He took into consideration many elements to ensure his works reached a point where the reader would feel awestruck and could feel the many feelings pictured in the writings. Poe’s characters and stories were represented often by the rejection of the rational, a characteristic of the Romantic era, exchanging it with intuition and emotions. In "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", considered the first detective story, Poe introduces us to Auguste Dupin. Dupin, throughout the story, tries to constantly think like the criminal, following his intuition in order to resolve the crime. The display of emotions in his stories is what draws the attention of the reader.
Because the words are being connected to the author’s life, the audience is brought to imagine a “fearsome” and “frightening” world. Staples use of anecdotes and diction furthered his use of pathos by creating dreadful worldly images in the minds of the readers, which allowed him to connect to the audience on a personal
Although the author set himself the task of using the natural materials of this case to write a nonfiction novel, it is clear that the audience is given information about the murders, and murderers however, the author’s emotions are also present. Capote's tone in the novel strives to be objective, but he cannot help but let his compassion towards the criminals and the Clutter family emerge. His compassion shifts the novel in a way to pull on the heartstrings of the audience and to allow for a deeper understanding of his purpose. Many of the tones included in the book brings out the importance of the American Dream and life being a gift. The quote, “Then, touching the brim of his cap, he headed for home and the day’s work, unaware that it would be his last,” is an example of the author’s serious tone to support his purpose of how the gift of life can be taken so unexpectedly.
The literary devices of foreshadowing and conflict are both important to contributing to the main theme of greed. The two types of conflict are shown all throughout the story between the narrator and his younger brother as well as himself. Foreshadowing is an ideal part because it lets the readers foresee Doodle’s fate. In conclusion, the story used all of these literary devices and themes to allow a reader to create a sense of the characters’ personalities, as well as developing the storyline and
He cheerfully asks, “What had I to fear?” as he shows the police everywhere. In the end, his arrogance made him crack and confess his crime to the police. Poe uses descriptive adjectives of how amazing the narrator is to show how he is conceited. The diction shows that the subject completely believes in his plan and himself. Poe uses diction throughout the story to show the cockiness and haughtiness of the narrator.
Furthermore, due to the way the book was written Darl’s madness develops over the course of the story, so the reader is able to make their own opinions on his madness rather than stating it as a fact in the beginning of the story. Darl is an important part of As I Lay Dying, and it is clear his participation in the story is a key element in the story’s entertainment as well as literary value. Darl’s madness brings out qualities of the other characters that wouldn’t be noticeable otherwise, and he brings the story more complexity and depth through his clairvoyant
It is used to make the story become more real, and easier for the reader to place himself in the story, and feel the same way as the characters. Stephen King is using the terror effect throughout the whole story. He is making the feeling of dread and anticipation the main factors in the horrifying experience. He also uses the horror effect, when he is writing about The Boogeyman, but he leaves out the gross out part. Edgar Allan Poe is in the same way using both terror and horror to give the reader the most horrifying experience.
The Role of Psychological Realism in Henry James’s Daisy Miller Daisy Miller is a novella by Henry James, who was a great fan of George Eliot as he was impressed by her looking into the minds as well the souls of her characters. James’s novels mostly explore the moral dilemmas of people who are compelled to deal with cultural displacement. He is famous for his psychological realism. The purpose of writing this essay is to see the role of psychological realism in Daisy Miller. Though Daisy Miller is written by a man and preoccupied with male protagonists but the writer has used a subtle technique of psychological realism in order to portray the complex moral as well as sexual challenges faced by American woman abroad in Europe.
Comparison paragraphs using the CEC technique on The Most Dangerous Game and The Cask of Amontillado Violence is a crucial part of both The Most Dangerous Game and The Cask of Amontillado. The theme of these stories is murder, and, what is more, both murderers see nothing wrong with their actions. In The Cask of Amontillado, we know that Montresor is taking Fortunato to the catacombs to kill him. We see that Montresor’s intentions aren’t the ones he’s telling Fortunato from the beginning in the following quote: “he did not perceive that [Montresor’s] smile now was at the thought of his immolation”. In this quote, we see that Montresor’s intention is to kill Fortunato, rather than take him to taste the expensive wine.
Edgar Allan Poe is most famous for the gothic themes he presents in his writings, this was no exception for Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”. Several important ideas are brought up about the story’s central theme of revenge. These ideas can be broken down into 3 parts: the incentive, the extent, and the reaction of the person partaking in revenge. It is essential to consider these ideas while reading Poe’s story, in order to comprehend his views on revenge. It also provides the reader the ability to question their own views on revenge as well as compare it with Poe’s.
1. The author wants the reader to have empathy or understand where he’s coming from. The author states “You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat.” He tries to justify his future crime and wants the readers to understand. The authors also want the readers to have a mutual hatred towards Fortunato. 2.
He narrates, “So I opened it—you cannot imagine how stealthily, stealthily—until at length a single dim ray like the thread of the spider shot out from the crevice and fell upon the vulture eye.” (Lines 43-45) The suspense of the whole story is when the officer confronts the narrator. The narrator is so sure of himself that he is not mad and that he is brilliant. He is brilliant on how he killed the old man and hid his body. But as him and the officer’s conversation goes on the beating of the dead man’s heart gets stronger and louder. Poe uses a simile to compare the old man’s heart to a drum beating before battle.