The once scared and repressed young boy is now shown facing something that he had feared. Momary represent Draper’s mother and sister however, the line around her waist is symbolic of the transition from childhood to adulthood. In this novel Draper Doyle is seen talking to his manhood and he states that it looks like an “aged child” (49). This act of speaking to his manhood represents him speaking to himself and an aged child is just what Draper Doyle is. Draper once woke mid-pee from the Momary dreams but after the last dream he awakens to find that he has ejaculated signifying that Draper is maturing.
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.
It starts with getting lost in the cave with Becky after a long romantic day they spend together. It pushes him to comfort her fear, and find his way out no matter what. “They rose up and wandered along, hand in hand and hopeless. They tried to estimate how long they had been in the cave, but all they knew was that it seemed days and weeks, and yet it was not plain that this could not be, for their candles were not gone yet.” (226). After they got out and home safely, he and Huck went to find the treasure that was supposedly hidden in the cave.
Depending on the how the story was written, the interpreted ending could possibly be better than the ending that the author could have written to begin with. This happened when Frank Stockton wrote The Lady or the Tiger. He created this story with the intent of leaving the resolution out in order to force the reader to create their own ending. Through characterization in any story the reader can get a sense of a character through indirect and direct characterization. Stockton used characterization throughout The Lady or the Tiger and that is how the reader can complete the story on their own and feel complete rather than incomplete without the ending being in the story.
In the novel, “O Pioneers!”, the character Alexandra Bergson ties to the author, Willa Cather. When Cather wrote this story, she used a lot of her own characteristics to develop Alexandra. In the story, Alexandra learns that Realistic, Romantic, and Naturalistic views exist throughout everything one might go through in life, very similar to what Cather most likely experienced. Cather’s three philosophies on life go along with the topics of Realistic, Romantic, and Naturalistic. I personally think Cather had more Realistic tendencies in her writing and overall mindset.
As a white writer, Rowell also wants to write about other races, like she does in Eleanor and Park, “that’s really scary. You have good intentions, but at the same time, you’re blind” (Rowell 2013). Throughout her books Rainbow Rowell takes her experiences and ideals and brings them to life in her writing, she writes to tell a story but also to make herself happy with her writing. The usage of words to create an image helps the reader be more in touch with the book and its storyline. Rainbow Rowell in Eleanor and Park uses imagery to help the reader have a connection to the feelings Park and Eleanor are going through.
Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is an amazing fiction short story. This story is highly focused on symbolism, imagery, and allegory. These three literary devices are what make this story as successful and impactful as it is. This profound impact of symbolism is more immediate and keeps readers interested throughout the story. It does not take much creative thought to connect the objects in the story and how they foreshadow their use.
Sue Monk Kidd has a way of providing literary devices through her novel. These literary devices help convey her story throughout the whole book, bringing the reader into the story. Her use of these compliment her novel The Secret Life of Bees and take on a message deeper than the simple words placed onto pages. Her novel contains all of the above literary devices, and even though they are not all used often, their purpose serves a great amount. Although many of these devices are performed, Kidd often references the bees.
This literary narrative is centered on an epic journey that utilizes literary devices to enhance the complexity and understanding in the story. Flashbacks are a great story telling device mostly used in narratives, such as the epic. It's almost a hand and glove fit in this story while adding depth to the story and a more intricate background. Flashbacks also draw the reader in and make story more interesting, and provide a better overall understanding of what's taking place as it takes you back in time. In “Gilgamesh” the example of a flashback that is used is the Story of the Flood.
One of the most powerful techniques used in captivating stories is symbolism. Symbolism is using words that symbolize, or represent, something else.. This can cause the readers to become more drawn into the story. In George Orwell’s 1984, symbolism is used several key times to reach the readers of the novel and make them feel more connected to the work of literature. One of the largest uses of symbolism in this novel, was the glass paperweight.