Graff paints reading as an insufferable and tedious chore that must be endured and the way that one is able to complete such a task is through theoretical analysis of the text. However, some students have a passion for reading that can drive them to spend time studying and interpreting a text. This would lead to more original ideas than interpretations that are influenced by what other critics say about a text or by the reader being told how to read a text. Graff does not believe in Bloom’s idea of “just reading”: “As readers, we are necessarily concerned with both the questions posed by the text and the questions we bring to it from our own differing interests and cultural backgrounds” (46-47). While Graff views this as an unavoidable contamination of “pure” reading, I believe this can also be viewed as a unique perspective that could be lost by an introduction to literary theory.
Anosha Hussain An exemplary message everyone should take in, no matter the person, is that when committing a discourteous act, guilt could end up as a result, as guilt is to the spirit what pain is to the body. In the story, “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator, considered as a madman by some, deviously takes out his plan of murdering an innocent old man for his “vulture eye”. When the narrator 's plan didn 't go as he wanted it to, he revoltingly crushed the old man, whose heart was vigorously pounding with fear, with a bed until he couldn 't breathe. The dreadful pounding of the heart later appeared in the narrator 's thoughts as a form of guilt, which forced him to go psychotic. The overall mood determined by the text, darkness and madness, was influenced by several elements to help further advance it.
The two texts, a short story and a poem, “A Tell Tale Heart”, and, “I Can Stand Him no Longer”, both have incrementally developed their overall thematic topic of guilt. Edgar Allan Poe, the author of, “A Tell Tale Heart”, uses emphasis, Point of View, and conflict to convey this topic. Raphael Dumas, the author of, “I Can Stand Him no Longer”, uses metaphors, Point of View, and symbolism to illustrate the thematic topic of guilt. These two texts have both implemented different writing techniques to sustain the thematic topic of Guilt which was conveyed throughout these different pieces of text. In the piece of text, “A Tell Tale Heart”, written by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator is the main character of the story, who claims to be sane from his wisdom
Edgar Allan Poe does this in his stories, “The Black Cat” and “The Tell Tale Heart.” It is through the power of obsession, guilt and paranoia in which, Edgar Allan Poe reveals how far people would go to hurt others. Obsession acts as a strong motive for crime. Edgar Allan Poe portrays obsession in “The Tell Tale Heart” through the narrator as he expresses his thoughts leading up to the murder. After the narrator argues his case to why he is not mad, he begins his story with an “idea” which “entered his brain,” which is the start of an obsession that “haunted him day and night” (2.1-2). The narrator speaks as if the eye of the old man is latching itself onto the him.
An exemplary message everyone should take in, no matter the person, is that when committing an ill mannered act, guilt will always win the battle of overtaking someone, while making them do the right thing as well. In the story, “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator, considered as a madman by some, slowly takes out his plan of murdering an innocent old man for his “vulture eye”. When the narrator 's plan didn 't go as he wanted it to, he revoltingly crushed the old man, whose heart was vigorously pounding with fear, with a bed until he couldn 't breathe. The dreadful pounding of the heart later appeared in the narrator 's thoughts as a form of guilt, which forced him to go insane. The overall mood determined by the text, darkness and madness, was influenced by several elements to help elevate it.
In Edgar Allan Poe’s tales of criminal insanity, the first-person narrators confess unsound confessions. They control the narrative, which only allows us to see through their eyes. However, they do describe their own pathological or psychological actions so conscientiously that they exhibit their own insanity. They are usually incapable of stepping back from their narratives to detect their own madness. The narrator 's’ fluency is meticulous and often opulent.
No one can escape guilt. Even if they’ve done a crime many times that it’s become a chore. They can never escape guilt. This theme is shown in "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and in “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe. At the beginning of “The Black Cat”, the narrator comes across a black cat that he comes to really like.
In his short life, he often wrote detective and horror stories in an abstractive and contradictive way, such as The Tell Tale Heart and The Raven. In this story, the main character felt guilty because he got mad and killed the old man. Moreover, the author emphasizes the theme, which is that the human heart cannot tolerant the duty of guilt, through out the use of characterization, mood and symbolism. The narrator emphasized the theme of guilt by adding up an interesting characteristic to the main character as an insane “madman”, “ I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this!
Dystopia of Time In literature, nearly every piece is at least loosely based on actual events or developments. And so, many literary works have also created, predicted or influenced these events or developments. These particular aspects of a book create context, which is an interesting thing to look at. When the understanding of the context of the text is sufficient, the reader will be able to analyse the text more appropiate, and the over all understanding of the text would be more adequate. When digging deeper into context, questions arise such as “What would a change in context do to the text?” To myself, this is an fascinating idea, especially when thinking about a book which is profoundly depending on its time, place, language or audience.
Many of the sins he writes about were scandalous for the time, what were his motives for confessing them through a book? Through the mode of narration, language and form its possible to abstract the importance of confession to Augustine. Augustine addresses God in his writing, making the novel itself akin to a confession in church. In the opening passage Augustine establishes the rhetorical mode of narration he will use throughout the whole text. By quoting a psalm, “Grant me Lord to know and understand” (Augustine, 3) on the faith one must have in God, Augustine establishes himself with a knowledge base to better communicate that he is well versed in scripture and that his musings in the narrative have their basis in the Holy Book.