Authors use many literary devices and tools to keep readers absorbed in their fascinating adventures. In The Hounds of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uses mistaken identity to maintain interest. What is the purpose of these smoke screens of mystery? Mistaken identity could be anything from picking up the wrong name tag to arresting the wrong suspect. The function of mistaken identity in The Hounds of the Baskervilles is not only to keep readers engaged but to introduce something new; a character or a possible motive.
Introduction The paper presents one of the major books that have been studied and analyzed through different critical perspective which is One Thousand and One Nights. The study depends only on two stories which are" Ala al-Din : The Marriage of Badr al-Budur " and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”. The study aims to give an interpretation of the Freudian concept , Theory of Personality, and provides an application study on the two stories. The theory of Personality is very important in the development of the events and characters of each story. It helps the reader to understand the plots and the characters.
Let’s face it we have all read interesting novels throughout our life, but not quite like Charles Dickens’s Hard Times. His novel Hard Times is divided into three books. These books are titled “Sowing,” “Reaping,” and “Garnering. In each book the title relates to the events, characters, and themes that Dickens addresses in them while conveying Dickens’s central message about rationality and logic in mid-nineteenth-century England. The first book is named Sowing because we are introduced to the first main characters for what they contribute to the story and to see if their mentality go towards fancy or fact.
Let’s face it. Starting to write a novel an essay, or an article has become one of the many challenging tasks facing humanity. One has to think of a perfect sentence to start, otherwise the readers will be sleeping before reading the first phrase. However, in the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the author makes use of literary devices with the purpose of introducing the readers to the plot of the story and developing the protagonist. Bradbury has decided to start the novel with a powerful sentence that says “It was a pleasure to burn”.
The author Edgar Allen Poe was born in 1809, he is a well-known and spoken author, known for the portrayal of gothic and morbid writing techniques. Understanding the world view and living conditions Edgar Allan Poe experiences while writing the Cask of Amontillado, helps with the readers appreciation and understanding of the writing. According to, Biography.com, Poe had a hard life of trials but found joy in his writings also making most of his stories about personal life situations and hardships. Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “A Cask of Amontillado,” portrays foreshadowing through irony, Montresor leading Fortunato to the catacombs, and the trowel that Montresor kept in his coat. The first literary technique that Poe utilizes in, “A Cask of Amontillado” to portray foreshadowing is irony.
Both the film and the novel incorporate Holmes as the judgemental, observational, and intelligent detective, while Stapleton is the cunning, evil villain. the novel, there are more main characters, such as Laura Lyons, who plays an important role in the case. It states, "Mrs. Laura Lyons of Coombe Tracey had written to Sir Charles Baskerville and made an appointment with him at that very place and hour he met to his death.” In contrast, the film has less main characters. Therefore, both have a suspenseful mood, but the novel has a more suspicious mood while the film has a more dramatic mood. The director chooses to remove some characters to dramatically focus on less suspects of the case.
Clark Haley Clark Hensley English 11/ Fifth Period 27 February 2018 Part 12: Rough Draft #1: “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you (Fitzgerald Brainy Quotes).”Fitzgerald wrote many short stories and novels, including the short story “Babylon Revisited,” which describes the exact topic of my paper. Which leads this to say that Fitzgerald goes on as a bit different when it comes to his writing style. He uses just a couple of literary devices to show exactly how he writes. Charlie takes in the difficulty to regain his trust with Marion after what he admits to doing. When F. Scott Fitzgerald writes, “My duty is entirely to Helen, “she said.
A handful of further literary characters such as Sherlock Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, were also clearly important predecessors to twentieth-century detective and espionage fiction. “According to Holmes, the “ideal detective” needs not only “the power of observation and that of deduction” but also “knowledge”. Though Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is more known as a author of detective fiction, some of his stories are in matter of fact early examples with the spy elements, e.g. The Naval Treaty, The Second Stain. In His Last Bow is the main protagonist Sherlock Holmes himself even as a double agent giving false data to the German army during the World War I. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, poet, literary critic and editor who is also worth of mentioning as for the authors engaged in detective story.
conforms to and frustrates what we traditionally expect from the genre. Poe shaped the genre of detective fiction - although he preferred to call them “tales of ratiocination” - after introducing Detective C. Auguste Dupin. Dupin analyses unsolved mysteries and uses his advanced cognitive ability to deduce information to solve cases; thus, a new genre was born. To describe how Poe’s short stories both comply with the general expectations of detective fiction and how they defy them, I plan to examine The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Purloined Letter. Having come from the Latin word “genus”, meaning “type”, “genre” refers to style, when things, usually music or literary works, are grouped in collections of similar style.
Introduction In his introduction to Collected Short Stories E. M. Forster writes: “These fantasies were written at various dates previous to the First World War, and represent all that I have accomplished in a particular line.”1 John Colmer observes: “Fantasy occupies a curious middle ground between allegory and symbolism. It establishes its own laws, revels in swift flights of fancy, is playful, often, witty, makes great demands on its readers. This is the central critical question to be asked about Forster; and the short stories are the first of his works to pose it.”2 Forster has used fantasy as a technique with his characteristic ironic prose style combining poetry and symbolism. So it is necessary to define fantasy and examine its use as a fictional technique in general and E. M. Forster in particular because as Forster claims, most of his short stories are fantasies in form. Fantasy has been variously used by novelists as well as short story writers as a convenient narrative technique; it is akin to Aristotle’s concept of marvelous.