Hundreds of dollar bills—ones, fives, tens, twenties, all wrinkled and worn—spilled into my lap. ‘There's nine hundred and fifty bucks,’”(Walls 264). Rex is being helpful because he is showing that he is fatherly like most parents he is willing to help Jeanette pay her college tuition. Rex is helpful because he could use that money to get off the streets, but instead he uses it to help Jeannette get a good education. Rex could have gotten off the streets but he and Rosemary both agree that they should use the money to help out there daughter get the education they never got in there lives.
One of the many ways that the author, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., used to create the tone and mood was his usage of many literary elements. The first one is diction, the writer 's choice of words. In the text, the author uses diction to help ease our understanding of the story. The diction he uses helps bring a lot of the characters to life, and help the readers understand in even more depth, the events that are taking place
Poe uses very complex syntax in many of his short stories and poems. He also uses irony and vivid imagery in order to convey a series of eerie truths that have resonated in the hearts of millions of readers. Poe uses great examples of situational, dramatic, and verbal irony in The Cask of Amontillado, Annabel Lee, and Tell-Tale Heart. His sentence structure tends to be long, flowy and intricate in the beginning “ Hereafter, perhaps, some intellect may be found which will reduce my phantasm to the common-place — some intellect more calm, more logical, and far less excitable than my own, which will perceive, in the circumstances I detail with awe, nothing more than an ordinary succession of very natural causes and effects.” (The Black Cat p.1).
Symbolism is used in many stories, novels, and essays. It is an extraordinary addition to make a story interesting. The use of symbols in stories make the most significant ideas strike out as well as make the reader have distinctive ideas of what actually is trying to be said. Symbolism makes the reader think critically about what the author wants us as the readers to transmit. In “Paul’s Case,” there are some examples of the use of symbolism.
Since the beginning of literature, authors have discussed many themes and life truths through their writing, and though they may be separated by centuries of cultural evolution, many of the characters created by these authors share a common theme. Likewise, the novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, the novella The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, and the play A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare are very different stories, yet they also share a common theme. The three of the texts share the common theme of “When people ambitiously pursue their goals, they can be blinded from seeing the reality around them and make illogical decisions.” In the novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, the main character, Antonio, cannot
He leads us to have a connection with the narrator in such an odd way, which The Birthmark doesn’t exactly do as effectively. He writes in a way to make us feel a specific feeling towards specific characters. He also keeps the story moving to keep us very intrigued. In each chapter there is something new that draws us in and has us shocked. It’s as if he structured it to have little conflicts each chapter.
Ambrose Bierce displays writing skills in the short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” that create an unforgettable tale. By using key literary devices, he takes the reader through an emotional journey. Imagery, prominently displayed throughout the story causes the reader to immerse themselves in their imagination, causing the largest effect on the audience. Within this imagery, Bierce includes symbolism to further enhance the text. Through it, he not only uses imagery to create a world, but he also creates an attachment to the characters.
The author is the most important individual in creating and directing the story and content of the book. The writer creates the whole purpose and can include any style that he or she would want. Books such as the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and The Awakening represent these with both similarities and differences between each other. The two authors share some similarities in their work, although the differences are more present and are very effective in making a story in their genres. This differences are point of view, writing style and ending, while the goals and chapter are similar between both books.
This section of the novel was powerful because it connected all of literature’s history. Instead of viewing literature as a mass collection of novels, it can now be viewed as one story. By viewing literature as one story “you begin to pick up on some of these other elements, these parallels and analogies, however, you’ll find your understanding of the novel deepens and becomes more meaningful, more complex” (Foster 31). Consequentially, literary works are based on other literary works which solidify their eternal connection. Reading a novel about novels is a hidden pleasure that many people, especially within the English community, indulge in.
This had changed after viewing his past, with him gaining the tough knowledge of his money-hungry personality - and applying the christmas spirit to every day in the future. Alternatively, Walt’s recollection of his wife is something that was not forced upon him, rather due to the love he felt for her. Despite this, Walt still was able to learn from his wife, and apply some of her beliefs/knowledge to his own life. Whether it be sacrificing himself for his neighbours, or even going to church, as she wished - all of that was due to his love for his
Gerry Boyle and Stephan King are two of the more popular Main authors who both specialize in creating fictional mystery and action novels. Even though both of the author’s novels are set in the state of Maine and can be categorized under the same two words, they both bring you into two very different stories. Focusing on the literary elements imagery, character development and theme we can easily compare and contrast Gerry Boyle’s Port City Shakedown and Blaze by Stephan King. Imagery is a very important literary element in a story and depending on the person, can be the one element that determines whether a book is interesting, or not. Blaze and Port City Shakedown have some similar and some different ways of depicting the state of
The Elements of A Good Story What makes a good story? Oftentimes writers encounter questions like this and start to wonder about the writing essentials of a good story. As many skills and beautiful words that make up a captivating story, it will have to be one that makes connections to the readers. Only when readers are able to make a connection to their experience or values, they start gaining from the story. Through creating conflicts, conveying the theme and a relative background, the writers of “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “Sonny’s Blues” fully express their values and thoughts by the “bridge” between readers and them.
Alexie’s major themes in his stories are big and tough to talk about but he uses wit to speak to all people. The problems that Alexie talks about can span from racial inequality to lack of options and opportunities in the Native American community. There are many reasons as to why an author would choose to use comedic aspects in his or hers writing. One major reason is it keeps the mood light, and even as the story/poem gets heavy, there is a lightness to it. Another reason is humor can often heal old wounds.
The creation of the American Voice is an ongoing process. Mark Twain- a pioneer of his time- contributed heavily to the making of literature for generations. Even though he was too controversial, Mark Twain added a newly found aspect of humor to the American voice. He did so through his books such as Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and The Prince and the Pauper. However, his reputation is often misunderstood.
Creating a story that transcends time takes the work of a skilled and dedicated writer. To be able to throw a global audience into the mind of a complicated character is a feat not easily done. In the novel “Catcher in the Rye”, the author, J.D Salinger, masterfully uses his story telling skills to portray Holden Caulfield’s miserable decent into adulthood in this expertly written novel. It’s not difficult to see the ingredients that Salinger used to concoct this relatable and dramatic story. He uses excellent themes that audiences have seen in their own lives, he uses symbolism that enriches the reading experience with deeper meaning, and he uses a unique writing style that further immerses the reader into the character and setting.