A work I am familiar with that reflects Shakespeare is the book `”10 Things I Hate About You” by David Levithan, which directly relates to the plot of “The Taming of the Shrew.” The theme that is implied in both of these literature works is Transformation. Our Protagonist, Katherine is evil and cold hearted. Throughout procedures and different methods within both stories, Katherine becomes a light-hearted and kind woman, who learns to care about more than just herself. In comparison with these two stories, the ending monologue is somewhat similar but not entirely. Both Katherine’s recite a poem/speech, which contains information relating back to their Shrew days and their new days of having their walls broken down.
One could say adding suspense is like adding magic to story. Instead of adding fairies and witches to a book, plot twists and dramatic events are added in replace to give a story the same feel of excitement and uncertainty. David Moody does exactly that in the novel Hater. He keeps the reader on their toes throughout the book, the same way Little Red Riding Hood would give to a child. In Hater, David Moody uses suspense, by adding plot twists to give a new direction to the story, and draws out major events to build up the excitement and leave the reader on edge while reading.
Character development is the most crucial element of a story, as it urges the reader to analyse the motives or the emotions that character may convey, therefore making the story immensely impactful. Wayson Choy effortlessly and deftly develops the character of Sek-Lung in his renowned short story, “The Jade Peony.” Sek-Lung, who is also the narrator in this story, is six years old and he’s struggling dreadfully to cope with his grandma’s upcoming death. The protagonist’s affectionate yet sorrowful feelings during this emotional crisis are clearly delivered, “Her palm felt plush and warm...I could not imagine how she could ever part from me. Ever,” (Choy 120). Upon reading that sentence, the reader understands how appalled Sek-Lung is to discover
One of the most important elements of a story, whether it’s a Shakespeare play, a science- fiction or a Harlem renaissance story, is the use of characters. Authors use their characters to help assist them in getting their message across the reader. In her short story “Spunk” Zora Neale Hurston uses her characters to help develop the plot line while also showing how dramatic a character can change. With the help of the community members, Joe finally stands up to Spunk, (the towns strong man.) Through this ordeal, Spunk is forever changed for this is the moment that caused him to open up something that fear would take control over.
It produces a lasting effect on us, different from all the other elements in the story, which produced an instant effect on us, as the language for example. This message which has the concept of death related with time hits us strong after reading. Because we as readers are also susceptible to the powers of death because our time naturally runs out, so we get closer to the end. This adds obviously to the dark Gothic horror effect. So we can say that the allegory with the theme, and the concept of death and mortality related with the
Dimmesdale is a hypocritical reverend that does not confess his sin, and Chillingworth who is the knowledgeable physician, does not treat his patient. As a result of his actions, the Clergyman’s health rapidly declined until the end where he was brought to the scaffold to ,“die this death of triumphant ignominy before the people!”(Hawthorne 383). This may seem like a strange story now but when studied and compared to the writing era it originated from, all aspects of Romanticism fit. Each main character in the story has their own unique personality full of conflicting thoughts and complex emotions. Every time Dimmesdale clenched his chest in pain or wallowed in self-pity, he did not feel only one thing, but felt several.
She's an ideal, a symbol of what the narrator thinks a perfect, unspoiled, untouchable woman ought to be. To this grief-stricken man, she stops being human. Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning, (line 31)Now the panic starts to build. Before he was just thinking some scary thoughts; now he feels like his soul is on fire. Again nothing has really happened yet, just a mysterious knock and the empty darkness outside.
He fears that death mocks him for not being able to approach the woman and believes that he is going to die in this apprehensiveness. Throughout the poem, Eliot alludes to several different works to give the reader a better of understanding of the extremely anxious Prufrock along with society as a whole. First off, not only do the illusions help the reader form an opinion about Prufrock, but it also reveals how Prufrock sees himself. He thinks, “No, I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be” (111). Based off this thought, the reader knows that Prufrock looks down upon himself.
When she arrived to Himmel Street she could barley read a sentence and now, years later she decided to write her own story. During the bombing of Munich Liesel concluded her novel “I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I made them right” (528). Just like that those couple of words saved her life and all of the struggles became worth it. Overall The Book Thief has a brilliant way of integrating the power of words. The message portrayed allows the audience to see how the positives can outweigh the negatives no matter the situation.
Shelley appeals to emotion through the characters in the novel. This conveys the idea that emotional components are drawn to connect to aspects of knowledge. Frankenstein writes a letter to Mrs. Saville in the beginning of the novel that states, “You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been” (Shelley, 31). While this evokes suspense and confusion, it also portrays a heightened emotional state of mind considering
The author uses a lot of suspense to portray this courage, like the example above. He uses words like “I pressed the logout button” (145) and ends paragraphs in suspenseful ways. One great ending is when Wade is about to see Sorrento and do deals with him, and it ends the entire chapter with the words “and tapped the chat link button.” (133), making us think and assume about what is happening next. This shows suspense in a sense because it turns a tiny action into an almost book-changing one mainly by dropping off at the most exciting moment. This type of suspense also causes the reader to “have to” keep reading.
Thinking back to when I read "To Kill a Mockingbird", I now recall striking comparisons between Maya Angelou 's autobiography and Harper Lee 's fictional novel. While reading "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", I drew more connections between the two very different books. Matthew has already pointed out the similar theme of racism, but I think there could be more similarities between the characters. Even though Maya Angelou and Jean "Scout" Finch were of different nationalities, both girls suffered due to their imaginative nature and physical appearances. Maya and Scout have compassionate older brothers (Bailey Johnson Jr. and Jeremy "Jem" Finch), a loving parent (Annie "Momma" Henderson and Atticus Finch), and the two girls live in a
McCarthy is blunt in his descriptions. He uses repeated struggles and similar scenes forcing the reader to share the tough experience of the characters. I agree with the author that The Road is the picture of a post-apocalyptic world. I also agree with the opinion that suffering might never end, like the novel indicates through imagery at the very end. The author manages to combine happy moments with sad ones even though the sad ones takes the larger share.