Feminized Heroism: Violent Women in the Indian Captivity Narrative Hannah Dustan in Cotton Mather’s “A Notable Exploit” and the female protagonist of the “Panther Captivity” narrative both act aggressively, destroying their captors and then further demeaning them through scalping or decapitation. Aggressive women were less acceptable to Puritanical ideals in the 18th century. Although Hannah Dustan’s narrative was published in 1702 and “Panther Captivity” was published in 1787, there is little change evident for the roles women had to play from pre-Revolutionary America to post-Revolutionary America. Due to the male perspectives applied to these female characters, Dustan and the lady in “Panther Captivity” revert to the role of the victim through
He then states, “he headed for home and the day’s work, unaware that it would be his last” (13) the suspense is once again boosted. Up to this point, the reader has acquired background information on what is known as the victim. Bringing the reader back to the edge of the seat waiting for the murder to
Because the chief of the island was still a child, he did not know how to run an entire island on his own. This caused further problems, including a fire. The use of several literary devices, such as simile, imagery, and personification, help emphasize the idea that the boys on the island needed adults to help them survive.
10 people were sent to a mysterious island called Indian Island. They were sent there for a vacation, but it was not the type of vacation they were hoping for, it was a death trap. The people sent were all criminals who were never caught. Most of them are very dangerous and deserved to be put on Indian Island except for few individuals who should have had different consequences for their actions. Emily Brent did not deserve to be sent to Indian Island to die.
They want to be rescued, as they delegate tasks at first, however, the story unfolds in a way that shows the savage and iniquitous side of humans as the boys become less civilized. They become less logical, and the little ones start to think there is a beast on the island, which causes them to kill their friend, Simon, thinking he was the beast. They are constantly stressed out and their behaviors change as the story progresses.
Poetry in Different Cultures “Seven little Injuns cuttin’ up their sticks, One broke his neck and then there were six”(Indian Country Media). There are 9 more stanzas similar to this one. Starting from 10 ending at 0, each explaining what happened to the next little soldier boy. Each stanza explains how the little soldier boy dies. Despite the fact of how gruesome this poem sounds it is actually meant for little children to learn how to count.
Witness for the Prosecution “The ultimate mystery is one’s own self” (Sammy Davis Jr.). Mysteries have an allure that keep audiences intrigued and engaged on what will happen next. “Witness for the prosecution”, originally written by Agatha Christie, is no different in the sense that both the short story and visual adaption keep the audience on the edge of their seat as the apprehensive story unfolds. Although the storyline for the short story and movie adaptions both follow the same repertoire, there are a vast number of significant differences that keep the audience entertained and in suspense of what is to come next.
All characters are accused and redeemed of guilt but the murderer is still elusive. Much to the shock of the readers of detective fiction of that time, it turns out that the murderer is the Watson figure, and the narrator, the one person on whose first-person account the reader 's’ entire access to all events depends -- Dr. Sheppard. In a novel that reiterates the significance of confession to unearth the truth, Christie throws the veracity of all confessions contained therein in danger by depicting how easily the readers can be taken in by
The third most outstanding author ever is still remarkably popular today. Agatha Christie has only been outsold by The Bible and William Shakespeare. Even forty-two years after her death, her short stories and novels are read by people nationwide. Christie didn’t always have the thought of being a writer, but the interesting events that took place in her life started her career.
These mystery stories are apart from the reality. The Realists, unlike the Intuitionists, presents the text as realistic as possible, Dorothy L. Sayers, an English author is one of the most famous writers of this sub-genre and wrote ‘Lord Peter Wimsey’ and another eleven novels and two sets of the short stories. The Realist works with the physical evidence such as footprints, bullet holes, and other forensic or measurable evidence, however, the Intuitionists with the exercise of minds. Therefore, Crime Fiction is not static, each of these sub-genres within The Golden Age holds its basic conventions of the establishment.
Characterization in literary fiction that has special importance, and authors develop their sense of responsibility for full and effective character development. Character is everything in literary fiction. Characters can also be animals or whatever the writer chooses to act in his/her story. Simply, characters literally make things happen in a story. This essay will describe and give a broader picture of how the characterization is developed in the short stories and how would the story look like without characters by supporting with examples of some short stories.