Odysseus also sets the tone of Book 9 by introducing it with him talking about, “the bitter pains I’ve borne,/so I’m to weep and grieve, it seems, still more.[... ]What pains___the gods have given me my share.” (Homer 9.13-16) This sets an expectation by both the audience and Alcinous that the story will be highly hyperbolized to show Odysseus’, pains throughout the tale. So with Book 9 being the first of his part of his journey that he is sharing with Alcinous he is likely to exaggerate the saga to make Polyphemus appear to be barbaric.
After all, the narrator “began to piece together this version of the story” through information given to him by Ethan Frome. Of course Zeena appears to be the epitome of the quintessential antagonist. It is only natural that bias was introduced, for Ethan would certainly not paint himself in a negative light, and due to his infatuation with Mattie, she too is spared from any condemnation. Through no fault of Ethan Frome or the narrator, the narrator’s “piecing together” of Ethan Frome’s life is incredibly unreliable and it is incredibly subjective. Unless a reader mulls over the effects of utilizing certain types of narration, Zeena will forever be seen as the villain of the story.
THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO The short story by Edgar Allen Poe contains various critics in terms of its design and preciseness has over the years critically analyzed “The Cask of Amontillado.” In this paper, it will look at a critical review that was provided by Thomas Olive Mabbot from the Carlson University of Connecticut. He mainly focusses on the irony that is in the story to provide his analytical view in regards to this story (Sova 45). The irony in this story begins in the first line of the opening sentence whereby it is quoted as; ‘The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge (218).’ This is quite ironical because in reality, people are more accustomed to hearing things such as, ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.’ However, in this case, the narrator states the opposite that the physical injuries that he has endured over the years, from Fortunato did not bother him, that he could bear them. What he could not bear was the insults of his family name by Fortunato. This is what made him swear revenge in regards to the issue at hand (Poe 144-148).
9.) Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton can be deemed merely a story love that has an unfortunate conclusion. However, when one takes into account, all of the dialogue, all of the symbolism and imagery, all of the primary themes, Ethan Frome transforms into a story concerning how quickly a man’s mind, body, and spirit can be broken apart, reassembled, and broken back down again. From the events that place Ethan in such a terrible state to the arrival of a newcomer that spurs his heart, it is a tale of hardship and restoration. Edith Wharton did not specifically try to satisfy this summary when she was composing it, however.
In the first paragraph of the “Death, the Compassionate Narrator” section, the parenthesis by means of apposition is used quite well for the descriptions Liesel’s Papa and Mama. Yet, the fusion of both long descriptions together creates a run-on sentences that leaves the reader
Hawthorne uses chapter twenty-two, “The Procession”, to put all the pieces of the puzzle of the conflict together. This is where the reader remotely begins to understand how the ending of the novel will come to an end. To reveal the conclusion to the reader, Hawthorne uses rhetorical devices such as, irony, simile, and diction. To expose the irony in this chapter, Hawthorne writes of Dimmesdale’s sermon. As Dimmesdale speaks, “if the auditor listened intently, and for the purpose, he could detect the same cry of pain.” Although his physical appearance has gotten tremendously better overnight, his inner turmoil is still continuing.
The past is a time where most do not want to look back upon. It holds the memories of our blunders and triumphs, but most often the former is remembered with much more clarity than the latter. For the narrator of our story, his mistakes were clear as day. In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis”, the author, James Hurst, utilizes the literary elements of flashback and dialogue to convey to the reader that throughout the story, the narrator feels guilt for his previous actions. Hurst does so by selecting key words with negative connotations to describe the narrator’s feelings in retrospect, as well as using dialogue to show that the narrator clearly remembers every wrongdoing he has done leading up to Doodle’s death.
Proctor says multiple quotes just in act one worrying about Abigail and what she’s saying about him. Like one quote telling Abigail “we never touched Abby”, an obvious act to keep his name pure. Or another, perhaps the most important quote of the entire drama, falling into the final act “How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”. In Act 3, John Proctor then tarnishes his own
During The Odyssey, the hero and king of Ithaca, Odysseus, shows restraint which I think is the most important trait for a hero to exhibit. A very good example of this would be when he and his men were with Polyphemus. His men wanted to leave but he said to stay and see what Polyphemus looked like. Eventually when they had gotten trapped in and Polyphemus’s cave and Polyphemus has fallen asleep, Odysseus had the chance to drive a large stick into him and kill him. However, he knew that his men would never be able to move the boulder so he waited to make his move and had restrained from killing Polyphemus.
“He would not answer aye or hay to his indictment… Great stones they lay upon his chest until he plead aye or nay. They say he give them but two words. ‘More weight,’ he says. And died.” (Doc F) In doing this both men had consequences, some worse than others, and instead of lying and saying the names of people that truly didn’t do anything they refused to in a sense testify. All of these points both relate to McCarthyism and The Crucible.
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.
Hours later I was laying in a poorly dug foxhole waiting for the quickly approaching Germans. Lieutenant Bouck told us our suicidal task, we were to be the only men holding this position, we knew something big was going to happen in the Ardennes but we didn 't know the scale of it. Lyle Bouck knew the unfavorable odds and was willing to face them. I don 't know if it was respect for Bouck or if it was love for my country but i decided to stay and fight,
And so late in the night, when they took mortar fire from across the river, all they could do was snake down the slop and lie there and wait. The field just exploded. Rain and slip and shrapnel, it all mixed together, and the field seemed to boil. He would explain this to Kiowa’s father. Carefully, not covering up his own guilt… My own fault, he would say.” (169) Though it is never known exactly how Jimmy decided to write the letter, but one of the final ways he considered writing the letter was by making it impersonal, “ An officer
2. Rejected Extremes Jim is able to reconcile various manifestations of adulthood where others have failed through the rejection of rigid, extremist, and even stereotypical roles. A clear example of such dismissal of rigidity occurs when Captain Smollett commands Jim to get to work: “I assure you I was quite of the squire 's way of thinking, and hated the captain deeply” (Stevenson 28). Smollett is a unique character because unlike even most of the adults, he does not exhibit childlike tendencies and remains static throughout the narrative. Following Jim 's recapturing of the Hispaniola, he is hopeful that Smollett would forgive him for his disobedience.
The author develops this theme by using first person narration and symbolism. In The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe presents the reader with an unreliable narrator that adds to the theme. The narrator tries to prove his is not maniacal but ends up leaving us thinking he is more manical than ever. In the begining of the story the narrator goes on about how he is not carzy and you have to listen to the whole story. It states “TRUE!