Deception, Genre, Motifs and Themes in Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” The short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce was an unbelievable work of fiction. The decision to recount this story from an omniscient perspective is the thing that made this story phenomenal. Since we are encountering the greater part of the feelings that the censured man felt, we are drawn into his private world. In the event that we had heard this from a more traditional perspective, it wouldn't have been so touching or individual as it seemed to be. The way the story was told gave us the impression that we were there, floating above it, and seeing each moment.
“You’ll never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view.” To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee follow the story of a little girl Scout and her older brother Jem growing up in a little town down South. The protagonist,Scout has many of coming of age experience throughout the book. One of the biggest ones was when she decided to put herself in boo radleys shoe and look at things his way.Scouts coming of age developed when she finds that boo radley was a nice man who just minds his own business through irony,flashback, and figurative language. The first literary element in this paragraph is Ironic,Scout and Boo Radley are both in Jem's bed room.Boo drifted from the corner of the room where he stood there with his chin up,peering from a distance at Jem.I took him by the hand, a hand surprisingly warm for its whiteness. I tugged him a little, and he allowed me to lead him to Jem’s bed.In this section Boo kinda seems as if had never seen a boy before so scout takes him by the hand and leds him to jem.This is just one of the ironic scenes threw out the book The first literary element in this paragraph is flashback.
MacKinnon tells the narrative of Sally Mueller who came across a bear trying to protect her baby cub. She was confronted by the bear by then was spared only leaving a few scratch marks. Mueller then states that she came across a spiritual experience. The author’s use of another narrative was in order so that the reader can have a connection to Mueller the same way they had a connection with MacKinnon by having them visualizing the story in their perspective. It was to compare the difference between the bears from the beginning of the article and now, with the beginning the bear was just trying to find food by going to the cabin but the bear in Mueller’s narrative only wanted to protect its cub so once it did just that it felt no need to finish off Mueller.
Though Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood is a non-fiction book, it is also categorized as a novel due to the different techniques the author uses throughout. Many of the scenes told in the book have fictitious elements to it, such as variations in sentence length. For example, some sentences are written with one word only, “A cloudburst. Rain. Buckets of it.
In “The Way We Lie”, author Stephanie Ericsson gives her readers a list of ten lie we sometime use it for a purpose and sometime we did not realize we did it. She starts out her story with four lie she used in the same morning as she is starting out her day. She explains these lie are intentionally use to minimize the complications and make the day goes much smoother. However, she questions whether these lie can actually make an impact on the person who carry out and the person who receive the lie. Ericsson defines the white lie as a little common lie we use it in our daily basic.
The novel “Risk” by Fleur Ferris is about two teenage girls – Taylor and Sierra. Sierra meets a “boy” named Jacob Jones online and agrees to meet up with him but after three days, she still hasn’t come back home and her phone always goes straight to voicemail, Taylor ends up trying to figure out what happened to her. I felt that this novel is what I would call an actual good book, unlike other books, which seem to have a lot of girly romance that isn’t realistic, “Risk” takes it to a whole new level as the whole storyline and situation is terrifying but at the same time realistic and sets awareness because it could happen in anyone’s
Miss.Spink says, “You know, Coraline, you are in great danger.” This happened in the graphic novel before she enters and discovers the other world. Without the stone with the hole in it, Coraline finds out by herself about the actual dangers in the other world and learns herself how the stone helps for bad things by seeing through the stone.In the graphic novel, when Coraline is locked away in the mirror, the ghost children whispered in her ear to look through the stone with the hole in it which is how she later remembered to do so. Also, Coraline returned to her normal world because of her remembering the stone in her pocket. In the movie however, Coraline somehow finds the motive on her own to look through that stone as well as making the right choice not to stay in the other world knowing that something is wrong. This makes the character of Coraline more thoughtful then that of the graphic novel and adds on the her heroic nature more.
Through the use of syntax, Cisneros portrays the message that trying to mature too early will result in loss of innocence. Cisneros signifies the usage of repetition to convey Esperanzas loss of innocence as expressed in ¨The Family of Little Feet,¨ “The First Job,” and “Red Clowns.” In “Family of Little Feet” Esperanza was wearing these beautiful womens shoes and she was just a young twelve year
To Set Our House in Order Krisel Escobilla Viewing the world in a child’s eyes is as interesting as the world itself. “To Set Our House in Order” written by Margaret Laurence is a short story that mainly focuses on Vanessa’s ten year-old self and her realizations about the people around her when she is temporarily left in the care of her grandmother due to unfortunate circumstances. There she uncovers the truth of the past which made her understand the adults’ action and reservations, drawing her into a conclusion that “whatever God loves in this world, it is certainly not order.” The pregnancy of Beth, Vanessa’s mother, reflects disarray in their household. Beth’s labour is “two weeks before the expected time” which is against order
She also uses capitalization to show importance. After meeting her mother she is dumbstruck by her realness and from then on in the book the word “mother” is capitalized (Arsenburg 118). In that same scene Angelou uses foreshadowing when she is struck silent by the thought of having a real family, foreshadowing her muteness after the betrayal (Vermillion 67). Foreshadowing is very rarely used in autobiographies, but Angelou manages to make it a beautiful thing. Angelou is praised for many of her literary choices and her “most valued technique...may be the precision she describes objects or places, a precision so sharp that readers carry that description with them, even when the book is closed” (Lupton 69).