A fictional story is not a list of events, but a tale with a storyline and plot. People reading historical fiction stories won’t interpret the history as a random thing in the past. Instead, in their quest to understand the plot, they have to work to look for correlation and causation between the historical events. This is very important for understanding history, as it allows readers to strongly connect all the small events within the big historical event together in their mind instead of viewing those events as separate things. For instance, in the book Johnny Tremain, the narrator says “The work on the Dartmouth and the Eleanor finished about the same time.
One example of this in the story is that, “They did not know that I did it form myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother” (Hurst, 355). This shows how the narrator was selfish, and how when he ran from Doodle in the rainstorm, it was his spite that was showing through, which went hand-in-hand with his pride. Another example is, “When Doodle was five years old, I was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who couldn’t walk, so I set out to teach him” (Hurst, 353). This shows the narrator only cares about himself, and doesn’t really care about Doodle walking; he cares about having a brother who can walk, because he is embarrassed about having a brother who can’t. Also, he only wants Doodle to walk so that the narrator doesn’t have to take Doodle around everywhere.
This passage describes how Nick does not know what to make of Gatsby because of all the misconceptions and rumors that have been made towards him. There is only one metaphor in this passage and it describes how the narrator, Nick, wrote everything down that Gatsby told him about his past so as to “explode” the false rumors about Gatsby. This passage reveals to me that the book itself is a of biography of Gatsby by Nick because of the phrase in the first sentence that says Nick has “put it all down here”. So as to create the feeling throughout the book that the reader is experiencing the book in third person point of view as well as first person. Also another thing this passage reveals to me that Nick is fascinated by Gatsby yet even though he knows more about his past than anybody in the book Nick still feels as though he knows nothing about Gatsby.
His father, Sam, had to go in after him Luckily he had some swim experience. Those awful currents could have swept them both away if he didn’t, but sam fought them His son and him both returned to the fairy alie. It was a nasty scare though. I’m sure that boy won 't be eager to go for another swim in a long time. As for me, I spent the rest of the ride in fear that someone else might fall over next.
Vonnegut uses literary devices to develop his unique style. His own style helps bring out the tone of “Harrison Bergeron”. In the beginning of the story the author used a lot of repetition sentences to really emphasize on the layout of the story when stating multiple times “nobody was” or “they were/weren’t”. Throughout the story there are plenty of negative sentences speaking of what people used to be like and what they weren’t allowed to do now. Hazel and George’s dialogue were made up of several sentences that are all really simple and random and illustrates to the reader that to them there is not too much to talk about.
The Outsider in Fiction: Journal Response The article ‘The Outsider in Fiction’ by Orson Scott Card talks about the point of view of an outsider, and how the term ‘outsiders’ can connect with everyone in today’s society. After reading, and carefully analyzing every texts, sentences, or passages in the article.The quote that jumped out at me the most was “Only rarely are there times when we feel that we truly belong and are utterly accepted— and then those times usually end with disillusionment, when we realize that we were never really as ‘inside’ as we though we were” (paragraph 4). I understand the point the author was trying to make, and the details the author phrased in order to support the main idea. But rather than believing that
In 1959 when it was released the novel read unlike anything that had come before it. The novel was a real attack on the reader’s imagination and morals showing the reader page after page images and scenes the reader would have never even considered to be possible. It is this full on attack on the reader in every possible way that makes the novel such an interesting one. The language and structure make it very difficult to even get properly started reading the novel and the reader really has to endure and figure out how to make some kind of meaning from the book. Burroughs does not insult the reader by giving any real explanations for anything that happens during the novel, rather he gives the reader the freedom to seek meaning from the wild chapters.
The author has chosen to use an open first person narrator, the name is not told. The fact that Miguel Syjuco has chosen not to name him, imitates the fact that the person is not as important as the thoughts. The main character appears in the story as person who just has moved into a new house with his fiancée Jenna. As reader we are seeing the setting, Jenna form his own point of view and the plot. His point of view effects the story in that we recognize ourselves with the main character and therefore we as reader are trying understand how and why he fells and acts the way as he does.
These pieces weren’t just assigned to fill out a lesson plan, but to also serve as way to show us the zeitgeist of the era in which they were written. Authors were not being hailed as literary geniuses because they wrote a book we still read today; instead, Mr. Saldivar encouraged us to be critical of the themes, imagery and word choices they implemented throughout their
We the reader are quite literally creating the story in our own minds, solving its puzzles, and living in the complication and mystery. If the action takes place in the language, then the fate of Marcher and May can only continue as the reader continues to decipher the language. James gives the reader the thread of fate in the language and point of view of the story, but it is the reader's job to pull this thread, digging deeper into the plot and pulling fate with