On the other hand, the setting had shown a considerable amount of description, which allowed action to be interesting and descriptive. In fact, natural obstacles, such as quicksand were able to implement action in the story, which allowed the reader to visualize each action described. Lastly, the characters were crucial, as they both owned different characteristics. Furthermore, the origin of all conflicts in the plot initially originated from both character’s choices and behavior. Therefore, one could see how the theme of violence and reason over instinct was very important to the understanding of the story, as well as various literary techniques that created an enjoyable plot for the
Steinbeck uses characterization within the book through specific characters, such as Crooks, Curley’s Wife, and George, to express major themes of loneliness and prejudice and bringing awareness to the readers. One of the most obvious characters used in the novel to depict isolated at its greatest extent is Crooks, who is described as an outcast separated from the rest of the men because of his race. In the early 1900’s, racism was very common as white people thought they were superior to black people. Crooks’ loneliness is implied through his belongings, but also admits to being so lonely as he says, “S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk house and play rummy
But what is the reason why McCarthy decided to implement so many allusions into his work? Doesn’t that degrade the originality of his text? Some of the premises of these novels, like the fact that both novels have protagonists that are, either in a metaphorical, or a non-metaphorical way, a father and a son figures; and the environment which is very similar to the environment of some parables, show close resemblance with the Bible. The goal of this paper will be to look more into these breadcrumbs that McCarthy left us, especially when it comes to the biblical motives in order to get a better understanding of these allusions which could ultimately bring to a better understanding of these two novels. Even though some elements in McCarthy’s work are obviously inspired, could it be the combination of influences that are used in different context that makes his work
Firstly, the archetypal plot of the two novels will be identified and discussed as well as the effect of using an archetypes in literature. Thereafter the character of Yossarian will be compared to Gilgamesh. Lastly, the reoccurring themes in both novels will be discussed. The novel Catch 22 represent, to some extent the archetypal plot of The epic of Gilgamesh. An archetype is a reoccurring symbol, motif, theme or plot structure throughout literature that represents universal patterns of human nature (Hung: 2014:1).
As reading this piece one of the main themes that highlights the story is what rivalry and jealousy can cause to a friendship. It is very common to find struggles between men and women in literary pieces, and on this novel it is possible to encounter several conflicts and struggles among men, in which some are succeeded and others aren’t. Throughout the novel, the two main characters experiences some internal and external conflicts. The two boys went on lots of adventures together, but in some of those they had to do things that they were not pleased to do, but did anyways because they didn’t want to disappoint one another. The main external conflict happens when Finny, whose actual name is Phineas, suffers an accident caused by Gene.
As shown in Chapter Five and previously mentioned Kat and Paul build up a very powerful bond together, roasting the goose. But this is not the only case of intimacy in brotherhood. Another scene displayed in _____ of the book tells the readers that brotherhood isn't just something that helps, it's something that some depend on. In the first few chapters of the book, comradeship is described by Paul as “_______”. Finally, the last point of Throughout All Quiet on the Western Front, the concepts of comradeship displayed by both the characters and the characters actions allow for the thorough analysis and consideration of their overall works in the book.
Here is another unifying factor in the novel, for Tolstoy presents not only the involvement of the historical characters in the great events of history but that of the fictional characters as well. They all face situations which exemplify the tension between the immediacy of the individual 's sense of freedom as individual and the feelings of powerlessness and constraint within the group. (Ibid: 1985, 479) The intuitive freedom perceived by consciousness does battle with the indubitable necessity proven by reason, and from this war not one of the leading characters is allowed, in fife, an unbroken peace. The same questions cloaked in a different setting and explored in the context of another dimension of the "group," emerge again in Tolstoy 's second great
There is also the question about the identity of the narrative voice of the novel. Thus, this essay will examine how identity is portrayed in each novel. Firstly, the representation of the Other in The Icarus Girl is evident as Jessamy struggles to associate with one identity because of her mixed cultural ethnicity. It must be acknowledged that the fear of her identity from arises from the impact of post-colonialism, as the text illustrates how Jessamy is “haunted by the colonial experience and its aftermaths” (Mafe 23). The possibility of associating with her Nigerian heritage makes her uncomfortable because she is unfamiliar with everything that her heritage represents: “It was Nigeria.
Michelle Cliff’s short story Down the Shore conspicuously deals with a particularly personal and specific, deeply psychological experience, in order to ultimately sub-textually create a metaphor regarding a wider issue of highly social nature. More specifically, the development of the inter-dependent themes of trauma, exploitation, as well as female vulnerability, which all in the case in question pertain to one single character, also latently extend over to the wider social issue of colonialism and its entailing negative repercussions, in this case as it applies to the Caribbean and the British Empire. The story’s explicit personal factor is developed through the literary techniques of repetition, symbolism, metaphor, as well as slightly warped albeit telling references to a distinct emotional state, while its implicit social factor is suggested via the techniques of allusion, so as to ultimately create a generally greater, undergirding metaphor.
Is friendship key to the book called “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. The story “To Kill A Mockingbird” is about friendship, in the story there is a lot of people helping each other out and being there for your friend. The main idea of the story is friendship because there were a lot of dialogue between people that were nice with each other like Atticus and Jem. In the book i found some quotes that help explain friendship one is “Don’t pay attention to her just hold your head high and be a gentleman.” I think that quote really explains friendship to the book and shows people how friendship is and how people care. People say friendship is key to life and i really think it is because they help you so much in ways you can't even explain.