However these traumatic stimuli refuse to stay repressed and resurface in the form of intrusive images or nightmares as symptoms of trauma-related illnesses such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The narration of the story by Death greatly helps in putting things in perspective with respect to the bigger picture. The suffering of Liesel is put in comparison with events that take place outside of her life, the other events and consequences of World War 2 and the Holocaust. Through this omniscient and third person point of view, The Book Thief while not trivializing Liesel’s experiences at the same time does not allow the understanding of the Holocaust in the narrative to be limited by the perspective of a child. Thus through trauma theory, the various traumatic incidents in her life and their respective consequences will be studied followed by the exploration of stealing books and writing as a coping
Zusak used personification in the novel when he gave the narrator, Death, who is non-living, but has human qualities. The way the author applied this technique to ‘The Book Thief’ was so that the reader felt connected and could relate to the narrator. As Death was created as an omniscient, Zusak’s goal was for the narrator to create meaning and to give the reader an expression that he understood what it was like to be human but actually wasn’t human himself. “Even death has a heart” is an example of the use of personification, explaining that even though death is non-living he feels the same things as humans, especially when it comes to tragic moments. Zusak didn’t just use personification with the narrator but he also used it in relation to the imagery and setting of the story, as well as describing human features “As she crossed the river, a rumour of sunshine stood behind the clouds.” (P472) “The girl’s mouth wandered on even if her body was now still.”
The setting is something disparate from our world, but at the same time is not too unrealistic, probably because Lowry combined the conflicts in the world. In this part, I thought that Lowry got some hints from the different cultures and situations she has seen while traveling. Since there is no clear image of the environment and the characters, I thought people would have different interpretations and different images about the story. Another good thing is that you can feel the message throughout the story, because the author has not only written but woven the message into the storyline with the actions of the characters and the occurrences. For example when Claire loses her memory, the people in the Elsewhere care with love and compassion.
The author goes on to debate what Pocahontas actually felt in her relationship with John Smith and how she most likely did not reciprocate the feelings he claimed she had. This may be new information to the reader and provides historical difference of the real Pocahontas from the Hollywood version while strengthening Townsend’s argument. Also, the author does not use challenging language in her own writing. She keeps her own wording basic as to give the readers a break from the difficultness of the old language. Another positive aspect of this book is the notes section and the preface.
In the novel, Geek Love, written by Katherine Dunn, normality, what it means to be “normal”, or even if normal exists is question and a theme that is brought up throughout the whole book. The Binewski family has made the readers think about what it means to be normal, mainly because they do not look like the stereotypical person, and that they are not self-conscious about it. The fact that their abnormalities is the reason why they have so much confidence is what makes readers ponder this theme even more. Being “normal” is not about how we look
Roald Dahl use situational and dramatic irony, but mainly dramatic irony. Dramatic irony is when the audience knows more than the characters now about what is happening in the story. One example of this is when the police are looking for the killer the whole time and they say it can’t be the wife because she is so sweet and nice. Even though the audience knows the whole time that she is the killer, but the police don’t even look very deeply into the idea that she might have killed him. Throughout the story the author uses dramatic irony I know this because the audience always knows more than the police.
The question and answer format broke up the sections and changed topic quickly enough that there was not time for the reader to lose interest. The book is written by a Pagan who has been practicing since 1990, so the views are quite biased, as one would imagine. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but the reader should know that the book is very convincing and persuasive towards Wicca. The author also threw in a lot of personal views that were at times off-putting, especially views about conservative Christians. Whenever mentioning conservative Christians, even if it was meant to be brief, the author seemed to rant about them and do a lot of
Turn of The Screw The supernatural elements in Turn of The Screw are important because they bring an element of ambiguity to the story. Given the very inconclusive evidence, it could be argued that there are ghosts. Alternatively, it is equally possible that they are completely a figment of the governess’ imagination. The governess wholeheartedly claims she sees the ghosts, but no other characters ever claim the same thing. But since the reader only gets insight from the point of view of the governess, we can’t see what the others are thinking and whether or not they are being completely truthful.
They may have been an influence on the death, but it was never proved. She was often sick, which could have been a bigger influence. Since there are multiple influences on a person, this judge should not be able to determine if an influencer should have consequences or not. People should be responsible for their actions; however, due to an infinite amount of influences on a person’s life, not everyone should have repercussions. Likewise, only people who committed an act of murder should have consequences created by an unbiased court and not the morals of one man.
From the very beginning, this case has not been carried out in an honest manner, and possesses many faults as can be seen in the evidence provided today. The witness testimony not only lacks medical evidence proving that the crime ever happened in the first place, but also lacks logical argument which will no doubt have made you all feel ambiguity about the case. First of all, it is physically impossible for Tom Robinson to have beaten and raped Ms. Mayella. This is due to the fact that from the sheriff’s and Mr. Ewell’s testament, we know that Miss Mayella was beaten mostly on the right side of her body. Since it is much easier for a left handed person to hit another person on their right, we can reach the conclusion that Miss Mayella was most likely beaten by someone left handed.
The way the author structures the article affects the effectiveness of the article by appealing to a certain audience. If the author focuses on one person and their struggles then they want the reader to feel the emotions of the author. They try to get as personal as possible. If the author wants to focus on the logical side of the article, they focus on numerous groups and give different solutions on how the problem can be