The Pedestrian Short Story Analysis

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Ever wonder what a story would be like without irony, dramatic characterization, mood, tone, or setting? Without those important literary elements, there wouldn’t be a story. Within the author’s writing, different aspects play a part to find the theme of the story. Throughout the story “The Cask of Amontillado,” the author uses all three types of irony to strengthen the characters and the plot. The author’s use of dramatic characterization in the short story “Marigolds” intensifies the theme and supports the characters’ personalities. Mood, setting, and tone of “The Pedestrian” help excavate the plot and guide readers to look to context clues to connect with the theme. Different features of a short story help the composition of a story, drawing…show more content…
Mood plays a big role in the story, tying into the theme: valuing individuality. In the beginning of the story, the author describes the scene as very mysterious, quiet, and calm. In this part of story, the readers feel a sense in which they too are in a peculiar and peaceful scene. Along with mood, setting as takes on an important factor of the story. The setting throughout “The Pedestrian” is seen as a future dystopia with restricted freedom. Connecting with the theme, the setting shows that people in this town live under limitations, with one person brave enough to break down the barriers of the corrupt government. Authors have to create a tone for the entire duration of the story, adding effects to the audience’s mood while reading. When Leonard Mead is describing his night as careful and quiet, fear of being caught, but loving the stroll through town, the readers can infer that the author is writing in a cautious, yet peaceful tone. A cautious and peaceful tone used in the story, supporting the theme as the protagonist fears the consequences of conforming to society. With setting, mood, and tone in a story, the readers can find supporting evidence to better comprehend the plot and draw connections to the
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