Authors use a variety of literary elements to create and tell a story. Many possible topics novels often include are the author's style, purpose, the structure, character development, voice, symbols, setting and theme. In the novel, Wolf Rider by Avi, the author uses specific story elements such as the character development, setting, and the theme to carry on the plot. Throughout the novel Andy's personality grows from calm and laid back, to scared and curious.
The problems in both the essay “The Crack-Up” by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the movie Splendor in the Grass by Elia Kazan are self-destructive and lead the characters to the point of suicide. Fitzgerald and Deanie Loomis have similar difficulties, in comparison to difficulties in our generation. Fitzgerald writes “Now a man can crack in many ways—can crack in the head—in which case the power of decision is taken from you by others! or in the body, when one can but submit to the white hospital world; or in the nerves.” Meaning that a person can break down physically or mentally.
The sonnet “Acquainted with the Night” by Robert Frost contains fourteen lines written in iambic pentameter with five stanzas. The poem depicts a first person view of someone battling depression. The speaker warns the reader he is “acquainted with the” (Frost 1) the vicious cycle of the disease. Through his illustration of walking alone at night, the reader see that the sickness is a lonely and dark struggle. As he continues his isolated walk, he passes a “watchman” (Frost 5) or society where he avoids eye contact.
In the novella Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck incorporates many thematic ideas into his text. He includes the ideas of dreams and reality, the nature of home, and he difference of right and wrong. He develops these ideas throughout the story. The first theme incorporated is the idea if dreams versus reality. Lennie and George have a plan.
A poet, playwright, prose writer, performance artist, and editor of Catalyst magazine. Pearl Cleage was born in Detroit, Michigan 1948, and was educated at Howard University, Spelman College, and Atlanta University. Her father, Jaramogi Abebe Azaman (Albert Cleage), founded and developed Black Christian Nationalism. She also came under the direct influence of the political and intellectual ferment of the 1960s and 1970s (—Carol P. Marsh-Lockett in THE C O N C I S E OXFORD COMPANION TO African American Literature , p. 99).
In less than twenty minutes, Clemmy Sue is standing on Estelle Louise’s front porch. Without knocking, she opens the squeaking weathered screen door and moseys into a cluttered sitting room, where Estelle Louise slowly rocks back and forth, in a tattered rocking chair. “Estelle Louise, why ain’t you ready? You be knowing another storm be riding in.” “Imma guessing time just ran right past me.
The Road Essay Theme: Morals can survive even in the worst settings. In the harsh world of The Road, there is a man and boy who both struggle to survive and their only hope is to cling on to the good morals. People have abandon all the good morals and have resorted to violence, murder, and cannibalism to survive.
BEN AND TINA AFMAN foot note 52 Ben Afman grew up in the town of Bedum, with a population of 2,000, in the province of Groningen. He had a certificate to deliver milk door to door. ( Ada has a copy of the certificate). He owned his own wagon, horse and stainless steel tub. He had the rights to sell milk and would ladle the milk into the containers of his customers.
In the film, “The Truman Show”, one can make a solid case on the pro’s and con’s of not only reality vs fake in America but, also the questions of morality vs immorality and which is which? In the United States alone, I believe most can agree that there has been an obvious shift in the meaning of morality along with the obsessions of what is real and what is fake. In the film, the main theme is that the main star of the show Truman played by Jim Carrey, comes closer to the discovery that his entire life is nothing but a live television show that is played twenty-four hours a day. From the start of the movie you hear Marlon who is played by Noah Emmerich and plays as the best friend of Truman in the film saying, “It’s all true, it’s all real, nothing here is fake, nothing you see on this show is fake, its merely controlled.” The key word here is
Once there was a boy, a boy like no other. This boy’s name was Mason, Mason Wieczoreck. Mason was a young canadian boy living in America with brown, curly hair, and tan skin, he was about 5’’3’ about 110 lbs. Like all his fellow canadians Mason was afraid of the dark. In his 13th year of his youth, Mason found love in a redheaded girl, but due to football, school, and his religious life Mason could not find the time to court his young flame.
Frederick Douglass throws light onto the American slave system by explaining how things really were. He explained how they were treated. Not how the slave owners said that they treated their slaves. They were treated like they were just property and an object they could play around with. He also throws light on how slaves were stripped from their rights.