Stephany Seth Professor Mary Dodson ENGL 1302-013 01 October 2017 A Clean, Well-Lighted Place Keeps Away the Darkness A Clean, Well-Lighted Place written by Ernest Hemingway was originally published is 1933 by Scribner’s Magazine (Britannica). In the short story, Hemingway tells about a conversation between two waiters who work in a café. The pair talks about a customer, an old man who regularly comes into the café. They begin discussing the old man’s attempt at suicide. The story which seems to start off about the old man really becomes about the fear the old waiter has of becoming like the old man.
The stories The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence share similarities in their stories. The difference is based on the three major areas in examining any story which are the character, plot, and setting. In general, the atmosphere is configured so that readers are attracted to fiction. A brief prose tale that can be read in one sitting, usually plot function as the driving force. The writer allows the reader to have a complete view of the story, based on the configuration.
When reading a fiction, not only the plot, but also the narrator and the point of view are important to readers in order to understand the story. Stories can be told in a various angle of vision or in one perspective, depending on which person point of view. “A story is said to be from a character’s point of view, or a character is said to be a focal or focalizing character” (Norton, 174). Readers sometimes feel they are overhearing the narrator’s thoughts because they follow along the narrator’s thoughts, actions, and feelings. Both Sonny’s Blues and the Yellow paper use first person narration.
There are multifarious factors that can contribute to an author’s writing piece and influence the message they might want to get across or the way they feel about the topic they are writing about. Situations going on in their society, government, and even their own personal life are all factors that can manipulate an author’s opinion on a topic. Experiences, whether delightful or unpleasant, will always leave a memory and influence one’s life in an abounding number of ways, which tends to reflect into an author’s piece. Sometimes author’s will even try to influence their own audience to feel they way they do about certain topics and issues. The short story, Harrison Bergeron, written by Kurt Vonnegut in 1961 consists of the author’s underlying mockery of
Imagery helps paint a mental picture for the reader, while similes compare two unlike objects using like or as. The reader has to be able to understand or imagine what the devices mean, to enhance the story. A few examples in the story, were difficult to understand due to the reference. For the most part, this story had some great literary devices. In the story The Most Dangerous Game, Richard Connell
The use of figurative language by authors elevates their works, especially those of fiction, into an entirely different realm in which the reader becomes immersed in both the imagery and descriptions of the text. Of course, there are many ways in which writers can use figurative language such as similes, metaphors, and hyperboles to create an image for the reader or emphasize a point they are trying to make. Authors are also able to utilize figurative language beyond decorating their writing but to also add character development, communicate information about the text, and amplify suspense. To further illustrate the importance and the roles of figurative languages the following short stories including Edgar Allen Poe’s “Cask of Amontillado”,
Furthermore, due to the way the book was written Darl’s madness develops over the course of the story, so the reader is able to make their own opinions on his madness rather than stating it as a fact in the beginning of the story. Darl is an important part of As I Lay Dying, and it is clear his participation in the story is a key element in the story’s entertainment as well as literary value. Darl’s madness brings out qualities of the other characters that wouldn’t be noticeable otherwise, and he brings the story more complexity and depth through his clairvoyant
Symbolism is a way to express a specific idea or to convey a certain message by using symbols. An action, person, place, word or object can all have a symbolic and deeper meaning not just a surface meaning. The Symbolism a technique used in literature when some things are not to be taken literally, it can also give insight to the reader and it can be a way of attracting too, to let the readers know what is behind each symbol in the story. Symbolism also can make any literary work more complex. It gives the literary work two layers of meaning, the first layer is the literal meaning or the surface meaning and the second layer is the deeper meaning of the symbolic words, persons or actions.
This section of the novel was powerful because it connected all of literature’s history. Instead of viewing literature as a mass collection of novels, it can now be viewed as one story. By viewing literature as one story “you begin to pick up on some of these other elements, these parallels and analogies, however, you’ll find your understanding of the novel deepens and becomes more meaningful, more complex” (Foster 31). Consequentially, literary works are based on other literary works which solidify their eternal connection. Reading a novel about novels is a hidden pleasure that many people, especially within the English community, indulge in.
The different uses of point of view in a short story can influence how the reader interprets the text. For example, the short story "Cathedral" incorporates the use of first person. First person point of view is when a narrator conveys an experience from their perspective. By choosing to use first person narrative, the author allows the reader to gain a concise understanding of how the narrator is thinking and feeling. First person narrative is often used because it allows the reader to better understand the context of the text and the story becomes more intimate for the reader.
Considering the many different literary devices used in creating writing, I have chosen several distinct elements, setting, theme, point of view and characterization. These particular devices are essential elements in my toolkit. As a realistic fiction writer the four elements serve a purpose and together they should craft an interesting story. As a result, my first important foundational tool is setting. If the writer cannot capture the reader 's attention through the creative backdrop, settings, then the foundation is not buildable and my story may be weak and uninteresting.
Journal 7 Chapter 2 of White’s Maps of Narrative Practice reviews the topic of re-authoring the conversations. Re-authoring the narrative helps “people develop and tell stories about their lives, but they also help people to include some of the more neglected but potentially significant events…” (p. 61). Basically, re-authoring the narrative allows the third party to gain more information about the entire storyline including the client’s thought process (White, 2007). Throughout the chapter, White illustrates his conversations with a map to exhibit the difference between a narrative’s landscape of action versus his/her landscape of identity. The landscape of action are the actual even happening within a story line, while the landscape of identity of consciousness are factors such as understanding or knowledge that affect why the story is being told in that manner (White, 2007).
The Elements of A Good Story What makes a good story? Oftentimes writers encounter questions like this and start to wonder about the writing essentials of a good story. As many skills and beautiful words that make up a captivating story, it will have to be one that makes connections to the readers. Only when readers are able to make a connection to their experience or values, they start gaining from the story. Through creating conflicts, conveying the theme and a relative background, the writers of “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “Sonny’s Blues” fully express their values and thoughts by the “bridge” between readers and them.
The Outsiders All stories have a reason,or a saying commonly introduced throughout the story to capture the thinking and thoughts of the audience.The author puts this in as a theme that will draw in the reader and their thinking throughout.Lots of people enjoy reading literature because it requires them to connect in their own way of thinking and understanding of human nature.Themes are displayed in ways of human nature.In the novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, the author uses the plot, setting, and characters to convey the theme. The theme of the novel is the choices we make now will shape our future forever. The first literary device that S.E. Hinton uses to convey the theme is the plot.The plot consists of events that can be found during