Symbols are objects that signify other aspects in society and literature. Recognizing symbols allows the reader to dive deeper into the message the author wanted to convey. Patterns make an unknown piece of literature more familiar and relatable. By recognizing patterns, one can shift the focus from understanding what is happening to unveiling what the author meant by what is happening. For example, the novel Jane Eyre is written in 1800s english and can be dull at times.
Stories often possess foreshadowing. Authorsemploy foreshadowing either by briefly mentioning an important issue earlier in the story or by evoking certain emotions that make readers predict what will happen later on. Foreshadowing enables readers to notice the mood of the story, whether it is a fun story or a tragic one. By writing a story, an author becomes capable of delivering their thoughts to readers, and foreshadowing is one of the best tools that authors can use to implant dramatic effects in the story. However, it is not always easy to find what the foreshadowing are, and what their effects are.
The main reason literary devices are used is to connect with the reader. When we read, we want to truly enjoy what is written we need to become a part of the story. And literary devices help us to better see and feel the storyline. A good storyline captures all of our senses, these devices draw the reader in, paint a picture, heighten the senses, and pull at us emotionally. Throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story The Birthmark, some of the key literary devices used were irony symbol and theme.
The Odyssey greatly depicted how the gods and higher beings can greatly impact our lives, for better or for worse. Despite this, we can overcome these obstacles and achieve our goals. In book 11, of the Odyssey, “Now came the soul of Anticlea, dead, my mother, daughter of Autolycus, dead now, though living still when I took ship for holy Troy,” This shows that even after learning about about his mother’s death, Odysseus did not give up but continued on his journey. Furthermore, we also learned that loyalty is very important in life. According to book 17, the text states, “But when he knew he heard Odysseus’ voice nearby, he did his best to wag his tail, nose down, with flattened ears, having no strength to move nearer his master.” This helps the reader understand how much the Greeks valued loyalty.
These trials give us an opportunity to grow and transform our lives. In the same way, as Faber said, we need texture when we read a book. We need to feel the paper within our hands, the scent a book holds, and skim our fingers over the words. We need texture in our lives, just like we need it in a book. Fahrenheit 451 reminds us why it is important to include literature in our lives.
But it is time also that you should do something for yourself. Now listen to me. First call the people of Ithaca to an Assembly…” Athena continues to explain how Telemachus should find his father. This did not necessarily help Ulysses get back home, but it still had an effect on the plot. It was still a very important trip because Telemachus learned a lot about his father’s past.
Though it is interesting to note, a comparison can be drawn between the danger of magic ability and the character of Circe. While this sea witch temps Odysseus and turns his men to swine, eventually she helps them reach the underworld, a necessary step for Odysseus to get home. She may be seen as initially evil, but in her way she did aid the protagonist on his journey. Similarly, magic plays this role for Prospero. It was initially a distraction and became a negative ingredient in his ego, yet was a vital tool for survival and resolution within the story, regardless of wether it was used for good or
Language, diction, and complex vocabulary can unknowingly help readers have a better understanding of a piece of literature. They can help readers have a better visual of character traits and different aspects that are presented throughout works of literature. The different uses of language, diction, and vocabulary are evident throughout Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange. Nadsat, which is “a hybrid of Russian and onomatopoetic words,” is an example of a distinctive use of language, diction, and vocabulary that Burgess uses to readers better understand character transformations and aspects that occur throughout the novel (Carson 200). The nadsat language effects the book a great deal, which is why it is difficult for most readers to read (Carson 201).
In the Odyssey by Homer, numerous gods affect the plots of the stories. They play a key role in causing the adventure to happen, but they also help Odysseus find his way; however, many gods and creatures want to make him suffer. The stories are an account of all the scenarios that occur because of the gods. Some of the gods favor specific people throughout the multiple books; for example, Athena convinces Telemachus to try to find his father. Also, she helps him stand up against the suitors and become a man.
“Patience is a virtue.” Is a famous quote by Elon Musk that everyone has heard at least once in their life, often by their mothers’. With patience one can avoid making hasty decisions, that could lead to severe consequences. In Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, the Greek culture’s belief that life’s obstacles teach the importance of patience is displayed through Odysseus’s personal hero’s journey to return home and be reunited with his wife and son. The crossing of the first threshold begins with the Trojan War, Odysseus is being introduced to a world that is not his own, this story demonstrates Odysseus’ patience because of the years he spent planning to defeat Troy. The Trojan War lasted more than ten years until the morning the Greek armies retreated from their camp, leaving a large wooden horse outside the gates of Troy.