Literary Elements In Tell Them Not To Kill Me

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The fictional story, “Tell Them Not to Kill Me,” contains literary elements within the story such as point of view, setting, flashback, irony, symbolism, imagery, diction, and metaphor. Which fit well with theme of the story that is death and vigilante justice. The aim of this paper is to go in depth about the characters in the story as well as the theme and literary elements within the story. The literary elements covered in the analysis starts with point of view, setting, flashback, irony, symbolism, imagery, diction, and metaphor all the while reinforcing the theme of the story which is death. The context to of the author born in the rural Mexican State of Jalisco, Juan ruflo (1917-1986) experienced war first hand. From 1926 -1929, western Mexico underwent a backlash to the Mexican Revolution, known as the Casterio rebellion. During the violence, Ruflo’s father was assassinated and mother died of a heart attack. Ruflo’s Uncles died during the rebellion as a result the young boy sent to live with his grandmother and later to various boarding schools. Juvencio Nava the main protagonist and the dynamic character of the story. Justino Nava is the son of Juvencio Nava; he is a minor character. Don Lupe is the static character but is killed early in the story by Juvencio over a dispute. The antagonist throughout the story is Coronel, who also is Don Lupe’s son. “Tell Them Not to Kill Me!” is narrated in third person point of view. Point of view is the angle of considering
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