9.) Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton can be deemed merely a story love that has an unfortunate conclusion. However, when one takes into account, all of the dialogue, all of the symbolism and imagery, all of the primary themes, Ethan Frome transforms into a story concerning how quickly a man’s mind, body, and spirit can be broken apart, reassembled, and broken back down again. From the events that place Ethan in such a terrible state to the arrival of a newcomer that spurs his heart, it is a tale of hardship and restoration. Edith Wharton did not specifically try to satisfy this summary when she was composing it, however.
Innovative authors have the skills to portray the stream of consciousness with the well-arrangement of details and language. Author, James Joyce, accomplished on conveying the stream of consciousness in the story, “A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man” through the natural order of childish to confusing tones with the use of diction. Likewise, Joyce’s syntactical structure moves from telegraphic, to polysyndeton and finally to loose sentences in order to express the various conscious reactions of the protagonist. To begin with, James Joyce’s use of concrete to abstract diction portrays a childish and confusing tone based on the protagonist’s stream of consciousness. The concrete diction in the beginning of the passage such as “moocow” and
These three characters exhibit what personal belief means and what it entails. They experience different circumstances and struggles, but when all else is stripped away, each character remains committed to a worthy cause. Danny Saunders demonstrates dedication and devotion to a personal goal. His ambition to read Sigmund Freud's writings becomes so strong that his initial failure discourages him greatly. During this period, the book describes Danny as "angry and disgusted, his face a picture of bewildered frustration" (169).
Set in a world of both ignorance and enlightenment, Fahrenheit 451 consumes the reader’s interest by projecting the life of a character who dares to escape the tight chains of censorship and intellectual repression. Ray Bradbury focuses in on fireman Guy Montag and his self conflicts as a result of a sterile world around him. Bradbury uses the findings of Guy Montag to present to the reader that knowledge is much more extensive than just power, and by involving different characters, he displays knowledge as happiness, fulfillment, and contentedness. Knowledge can be looked at in two different ways. The first idea of knowledge is that it’s facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or
Bradbury use the exposition to set the stage for action to come. Exposition is the beginning of the story that provides the reader with background information. In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury uses diction, to introduce the reader to the theme of the story. For instance, at the beginning of the story he says “It was a pleasure to burn” (Bradbury, 1).This is important because the reader introduce to the theme without reading the next paragraph. Next, Bradbury introduces the characters in the story and the characters
As we continue to observe the impressive short story, we find the most recurring theme to be that of sorrow. From the very beginning of the tale, the sorrow is palpable through the unnamed narrator 's discovery of Sonny 's incarceration, and moreover through the atmosphere created by Mr. Baldwin. The most prominent message that can be deciphered and recognized in Sonny 's Blues is that the sadness and sorrow that one experiences in their life can bring about many obstacles but it can be countered and used for something greater by a search for understanding and acceptance. James Baldwin establishes this implication through the use of his characters; the narrator, Sonny, and the singer seen on the street. All these characters experience sorrow and sadness in their
Jack 's development is illustrated through the themes of a lack of empathy, powerlessness, and dishonesty through a variety of literacy devices in order to demonstrate the detrimental effects of a dysfunctional family setting. Wolff looks upon his younger self and lack of empathy he displayed, reflecting upon it through characterisation, structural techniques and amplification. Furthermore, with the usage of characterisation and motifs used throughout the novel, Wolff displays the powerlessness that one experiences in a broken home. Jack’s deceptive and mendacious personality form a large part of the novel, contributing as one of the most important themes. As Wolff looks upon this in retrospect, he employs characterisation, diction, and contrasting
One secret of the universe that scientists have discovered is that the opposite charge attracts ; the attraction between two oppositely charged object is to achieve a balance. Similarly, two different people attracts each other to achieve a balance. In the novel Aristotle and Dante Discovers the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Saenz, discusses two themes about friendship and coming of age through presenting two polar opposite characters: Aristotle, an angst teenager that thinks little of life and Dante, an outgoing teenager that thinks optimistically of life. The beginning of the first theme, the coming of age of a young and passionless boy takes place one summer night where the protagonist, Aristotle falls “asleep hoping the world would be
