One of the important parts of writing a novel is to create different types of characters that develop over time. They could be either static or dynamic. Dynamic characters in a story undergo a significant change because of the actions in the plot. They face obstacles with other characters, and sometimes learn a lesson from their mistakes while also gaining maturity. Having dynamic characters is important to a story because plot twists occur and it adds tension to the story that may shock the reader.
Curley, a character from the novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, represents such a character. He is a controlling, aggressive and selfish man who is an essential component to the tragic outcome of the story. Curley is a controlling man. He always needs to know where his wife is
For example, the narrator says, “In her [Hester] lonesome cottage, by the sea-shore, thoughts visited her, such as dared to enter no other dwelling in New England; shadowy guests, that would have been as perilous as demons to their entertainer, could they have been seen knocking at her door,” (Hawthorne 149). This quote describes the dark thoughts that Hester begins to have in her solitary home after being excluded from society after receiving the scarlet letter. These thoughts that begin to surround Hester revolve around the loneliness brought by the scarlet letter, before which she might not have had these type of thoughts because of her social status. The scarlet letter is negatively affecting the mind of Hester and her thought process. Another quote that portrays the internal change in Hester is, “Thus, Hester Prynne, whose heart had lost its regular and healthy throb, wandered without a clew in the dark labyrinth of mind: now turned aside by an insurmountable precipice; now starting back from a deep chasm.
Its shows the different trails each character takes and how the one scarlet "A" can change meaning and bring a man to his death. For Hester it is a painful reminder of her adultery. For Dimmesdale it is a secret reminder of his part of his involvement in the role which he conceals, and the torment he brings upon himself for not making his sin public. Pearl embraces the Scarlet Letter and makes us think that this symbolic object although small can transport the reader to the world of the mysterious and dangerous
Often in novels the central character can have a major influence on other characters throughout the story. Whether the influence is positive or negative, some form of growth and change is seen in the surrounding characters. In the cases of The Great Gatsby and The Metamorphosis, these central characters are also a mystery that the surrounding characters are trying to solve. This paper will discuss the influence Jay Gatsby had on other characters in The Great Gatsby and the influence that Gregor Samsa had on other characters in The Metamorphosis, while also discussing the mysteries both of them present for other characters to solve.
How can challenges change people throughout their lives? Challenges shape people in many different ways, whether it be for good or bad. The effects of these challenges make people who we are, and shapes the characters found in stories and novels. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor showcases change in characters through Alyss Heart, a young princess in Wonderland. Beddor uses these conflicts to convey how Alyss changes as a character throughout the novel.
Every single symbol in the novel have meaning, and gives the reader extra information to interpret the book. The book “The scarlet Letter” has unique conflicts along with dramatic irony, and diverse symbols, but without the symbols the book wouldn't have the engaging story behind everything. Hester the novels main character shows a way to wear the scarlet letter “A” off the way she wants it to be worn. And though the book does end in a fairly happy ending, with all of the evil and sin in the novel there are some blissful
Symbolisms are commonly used by authors to emphasize a certain type of atmosphere in a novel and it also symbolizes characteristic features of characters and specific places (Your Dictionary). The use of symbolism is really important in the play A Streetcar Named Desire because every symbol the author uses has a deep meaning in the character’s feelings and also it has a deep secret that character wants to hide from others. Thus, this helps the readers to emotionally feel and also helps the readers to focus more into the play and without symbolism, is not going to be easy for readers to understand the book they are reading. The main symbolism in A Streetcar Named Desire is light bulb and the paper lantern.
During legal studies this past term, I’ve learnt that the law has to be a reflection of the values and ethics of the wider community. Due to the ever changing shift in what people view as right and wrong, constant law reform is necessary to make sure that the beliefs of the majority of society is represented. Similarly to the law, texts are manifestations of the context in which they are created. This can particularly be seen by delving into the Gothic Genre and taking an in-depth look into the Castle of Otranto and the Turn of the Screw. This presentation will compare and contrast the effect of context on the literary conventions of gothic fiction in the aforementioned texts.