This device also introduces other emotions in readers. By looking at the stories "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant and "The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry, which utilize situational irony to create feelings of justice and humor, it becomes clear that authors use the device to create emotions other than surprise. The juxtaposition of what the reader expects and what actually happens mirrors what happens in real life. A person could expect one thing to happen, and when another event entirely occurs, they could feel anything from exuberance to anger. As happens so often with literary techniques, situational irony produces an effect that creates real
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.
In stories both fiction and nonfiction, the author’s choice in the structure of the said story can greatly affect the meaning given to it, as well as the reader’s response to the story. In Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death, Poe uses chronological order as well as metaphors and allegory to create a particular feel. Similarly, in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner, the author uses different structure - beginning with the end, then going more chronologically - to create a different feeling. Both stories would be completely different if it were not for the methods the authors chose to use for their stories’ structure. In The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe, the author uses allegory, metaphorical speech, and chronological order to create the desired feeling in the text.
Anxiety, like Grendel causes you to feel alone, attacks innocent people, and creates jealousy of others happiness. Grendel has been isolated into darkness, causing him to be miserable. For example, “A powerful monster, living down in the darkness, growled in pain,” he chooses to isolate himself from all people because he is a coward (lines 1-2). Grendel represents that Anglo-Saxon theme stating that without companionship, one cannot survive. When confronted in a battle with Beowulf, he becomes fearful, weak, and
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.
“If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death” -Samuel Butler. Perhaps some believe in this quote although on a deeper level it can be seen as foolish and ignorant. In the short story, “The Masque of the Red Death”, the author, Edgar Allan Poe, applies an abundance of literary devices to make evident the foolishness of ignoring death’s inevitability by comparing life and death. Essentially Poe utilizes allusions throughout the story to barry a deeper meaning into the text of the story. A sample of an allusion is this quote, “And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death.
This shows the fear that people felt about theaters during the worst of the black plague. Overall, the black plague affected theaters, profits, and Elizabethan times greatly. This was devastating because everyone was economically challenged and they could not afford food so the population suffered a great depletion from the Black
Night symbolizes all things dark, the suffering endured, and death. Elie is quoted saying, “The days were like nights, and the nights left the dregs of their darkness in our souls." Bad things happened during the night: Mrs. Schächter’s nightmares, Elie seeing the smoke on his first night in the camp, the night the soup tasted like corpses, the death march, and the death of Elie’s father. One of the most powerful uses of symbolism was with the hanging of the child. With that young boy died the last bit of faith and innocence left in Elie.
“The Masque of the Red Death” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe that is portrayed through limited omniscient narration. This is a narrator who can identify everything throughout the story and recognize how a character’s thought process works. Poe presents the story in an elegant manner and his writing style is composed and dignified. The tone that is used throughout the story gives us a medieval perception. However, Poe approaches the reader by representing the actions, words, and other aspects of a character without including their cognition.
In fact, death was one of the factors one feared during the night. The gloomy scenery also convinced and tested many individual’s faith in God. For this reason, the provoking actions performed by German soldiers consumed one to believe that fear was greater than faith. Ellie Wiesel, the author of Night, introduces the many tribulations of one yearning for truth and the distress for survival during