When authors use figurative language, it develops a deeper understanding for the reader. Things such as colour, descriptive words, and comparisons provide the reader with an in-depth visual. This helps the reader to connect to the story and relate to the characters within it. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses a great deal of figurative language in The Great Gatsby. This contributes to the immense artistry of the novel in many different ways and through numerous forms.
At the start of the novel, Holden uses his hunting cap to protect himself from both the phonies and pain. Holden then uses his cap as a way to distance himself from other people since he struggles to make connections as he feels that no one else is able to relate or understand him. After he goes back home and reconnects with Phoebe, Holden no longer feels a need for the hat to protect him. In the short time of just three days, Holden goes from isolating himself from others to reconnecting with Phoebe, which brings him a bit of joy. Throughout the many preparatory boarding schools Holden flunked out of, he has had no one be able to understand his thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
Literary devices are used by an author to enhance a story. These devices can help to make a piece more descriptive, complex and thrilling. Literary devices can also help the reader further understand the text. Conflict, characterization, and imagery are exemplary examples of literary devices used by authors. Conflict is one of the most essential literary devices.
Pap, Huck's father doesn't support the idea of having Huck educated because he doesn't want his son to be superior. It is very difficult for Huck to get used to a life that he never had, which is agreeing with society's rules. He lived almost all his childhood as a homeless kid, wondering around nature where facing no rules or obligations. The only bad thing about him being so disconnected from society is that he is always feeling lonely and depressed. It is understandable that he feels this way because neither his mom or his father is there to take care of him or show affection.
This is why Fitzgerald uses the summer to build the plot because the story revolves around Gatsby’s hopefulness to reunite with Daisy. On the day of Gatsby’s death, he complains about how he has never and used the pool and that, “There was an autumn flavor in the air” (Fitzgerald 153). Unlike, summer fall represents old age and that the end is approaching. Ironically, the first-time Gatsby uses his pool, is his last. He is trying to hold on to not only summer, but Daisy as well; he cannot accept the fact that they can never be together.
At the beginning of the passage, the audience feels solemnity for the death of Gatsby, but as no one arrives, Fitzgerald creates tension and irritation through the dialogue of Nick and “owl-eyes”. The audience sees that Nick truly never had anyone close to him and his money was not enough to garner all the people that came to his expensive parties. Fitzgerald uses the theme to attack materialists because of how much their lives are dictated by money and how little they care for others. Another interesting aspect of this passage is the entrance and dialogue of “owl-eyes”. He barely even knew who Gatsby was, but he still appeared at the funeral.
The deception of the characters in Fitzgerald’s novel signifies the emptiness and artificial lifestyle of people in the 1920s. From a young age, Gatsby has never accepted the life he was born into, always seeking a way to participate in the abstract customs of the rich, resulting in his lies to convince Daisy as well of others of his rich background. Gatsby is presented as a character that has not been able to transition his life to the present day time period, keeping his eyes shut from the realities of his dreams, "Can't repeat the past? Why of course you can! "(Fitzgerald 116).
A person can be an innocent fan, and then lose that innocence when he overreacts when things don’t go his way. In A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, the theme of Innocence is explored through war, the seasons, and Finny’s falls. War makes a person leave youth and enter adulthood. When Leper joins the army because of advertising, he is still a child. The army was very different then what he thought it would be since he left youth before he was ready for adulthood.
Miracles cannot be counted on to occur more than once. The boy and girl had their chance, but believing that if their love was meant to be they would know each other when they next saw each other, they let it pass them by. One never knows what can happen even within a minute that could change his or her life. In the case of the “100% perfect” couple, all memory of each other was lost and because they did not take hold of their fate, they missed out on true love. The narrator’s tale begins with an optimistic “once upon a time,” but ends with “a sad story, don’t you think” (3).
This adds a visual dimension to literary journalism and enables it not only to recount events to the readers or audience but to bring them there. The literary journalist, thus, “attempts to reconstruct the experience as it might have unfolded” through the use of “literary techniques to convey information and to provide background not usually possible in most magazine and newspaper reporting” (Hellmann, Fables of Fact 25). Motivated in part by their inner desire to be novelists as well as journalists, literary journalists attempt to achieve the Horatian pragmatic formula of literary writing, that is, to dulce et utile – “amuse and inform” – to justify their literary journalistic writings. In other words, literary journalism should aim to provide
Her mother could not even pay to his son the travel to see his dead father. The condition of the road and the lack of infrastructure show as well the insufficiency of the natives. The fear of white people who take their land is still there. For instance Victor and Thomas fear the two men who took their place on the bus as well as the sheriff who accuse them of creating an accident. However, in all this troublesome that the natives have today, we also notice some pattern unique to the native.
In the beginning of the book The Road by Cormac McCarthy (2000), it starts with a man and his child traveling in the ashen world. They are in the world after mysterious apocalypse happened and there is no sign of life. Each day is just another day of survival for them and their situation is so depressing and hopeless. They are isolated from everything: food source, other good people, safe shelter and even love from their God. Throughout this book, McCarthy develops isolation in characters to reveal the hidden inhumanity of human being.