As stated earlier, the ring that Bilbo possesses has a unique symbolic meaning, along with Bilbo’s sword Sting. Symbols in the Hero’s Journey have a greater meaning because it can do special things for and to the hero throughout the journey. Tolkien shows this especially in the main character, Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit. Bilbo had been a hero to himself and in troubled times with the dwarves. He went out of his comfort zone and found a new personality in himself that was not like a typical hobbit, “shy… disappear quietly and quickly…” (Tolkien 2).
It is often able to distinguish what makes a story "great", and there are many debatable reasons; but it is a unanimous decision between readers that what makes a "great" story is one that makes you want to keep reading. There are some elements of literature that simply make a story good, such as mood, character development, foreshadowing, and symbolism. They could all be potential candidates to what makes a good story, but it is rather the way that the author will use them which is what gives the audience the ability to deem it simply "good" rather than "great". There are many similarities and differences between "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell and "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe; however, "The Most Dangerous Game" is the short story that deserves to be called
Within the renown fantasy novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, author C.S. Lewis chronicles the adventure of four siblings through the mythical Narnia. For the duration of the story, the maturation of the Pevensie children is depicted through their dealings with adversity and difficult decisions in their bid to save Narnia. Throughout the novel, C.S. Lewis utilizes an eclectic blend of literary devices, elements and conventions, to keep the reader engaged as well as entertained.
There are also characters whose main purpose in the story are to have contrast with the protagonist and help them develop. These characters don't necessarily have to be good or bad. They are called foils. Thorin Oakenshield is a foil in the Hobbit. Even though he’s perspective in the story is still questionable, but he plays one of the most important roles in Bilbo’s development of becoming a hero.
Ruta Sepetys wrote a New Yorks best seller novel called ¨Between Shades of Gray¨. In this historical fiction novel a family is taken from their homes during the Holocaust and has to endure many challenges. One of the main characters is a 16 year old girl named Lina whoś bravery, hope, and faith can be seen throughout the novel. In the novel ¨Between Shades of Gray¨ Sepetys creates two main theme, that hope can be found where there is despair and where there is fear there is faith. One theme that can be seen throughout the novel “Between Shades of Gray¨ is that hope can be found where there is despair.
Merlin made a very clever choice in how he defeated Mab . He didn't defeat her by the use of magic, he simply did it by doing the one thing that she was most terrified of. Being forgotten. During that time of defeating Queen Mab, Merlin paid no attention to her wishes as she begged him not to forget her. Merlin also prevailed because he didn't use magic to " kill " her, he easily used her fear against her.
Laurence presents quest for spiritual vision in her novels. Like Laurence, Morag Gunn, the heroine of The Diviners, uses her pen as a vehicle to travel into the past and divine truths lying hidden from view. Her pilgrimage into the past at the age of forty-seven is a spiritual quest for the meaning of heritage or identity. It is symbolically manifested in the search by an adopted child for her dead parents the loss of whom grieves her more in her forty-seven year than ever before. She says “perhaps I only want their forgiveness for having for forgotten them” (p.27) In the novel’s time-present sequence, Morag is hoping to mitigate the gloom and confusion she feels over her daughter pique’s growth into womanhood and corresponding demands
This was Sonia’s statement that would stick with Raskolnikov until the day of his legal confession; Sonia wanted Raskolnikov to turn himself in, but, at first, he wouldn’t. He believed there was not enough evidence to convict anyone, so a confession was virtually pointless. However despite that belief, he still asked Sonia, “Will you come visit me in jail when I’m there?” (409). This seems to show that Raskolnikov needed that promise before he was ever caught or before he ever confessed because he, at least subconsciously, knew he wanted and needed visitation from her; he said nothing about Dunia or his mother coming to visit after they found out in such a way they were not frightened. Only Sonia.
Hero’s that learn to become a hero along the way don’t have an unusual birth. In The Hobbit Bilbo never had an unusual birth but, lived as a normal hobbit. In the beginning of The Hobbit, we meet our main character and our Hero, Bilbo Baggins. His life is pretty boring he is afraid of adventure and the outside world. Before the hero can go on his journey they must get a call to adventure.
The meaning of the title will change readers thoughts of the story because at first, readers would think that this book is about how the characters have reached an age of innocence where everyone can believe them and their sayings. But as they read along, they will finally start to notice that it's mostly about how young men and women have to follow orders to have a wonderful life where society can