Being different can be the best talent and gift in the world. It makes one special and it lets one be the amazing person there ment to be. In the fictional novel The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart it shows the true importance of being yourself and embracing your talents. She shows this using dialogue, narrative hook, and conflict. First, Stewart uses dialogue to help bring her characters life and show how everyone has different gifts and talents. For example, Kate’s feeling towards her parents are exquisitely revealed in the use of dialogue. “Kate apparently, felt otherwise. ‘ What’s to miss?’ she said breezily. ‘Like I said, I don’t even remember my mother, and who wants a father who’ll run away and leave his baby daughter …show more content…
For instance, Miss Permals is characterized through conflict. “‘You don’t think I would just leave you here without investigating first, do you?’ replied Miss Perumal. ‘The notice didn’t even list a telephone number for questions. It’s a bit out of the ordinary, don’t you think?’”(8). Through the conflict of the unknown testing the reader learns more about Miss Perumal, and how she deeply cares for Reynie. The conflict adds mystery and shows the reader how a character might react under certain situations. Another example of conflict involves mystery and the suspense of danger. “‘Very well, if there are no other questions, I shall read the list.’ The room became very quiet. ‘Reynard Muldoon!’ the woman called. Reynie’s heart leaped . . . ‘That is all,’ she said matter-of-factly, folding the paper and tucking it away. ‘The rest of you are dismissed’”(13-14). A conflict has arose on why Reynie is the only person who passes, it is quite strange, and it may mean something good or bad is to come. Stewart created a conflict that foreshadows more encounters with the pencil lady, and shows the reader the unique and special qualities of Renyie. In the end, conflict is used by Stewart to help bring the characters to life and through this, show how different characters affect the
Lastly, the conflicts in the story demonstrate the struggles and trials Dooley goes through, in an attempt to create a new beginning. The first conflict is faced by Dooley at the very starting of the novel, when he gets questioned for the death of Mark Everley. For example, the author narrates, “The homicide cop asked Dooley if he knew the dead kid. Dooley hesitated again. He didn’t like the way the homicide kept his eyes on him and never one looked away, like he thought that if he did, he might miss the one thing that would let him nail Dooley” (McClintock 11).
“All conflict in literature is, in its simplest form, a struggle between good and evil.” - Anon. You may not realize this, however this quote is surprisingly true. An example of this can be found in the novel, “Before We Were Free” by Julia Alvarez, where the protagonist Anita, is living with her family in the Dominican Republic lead by El Jefe, the antagonist. Throughout the novel, several conflicts occur between Anita (and her family) and El Jefe.
In a struggle for freedom, a parallel between the tale of King Gilgamesh of Uruk from the story, The Epic of Gilgamesh and the legend of William Wallace of Scotland from the movie, Braveheart, begins to emerge. However, reflection and refraction in attitude and ability to attain freedom between the two heroes are notable when taking in the effects of their rivals, the inspiration of women in their lives and close friendships that help bring courage and success in their quests. Although, the two characters diverge from similarity as, Gilgamesh has a deep desire to be liberated from death’s grip while, Wallace aspires to release himself and the people of Scotland from the oppression brought forth by England, nonetheless, it is freedom they seek. The struggle for freedom that our two characters endure results from conflict with opposing personalities.
Conflict is very important to a story it makes it interesting, some stories have one conflict some have more than one. A great example of multiple conflicts in a story is in “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell man versus man is the most relevant conflict. Man versus nature is the first conflict seen in the story. Man versus himself is a conflict between Rainsford, the story's protagonist, and himself throughout the short story. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, there is man versus man, man versus nature and man versus himself.
First, the overall conflict may not be easy for one to determine at first, but it’s used only to foreshadow the bigger conflict. Beginning with the
Conflict happens when a character experiences some type of fight or dispute. Conflict can be internal or external, and generally makes for a more interesting story and a much more enjoyable experience for the reader. The conflict in Borders by Thomas King is the most important element of the story, as the conflict between Laetitia 's mother and the security at the Canada-United States
How do characters’ deal with conflict? Characters in the movie deal negatively with conflict. The majority of characters didn’t have any strategies to deal with conflict. They were making conflict more complicated.
It makes the reader want to figure out the way that things are solved. One example of conflict in the story is man versus fate. The man would be Mr. White and fate would be the consequences of the paw. This was a very big conflict because it lasted throughout the whole story. Man versus Machine is another way of conflict in the story.
This is shown when the characters in this novel speak out against a concept they know nothing about. Therefore, the literary terms an author uses can make an immense impact to the connections the reader makes to a novel, and help to shape a theme that is found throughout
The environment in which an individual grows up in can affect life greatly. Our surroundings influence one’s personality, self-expression, and individuality, otherwise known as identity. Finding one’s true self is the most grueling stage of life and expectations of family and society make the process even harder. One’s true identity can sometimes clash with hopes of others, thus breaking tradition and/or family ties. Pressure to change will always be present, but staying true to uniqueness will prevail.
Alyss or Alice? Why do different conflicts change people in different ways? Authors use different conflicts to change their characters in the novel. Conflicts change characters because they do not want to repeat the problems they previously had. For example, Beddor uses different conflicts in the Looking Glass Wars to change the up coming princess of Wonderland, Alyss.
Conflict can be described as the struggle between two opposing forces, whether the forces being person vs person, person vs self or person vs society. Good examples of conflict can be found in almost any book. Margaret Atwood’s novel, the Handmaid’s Tale is a source of all three types of conflicts. The Handmaid’s Tale is about a society where females are given specific duties and are restricted from reading, writing, talking to others and looking at themselves in mirrors. The protagonist, Offred whom is also the narrator in the novel faces conflicts with herself, with other people, and the society that she lives in.
forgiveness, but that isn’t the only tension vs. conflict I have found within the fictional story. Life vs. Death is a very prevalent theme aswell as tension vs. conflict in the story. The story has a lot of other tensions vs. conflicts like good vs. evil. Some other good tensions vs. conflicts would be right vs. wrong, old vs. young, vengeance vs. forgiveness, mercy vs. wrath, morals vs. immoral, Justice vs. injustice, rights vs. responsibilities, respect vs. trespassing, hatred vs. compassion, hope vs. reality humane vs. inhumane, murderous vs. civilized, heaven vs. hell, suffering vs. not suffering, tranquility vs. torture, peace vs. war, actions vs. consequences, uncivilized
Children’s Tale Invites Readers to Reflect on Their Special Abilities While it is no superhero tale, Ovid Singh’s Benedict and the Magic Chameleon is a heroic story of a boy who comes into terms with his ‘power’. As the first book in the series, Benedict and the Magic Chameleon (AuthorHouse, 2016) appears as a fun and fantastic origin story of Benedict, a young village boy who obtains the power to change the color of his eyes after he is spat at by a chameleon. He is then advised by the village soothsayer, who warns him against revealing his extraordinary ability or else he risks losing it. It is a known fact that children tend to brag and/or get overconfident about their skills and talents.