Poe uses the aid of the literary repetition to slow down the speed of the story and to increase the level of anticipation. For an example, Poe uses this technique in the first sentence of his story to get the readers hooked to the story when the narrator opens the story with ‘‘TRUE! —Nervous—very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am’. The phrase ‘very, very dreadfully nervous’ creates the suspense that something bad is bound to happen due to the narrator’s nervousness. The adverb ‘dreadful’ in the phrase proves it as it carries out the meaning of something that causes fear, dread or terror.
We could analyze each character’s reaction by looking into Gothic elements. The quotation “I talked more quickly, more vehemently but the noise steadily increased. I arose and argued about trifles, in a high key and with violent gesticulations;…” (1843, Poe) shows how guilt overtook the narrator, and as a result he is talking in a heightened tone. The narrator is displaying Gothic traits of an unreliable narrator, who is oppressing himself to not confess his evil deeds, until he finally does. The tension in the story is drastically building up, making the readers anxious to think whether the narrator will admit the truth or not.
Introduction Apparently, expression of ideas and significant information can be brought out in the form of literature. Different authors exhibit their prowess by using different ways of their art. For instance, The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell is an anthology whose main theme is exploring the acquisition of strength through experience and wit. Richard makes use of conflicts in developing the theme of the story and the characters who best befit their respective roles. Richard Connell slowly reveals his characters' traits in a long, complicated plot with two men in survival mode.
The extremities of this last comment make the audience feel as if their levels of rage are acceptable, or they feel as if the writer has more rage than they do. In the essay “Road Warrior”, David Barry relates to his audience by using extreme humor to paint a picture of how the rage we experience in everyday activities is unnecessary. This is done through an increase of tone as he describes examples of rage that everyone in the modern day world experiences. Being successful with his humor, the essay is relatable to everyone of any age that picks up the
Society has many effects on people, and of course, it could perhaps be a negative or positive effect toward humankind. The negatives of society as a whole were surely exposed through the eyes of uneducated, immature, Huckleberry Finn. Furthermore, Huck is faced with many struggles throughout the novel, including Miss Watson urging him to become so called “sivilized” (Twain 37), being abused by his filthy, drunk father, Pap, and most of all keeping himself and Jim, the slave, safe from the dangers they encounter. Huck learns many valuable lessons throughout his journey, and changes from an inexperienced boy to a knowledgeable young adult. In addition, Huck rebels against the accepted answers of
He or she can interpret the emotional features of a sentence as excitement, frustration or irony. In the daily life, irony technique is to expose, criticize, or ridicule people or things with metaphors and exaggerations. Then in the two stories, author used irony technique in the articles in order to make some contents have a hostile mean. So as usual, here still have three examples about the irony technique. First one is the lottery itself.
Nong, Amy Prof. Buscher Section:4499 9/21/14 Essay 1: “The Tell-Tale Heart” Poe in “The Tall-Tale Heart” is careful of his choice of words, since both his word choice and point of view are able to create a huge sense of suspense to drive the story. Poe tells the story in the perspective of a mad man/ murderer. In the beginning of the story the Murderer tell us “True!-- nervous – very,very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?.” (Poe 387) The very reason why this sentence being in first person creates tension is because you can feel the emotion from how it 's written, it seems paranoid or spoken in a shaken voice which usually mean something has happened. Through out the story the audiences will feel as if they were there, unfolding the event frame by frame because of the point of view in this story. “For a whole hour I did not move a muscle, and in the meantime I did not hear him lie down.
They heard!--they suspected!--they knew!--they were making a mockery of my horror!--this I thought, and this I think. But anything was better than this agony--Anything was more tolerable than this derision!” By having thoughts like these, it is clear to see that he is becoming extremely anxious and nervous. It builds suspense by making you wonder what’s going to happen next. By the tension he is feeling a hint is dropped that really soon he will most likely confess. Next, a technique used to build suspense is symbolism.
Behind the Veil of the Happy Man Prompt: With reference to at least two literary texts that you have studied, discuss how an author comments on issues of ethnicity. In today’s society one values work so much, that stress due to work related predicaments can easily take over one’s life and lead to depression and other abominable outcomes. When this is paired with religious boundaries and pressure from the government, one is inundated by the mass of conflict. Both Naguib Mahfouz and Dhu’l Nun Ayyoub use this conflict of being hidden behind an immovable burden, though the effects differ in that Mahfouz creates a satirical twist in “The Happy Man”, criticizing modern day values and the tension created by everyday stress, while Nun Ayyoub creates a mood of
Inner Conflict The nature of an inner conflict can vary from culture to culture, but one aspect that we can all agree on, is that inner conflict is the emotional and mental battle one has with him/herself. Whether it be an ethical or moral dilemma, it is the tiresome and difficult struggle one has to face when battling his problems, queries and insecurities. The main purpose of inner conflict in the novel Catcher in the Rye, is to reveal to the audience Holden's insecurities and doubts he faces with himself and the complexity and harshness of the adult world. Firstly, Holden struggles to let go of the past and move on from his brother's death. In addition, he is extremely afraid of commitment, attachment and intimacy with the opposite sex and lastly, he has trouble