Annie Dillard, author of "An American Childhood" and Luis Rodriguez, author of "Always Running" describe dramatic encounters with unique writing strategies and styles. The reader can identify other similarities and differences throughout their stories-as well as their use of sentence structure and verbiage to aid the dramatism. In the article, "An American Childhood", Dillard builds suspense and uses the element of surprise by giving only small bits of information at a time; the reader obviously knows that there will be two outcomes of the chase, either being caught or getting away; but as the story progresses, the reader can never be too sure, which is creating the suspenseful uncertainty and thrill. The story takes off when the group of children throw a snowball at a man 's car.
Xiong uses battles, executions, assassinations, and scandals to appeal to readers of any genre. Once a reader gets into the book they are hooked in the epic events of the book and the deep look into the ruling class. Unfortunately, Xiong’s novel might somewhat difficult to get into for many readers with no experience in Chinese history. Xiong also attempts to utilize dialogue that often comes off as underdeveloped or simplistic.
Nick Carraway, the protagonist in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, often functions as the guardian of the inconspicuous curtain between fantasy and reality, leaving his readers to test the validity and accuracy of his character in several situations. Delving into Nick’s complex character, it can be easily deduced that Nick withholds certain aspects of the story to shroud the reality in a cloak of mystery; however, he is also hasty in jumping to conclusions, thus emphasizing his unreliability. To begin, Nick embodies a unique role in The Great Gatsby because he is both a narrator and participant which inclines him to tell incomplete stories. For example, “Nick’s first meeting with Gatsby mixes reality with fantasy-- for Nick as well as
Get out. For pity’s sake, don’t come out here.” (Ellis 7) Builds suspense in the story because in all these dialogues compel the reader to ponder what the three strangers are going to do to Amy, these dialogues make the reader consider if those three strangers really are human, and makes them reflect on whether if everything that happened to Amy was real. Supernatural characteristics like the foul smell coming from
Yang demonstrates this through three different stories in the book, yet he ties them together to show the experience of growing up Chinese. This novel shows just how much judgment there is in society and how everyone experiences society differently. Everyone has a different intersectionality making people experience society differently, shaping individuals into who they are today. Without intersectionality, everyone would be the same and there would be no diversity amongst people
Situational irony is an unexpected plot twist in the story which is used by authors to create surprise and feelings. Many authors use this device such as O.Henry in “The Ransom of Red chief” a humorous story and Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace,” a story that creates sympathy in the reader. By investigating the two stories, “The Ransom of Red chief” and “The Necklace,” it is clear that author’s use situational irony several times in their stories to change the way readers feel about the character or characters. O. Henry’s “The Ransom of Red chief” is a humorous short story that has several great examples of situational irony.
Back in those days, it was not un common for people to laugh at dwarfs but the King and his followers take it to a whole new level. It made it even more difficult on Hop-frog that the king of all people chose to pick on him, because people get blinded from what’s really important and choose to follow the King. It was rare that someone would try to stand up for Hop-frog, but one day the King was in the process of convincing Hop-frog to drink. The King’s face turned purple with frustration as Hop-frog declined. Trippetta politely went to her knees to beg the King to stop and “spare” her friend Hop-frog.
The author shows that the monkey boys protects the latch by the monkey boys capturing spaz and his friends when they came into their latch as an outsider. Therefore they were protecting their home under mongos orders and arrested them parentheses. When the monkey boys captured spaz main character and his friends the boys shouted, "hear mongo and obey...hear mongo and obey…,”(Philbrick 74). This piece of evidence shows that the monkey boys work I'm drunk does command meaning mongo keeps the latch safe. Phrase has become a symbol for the monkey boys by giving credit for keeping darkroom safe to a man who has not want to leave a “perfect
In this this story the author used situational irony, when he puts brother against brother without them even realizing. O’Flaherty uses dynamic character when he has the protagonist go through tough emotions when he finds out he has taken his brother's life. O’Flaherty also uses tone in his story to give the readers that type of suspense and feelings to have them on the edge of their seats. In conclusion, O’Flaherty used many types of literary devices in his story so make it more understandable to his readers, and to add those special effects to have you want to read
The two stories have many similarities and differences and Liesel can only have “The Word Shaker” when she is ready because the truth may scare her because of what it speaks of. The stories written by Max, “The Standover Man” and “The Word Shaker” have many similarities. Both were written for and about Liesel. The first one was written about becoming friends with
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen yang talks about a lot of important factors in the comic book. There were a large amount of different topics in the comic that were mentioned that it relates to today’s issues in society. In the book it gives a lot of examples about race, immigration, and American Identity. The first example that Yang included was race.
In amy tan’s “ fish cheeks “, Tan’s uses a motif to express her main message. The motif that is carried throughout the story is culture and a message she ties into that is that always keep culture close to who you are. In the short story tan tells us something she learned from her mom was if you are “want[ing] to be the same as american on the outside… but [on the] inside you must always be chinese.” ( tan 7 ) tan tells us this because she wants us to realize that it doesn't matter who or what we are; meaning if we are wanting to be american great but keep your culture close to and apart of you.
The Power of Identity Despite varying circumstances, both visually and contextually, the theme portraying that extreme measures are often taken when others are not accepting of an identity is developed by actions in American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. In the beginning of the book, The Monkey King is more or less serene and collected. At first the book shows some scenes on pages 10 and 11, where he is training peaceful, simple disciplines, and as stated on page 10, “The monkey king ruled with a firm but gentle hand.”
These three stories all use symbolism to aid the reader in understanding each narrative. The borders in Borders provide the moral and conflict of the narrative. In A Secret Lost In The Water, the alder branch helps the reader understand the moral as well as the connection between the protagonist and his father. The cardboard city and imaginative world in the fall of a city, give the reader more depth and understanding of each story. In each narrative, symbolism plays a vital role in the effectiveness and understanding of each narrative.
Have you ever wondered how you would feel if you won the lottery?Have you ever wondered how you would react if a man roamed freely on a piece of land your grandparents fought for in court generations before you?Well in the story called The Interlopers it was about a feud between two families who had conflict over a piece of land that was legally owned by the Gradwitz generations before but the two heads of the family inherited the feud and was out for blood from their enemy and when they met there was a turn of events in which they became friends and wanted to show their new friend hospitality but end up drawing the wrong type of crowd when yelling for help and then end up getting ate by a pack of wolves. In the next story called The Lottery a small town draws paper out a black box every year to see who gets stoned but when a wife's husband wins the lottery she demands a re pick and ends up winning and getting stoned. In the text The Interlopers written by Munro Saki And the Lottery written by Shirley Jackson i will be explaining how the authors create tension and surprise,and manipulates the pace,and builds suspense by the way they structure the text. The authors create the effect of tension and surprise by the way they structure the text .