This form of narrative presents minimal thoughts of one character while the rest of the characters are presented independently. Ultimately, "Cathedral" and "The Lady with the Dog" use different points of view, however, they are still capable of influencing how to reader perceives each text. The short story, "Cathedral" is told through first person narrative. The author Raymond Carver uses this point of view to tell the story through the perspective of an unknown narrator. In the beginning of the story, the audience learns that the narrator is arrogant and closeminded.
For this reason, it is easier for someone to merely make assumptions based on Art’s outward appearance and behavior than to put in the effort to foster a real relationship and become informed on his condition. Throughout the story, characters demonstrate this unwillingness to hear Art, whether it is Cassius Delamitri getting sick of Art’s friendly advances and tying him around a chair leg (Hill, pg. 68), or the narrator’s father belligerently misinterpreting Art’s contributions to their conversations as insults (Hill, pg. . 71).
Within his short story, Chickamauga, Bierce is able to depict a realistic version of war and the devastation it creates through the application of imagery in his writing. The author administers imagery, which the literary diction defines as the use of “figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical sense,” (LiteraryDevice Editors) in order to visually represent the gruesome reality of the culture at the time. More precisely, the ghastly illustration of the soldiers, behavior of the child, and comparisons of mankind to animalistic forms, add to the detail of the story and solidifies Bierce’s assertion that war is not glory, but destruction. In representing the story in such a way, Bierce illustrates how even the most innocent of creatures can enact cruelty by representing the little boy as the embodiment of both childish curiosity and ignorance. Portraying unpleasant things to tell the truth about war would assent with Dreiser 's theory that the job of the author is to “express what we see honestly and without subterfuge” (155).
“The Fall of the House of Usher,” a gothic fiction short story written by Edgar Allan Poe, is pervaded by multiple examples of post-structuralist philosopher Jacques Derrida’s philosophy of trace. A close examination of the narrative reveals a distinct trace between incestual conception and the current condition of the Usher siblings through the physical and mental hinders which oppress them; a relationship between the occupants of the Usher estate and the trace of themselves which they inflict on the outside of it; and the traces of the author’s personal life within the storyline through the motif of live entombment. Articulated by philosopher Jacques Derrida, the philosophy of trace identifies the relationship between the absent and the presence
For example, it was expressed in his repeated addresses to readers. His choice of words, like “do we really expect to stay afloat… [or] our fault lies not so much with our economy” (Fridman), shows the author does not try to blame other peoples, while admits all parts of the society, including “nerds and geeks”, should participate in the problem solving. The emotional appeal appears from the beginning of the text, as it was mentioned above. “There is something very wrong with the system of values in a society that has only derogatory terms” (Fridman), the author starts with the expression of his negative opinion about the situation. He uses the essay to flip reader to his side.
Celia Garth was written in a third person limited point of view where the author told the story through the perspective of Celia Garth. Third person limited point of view helped retell history because readers were told the thoughts and feelings of Celia about the Tories, the British, and the war. By knowing the thoughts of Celia, readers could have made generalizations about how colonists in Charleston and rebels in South Carolina felt about the war and about the British. An example was when the author said “But now that she (Celia) saw them they became men, men who wanted to destroy the town she lived in and everything she had to live for. The lump under her ribs began to get hot” (Bristow 119-120).
The Role of Art in “The Fall of the House of Usher Art can be expressed within writing pieces, poems and short stories in various types of forms. Edgar Allen Poe uses music as a form of art to help the main character Roderick try to cope with his unstable state of mind. Roderick experiences moral dilemmas and music serves to distort his feelings unintentionally. Simiraily, the ancient greek philosopher Aristotle believed that for a balance of life one needs to encounter the bad experiences in order to feel better and move on to better times. Furthermore, his belief was focused that one needs to participate in negative emotions to relieve the pain that he or she feels.
In both William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone, the characters’ morals are tested when put through traumatizing events classified as dehumanization. In Golding’s novel, Jack, the antagonist, constantly looks to seek leadership over Ralph, the protagonist, and Piggy, Ralph’s partner, through his indifferent actions of killings and being selfish. Golding’s novel, set in WWII, is about a group of young British boys stuck on an island with what seems like no escape. In Beah’s memoir about the civil war in Sierra Leone, Ishmael tells the reader the journeys he went through as a child. Unfortunately for Ishmael, he was a child soldier that was a victim of the process of dehumanization, but Beah also had the privilege
Grant is being forced by Jefferson’s Godmother, Miss Emma, to convince Jefferson that he is a man. In A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest Gaines uses the concept of manhood to describe racial injustice. In this essay, I will describe how Grant Wiggins and Ernest Gaines define manhood. At the beginning of the novel, Jefferson and Grant have two different ways they define being a human.
Third, they differs on the choice of settings and how it impact to the stories.And lastly, they differ in style of writing and plot development. First, the two authors differ in character development. This element is essential since it provides the reader an implicit or explicit descriptions of all the characters.
Characters in novels are constructed in a distinct way to influence how the readers respond to the text. The novel The Nest, by Paul Jennings is a book about a boy Robin, struggling with his mental illness. Struggling to find his way and what happened to his mum, he falls in love with a girl named Charlie. He makes some decisions that he regrets and finds himself lost without Charlie. Chasing after her he finds out that his Dad, Allan was behind the death of his mum.
The author develops this theme by using first person narration and symbolism. In The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe presents the reader with an unreliable narrator that adds to the theme. The narrator tries to prove his is not maniacal but ends up leaving us thinking he is more manical than ever. In the begining of the story the narrator goes on about how he is not carzy and you have to listen to the whole story. It states “TRUE!
Perhaps this is Nabokov’s main point. While Rimmon-Kenan asserts that “a person (and, by analogy, a narrative agent) is also capable of undertaking to tell what another person sees or has seen” (73), is it truly possible to do so without altering a story with our own internal narratives? The point that lies outside this text or the story itself is, I think, the narrator-focalizer-Nabokov with a very poignant message: in reading or over-reading, in processing and in re-telling, something is lost in the synergy between writer and reader. Perhaps it is