Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
What makes a story enjoyable? Is it the plot? Or is it the methods the author uses to connect to the reader? Plot is a big thing, but it is the literary devices that bring the story together. In the three stories, “The Tunnel” by Sarah Ellis, “The Skating Party” by Merna Summers and “The Bicycle” by Jillian Horton all have unique literary devices to make each story more intriguing and to give them the feeling of being part of the story.
Readers may not always be aware of the careful consideration involved in the narrative aspect of literature, but its significance should not be overlooked, for narration can play an enormous role in the development and reception of a novel. First, second, or third person. Limited or omniscient. Objective or subjective. All are components of that which constitutes a narrator, and all have the ability to dramatically alter the manner in which a story is relayed to the audience.
Golding through his use of symbolism clearly shows the movement from order to chaos throughout the novel. Unfortunately this idea that life can slip into chaos from order is not only fiction like Golding’s novel but the truth is that it has been a reality in some countries throughout the world. But hopefully in these cases in the future happy ending stories will be true ones rather than fictional ones. Nevertheless it is usually good that conquers evil and that more positives should be taken from stories rather than negatives. Stories should be judged by the level of interest it inspired in the reader and their consideration of its main theme.
Renowned author, Louise Erdrich, seamlessly portrays the duality of her characters as well as their struggles with identity in her novel, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse. By doing so, she creates a relatable story that connects with her readers, which therefore allows for a total immersion into the story as her characters are so strongly developed. These unique identities of Erdrich’s characters seem to live within them like a natural portion of their existence. For example, even a minor character like Arnold “The Actor” Anderson depicts a double-edged personality as he is described to have a captivating air about him, yet he is a callous killer. Next, the dichotomy seen through Sister Leopolda is much more intense and multifaceted than say of Nanapush or Mary Kashpaw.
The syntax in The Scarlet Letter mimics the previously mentioned dark yet romantic and descriptive tone of the novel. Maintaining its seriousness and formality, Hawthorne uses additions such as imagery, personification, metaphor, and symbolism to keep the book’s underlying flowery and romantic storyline. This complex writing style required Hawthorne to utilize very long and illustrative sentence structure. His dedication to detail is seen in his use of comparison to portray both beauty and ugliness. In fact, the only time we see short and choppy sentences is character dialogue and conversation.
The author used several fantasy techniques, and they are the storyline conflict, thematic conlfict, and the realistic setting, to a fantasy setting, and returning to the realistic setting. Next, A Wrinkle in Time included many unique characters that were all essential to the book. They are Sandy and Dennys, the three Mrs. W’s, and Aunt Beast. The imaginary setting of Camazotz was very important to the plot because of everything being unrealistic and Meg having that as a disadvantage, the futuristic technology, giving Meg another disadvantage, and finally having everyone be the same, giving Meg one more disadvantage when she was on Camazotz. Lastly, the complex conflict was Meg needing to save her father and eventually needing to rescue Charles from the hypnotizing rhythm of IT.
Their epic achievements, humility as well as virtues are grander. These are the same stories and themes that have been explored in detail by the emerging writers. However, looking at Beowulf and Sir Gawain, which are Epics and stories of heroes, they are very short to be considered epic. Their hero storyline with the including of romanism it is clear that the medieval romance tradition was to be followed by the new addition of writers. In their own stories, each of the heroes in both Sir Gawain and The Green Knight as well as in Beowulf they have achieved their storyline objectives.
Book genres are helpful ways of categorizing diverse author styles and methods of writing. Specific subjects like the Dust Bowl can be written is many ways, but they all have the same ability to reach the reader’s imagination and provide them with knowledge. While non-fiction books use straight forward facts and details while fiction describes the feelings and hardship, both can cause an emotional response from the reader. By braking down stories such as The Storm in the Barn, The Year of Dust, Out of the Dust, and Children of the Dust Bowl we as readers get an idea of how author’s use the genre methods to aid their stories. Despite the many differences in genre techniques in historical fiction and historical non-fiction, they have similar
One interesting factor about this novel is the fact that it incorporates magic realism. This is because the book provides an exaggerated representation of real life. The effect of magic realism has an interesting effect on the readers, as it exaggerates the reality. Using magic realism makes the novel timeless, an exaggerated version of the past, that is still applicable to the future. These two techniques are evidently seen in the different relationships in the story.