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.
He expects the text to learn some basic facts about the people of that story, such as the location of which they come or where to go. Also unknown names and master storyteller, and Jacques surname, which contributes to the mystery and suspense of the text. 'Normarivna narrative expectations constantly disappointing systematic denial of the simplest basic facts such as the master's name and destination and purpose of travel' (Furst: 1984, p. 160). Narrative situation of the novel surrounds the uncertainty created by the lack of information, namely their denial, and it encourages the actual readers to wonder who is the narrator, and to whom he speaks. The dialectic between the fictional narrator and fictional readers is what makes the fundamental dynamics of the text.
Some authors capitalize the dualities of two concepts such as life and death, and in many cases, subjective or objective reality of characters ' lives. The duality of the two concepts creates an interesting story for the reader, but it also allows the reader to acknowledge the difference between realistic and imagined aspects. For example, readers tend to be oblivious to see the real facts in a story about the main character and thus deceived by their subjective personal opinions and beliefs to an already established story. In the short story, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", Ambrose Bierce illustrates the last few minutes of a man named Peyton Fahrquhar who is executed by being hunged over a bridge but creates an illusion of escaping home when he truly died. Certainly, through his application of literary elements such as imagery, symbolism, and structure, the author demonstrates his dark gothic style in writing to portray a subjective versus objective theme and as a result, create an introspective realism towards his audience.
O’Brien expresses the men’s feelings towards their significant others back home and how it affects them while stationed far away from their safe place. Also, he reveals differences in truths and fiction within a story. Making sure people know and remember his team the way he did was one of O’Brien’s purposes of writing this book. He did not want what happened to them to be forgotten or ignored. The author’s claim as it pertains to the Vietnam War is that memories can be a good and a bad thing, they don’t necessarily have to be the whole truth, and remembrance is an important key to keeping legacies going.
Being different from society often leads to exclusion and the over complication of even the smallest things. Due to a constant existing fear of society 's response to what an individual may feel, an individual may maintain a feeling of isolation and would not want to demonstrate their feelings. When someone is different, they question every move they make because of how everyone else might react to the situation. T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, is about a well educated and modern man who wants to ask a woman a very significant question.
Was Okonkwo bound to his tragic end from the beginning? Throughout the novel, Achebe emphasizes certain phrases to indicate foreshadowing. “Work no longer had for him the pleasure it used to have-” (Achebe pg. 131). This strikes the readers with alarm because this behavior is unlike the Okonkwo we have seen though the story.
In the physical reality, mood is used to distinguish how someone feels. However in the literary world, authors tend to manipulate mood in order to draw a reader in. Within Jack Finney 's "Contents of a Dead Man 's Pocket," Finney manipulates the reader’s mood in order to capture their attention. Similarly, Richard Connell alters the readers mood by creating suspense within his story "The Most Dangerous Game," drawing the audience into the story. However, while Finney creates anxiety among the readers through description, Connell creates tension through the characters speech, thought, and describing the actions of others.
However, his account of his personal details are always interrupted with digressions about the characteristics of uncle Toby. With the book six, the figures of Uncle Toby, Trim and the widow Wadman are in the foreground, yet it should be underlined that these two main stories are left unfinished, more correctly, unresolved instead of tensions and suspense that is created through Tristram’s digressions. In other words, the more progress Tristram makes in re-telling his life, the farther behind he falls in his goal of achieving closure. As can be seen, in Tristram Shandy, Brooks’ desire for the end is never fulfilled. Chambers who also identifies Tristram as a narrative without an end, relates Tristram’s interest towards the potential of endlessness writing to his unfortunate conception that takes place under
His emotions starts to set in and he has no idea what to do at first. Roderick uses this to pull the reader into the book some more and show how one would truly feel in this type of situation. “Something definite emerged and connected, as if hidden,” this emotion that Gordon and Williams portrays uses this as a hook to show what the reader needs to know (Gordon 235). Will gains the truth about his real family and has no idea what to feel. Here the authors show development of Will’s character by having the truth be brought out.
Dom Casmurro is narrated in the first person narrative by the self-proclaimed protagonist Bento, nicknamed Dom Casmurro for his stubborn nature. The story is told solely from his perspective and therefore automatically creates a biased view of the events that come to pass in the novel. The flawed narrator (Bento) writes the story from his point of view completely muting out the opinions and speech that do not directly support his case in order to rally sympathy and build trust between himself and the reader. Despite the fact that all we have to believe is Bento’s thoughts and what he writes down, because of Machado’s writing technique we are able to see what Bento tries to do, which is to play the victim in the story. Driven by jealousy and self-consciousness, Bento tries to persuade the reader that he is being victimised.