For instance, in the beginning, “she remembers her name, name of the president,” then in the end, she doesn’t remember those things she used to. She loses her memory by each passing day. Julie Otsuka uses refrain as a literary device in her short story. While narrating her story, she repeats what the mother remembers and does not remember. Most of her
Real World In the speech "This Is Water" by David Wallace, he talks about the so called real world. He focuses on putting meaningful thoughts in the graduate's heads to replace the meaningless ones. Also, David tries describing that the everyday life we may live in thier imagination is not entierly accurate. He explains that some of the most actualities in life are the most complicated to observe and very complex to recognize. David goes on about how life replays and we find it to be dull sometimes.
It had been a Monday, a fairly yellow Monday. Yellow being the prominent word which had stuck in Alex’s mind whenever he thought back to that fairly yellow day. The sun wasn’t glistening, there was no taste of warmth against his tongue with a lemony aftertaste, no bubbly laughter or sticky wet smiles. There wasn’t much that explained his minds description of that day as ‘fairly yellow’, but he stuck with it nonetheless. He had been stumbling like a giraffe through a crowd of pedestrians crossing the street; he had been on his way to his usual bistro to meet with his girlfriend of nearly two years: Sarah Fent.
Even as readers, we do not know everything there is to know, especially when dealing with Jay Gatsby, but what we do know still manages to be contradicted by the complicated character of Daisy. It is recognizable that Daisy continually denies reality for her own convenience within her individual relationships mainly involving Tom and Gatsby, which deal with Tom’s affair, the situation of Gatsby, the feeling of regret following the realization of her first love, and her past of loving Tom. To start off, it is known that Daisy chooses to contradict many things going on in her life. In this time period, it was not uncommon for married men to have affairs with other women, while the other way around was not acceptable. When reading this novel, we
I feel that the narrator is on par with us as readers. It would seem that the narrator has no direct access to Emily's private life, he seems to depend on the few public appearances, and rumors. Often, one does not know if the narrator has been watching the narrated himself, or if he is retelling the story by means of the talk of the people that lived around Emily. If the chatter of the old in the city is a major source of narration, then the leaps in time become in a way more understandable. Gossip often comes with the price of untruth lying at its core, everyone having their own version of events, and embellishment often taking over the actual
‘Hence the miniature is often a material allusion to a text which is no longer available to us, or which, because of its fictiveness, never was available to us except through a second- order fictive world’ . These objects become performative in that they become a stage for our projections: however projections of past or fictive realities can only ever be played out in the psyche. Therefore we are always left with a sense of longing for that which we cannot
Throughout life, people often lose track of what is really meaningful and important. In Lord of The Flies by William Golding, this element of human nature is portrayed through the children’s failure to complete necessary tasks due to their inclination on the island. It is simply human nature to fulfill desires before priorities. When the children first arrive on the island, the priority is to “be rescued” (37). The group decides that the best way to fulfill this is to build and maintain a signal fire (38).
One of the most significant works of feminist literary criticism, Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One`s Own”, explores both historical and contemporary literature written by women. Spending a day in the British Library, the narrator is disappointed that there are not enough books written by or even about women. Motivated by this lack of women’s literature and data about their lives, she decides to use her imagination and come up with her own characters and stories. After creating a tragic, but extraordinary gifted figure of Shakespeare’s sister and reflecting on the works of crucial 19th century women authors, the narrator moves on to the books by her contemporaries. So far, women were deprived of their own literary history, but now this heritage is starting to appear.
This is significant because the narrator is unable to remember such actions, despite the repetitiveness of it all, and must keep a recording of even the basic little tendencies of each and every last individual. Then in the next part of that line, “My house starts to throb in its old socket,” the narrator’s home is described more life-like to indicate that, although the narrator does not remember the routine of his household or any others, this is the only setting that is important to them at this time. This is the narrator’s home and as such the narrator feels a sort of obligation to care about the happenings here even if they may not remember them tomorrow. These prime examples of imagery and diction are what gives the sense of the need to retain potentially lost memories. We as people do not want to let go of the past as it is what connects us to the future.
In 'Orkney Interior ', despite the fact that the speaker does not express that he is alone, he has all the earmarks of being in this way, as there is by no account human vicinity. The environment described seems to be dancing between the reality and fiction, like a dream. The poem looks like a dream of the old man, changing the environment very quickly and the transformations of the environment seem to grow out of the old man’s solitude. Contributing to the general feeling of isolation, the phrase ‘With inexplicable and pallid blanks’ it may propose the idea that the persona has been removed from a familiar environment and put some place he doesn 't generally comprehend the culture. However, this ‘old man’ translates island phenomena into his own surreal logic, creating a dreamlike atmosphere: he does ‘what the moon says’; his calendar is ‘almost like a zodiac’; and his ‘adapted cuckoo-clock… shows no hours, only tides and moons’.