We the reader are quite literally creating the story in our own minds, solving its puzzles, and living in the complication and mystery. If the action takes place in the language, then the fate of Marcher and May can only continue as the reader continues to decipher the language. James gives the reader the thread of fate in the language and point of view of the story, but it is the reader's job to pull this thread, digging deeper into the plot and pulling fate with
Historically, epics start “in medias res” which means to start in the middle of the action (Carson-Newman). When a reader first begins reading The Maze Runner they are thrust right into Thomas being brought up the shaft "He began his new life…surrounded by cold darkness and stale, dusty air." (Dashner 1) with no explanation of how he got there or what is about to happen to the character. In epics, the events that lead up to the beginning are only learned through flashback that the hero has (Carson-Newman). Flashbacks play a key role in The Maze Runner, titled as "The Changing" within the novel.
The book was suspenseful; it kept drawing me in for more, each and each day. The book really enlightened me because the suspense and action kept my mind thinking and racing with thoughts that I thought I could connect to the book and make predictions on the future events in the book. The themes between my paragraphs were basically saying you have to look at the bigger picture of the story, just like Thomas did in the maze. The theme of my essay correlates with my title. What I mean about ‘running the maze’ is that to get through the maze you have to look at the bigger picture and find a solution.
“At its most basic, every story is an attempt to answer the question What happened?” (Norton 85) One of the most significant elements in a short story is plot. Plot is construct by authors and they rearrange the character’s action in a consequential way to shape our response and interpretation (Norton 85). In "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates and "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin, they use similar plot styles that contributes to the process of maturation for characters in the stories. The exposition of a story marks its beginning and introduces the reader to the narrative (Norton 89).
Lev and Kolya were the two main characters that moved the story towards the end and their personalities were impressed by the readers. Characters’ personality was believable, their actions made sense and it was clear to find out their development as a men. Firstly, it was easy to see the progress of Lev’s character. He was always scared, afraid, and kept on think of the worst cases. When Lev was inside the crosses, he was kept on keeping of getting shoot instead of thinking positively.
What makes the novel interesting is that it is narrated to us by a narrator who witnesses the whole events and knows all the secrets. Lockwood’s role is very important, he stands as a reader within the novel, symbolizes the external reader who wants to discover the secrets of Wuthering Heights. When Lockwood’s arrives to the house, there is no replay for his knocks on the door, then he shouts, “I don’t care—I will get in!” (W.H., P.8). Lockwood determination to inter the house reflects the determination of many readers and critics to read Wuthering Heights and discover its mystery. The readers are just like Mr. Lockwood curious and enthusiastic to reveal the mystery.
Ellis’ use of certain devices makes reading the novel very exciting and engaging. The novel itself isn’t written in a regular style, each chapter is not numbered but almost written in a journal format allowing characters to further connect with Patrick making it seem as though we are reading his daily thoughts, this is done by naming each chapter based on the location or the people involved in that certain chapter. I would defiantly recommend this novel to anyone looking for a well written, exhilarating plot including many twists and turn throughout the story. Along with the amazing plot the story has a great lesson to be learned revealed at the end of the story in which the main character, Patrick Bateman, had to learn in a series of crazy events that led to a psychopathic
What is plot development? It is defined as how a book progresses. Plot is casual sequence of events; it tells you why everything happens in the story. It draws in the readers into the character’s lives and makes them understand what that character is going through. The structure is the way the story elements are arranged and it can vary depending on the writer.
Edgar Allan Poe is said to be one of the original authors of the Detective Story and a master of the Macabre (Gordon, Silverman, and Kellogg). Stephen king has cited Poe as one of his biggest inspirations in his writing. King grew up reading many of Poe’s short stories in his free time ("Comparison of the Live and Work of E. A. Poe and Stephen King"). Growing up, King had many night terrors and thoughts of monsters in his head. He used the inspiration and style of Poe’s work, plus the monsters he had created in his head to write his novels.
“The Red Room,” “The Door in the Wall,” and “The Empire of the Ants” are a few short stories written by Wells. Within these short stories, H.G. Wells illustrates similar themes and literary devices while exploiting his unique writing style to tie these works together. Several prevalent themes are shown throughout Wells’ short stories. According to Kathleen Wilson in Short Stories for Students, Science and Technology remain the most used of these themes as shown in the quote, “‘The Door in the Wall’ poses an issue which Wells returned to repeatedly in his writing: the conflict between aesthetics and science” (Wilson 84).