Similes help make CTW more interesting because it makes the story more fun to read. Without similes, the book would be plain out boring. Victor just got off the bus because they got pulled over by some police and Victor did not have any identification with him so he got kicked off of the bus. Now, he is trying to escape. The author writes, “Low and quiet as a cat” (Hobbs 42).
Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual”. In the book Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield’s lies become habitual throughout the book. Holden is a sixteen-year-old boy, who has been kicked out of several schools including, most recently, Pencey Prep. Holden’s younger brother, Allie, died when Holden was only thirteen and his older brother is too busy working for Hollywood to care about Holden. Although his mother cares immensely for him, Holden saddens her by failing academically. The only motivator that Holden has to continue living is his younger sister, Phoebe, who is extraordinarily intelligent for her age. After he gets kicked out of Pencey, Holden is lost in life. He speaks to many people, seeking advice and comfort, but they are not able to help him find a human connection. Holden’s depression increases throughout the novel, almost to the point of suicide. He criticizes many people and ideas, labeling them as ‘phony’. Holden lies as a result of his depression, in order to hide the fact that he’s lonely and bored with his life, to divert any questions which he believes are too personal, and to create his own reality. In this way, Salinger illustrates how, during difficult times, people resort to lying as a coping mechanism.
Initially, Holden Caulfield is depicted as the teen who fights the path towards adulthood by utilizing lying and amplified emotions. Events such as the death of his brother, and being kicked out
Narrative point of view can express a different perspective to the reader by presenting experience, voice, and setting. Perspective is a particular way or attitude of considering events, by whatever character’s point of view the narrator takes. A character’s background and experiences in their life is a key to help the reader relate to the character. Culture may provide more insight about the circumstances, and can change a reader’s perspective, as well as the voice of the narrator - sophisticated or naive.
In the novel The Catcher in the Rye J.D Salinger writes about a teenager struggling to find his place within the existence of the reality of others. Salinger creates shocking events that lay out the foundation of the the main character Holden Caulfield’s life in the novel. Salinger uses Holden’s characteristics throughout the novel such as Holden’s stubbornness to establish a much bigger theme in the book along with many other symbols.
8. The extended simile is that she “had a very thin face like the dial of a small clock seen faintly in a dark room in the middle of a night when you waken to see the time and see the clock telling you the hour and the minute and the second, with a white silence and glowing, all certainty and knowing what it has to tell of the night passing swiftly on toward farther darkness, but backing also toward a new sun”. (Bradbury
S.E Hinton uses point of view to show the narrator’s position in relation to the story as being reveal. One example where the author uses point of view is “ I could have waited to go to the movies until Darry or Sodapop got off work.” This illustrate the reader that is a first person point of view since the story is narrated by a fourteen years old named Ponyboy. As a narrator, Ponyboy first let the reader to know his character better than others, but even though show us his friends and the difference of the social classes the socs and the greasers by describing his environment. “The Socs jumped up and left me lying there” Here the author uses point of view to show the social environment in which the socs and the greasers are enemies and they
In life, humans have many different traits that describes themself. In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass shows life a slave in the nineteenth century. In the story, Douglass brings us back in time to show his experiences of the hypocrisy of human nature. Disputes with Douglass and his masters are seen throughout the story showing both the good and bad traits of human nature. American literature of the nineteenth century reveals that human nature embodies contrasting traits such as love and cruelty through the uses of literary devices.
Throughout the novel, The Catcher In The Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Holden struggles to find himself and who he truly is in order to be happy. His struggles relate to many things that he does or say in particular.
The word that describes the first third of Fahrenheit 451 is ‘fear’. The people in this society are afraid of the government, and the government is afraid of the people. In an attempt to stay in power, the government banned free thought – à la mode of Syria, Libya, the USSR and other countries. Because books bring intellectualism, books are thus banned and replaced with mass media.
“Black boy”, by Richard Wright, is an incredible piece of writing that takes the reader through the life journey and struggles of growing up as a black person. At the time, racism was so deeply rooted in the South and the author cleverly explores the issue of racial discrimination not only from an individualistic perspective, but also examines racism as an insidious problem that has been woven and entrenched into the very fabric of society. It also offers vital insights into the effects of racism on White-Black and Black-Black relationships while at the same time illuminating the pursuance of personal aspirations amidst such widespread discrimination. It shows that one can rise above even the most challenging of problems.
Best friends are on the hunt to find a job during the Great Depression, will they find a job before it's too late? But finding a job and keeping one will be difficult when you have a mental disability. The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is about two friends who are jobless during the Dust Bowl and are struggling to live. They are trying to get jobs but work is hard to find at the moment and the Lennie, the friend with the mental disability, can't control himself so he can't keep one job. George and Lennie already had to flee one place because Lennie pulled up a womens dress.. The author uses point of view, figurative language, and diction to give the best description of the overall story and the historical connection.
Suspense is an integral part of storytelling. Without suspense, certain stories would not create their intended effect. Edgar Allen Poe wrote many books and poems, which were all under a gothic theme. His writings were very dark and mysterious, and they all contained suspense. Poe’s novel “The Tell-Tale Heart” and his poem “The Raven” contain suspense, which is created through point-of-view, irony, and diction.
Could you imagine having to live weeks not knowing if your own mother was even alive? This is the crazy life that Michael Vey and the Electroclan have to wake up to everyday. In the novel Michael Vey Storm of Lightning by Richard Paul Evans, Michael and the rest of his electric friends, the Electroclan look to kill Dr. Hatch and the Elgen for good. While trying to stay alive themselves. The group journeys all around the world to attempt to wash the Elgen off the face of the earth, but everywhere they go there’s always just one unanswered question. Will they make it back alive?
In Mark Twain’s short story “The Story of the Good Little Boy” he describes a little boy being good by trying to make the bad little boys became good resulting in himself being bad. Twain's real name is Samuel Clemens and he worked at many jobs when he was eleven to help support his family when his father died. He was trained to be a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River and piloted boats professionally. This story is about Jacob Blivens who always obeys his parents and was a good boy who studies books and school. His Sunday-school book is his guide to became a good little boy when he tries to help the bad little boys to become good but it always got him in trouble. Jacob dies trying to do the right things just like in the Sunday-school books and prepared so much good to happen that he wasn’t able to successfully achieve anything. By using the critical strategy formalism helps identify why foreshadowing, point of view, and characterisation to explain the story. When you try to help someone you eventually get pulled into the bad that they are doing. That is what this story is all about.