The Great Gatsby is a fictional story with fictional characters. We know this because the author of the book is named F. Scott Fitzgerald. although the book is related to Fitzgerald’s life, it is not actually about him. That's why I think Nick is a trustworthy narrator, because why would Fitzgerald make a character biased about another if he's the narrator. There are no quotes in the novel stating that it
What makes a story enjoyable? Is it the plot? Or is it the methods the author uses to connect to the reader? Plot is a big thing, but it is the literary devices that bring the story together. In the three stories, “The Tunnel” by Sarah Ellis, “The Skating Party” by Merna Summers and “The Bicycle” by Jillian Horton all have unique literary devices to make each story more intriguing and to give them the feeling of being part of the story.
All submissions were submitted as anonymous. There were few guidelines for the competition, “the design should (1) Be reflective and contemplative in character (2) Harmonize with its surroundings (3) Contain the names of those who had died in the conflict or who were still missing (MIA, POW) (4) Make no political statement about the war.”. Maya Lin designed the wall for an assignment of her
The reason I believe having all of these plot lines do not make the novel feel “soapy” is the novel is not written like a soap opera where all of the family members’ secret lives are revealed to everyone in a dramatic matter, and then are reprimanded and shunned for their actions. While some of the characters knows of other characters’ deepest secrets, the only character in the novel who knows everybody’s stories is Molly, the narrator, and she does not judge her relatives for their
The point of view in the novella Of Mice and Men,that John Steinbeck used, is third person omniscient and objective. This means that the narrator, who is only observing, isn’t a character in the story and the narration is given by someone who knows everything about the character as well as the plot itself. Steinbeck’s wise decision to keep the narrator unanimous is to provide the readers and audience with an unbiased point of view and allowing them to make their own connections and analyze the characters and themes for themselves. This specific text or passage is trying to illustrate the theme of loneliness and the power of hope, dreams, and friendship. The author’s intention in writing this specific passage is to enforce the theme of friendship
Joyce Carol Oates uses physical characterization to foreshadow early on what truly is going to happen to Connie. Arnold is hiding things about his physical appearance. No matter what Connie says or does, Arnold keeps talking, and yet he reveals nothing about himself. He never physically asks Connie to join him, but his words have the same force and pull as the actions he only threatens to take. "Soon as you touch the phone I don 't need to keep my promise and can come inside...anybody can break through a screen door and glass and wood and iron or anything else if he needs to, anybody at all.” No matter what Connie says or does, Arnold keeps talking, and yet he reveals nothing about himself.
Due to the use of first person in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” Montresor’s syntax and diction are the only mechanisms used to characterize Fortuno in the story. This subjects the perception of both Fortuno and Montresor to a great deal of bias. Although Montresor claims that Fortuno has committed “a thousand injuries” (127) there are never any specific instances of his treachery cited within the text. Due to the limited perspective of the first person it is first unclear whether Montresor is the protagonist or the antagonist of the story. However through Poe’s phrasing it becomes clear that Montresor is unjustified in his murder of Fortuno.
There are two types of conspiracies, a wheel conspiracy and a chain conspiracy. A wheel conspiracy deals only with a ringleader, who serves as a central hub, and not with one another. A chain conspiracy means that the people involved follow in a sequence and deal with only the individual who comes before them. This case is a chain conspiracy, because there is no specific leader of the conspiracy. Even though it is Beth’s plan, each conspirator does not answer directly to her, but rather they follow in a sequence.
Literature is never written – or read – for entertainment alone. There is always another purpose. Discuss in relation to two books Reading a book can be entertaining; that does not mean however, that the book is written for entertainment alone. At least one alternative purpose always exists. In the case of the books “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou and “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe, it is obvious that, apart from entertainment, there is at least one more purpose of writing.
In many instances, Nick reflects on the actions and events Gatsby participates in, refraining from judgement. In her literary criticism comparing Fight Club and The Great Gatsby, Suzanne Del Gizzo states why “Nick’s distinct and separate existence is so important- it creates an outside perspective from which to view the story of Gatsby” . Nick’s “separate existence” allows the reader to be able to trust Nick’s narration because the story is not from the view of Gatsby himself . If the narrator were to be Gatsby the