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. After the last dream Draper is able to uncover his repressed memories and reveal the truth surrounding his father’s death.
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. Knowledge of Fitzgerald’s past enables the
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).
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. Through characterization the ending of this story, which is the princess telling her lover to choose the gate with the tiger in it, is very predictable.
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.
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.
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.
Authors use figurative language to engage their readers and make their story more convincing or interesting. Authors also use it to help add mood fluency and imagery to their books. For example, in Ender’s game the author uses figurative language a lot to help the reader understand and help picture what 's going on in the scenes. The author uses metaphors, and hyperboles to create vivid images. The author use these literary devices to enhance the novel.
Moon Shadow is very nervous about the world around him, so his father would often tell him stories about his ancestors. Windrider also told Moon Shadow about how he used to be a dragon in a past life. He would then be ashamed that his ancestors saw
When reading the poem, “The Gift,” by Li-Young Lee, it can be interpreted many different ways. Upon initial reading, I took the poem very literal, but then I thought deeper and dug beneath the surface to realize the true meaning as to what Li-Young Lee was trying to say. As the author is removing a splinter from his wife 's hand, he has a flashback from the time when he was seven and his father removes a metal splinter from his palm. Although he was probably terrified at first, his father distracted him by reciting a tale. Lee mentions in the poem that he does not remember what the tale was about, but only that his father 's voice was “a well of dark water” and his hands were “two measures of tenderness.”
Over this past summer, I was given the chance to read the book Against Medical Advice. I was not very interested in reading the book at first, but it proved me wrong and turned out to be a phenomenal read. This novel tells the story of a boy named Cory who suffered from tourettes syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD. He faced hell for years, but came out on top in the end. "He has been to the bottom of the abyss, but he has been to the top of the mountain as well" (Patterson and Friedman pg.269).
(pg. 32) This shows that Elie was starting to realize the truth, and is trying to believe that all the horrors happening around him are not true. Elie spent his first months at the camp denying that he was in any danger and that he would be safe, he had hope. After months of coming to a sense that there would be no liberation of the jews Elie became numb to the idea of death.