In John Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men”, symbolism is a crucial factor to understanding and addressing different themes or topics the story talks about and make them more manageable, but also to engage readers. The author uses different symbols such as animals, characters, and places to portray the themes of dreams, innocence, loneliness, friendship, the American Dream, the weak and the strong, among others. Without understanding these key symbols readers probably wouldn’t understand the context of the story or what the author wants to express, making it very boring when reading it. Definitely, these symbols give a deeper meaning to the story, which could be also described as an allegory. Throughout the story, it can be seen that the author
Think Question 1: Foreshadowing is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story. How does the author of “The Monkey’s Paw” use foreshadowing in the first chapter to suggest that the spell placed on the paw might not bring happiness to whoever possesses it? Cite textual evidence from the selection to support your answer. Response 1: W. W. Jacobs uses foreshadowing in "The Monkey 's Paw" by having Sergeant-Major Morris recount his experience with the monkey’s paw. After Herbert asked Morris if he already requested his three wishes, Morris replies with, “‘I have,’...and his blotchy face whitened” (Jacobs).
It gives the reader subtle hints about characters and their situations, clues to events that might happen, and it conveys necessary information about the story. In addition it can also tease or mislead the reader into thinking that something might happen that actually does not. In the novel Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to give hints and clues about what might happen in the end of the book. If a writer fails to include some form of foreshadowing, there is a possibility that an incident or occurrence will happen too quickly and leave the reader confused and wondering why that particular event was not mentioned earlier, or why they are connected. In the book Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, foreshadowing is immensely important.
The mood of the story, The Monkey 's Paw, is eerie. The aura of eerie is created by the author 's use of third person point of view, indirect characterization,direct characterization, suspense as well as diction throughout the story The Monkey 's Paw is written in third person point of view. This allows the reader to know more of what is happening than the characters and also allows the reader to remain distant from the characters by knowing more of the circumstances than the characters. The suspense of the story creates a feeling of unwellness for the reader. The visitor is observed walking (or pacing) in front of Mr. and Mrs. White 's house several times before he gathers his courage to open the gate.
Symbolism is used differently in both works, nevertheless symbolism is an important part in the two texts. Shirley Jackson uses dialogue throughout the story to provide the background information to inform the readers what's going on. Without this craft move the problem of the story would be hard to recognize. Suzanne Collins uses dramatic irony to provide the readers background information. Lastly, Jackson uses inner thinking to get the readers predicting.
Annie Dillard, author of "An American Childhood" and Luis Rodriguez, author of "Always Running" describe dramatic encounters with unique writing strategies and styles. The reader can identify other similarities and differences throughout their stories-as well as their use of sentence structure and verbiage to aid the dramatism. In the article, "An American Childhood", Dillard builds suspense and uses the element of surprise by giving only small bits of information at a time; the reader obviously knows that there will be two outcomes of the chase, either being caught or getting away; but as the story progresses, the reader can never be too sure, which is creating the suspenseful uncertainty and thrill. The story takes off when the group of children throw a snowball at a man 's car. When the snowball misses their target, which is the man 's Buick and hits the his face instead, he steps out of the vehicle running towards them in fury.
The use of dreams and flashbacks in the novel helps create suspense and shows different sides of a character. These techniques help the audience in forming an opinion on these characters as the audience then knows why a character behaves in a certain way. The use of dialogues further strengthens the development of characters as the characters expresses themselves through the use of dialogues. Through this book Caswell has given audience various messages about life however his main message to the audience is about moving on in
The book was suspenseful; it kept drawing me in for more, each and each day. The book really enlightened me because the suspense and action kept my mind thinking and racing with thoughts that I thought I could connect to the book and make predictions on the future events in the book. The themes between my paragraphs were basically saying you have to look at the bigger picture of the story, just like Thomas did in the maze. The theme of my essay correlates with my title. What I mean about ‘running the maze’ is that to get through the maze you have to look at the bigger picture and find a solution.
Does he sympathize with the revolutionaries? Discuss at least one way in which Dickens parallels the personal and the political in A Tale of Two Cities. Explain how foreshadowing is used in A Tale of Two Cities. The author uses foreshadowing a lot in the novel, because it lets him build suspense throughout the story. He fills the novel with details that anticipate future events.