When reading a fiction, not only the plot, but also the narrator and the point of view are important to readers in order to understand the story. Stories can be told in a various angle of vision or in one perspective, depending on which person point of view. “A story is said to be from a character’s point of view, or a character is said to be a focal or focalizing character” (Norton, 174). Readers sometimes feel they are overhearing the narrator’s thoughts because they follow along the narrator’s thoughts, actions, and feelings. Both Sonny’s Blues and the Yellow paper use first person narration.
One of the most important elements of a story, whether it’s a Shakespeare play, a science- fiction or a Harlem renaissance story, is the use of characters. Authors use their characters to help assist them in getting their message across the reader. In her short story “Spunk” Zora Neale Hurston uses her characters to help develop the plot line while also showing how dramatic a character can change. With the help of the community members, Joe finally stands up to Spunk, (the towns strong man.) Through this ordeal, Spunk is forever changed for this is the moment that caused him to open up something that fear would take control over.
As people read literature, it can pose many benefits to them by offering help in their lives. One of these benefits is that it warns people about hubris and teaches them to happy with what they have in life. There are some classic writings, such as Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut, and Macbeth, by Shakespeare, which are prime examples of pieces of literature which have subliminal messages warning us to not be over ambitious. Additionally, there are contemporary writings, specifically an article about Trump, by Callum Borchers, which gives us examples of present day people who are being affected by their own ego. When people read others writing, whether it is contemporary or classic literature, they are taught about how it is human nature to always want more than they currently have and the dangers that can arise from not being humble, which helps shape their identity and can be used as a guide throughout life.
It is also an important aspect in a book and its job is to interest readers, construct the story and allow readers to learn from the flawed characters of the story. In The Kite Runner, a literary device that is heavily used to influence the story
One of the roles of literature is to teach us something about ourselves or essentially unveil something about yourself that you did not know was there. The novel The Chronicles of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is an example of teaching us about ourselves and human nature because Marquez writes about different things that happen to us in our everyday life that we do not notice because it could be looked at as second nature. The novel shows different aspects of human nature, there is shared guilt/guilt, Gossip, and human routine these aspects are integral to the story and how the plot advances and possible helps the reader see that they may experience these things also. Shared guilt and guilt are major roles of the novel because it is a part of the reason Santiago was murder. Marquez makes sure every character in the novel feels some type of guilt for Santiago’s murder, even the characters that are not essential to the plot, such as, the mayor and the priest who are there to help the people of their town when something is going wrong but, instead they were worried about domino games and the visit of the bishop to help someone in need.
They help give the plot a meaning and move it along. Characters give a story the problems as well as the resolutions. They are important since they are what the readers identify with in the plot of a short story. The work of the author is to make a character relatable to the readers. This can be achieved by describing their physical appearance, behavioral traits, and interactions with others in the story.
The literary themes allow the author to take a logical examination of racism while the themes expressed through actions of the characters show ways to combat hatred while maintaining peace. These themes prove to be significant in both the story and in everyday
The authors conveyed this through bringing attention to specific details and the decisions of the characters in their writing. Three lessons that were included in both the play and the novel were the overcoming of the stereotypes and bias of characters in The Scarlet Letter, the corruption of not only the ones who govern, but also susceptible to even the common citizens in The Crucible, and the perspective of faith and morality of the characters in the story who determine good versus evil through irony. Both works convey many lessons that can be interpreted in many different ways but are still universal and timeless. The lessons can also be applied to many situations in
Poe believes that stories that dealt with gothic literature needed to have allegories in them to have a second level of meaning in addition to it’s literal meaning. Theses types of elements were popular in this time period because they taught moral lessons and contributed to the dark feeling a person undergoes when finding the true meaning of not only the story, but are able to personally understand the true feeling the author is trying to make individuals feel. In “The Tale and Its Effect”, Poe stated that he used and supported unity of effect to go about discussing the themes he embedded within his stories in order to make the reader to feel a certain way. He believes that they need to be short and sweet so that the author can get all the details to the reader. Poe exclaims that short stories are superior to novels because one is able to sit down and finish it in one-sitting rather than breaking the experience, with the possibility of forgetting important elements.
People have experiences on a day-to-day basis, some small, some large, but they all shape who they are, and in turn affect their values for the good or for the bad. They are best shown through literature, since it allows for realistic life experiences to be created in fictitious worlds. Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “Abuela Invent the Zero” both demonstrate the protagonist developing more appropriate values from important life experiences. In each of these classic stories, the main characters, Tom and Constancia, both have life experiences that shape them to cherish new things and value ideas that cause them to become more suitable, and rational people.
Just like literature, music tells a story. Songs display thoughts and meaningful words that can help people get through hard times, just like a story can. You can relate yourself to literature and music because the artists and authors can share the same struggles you did. Both authors and artists hide behind their masterpieces, but when you read between the lines you find out their story and their struggle in life. You can always listen to songs and novels when you need advice.
By providing both accounts of this unfortunate historic reality it is easy to show students the realities and emotions that many people endured during the slave trade, while also specifying the details of how and why families were separated. Images are also a great way for students to put a face to a name or picture to an event after reading primary sources that include rich information, names, dates, and events that might be hard to remember without an image to help reinforce the material. Students are provided with a richer interpretation of the historical events for those who read the graphic portion of the novel before the primary sources. It forces students to create their own analysis of what they believed happened, possibly between different sections of the graphic images or behind the scenes of what is not being portrayed in the images. They are then able to refer to the primary source section of the novel to learn the underlying information that is missing in the graphic
The Outsiders All stories have a reason,or a saying commonly introduced throughout the story to capture the thinking and thoughts of the audience. The author puts this in as a theme that will draw in the reader and their thinking throughout. Lots of people enjoy reading literature because it requires them to connect in their own way of thinking and understanding of human nature. Themes are displayed in ways of human nature. In the novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, the author uses the plot, setting, and characters to convey the theme.
Dog Star’s Narrator A character without a name may have some hidden character traits. Maybe they would have some secret regrets, such as the narrator in Dog Star written by Arthur Clarke. Although his name is never mentioned, he did express his flawed character traits. He was compassionate, contritely,and introverted.
Understanding and/or Empathy are the most impactful in this story. Atticus is always talking about stepping in someone else's shoes and trying to understand where they come from. Atticus gives the clearest explanation of understanding and empathy when he talks about, climbing in someone's skin and walking around in it. Understanding and empathy are important in my life because instead of judging someone I try to understand things like where they come from, why they’re doing what they are and the things they’re saying. I try and get to know them so I can understand what they’re feeling or experiencing.