His writing ranges from lyrical aurete to forthright. Junger incorporates the Frame Story literary device with the intention of organizing several similar stories and revealing the connections at the end. Junger also uses flashback to reveal background, foreshadowing to provide suspense where it’s lacking and convey information that gives readers that “Ah ha!” feeling later in the text after all is revealed, and personification to add life. Junger cannot be entirely sure of the final moments of Andrea Gail and her crew and tries his best to speculate and draw reasonable conclusions without assumption. With this obstacle in mind, Junger writes this story not about the Romantic action of man against a terrible force of nature but about the lives taken by the storm and the lives that loss has affected.
Symbolism in “The Birthmark” and “Sonny’s Blues” Authors often create symbols, with meanings unknown to the characters of the story, that drive conflict and ultimately intrigues readers, making them yearn to know what happens next. No matter when the work was written, these symbols often add much-needed depth to any story and spark actions a reader may not have seen coming. The short story “The Birthmark was written and published by Nathaniel Hawthorne in March 1843. The short story "Sonny’s Blues” was written and published by James Baldwin in 1957. Even though “The Birthmark” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “Sonny’s Blues” written by James Baldwin were manifested in two different centuries, both short stories use symbolism to add depth
After thinking, Mildred realises she can’t remember. This shows the lack of authentic human relationships, even between husband and wife. This quote uses truncated sentences, enjambment and third person narrative. In ‘Burning Bright’ Bradbury writes “‘Poor family, poor family, oh poor family, oh everything is gone.” In this excerpt, Mildred is evacuating her home after she turned in an alarm against Montag for protecting books. As she passes Montag, she repeatedly says “poor family” and “everything’s gone”.
“Popular Mechanics” uses a very real problem with stock characters to allow the reader to fill in the blank of what is happening based off of their own views/experiences. This means that when the reader tries to understand what is happening it will be different for each person. The story uses such a real problem filled with characters we can not relate to and know nothing about, and uses figurative language and other literary devices to hide the truth of the story. It is up to the reader to interpret the story how they understand it. The plot of this story is very important to this story, and what is missing from the plot.
George R.R. Martin once said, “There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.” This is significant because it fully depicts the conflict that occurs in the novel between the boys. A symbol is used to represent something as it has relevance to context. Symbols give deeper meaning or extend feeling to an actual word beyond what is being said. The use of symbols can be very helpful in bringing more change of conveyance in a piece of literature.
“The Monkey’s Paw” is no ordinary story, this tale pounds upon the reader with the unrelenting suspense, but how does this story create such suspense? The pacing of the story keeps the reader wonder what has happened and keeps them latched onto this thrilling tale. Foreshadowing foretells the story prior to the actual reveal causing the reader to find these hidden clues guiding deeper into the story. Last but certainly not the least any information taken away from the story contributes to the suspense due to its intense grasp upon the reader forcing them to delve deeper into the story. This eerie sensation given off by this story can be called many things but the true name for this feeling is suspenseful.
In any work of fiction, there is bound to be a character who undergoes major changes in his personality and tries to fulfill his/her inner potential. Often times, as is the case with many of these novels, main characters in works like these mirror the inner thoughts and aspirations of the authors, giving anecdotal evidence and experiences via personal storytelling. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger explores this theme via a first-person narrative, carefully crafting and weaving stories and small details to invite the reader to sympathize in Holden Caulfield’s experience. Although critics often “complain of the novel’s pedestrian content,” in reality, personal storytelling and integrating themes into dialect is different from pedestrian, uninteresting content because of the nuances embedded within the text (Roemer 5). In his first description of Allie, although the passage is just a “pedestrian” description, the sheer difficulty of opening up and exploring themes subtly comes up via Salinger’s syntax, diction, and tone of the passage.
The Everglades is a much more complicated natural feature then known on the superficial level. When writing, Ogden breathes so much life into her pages with stories and facts that sometimes you can easily forget you are reading a work of nonfiction. If had not read this book, I would still be in the dark on this culture and the challenges they have faced and continue to. Not only did this book teach me about the culture but also allowed me to explore theories I had never interacted with, like the idea of rhizome. Now I see the Everglades for what it is, a superorganism with human and non-human activity giving life to its
Tim O’Brien never lies. While we realise at the end of the book that Kiowa, Mitchell Sanders and Rat Kiley are all fictional characters, O’Brien is actually trying to tell us that there is a lot more truth hidden in these imagined characters than we think. This suggests that the experiences he went through were so traumatic, the only way to describe it was through the projection of fictional characters. O’Brien explores the relationship between war experiences and storytelling by blurring the lines between truth and fiction. While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted.
With that, the warnings and morals imbedded in the text are some that should be examined and noted. A recurring theme within Bradbury’s writing is, people are dispensable. Mildred Montag, the protagonist’s wife, is a morbidly depressed woman who is one of the many victims at the heart of this truth. With not much of a connection to her husband, she turns to technology to help numb her. She is constantly listening to her “seashells,” our equivalent of earbuds, blocking out who and what is happening around her or engaging with the television instead of spending time with real people.