One of the central plots in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is Marlow’s attachment to Mr. Kurtz. There are several suggestions in Marlow’s character and narrative that give us insight to the possible reasons that may have resulted in his strange and ironic attachment to Kurtz. The focus of this essay will be on Marlow’s style of narration and his representation of Kurtz. These central issues will be dealt with through the lenses of three core traits that Marlow exhibits which are curiosity, perceptiveness and adventurousness. I will argue that Marlow and Mr. Kurtz become agents in each other’s lives through Marlow’s attachment to Kurtz and explore how the narrative suggests the emergence of modernist ideals.
Bakhtin emphasises the historical, cultural and social aspects of literary texts and that texts should be read through their context. His work is important, because he argues that events should be “composited, theorised and understood”, not just seen as events (Robinson 2011). Bakhtin’s Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics is seen as one of the most important theories on the novel written in the twentieth century. In Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics, Bakhtin concentrates on the artistic thinking he calls polyphonic. Polyphony refers to the use of multiple voices or multivoicedness.
In life, people tend to turn a blind eye to or find it challenging to come to terms with their inner corruption, depravity, and despair. In Joseph Conrad’s profound novella Heart of Darkness, however, humanity’s darker side is addressed in a way that is impossible to ignore. Conrad’s meticulous utilization of diction and symbols captivates and enthralls the reader while also heavily contributing to the overall success and meaning of the novella. In his passage, Conrad, instead of adhering to the traditional notions of purity and evil associated with the symbols of light and dark, intentionally subverts and intermingles them to reveal underlying themes concerning the immorality inherent in human nature and the unbelievably horrific tragedies
Harrison Bergeron Tone Essay This essay explains the many ways the author of the story “Harrison Bergeron” used to convey the tone absurdity towards society. His vast arsenal of literary techniques helped bring a better understanding of the story to the reader. Some of the many ways the author used to heighten the effect of the story were diction, tone, and irony. Those three techniques will be taken a further look at in this piece of writing. One of the many ways that the author, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., used to create the tone and mood was his usage of many literary elements.
Dom Casmurro is narrated in the first person narrative by the self-proclaimed protagonist Bento, nicknamed Dom Casmurro for his stubborn nature. The story is told solely from his perspective and therefore automatically creates a biased view of the events that come to pass in the novel. The flawed narrator (Bento) writes the story from his point of view completely muting out the opinions and speech that do not directly support his case in order to rally sympathy and build trust between himself and the reader. Despite the fact that all we have to believe is Bento’s thoughts and what he writes down, because of Machado’s writing technique we are able to see what Bento tries to do, which is to play the victim in the story. Driven by jealousy and self-consciousness, Bento tries to persuade the reader that he is being victimised.
The Role of Psychological Realism in Henry James’s Daisy Miller Daisy Miller is a novella by Henry James, who was a great fan of George Eliot as he was impressed by her looking into the minds as well the souls of her characters. James’s novels mostly explore the moral dilemmas of people who are compelled to deal with cultural displacement. He is famous for his psychological realism. The purpose of writing this essay is to see the role of psychological realism in Daisy Miller. Though Daisy Miller is written by a man and preoccupied with male protagonists but the writer has used a subtle technique of psychological realism in order to portray the complex moral as well as sexual challenges faced by American woman abroad in Europe.
Furedi constructed his argument in a manner in which he scrutinized the opposing argument in order to provide evidence for his inevitable conclusion on the subject. He used the so-called “dangers of reading” to show how powerful and insightful books can be. The two diverse structures within both of the texts represent how the same message can be propagated in different
The entirety of of The Scarlet Letter is written from the perspective of an anonymous third person narrator. Due to his egotistical tendencies, much of the novel is told through very didactic word usage because the narrator intends on teaching the readers instead of solely telling a story. Another prevalent aspect of the work in the difference of diction between the descriptions and speakings of each individual character. Hawthorne ensures that the language a character uses reflects on their personalities as well as follows along with their characterizations throughout the book. In possessing very formal diction overall, the narrator also manages to include artistic aspects such as imagery, metaphor and personification to enhance the novel’s
In “the false gems”, irony is woven throughout the story which can provoke the reader into thinking harder and analyzing situation and it is highlights in this wonderful short story. This paper, based on the author’s careful reading of the text, attempts to have a tentative analysis of irony and the symbolic signification of the title. The author wishes to state these subjects in 3 parts: I. A brief summary of ‘the false gems’. II.
The cloud of glory playing round a poet is a dangerous thing and it “blinds criticism by conventional admiration and renders the investigation of literary origin unacceptable”. And our personal affinities, likings and circumstances have great power to sway our estimate of his or that poet’s work.” The dangers can be shunned, Arnold thinks by learning to feel and enjoy the best work of the real classic ad thus the difference between it and all lesser work can be appreciated. But if it is not enough, he adds that the high qualities lie both in the matter and style, and these have “a mark, an accent, of high beauty worth and power,” the substance and manner will possess in an eminent