Douglass’s and Chopin’s rhetoric are mainly similar in their use of pathos to develop the idea that the situation the characters are facing are terrible. For example, Douglass uses pathos in the lines, “ The head, neck, and shoulders of Mary were literally cut to pieces. I have frequently felt her head, and found it nearly covered with festering sores, caused by the lash of her cruel mistress… (Douglass, VI)” Douglass uses this crude description of the slave Mary to appeal to the audience’s emotions and to express how slavery was an abomination. Chopin also uses pathos in the lines, “The tears came so fast to Mrs. Pontellier’s eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them… she could not have told why she was crying. Such experiences as the foregoing were not uncommon in her married life.
How do Labels Affect People? There are so many things in our world that can affect people. One thing that has been around for a while continues to be used are labels. Label can be defined as “to put in a certain class; classify.” In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird a fictional drama by Harper Lee, labels are frequently used to further the plot and develop a story. Labels can be used positively or negatively.
Although humans may originally behave due to innate reasons, much of literature argues external forces shape character and possess the power to influence the way societies behave. Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief exhibits how individuals may react in times of discrimination, and demonstrates the love and hate accompanying war. Difficult times challenge morality, and tests one’s limits; Liesel Meminger perseveres through arduous events, namely due to her identity as a creative and brave adolescent. Liesel’s identity is shaped and ultimately strengthened by outside forces. A main reason Liesel develops into the character she is by the end of the novel is due to the individuals she meets and her relationships with them.
I chose to center my narrative on specific aspects of the story that Faulkner liked to stress, such as Dewey Dell’s abortion and Darl’s insanity. These main themes help to create a stylistic continuity with the story. In addition, I used dialogue to demonstrate a flow from character to character, supported by evidence in the story. I incorporated interactions that were meaningful and strong evidence to the theme of life: a main concept of the story. Faulkner’s style, themes, and story evidence are all incorporated into my narrative to show my understanding of his
Three of the most important aspects of any story are the point of view, characterization and plot. In the short stories “Geraldine Moore the Poet,” “The Story-Teller,” and “Enemy Territory” this statement proves to be true. With a good analysis, all of these things can be found in the stories. Additionally, the point of view, characterization and plot can relate to the theme. The point of view needs to be scrutinized throughout the whole story.
Identity crisis is something everybody faced in their lifetime. The feeling of not knowing oneself is absolutely confusing and, at the same time, terrifying. In this passage, Meena Alexander discussed her exploration with her fractured identity. She exposed what she felt during her identity crisis./ She reinforced her message by utilizing pathos, metaphor, and asyndeton. The author reinforced her message by the use of pathos.
In the Crucible the main characters are John Proctor, Abigail Williams, Rev. John Hale, Elizabeth Proctor, Rebecca Nurse, Rev Parris, Giles Corey and many more.The symbolic characters in the crucible are very important in the development of the theme. The major themes are intolerance, hysteria, and reputation. Each character is used to expose a different theme in the story that relates to its plot. The roles of each character are represented through the interaction they have with the plot of the story and with other characters.
Symbolism appears many times in Anthem. Ayn Rand had the ability to give settings and people deeper meanings that we could understand ourselves. It helped us deepen the understanding of the point she was trying to make. Symbolism is a good literary device that could be used to distinguish a novel to be apart of a dystopian
Rowlandson frequently alludes to the book of Job- drawing a parallel between herself and the perfect Christian martyr. By describing her captors in association with Hell, she casts them as, not only, enemies of the Puritans, but enemies of God as well. Rowlandson does suffer the wrath of her mistress; however, she is met with much kindness from other Natives. For example, she is even given a Bible by one of her “savage” captors (Rowlandson 263). She is offered food by many other Natives (Rowlandson 269).
This simile in one sentence not only draws a vivid image in our mind but it also lets us infer the feelings of Gatsby easily as he is seen tragically glaring into Nick's eyes. To add to our understanding of our outlook on toms visions of Nicks and Daisy's relationship to Gatsby he writes“ He threw dust into your eyes just like he did Daisies … “ (Fitzgerald Page 181). This simile gives the reader the impression that they could not see the truth about Gatsby as they had been blinded by Gatsbys “Sand”. It evokes a very physical reaction to the reader as they feel the sting of sand in their eyes, and come to the understanding that they cannot see.Fitzgerald's writing truly does great tribute to the power of similes as they lead us to form relatively easy conclusions, and visions through his writing. It encourages us to use similes so we to can write in the direction to Fitzgerald's writing