Setting is important to any story, and having a setting that creates a story helps give the reader a better feeling about what they are reading. Writers use setting all the time in a story to make a great story an amazing story. In Barry Callaghan’s “Our Thirteenth Summer” Barry uses setting to give the reader the reaction he intended to. In an introduction before the story titled “About the Story” the author states that “it's during the Second World War” (Callaghan 123). In addition Bobby also declares that they are not Jewish by saying “We're not Jewish” (124) after the narrator asks and argues that they are. This is important because one of the most significant parts of World War II is how people of Jewish faith were treated. This also connects
Each Kindness and The Other Side share many differences, similarities, and valuable life lessons. In the book, “Each Kindness”, the new girl Maya wanted to acquire “true” friends, She aspired to “fit in” with the girl at her new school. This book conjured people of all ages, leaving them inspired to be kind and accepting. In the book, “The Other Side,” Clover and Annie's, two girls of different races wanted to be friends, but segregation got in the way. The fence of segregation deified their friendship. Both book symbolised kindness, exclusion, and expressing differences.
Can point of view change how you develop a character? By using first person point of view, the authors of The Georges and the Jewels and Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse quite effectively develop each character. For example, if the reader did not know that the bit tasted bad and the straps were uncomfortable, he/she may assume that the bit was made for a custom fit for the horse and the mouthpiece tasted like strawberries.
“It is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear.” (Italo Calvino) Italo Calvino was a famous Italian writer who wanted his life to be known and wanted the people to be interested in his stories. It was not only about what he wanted, it was about what the people wanted to hear. He did not just want to make his stories, he was striving to catch the eye of the readers. Italo Calvino’s writings were inspired mainly by his experiences in the war and acquaintances.
Narrative point of view can express a different perspective to the reader by presenting experience, voice, and setting. Perspective is a particular way or attitude of considering events, by whatever character’s point of view the narrator takes. A character’s background and experiences in their life is a key to help the reader relate to the character. Culture may provide more insight about the circumstances, and can change a reader’s perspective, as well as the voice of the narrator - sophisticated or naive.
Ernest Hemingway among the best of authors of his time, uses a quite different approach to his writings. His style to of writing is often vague and unclear. Hemmingway only gives a bit of content about the story, and the rest is hidden or missing entirely. The audiences are therefore forced to read more carefully and piece together the story. The style of writing he uses is known as the iceberg theory. This minimalistic style of writing is very abundant in his short story Hills like white elephants. In this short story Hemmingway uses many forms of symbolism as clues to illustrate and get a reader to think past the simplicity.
An appreciation for nature is instilled within a human being during their beginning years of life. Older generations teach younger generations what they have learned from their experiences in nature as a child despite the constant, ever-changing of the environment. Ever since the mid-twentieth century, the climate has been changing in ways that has the potential to one day threaten the lives of billions. Authors, such as Richard Louv, Jedediah Purdy, and Kalle Lasn, work to emphasize the downward fall that is occurring in society. Along with their opinions, my Mother also gave her input about the world today from a different point of view. She was born in Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom in 1964 when climate change was beginning to be recognized.
In stories both fiction and nonfiction, the author’s choice in the structure of the said story can greatly affect the meaning given to it, as well as the reader’s response to the story. In Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death, Poe uses chronological order as well as metaphors and allegory to create a particular feel. Similarly, in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner, the author uses different structure - beginning with the end, then going more chronologically - to create a different feeling. Both stories would be completely different if it were not for the methods the authors chose to use for their stories’ structure.
Readers, especially those reading historical fiction, always crave to find believable stories and realistic characters. Tim O’Brien gives them this in “The Things They Carried.” Like war, people and their stories are often complex. This novel is a collection stories that include these complex characters and their in depth stories, both of which are essential when telling stories of the Vietnam War. Using techniques common to postmodern writers, literary techniques, and a collection of emotional truths, O’Brien helps readers understand a wide perspective from the war, which ultimately makes the fictional stories he tells more believable.
“ We magnify the flaws in others that we secretly see in ourselves” -Baylor Barbee. In “ The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the main character Reverend Hooper is alienated by his community because he is the wearer of a mysterious black veil. Reverend Hooper is the reverend of his community’s church and has always been well respected by his surrounding peers. One day, Hooper shows up to his church and preaches the sermon wearing a mysterious black veil causing his peers to alienate him. Throughout the story, Hooper’s actions portray just how judgmental our society really is. In the “Minister’s Black Veil”, Hawthorne displays Hooper and the symbol of the veil as a representation of how judgmental society can become when faced with situations they don’t understand even though they have no right to judge.
Truth and perspective can often be misleading. In "In a Grove," by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, several characters give their own testimonies regarding the murder of a samurai and the assault of his wife. However, these testimonies contradict each other in specific details. Although a perpetrator has been identified and captured, no conclusion regarding the true sequence of events that occurred can be found due to the confusing nature of the situation. The conflicting accounts of the events leading to the samurai 's tragic end create an ambiguous tale in which different viewpoints and opinions regarding the scenario are explained. Although the ending of all the narratives presented by the witnesses and parties involved end similarly, the discrepancies of the general accounts illustrate how different perspectives and points of view create dissonant truths that must be resolved.
Shinichi Hoshi’s “He-y , Come on Ou-t” and Richard Wilbur’s “ A Game of Catch” share the perspective of third person. They show that they are third person in their own unique way. While they share the common perspective, both stories have a different lesson learned in their stories.
In The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger and The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski, the respective authors address contrasting themes. The Perfecting Storm, a book of nonfiction, explores what happened in 1991 to a sword fishing boat, the Andrea Gail, during what is now known as “the perfect storm.” On the other hand, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, a realistic fiction novel, is about a mute boy who investigates the suspicious death of his father, with his uncle as the main suspect. Accordingly, Wroblewski uses the literary devices of allusion, foreshadowing and point of view to illustrate the themes of revenge and justice; in contrast, Junger employs both fiction and nonfiction literary features, such as dialogue, interviews,
In the book An Invisible Thread, the author often provides examples of parents that have a poor quality of parenting. First there is Laura’s father Nunziato Carino, who’s a bartender. After he is done with his shift, he would often come home drunk and yell at his son, Frank who is Five. Frank will quickly hide under his bed sheet as his father dammed his name again and again. This happened frequently and every one would hide in their rooms as unfortunate Frank takes his father’s heavy word beating each night. The next morning Maria, would tell the children to act as if nothing happened. Therefore, they did as they were told, but they never overlooked the incident (Schroff and Tresniowski 77).I think Marie could do something to prevent Nunziato
“Hills Like White Elephants” may be a short story about two people just talking in a bar of a station, but behind every word Hemingway uses lies a deeper meaning. It is necessary to point out that omitting further information is something that is typical to Hemingway’s writing style. The reader has to contemplate what the author wants to portray in his story in the first place. Although the author probably had one meaning in mind, the metaphors can be interpreted in many ways. While reading the story, what came up to my mind was whether the author’s personal life had to do something with it or not. What is equally important in this process of thinking is to look at the views the author has on certain aspects, in this case masculinity and womanhood,