Vonnegut’s mastery of diction allowed him to craftily developed characters in a manner that made them and the story they were a part of, seem real. As a narrator of Slaughterhouse-Five Vonnegut writes articulately, but not esoterically. He uses the vocabulary of an educated person, using polysyllabic words, but speaks in a manner that could be easily be understood by the ordinary people. As the various characters in the novel, Vonnegut adopts cleverly his level of diction to help build the character on a deep level. The more educated characters such as Edgar Derby speak in a manner fitting of someone who has been educated in such a way: You know we 've had to imagine the war here, and we have imagined that it was being fought by aging men like ourselves.
In addition, Bierce carefully describes the protagonist to make a connections to the readers. This connection allows the author to include stabbing imagery that has a hard impact on his audience. Ambrose Bierce produced a story full of imagery that evokes senses, includes significant meaning, and creates a heartfelt
An author’s style determines the techniques that he will employ to compose his content." (Wolfe, 2016.) This shows that different genre, idea of the story is not the only thing that shapes and influences the written work. There a lot of different components that defines the style of the author such as: punctuation, sentence structures, spelling, syntax, tone and other literary devices. Cormac McCarthy is the author that uses his own unique writing style which is clearly seen in his written works.
Introduction: Repetition is a common rhetorical phenomenon in the ancient and modern literary works, and is also one of the key words in current literary theory and literary criticism. Combining with the related theories of functional linguistics, narratology and stylistics, this paper classifies the repetition of Catch 22 in order to reveal its important role in explaining the theme, enhancing the aesthetic effect and revealing the stylistic meaning. It is the author who creatively uses various repetitive techniques to make the novel plot consistent, prominent in character and profound in theme, thus laying the immortal position of the novel in American literature. 1. Dominant Repetition Dominant repetition basically includes lexical repetition and structural repetition, as Halliday said.
This can be further explained through the author’s inclusion of himself within the text as well as the use of real place names such as My Khe. O’Brien demonstrates that the storyteller has the power to control and shape the readers’ opinions as well as what they feel. This corresponds to Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’ which will be mentioned later on. Therefore, the reader’s perceptions are distorted, similarly to how soldiers’ perceptions are during war. This is evident when the author changes how the reader perceives beauty and ugliness in ‘How to Tell a True War Story’, as he tells Curt Lemon’s and the buffalo’s horrid and gruesome deaths as romance stories.
The great and terrible ruler managed to centralize the government powers in Russia, bring peace to both terror and security, and leave behind a legend the world will not forget. His strong belief in the Russian Orthodox Church and his unstable mind caused many goods and many bad effects on history. Ivan beat and killed several members of his staff, government, and family. He leads his mass armies into battle his own people and their rebellious ways and emerged victorious as a majority. Ivan the Terrible was a crazed man who lived to his historic name, as well as a capable leader and distinguished war leader much like unto Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin.
Then it clicks, a quote spoken by Hitler himself “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”. This skillful use of propaganda has been used all throughout history, and America is no different. Through the skillful use of well-placed words and repeatedly saying the same thing over and over again the American people have become apathetic to the real life struggles of other American people that are minorities. From making a certain race of people the face of an issue, to the making corrupt government individuals seem like heroes and the victim’s criminals. America needs help.
Existentialism is ubiquitous, it is not just a school thought. Existentialism is a philosophy that enhances the way people envision their own views of reality, the choices humans make, and the results of what they have done. As humanity evolved, various authors dove deep into the pool of literature and composed various novels that opened the eyes of various readers and taught them that their is more to life than what they already know. Existentialism had themes that shattered the glass of readers who thought the world was wonderful and perfect, and opened their eyes to how people are alienated by appearance or actions, witnessed how a certain problem clouded the main character’s mind with fear and anxiety, and the free will of making a choice that could help or harm more than just the main character. Albert Camus and Franz Kafka wrote novels that describe those three themes of existentialism and how they impact the characters they wrote in their stories.
In addition to evolutions in my concept, my research has also aided my conceptualisation of fictocriticism and the place of both narrative and analysis in my work. Since establishing the concepts of harmony, balance and transcendence as the primary focus of my Major Work, I have decided to utilise the creative parts of my essay to provide a more artistic representation of these philosophical values. A major influence on my experimentation with the fictocritical form is John Hughes’ exploration of the works and impact of other artists in his collection Someone Else: Fictional Essays. In one particular essay he reversed the subject and object of art, describing the still life painter Giorgio Morandi as the containers in his painting, and the inanimate objects as the artist. In this essay, it was Morandi who “had not moved in over fifty years”, forever preserved on a canvas through a process that was “a slow one, involuntary to begin, and more like a fading of the light than a shutting down”.
Literature represents the culture and tradition of a language or a people. For many, the word literature suggests a higher art form. In academia, this decoding of the text is often carried out through the use of literary theory using by a mythological, sociological, historical, psychological, or other approaches to better understand the context and depth of a work. Whatever critical models use to discuss and analyze it, literature is important because it speaks to people, it is universal, and it affects on a deeply personal level. There are lot of discovering sense in literature by looking at what the author writes or says, and how he or she says it.