Cathedral’s Narrator In Raymond Carver’s story, “Cathedral,” he touches on the dangers of stereotypes and the importance of real communication. This story is told through the eyes of a judgmental narrator, who is also a husband. Though his character may seem dull at the beginning, his role helps shape the meaning of the story and is an example of the different themes. The narrator gives the reader a look inside the effects of being closed off, not valuing communication, and being judgmental. From the very beginning of the story, it is easy to pick up on the fact that the narrator does not have much of a social life outside of the house.
as listed in (O 'Brien). Throughout the plot of the story O 'Brien seem to focus on the things that were not important versus the things that 's were, and at the end, he was faced with a big consequence. The text has artistic value based on the plot because it is giving us as readers, the sequences of events, the reasons for things that are happing throughout the story. The text 's artistic value of the plot attracts the reader into the character 's existence and help the reader to better understand the choices the characters choose to make. For
The authors also examine the artistic elements in the novel and compare Fitzgerald to other authors. Focusing on style, the article reveals the formal and informal language with literary and traditional elements used to create depth in Nick’s character. Artistic elements in the novel included irony, prose, tragedy, satire, compassion, rhetorical devices, fantasy, and sharp characterizations. Fitzgerald cleverly combined all of the elements to make the story flow effortlessly. Robert and Helen Roulston’s article effectively provides a deeper understanding of The Great Gatsby by presenting background information on Fitzgerald’s personal connections with the novel and examining character development, structure, and literary devices.
An essential trait of narrative is the use of conflicts. Conflicts are struggles between two opposing forces; they build the reader’s interest in the novel. Woolf has managed to employ this technique by juxtaposing concepts and ideas within the novel. The creation of a protagonist and an antagonist is a necessary step to the forging of any narrative. The clash between these two entities is the drives the suspense of a story and keeps the reader engaged.
They help give the plot a meaning and move it along. Characters give a story the problems as well as the resolutions. They are important since they are what the readers identify with in the plot of a short story. The work of the author is to make a character relatable to the readers. This can be achieved by describing their physical appearance, behavioral traits, and interactions with others in the story.
Literary devices are used to bridge the gaps and fill in the cracks for me where simple words do not suffice in some stories. I find myself constantly searching stories for and identifying different types of literary devices. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, three uses of literary devices were demonstrated and used consistently. These literary devices are: repetition, imagery and flashbacks. This literary narrative is centered on an epic journey that utilizes literary devices to enhance the complexity and understanding in the story.
Images help the reader connect to the imaginary world within the literary work; especially powerful imagery is a way for the reader to be drawn in through their own experiences. Images also help the writer to establish mood and tone. Along with simile and metaphor, personification, and symbol, imagery is a type of figurative language. These other forms of figuration are often present in images. Besides helping the reader to connect to the literary work, imagery also functions to strengthen and develop the work’s underlying themes.
When it comes down to evaluating short stories from two different authors it is ideal to bear in mind that the two stories will have varying strengths and weaknesses, mostly concerning the use of different literary elements, over the other one. For example, Ursula K. Le Guin 's “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” deals mostly with tone, point of view, and symbols. On the other hand Octavio Paz’s “My Life With The Wave” puts more emphasis on plot, characters, and individual scenes and events. As has been stated before both stories excel in different categories which make them strong in their own right, each particular strength and weakness will be looked at thoroughly in this essay. To kick the comparisons off we will first be looking at the literary elements present in “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”.
If the audience can figure out the theme of a story the author has done a successful job of telling their piece. The theme in a story is its underlying message, or 'big idea’ basically the main subject.The theme of any literary work is the base that acts as a foundation for the entire literary piece. For example, The main theme in the play Romeo and Juliet was love with smaller themes of sacrifice, tragedy, struggle, hardship, devotion and so on.Tone “refers to the quality of the language the speaker uses in social situations or in a poem, and it also refers to a speaker’s intended effect”. The tone of a poem can be best described through emphasizing on certain emotions or feelings through words and phrases. “Home Burial" represents Robert Frost era beginning early in the twentieth century.
Danticat "A Wall of Fire Rising" And Munroe "Boys and Girls” Theme and Symbolism are important subjects that present themselves in “A Wall of Fire Rising” and “Boys and Girls.” Both short stories have sires of events that relate them to one another. These stories have connecting themes that end with lost dreams, as well as symbols that are presented to us throughout the stories. It’s important we understand why the theme and symbols in these stories connect deeply with meaning. As we read these short stories we can also focus on the significance of the characters and how they help us get a better understanding on how these stories evolve. Studying the connection both stories share, we realize as readers the effect characters can have on both