Literature is a wonderful thing; it explores the relationships between humans and their nature, historical events, and can be used to express one’s creativity. It can also be used to give moral guidance; this was Arthur Miller’s reasoning behind writing The Crucible. In this dramatic retelling of the Salem trials, Miller ensnares his reader with stories of adultery, betrayal, and material greed. His intention, however, is not to entertain with operatic drama. This play is a cautionary tale about finger pointing and its potentially fatal consequences.
Antagonists Since the beginning of story writing, authors have included a character, force, or characters that have provided contrast to the plot. These characters are labeled antagonists, otherwise known as “the bad guy”. Antagonists sit in opposition with the protagonist, or good guy, and generate conflict in the story. Without these nefarious characters, the story would just be genuinely uninteresting. With that being said, antagonists are vitally significant and necessary.
They provided the protagonists the capability to change their minds and inspire them to go against the grain. The novel , Fahrenheit 451 and the film The Giver both have an underlying theme of curiosity and bravery. These works of art are great examples of post modernism as it pertains to a society that questions its mere existence. All belief systems and ideologies are developed for the purpose of controlling others in maintaining particular political and social systems. It challenges the flawed system instead of being trapped into a cycle of oppression and
Symbolism and Literary Elements in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" In "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson we see several literary elements used to both shock the reader and teach a valuable lesson about the inherent nature of man. From the detailed description of the setting to the use of color and foreshadowing Jackson demonstrates how a writer can tell a story that reveals new elements with every reading. "The Lottery" describes the dangers of blindly following tradition and the harm this can bring both to society and to families caught in the trap of blindly following what they consider to be societal norms. Through the use of literary devices Jackson relates the story to the reader, both preparing them for the inevitable conclusion and shocking them into understanding an important lesson about the world. In the beginning of the story Jackson introduces
Golding through his use of symbolism clearly shows the movement from order to chaos throughout the novel. Unfortunately this idea that life can slip into chaos from order is not only fiction like Golding’s novel but the truth is that it has been a reality in some countries throughout the world. But hopefully in these cases in the future happy ending stories will be true ones rather than fictional ones. Nevertheless it is usually good that conquers evil and that more positives should be taken from stories rather than negatives. Stories should be judged by the level of interest it inspired in the reader and their consideration of its main theme.
Yet, a key difference between the two texts is that Bradbury conveys his message using a dystopian novel while Henry is using his speech. By using his dystopian fiction, Bradbury is able to create a fictional, but realistic world, allowing the reader to see what grim future awaits should his issue remain unresolved. Once the reader knows more about their bleak future, he or she will be more proactive in combating the issue. Conversely, Henry speaks to his audience rather than present his arguments in a textual format because he wants to personally encourage revolution and form a direct connection with the people. Only then will his audience be able to make a stand.
The use of slang throughout the novel shows that the main character, Holden Caulfield, is a phony person himself because of the way he perceives other people. The use of profanity in the novel is important because it characterizes the story, and it does something to the theme that could not be done without it. The use of connotation was important because it showed hidden messages and explicit meanings can go too far when overthought. How can one story be such a controversy when the actions in it are
Valgardson uses many great elements of fiction to build plot and conflict, as well as teach the lesson of not making snap judgments in his short story Identities. From the strong use of stereotypes, to great descriptive foreshadowing, his uses of these elements are of utmost importance. For after all, how does one know that they are safe from police judgment error, or fatal judgments from anyone else in the
“The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last” (Oscar Wilde). Though this quote is ironic, the reasoning behind it is accurate, especially in literature. Though suspense can be quite off putting and frustrating for a reader, it also makes the story much more intriguing. Authors use suspense to pull a reader into their story, keeping them on the edge of their seats and always wondering what will happen next.
A normality in the literary world is that texts deeply nestled in the crosshairs of biopolitics, gender, nationalism, and other identity particularities often fall victim to one sided and dogmatic cultural critiques. Critic after critic find difficulty regarding how to analyze and essentially read a novel where intersectionality is intrinsic to its framework such as Kindred, because it does not fit the fairly common singular literary theory mold. This notion is articulated and defended in “"Some Matching Strangeness": Biology, Politics, and the Embrace of History in Octavia Butler's "Kindred"” where Robertson explores Butler’s usage of Dana’s body to confront universal truths and to cement the idea that Dana is in a historical paradox due
A Whole New Mind A Whole New Mind author Daniel Pink conveys his writing, which focuses on his grandiose ideas of what sort of minds should be most appreciated and what elements of life deserve the most respect, in an instructive nature that does not hesitate to yield to fascination nor proactivity. He maintains the sensation of a greater meaning within his expressive views of the present and future, but orates these philosophies through a casual tone. “…The left hemisphere will get a bit panicky and look beseechingly across the corpus callosum for assistance” (Pink 138). Through extended metaphors such as this one and informal sentence structures, Pink adds his own flavor into the novel without infringing on the motive of his work. He permeates