Discuss and analyze how and to what ends fantasy and reality are intertwined in stories you have studied.
Ernest Hemingway says that “All things truly wicked start from innocence” (Hemingway). In his opinion, when someone starts losing his innocence, all the things around him are going to be judged in a different way which appears to be more realistic and cruel. “Innocence” is mostly used to describe children since they are naïve and they comprehend less about events that happen around them. In Nino Ricci’s novel, Lives of the Saint, Vittorio is the one who has gradually become mature and has lost his innocence during his growth and development. Nino Ricci uses a variety of writing techniques to illustrate Vittorio’s loss of innocence throughout the novel. The theme of innocence is developed by the author by using various literary devices; by describing Vittorio’s childhood memories and by portraying conflicts between Vittorio and others.
The imagery that Connell creates in The Most Dangerous Game captivates the audience into a tale that makes one’s heart stop even for a split second. The feelings of suspense are nearly tangible to the reader when the silence of the writing surrounds them. Additionally, the two contradicting moods are easily flowed through together and yet discreetly set apart due to Connell’s use of imagery in various scenes. Despite all the other literary devices used within The Most Dangerous Game, imagery has to be the element that really allows the emotions of the literary piece to connect to its
In “Half Walls between Us,” imagery is strongly expressed through Maria Said’s choice of words. For example, Said says, “On my first visit to Agordat, a small town in Eritrea, a country in the Horn of Africa, I fell in love with its mystery, its quiet, its soft sandy colors,” which gives a strong image of the setting (Said 79). To express strong imagery is to give great detail, explain settings, and compare and contrast the surroundings. To have imagery in a story or essay is to give visual effects for the reader to see while being intrigued into a new story.
In the excerpt from the novel Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes the protagonist Estrella goes through various changes as an outcome from prior experiences. To convey those changes Viramontes uses some literature elements such as tone and paradox.
In Helena Maria Viramontes’ novel, Under the Feet of Jesus, Estrella starts off as angsty and confused, but then shifts to a state of contentment and understanding, caused by life experiences. These character traits are revealed through the selection of detail, figurative language, and tone.
An occurring location in the book is Rosie’s House which is a brothel and is supposed to represent the root of sin and juxtaposes Antonio’s innocence. An example of this is in one of Antonio’s dreams in where his brothers are drawn into Rosie’s house. “The water wet her blouse and the thin cotton fabric clung around the curve of her breasts. No! I shouted in my dream, I cannot enter, I cannot think those thoughts. I am to be a priest” (73). The temptation of the woman in Rosie’s house and Antonio’s innocence directly correlates to good and evil as Rosie’s house represents the root of sin and Antonio’s innocence represents purity and goodness. Antonio accumulates a sense of good and evil because he decides not to give in to the temptation and his actions establish the good in him. Another example of this is when Antonio’s brothers decide to go into the brothel and they give into the temptation. “My brothers laughed and pushed me aside. Do not enter, I cried. It is written on the waters of the river that you shall lose your souls to hell if you enter!” (73). The juxtaposition in this passage is the sin and the temptation of Rosie’s house taking over Antonio’s brothers and Antonio keeping his innocence and his purity. Antonio’s brother did not cultivate purity and instead gain a sense of evil as their decision to give into the beckoning of sin plants the
In life, there are many similarities and differences that can be shared between anything. In the novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, there are many moments in Antonio’s life that are similar or different than mine. .Antonio is a small boy who questions most of the things in his life earning him the title of the “Inquisitor” from his family. Even though both Antonio and I grew up in strong Catholic households, there are still differences between us such as our parental expectation and dreams.
Shakespeare's Othello is set during the Renaissance period and therefore the roles of the women in Othello are supposedly bounded by the period when women are considered to be of low intellect. In Othello, most male characters assume that women are inherently promiscuous, which explains why all three women characters in the play are accused of sexual infidelity. Yet Shakespeare develops the women to speak the most sense throughout the play and able to trust other characters in the play. To the men in Othello, female sexuality is a threatening force more than it is an attractive one.
Home is where people get comfort, but that’s not the case for Aphonso or just “Zo”. He lives in an unsafe community where there are burglars. When the burglars are at his front doorstep he is terrified. He doesn’t know what to do, but eventually he stands up for himself and fights his fear. In the short story “Fear” by Terry Trueman, Zo, the protagonist, is completely terrified in his house, alone, but he has a spark of confidence to stand up for himself and take action.
Gabriel and Maria’s arguments are portrayed through the lens of Antonio. Gabriel Marez, Antonio’s father, was a vaquero all his life. His last name signifies
Plato once said that “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Outsiders, members of illegitimate societies, are shunned because of limitations and restrictions in society. They tend to gravitate towards the light, but very few complete their journey. In Othello, The Great Gatsby, and The Death of a Salesman, heroic ambitions for acceptance and escape from the darkness are combated by societal expectations, shown through the light, which acts as a lure, towards societal norms and goals. Ironically, however, the tragedies that face all the protagonists are because of the darkness, or secret desires that each character makes to overcome their expectations. Need to say how love and American dream are barriers.
Sleep is symbolic for peace and harmony. However sometimes the war you face while awake can haunt your sleep. The protagonist Antonio (Toni) in Bless Me Ultima by Rudolpho Anaya is forced to face the differentiating cultures and influences projected by his elders. His parents attempt to live their dreams through Toni but only cause the development of the opposite within Antonio. The conflict Toni faces has such a tremendous impact on him that it besets his dreams.
Romeo and Juliet is such an interesting play because even now, five hundred years later we are still talking and learning about this play. It is so relatable till date because people fall in love now as Romeo and Juliet did, families fight, as the Montagues and Capulets did. We can relate to each character in some. Which is what makes this play so compelling and lets it live, five hundred years later. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic tale of two lovers, separated by an epic feud of their two houses (Romeo a Montague and Juliet a Capulet.) In these two houses there are many relatives and friends that make up much of the population of fare Verona. In the house of Montague there are two men. Mercutio and Benvolio. Both dear friends of the young Romeo. These two friends, so different in their ways are never found apart, or ever far from Romeo.