further develop this theme in her work. She does so by familiarizing the use of violence, humor, and salvation along with point of view and setting to create a deeper connection between her work and the reader. O 'Connor 's typical use of violence and humor in her literary work broadens the characterization of the grandmother and the misfit throughout her story. She uses these elements in an effort to establish the characterization of her two main characters through the
Flannery O'Connor's stories gave the idea of what she wanted to show, which was to show humor with a violent twist. She wanted to be able to change her stories which made her write in a different way. For instance, her story “ Good Country people”, showed irony as well. There was a part where Mrs. Freeman said “ Some can't be that simple. .
The poem "When death comes" illustrates the value of finding self-worth because the speaker "[doesn 't] want to end up having simply having visited the world" (28) instead she wants to become a part of the world, and Mary Oliver demonstrates that with the use of her tone and figurative languages such as similes and repetition. The theme of the poem clearly demonstrates the speaker 's feelings about death through the use of similes to compare death with other unpleasant scenarios. Where the definition of simile is the comparison of two unlike things with the use of like or as. In addition, the use of similes is apparent at the beginning of the poem where the speaker uses it to reference death in three different scenarios. The scenarios being: death in terms of nature, disease, and anatomy.