Instances of Displacement In Neil Gaiman’s “Bitter Grounds” “In every way that counted, I was dead,” begins the narrator-protagonist of Neil Gaiman’s “Bitter Grounds”, hinting at the theme of a profound shift in identity that will soon be explained. Indeed the reader will soon be introduced to a subtle slip from one reality into another through the eyes of a man faced with loss, love and his own identity. The elements of fantasy heighten the sense of displacement that accompanies the narrator from his initial purposelessness and self-exile, through the shaping of a new identity and search for a new purpose to his final act of abandon in the end. The idea of displacement, as evidenced by the very volume that features the story discussed
Araby by James Joyce, is a short story with compels the reader to analyze the protagonists own relationship with light and dark figural structures. Whether this be the literal absence light used to convey emotions or the religious imagery that is scattered throughout the story, light and dark elements are a consistent component of the overarching theme. The literal use of light is showcased in both the beginning and end of the narrative. To start the protagonist remanences as describes his first love through the use of light based imagery. “She was waiting for us, her figure defined by the light from the half-opened door” which showcases that the protagonist of the story views his love as a beacon of light.
Redhill 's narrative layers are a masquerade of pointless, odious converse, he 'll say as an author it 's his playwright background that creates this drama. I 'll retort.. 'what drama! ' I distinctly smelt the funk of utterance via poetic license - it 's a shambolic use of utterance. The misery continued... and somehow reached a zenith of innate, when I read a dumbfounding stream of thought in homage to the words: 'key ' and 'horse, ' two entities allowed to roam freely from the stable of logic - Redhill blurts out: "Metallic keynes and huge, hard, nostril clouded horseness went clanging and galloping through his mind like a magic lantern show, where someone had pulled the slide through too fast." Eadweard Muybridge 's first motion pictures of equine via magic lantern maybe... thus, I suspect my prose which naturally searches for plausible affiliations is giving Redhill 's playwright too much credit, for he neither comprehends photographic in the creative sense or experimental.
Literacy Narrative The journey of self is one of introspection. This requires self-reflection. Words are the embers that smolder within us that when ignited emerge from the depth of chaos. Writing serves as a vehicle to transport one from any literacy myths they may be harboring. These literacy myths manifest in a multitude of ways such as “I am a terrible writer,” to “I am an excellent writer.” The truth is with literacy; it is not a fixed construct and is always in flux.
When a dream is oppressed, and left to decay, it will either rot and subside or erupt with new life. The speaker opens by employing rhetorical questions to make the reader question what would happen to “a dream deferred”. These questions are somber suggestions, prompting the reader to consider how a dream may “dry up like a raisin in the sun?” or begin to “fester like a sore?” when postponed. There is a repetition of rhetorical questions and metaphors throughout the poem, suggesting many possibilities, and this pressures the reader to consider every outcome being presented. The poem ends with one final question, and arguably the most powerful metaphor in the poem “Or does it explode?” Explosions root from intense pressure or weight, erupting
The theme of the novel Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury can be seen as the inevitability of being acted upon by the circle of life. This theme can be seen in the line, “The sunlight outside the theater blazed down upon unreal street, unreal buildings, and people moving slowly as if under a bright and heavy ocean of pure burning gas and him thinking that now, now at last he must go home and finish out the final line in his nickel tablet: SOME DAY, I, DOUGLAS SPAULDING, MUST DIE….” (Pages 189-190). This line represents the central theme and is central to the book as it shows how Douglas has come to realize that the circle of life of that being alive leads to death and change. This line also shows how Douglas has thought deeply about this realization and noticed that the circle of life cannot be changed even if you try to reach for immortality or preserve the present times to avoid change. This theme of always being acted upon by the circle of life affected Douglas and his actions greatly with many instances showing how Douglas wanted to turn away from death and change and look only to the positives of life.