These are questions that are asked, but are not meant to be answered. They are most commonly used in writing to make a point, persuade the reader, or for literary effect. Mosley uses rhetorical questions because he wants the readers to question whether or not they are satisfied with they
W.F. Harvey first begins to get the character interested in the reading by the way he signals hints towards the reader in order to get them thinking about events that could possibly happen. As the reader continues reading W.F. Harvey introduces more hints that might change the way of thinking of the reader. As it is seen in his short story, ¨August Heats,¨ the foreshadowing begins when, ¨A sudden impulse made me enter,¨ (source 2) which makes us(as the reader) think that James, (the main character/narrator) might be leading himself into something terribly wrong.
For them to retain their readers they also use series of literary devices which in turn create suspense. In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, the author uses verbal irony to create suspense in order to engage their readers. Poe provides many hints as to what is going to happen to Fortunato throughout the story. This is done for the sake of keeping the reader’s imagination running while also leaving them on their toes anticipating what is going to happen next. For this to be created Poe uses verbal irony.
“The Jewelry” is a short story written by Guy De Maupassant where M. Lantin marries a woman that loves jewelry and bought a new piece of jewelry everyday. He loved her dearly but could not stand the obsession she had for her fake jewelry collection. M. Lantins wife became really sick and died of pneumonia. He was then left by himself and became very poor. He had nothing left and needed to make money somehow.
When reading a fiction, not only the plot, but also the narrator and the point of view are important to readers in order to understand the story. Stories can be told in a various angle of vision or in one perspective, depending on which person point of view. “A story is said to be from a character’s point of view, or a character is said to be a focal or focalizing character” (Norton, 174). Readers sometimes feel they are overhearing the narrator’s thoughts because they follow along the narrator’s thoughts, actions, and feelings. Both Sonny’s Blues and the Yellow paper use first person narration.
This example supports my thesis because Della had to sacrifice her hair for Jim. Identically, at the end of the tale, Jim walked to the house and looked at Della with a strange glare. Once he saw that Della sold her hair to purchase her gift for him, a golden chain for his watch, hesitantly, he gave his present to Della and confessed that he had sold his watch to buy combs for Della. This interaction adds on to my thesis, showing that they had to sacrifice what was the utmost precious belongings they held, in order to buy each other gifts. Although they could mourn over a loss of their favored items, their love still propels them, acknowledging that they did it for each
The sudden introduction towards these unusual actions grabs the reader’s attention, making them focus on these compulsions. These actions and thoughts drive the reader to continue reading the piece to find an understanding or conclusion towards her mysterious actions. The author segues the introduction into the body of the story by continuing the situation the
In similar ways, authors use this tool as an indirect way of communication to the reader. It causes a change in the comprehension by the viewer. The audience is able to have a virtual look inside the plot of the story and truly grasp the full effect of the situation. They begin to pursue the story more and more as they read. An author that loves to utilize this technique is the American poet, Edgar Allen Poe; in his works.
Steinbeck probably wanted to name the story Something That Happened for many reasons. However I think he wanted to name it that because the title Something That Happens makes the story more mysterious and interesting to the readers. I think this because the title gives reader a vague explanation about the book. Another reason could be that he wanted people to know this could happen in real life. I think this could be a reason seeing as people in the past may have not understanded what was going on and he wanted to at least try to understand things that could
It is with the point of view that an author can guide the reader through various events and create an overall theme of a story. Differences in narration can greatly affect how a reader experiences literature. For the most part, there are two types of narration in stories: first person and third person. A second-person point of view exists but is very rare. Authors that use a second-person point of view make the reader one of the characters, thus including the reader in the story.