Admittedly, the character of Slim is meant to be the antithesis to the tension of the novel. He is cool-headed and calm even in a tense situation, such as in Chapter 3 in which Carlson is harassing Candy about getting rid of his senile dog. However, his antithetical behavior in Of Mice and Men is Steinbeck’s way of providing a buffer from the tension rather than a total solution to it. In Chapter 3, rather than diffuse the tense situation between Candy and Carlson, Slim stays quiet and relegates himself to the background. In contrast to Slim, the character of Curley’s Wife is the most-evident example of tension through character-interactions.
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.
Lauren Hutchinson LIT 220 Section 1 9/28/2014 “Self-Reliance” by Emerson An analysis of “Self-Reliance” by Emerson reveals how he uses rhetoric persuasion such as pathos and ethos, as well as metaphors, poetic diction, enthusiastic diction, parallel structure and other literary devices to make it easier for the audience to understand the struggles of individuality but also to understand the importance of being independent from the surrounding society. When Emerson gives his speech on Self Reliance, he states “Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” The meaning behind this aphorism and pathos is that Emerson believes that all people must escape from the society and ideas that surround them to have a peaceful and successful
This is shown through the organization of the topics he discusses, his word choice, and the way he represents the facts that contribute to the story. The book is written in third person limited point of view, This can be assumed because the author never says ‘I’ or ‘we’ he always refers to specific characters by their name and only states known facts, no opinions or feelings that he may have. This was beneficial to the book because it allows the author, Steven Johnson, to tell all aspects of the story in full, rather than just one person’s vantage point of the events in 1854. The Ghost Map got many good reviews including a terrifyingly realistic one from Entertainment Weekly, “Johnson brings to nightmarish, thought-provoking life a world in which a swift but very unpleasant death can be just a glass of water away.” This review brings the illness, figuratively, right up to your doorstep. People read about illnesses or such things and think that it’ll never happen to them so why worry, when in reality it could be uncomfortably easy for you to be in the same situation.
One of the most important qualities within a story is whether or not the narrator is reliable. In most cases, the reader never takes this “narrator” into question as it is some omniscient being who is easily forgotten. The cases, in which the narrator comes into play in the reader’s mind, are typically when the narrator is of homodiegetic narration. This is a common device in more narrative texts and can even be used as a tool to make the reader feel a more personal touch to the story. If this trust between the narrator and the reader is breached the whole story it can take a different look towards the reader.
Ironically he does so by doing nothing. Nick Carraway’s passive nature leads to the many mishaps in the novel, which stresses the idea that not being evil does not necessarily make someone a good person. “I’m inclined to reserve all judgements” (1) Nick states at the beginning of the novel, which instantly sets up his passivity. His passiveness sparks complications early on, such as when Tom takes Nick to meet Myrtle in secret. Nick tags along because he “had nothing better to do” (24) and seems to have little qualms about the fact that Tom is cheating on Daisy openly.
The narrator does not take part in the story. Michael Teitelbaum created a third person omniscient narrator to tell the story Garfield and the Wicked Wizard. The narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all the characters in the story. Through a third person omniscient narrator, Teitelbaum was able to bring to life multiple characters which were important to the plot structure of the story. Melinda Metz wrote her story,
Another characteristic from the young adult fiction gene that is shared with my novel is that the main character does not have aid from parents but from another friend, relative, or mentor. The mentor that aids Leo in Stargirl is A.H. (Archibald Hapwood) Brubarker or as he is more commonly referred to in the book as Archie. He aids Leo into trying to figure things out for himself and gives more aloof explanations when Leo questions Stargirl’s past. Archie tries to comfort Leo and gives him the best advice that he can without telling Leo how to exactly fix things. For example, when Leo questions who Stargirl is he explains her the best way he can “She is us more than we are us.
Yes, the author of “The Outsider” is credible for his presentation of events. The author is convincing because the story is told in first person point of view because it uses the pronouns “I” and “me”, which means that as the reader we don’t know what’s going to happen until the narrator does it. The narrator has no idea what’s going on because he doesn’t remember anything from his past (Lovecraft, 22). Also, the narrator thinks that it is normal to be surrounded by dead bodies, to recall absolutely no socialization, to not even speak, and to be craving light (Lovecraft, 22-23). It’s not until the end of the story that he realizes his true self (a monster) by looking into a mirror (Lovecraft, 29).
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