In “Golden Glade” Warren uses the literary elements of similes, alliteration, and word choice to create an overall image that conveys his ideas. The speaker recalls an adventure he had as boy where he strolls through the woods, a “heart aimless as rifle, boy blankness of mood” (3). The simile emphasizes the innocence of youth and the idea that children find satisfaction in simply exploring without any intention of finding a specific location. As the boy continues to wander he passes a gorge with “foam white on/wet stone, stone wet-black, white water tumbling” (7-8) The alliteration provides a rhythm that imitates the flow of the stream as it trickles through the rocks which increases the vividity of the image of the gorge. When the speaker
For years, man and nature have coexisted in harmony, but in recent years, man and nature have become increasingly disconnected, as air conditioning, GMO’s, and other innovations have been made to combat the natural way of life. Some people, such as Christopher McCandless, wish to be one with nature again. As his journey into the Alaskan wilderness proved, nature and man have a glorious and close, but sometimes the unforgiving and hostile relationship, as some men admire nature, but nature is not forgiving of simple mistakes as some minor misdoings can seal one’s fate. This is proven in Jon Krakauer’s novel, Into the Wild, as nature was unforgiving of Christopher’s mistakes while attempting to survive in the Alaskan wilderness. This relationship
After experiencing this moment with Robert, the narrator has the option of opening his eyes once he is done with the drawing, “But I had my eyes closed. I thought I’d keep them that way for a little longer. I thought it was something I ought to do” (7). Although the narrator has the option to open his eyes, his transformation begins to occur when he decides to keep his eyes closed in order to experience this intellectual awakening that is occurring. He finally begins to see the importance of these emotional connections, that have been limiting him and have made him emotionally blind to what he can truly experience by opening himself up.
Again, Orwell skillfully delivers every single notes of pain to the readers, using remarkable physical description, to juxtapose the language with inhumanity of the “murder” of the elephant. The death of the elephant further represents the demise of the British empire – which Orwell did not know at the time because it happened so gradually and was grand even when it was near
Gary Paulsen's unique and descriptive style of writing creates a vivid image to the reader through his simple word choice. Although his writing may seem simple, he creates an idea in the reader's mind that seems as though the reader is actually living in the short story Winter. By doing this, the reader is further engaged in the story. Paulsen creates an imaginary idea of the story for the reader of what life on the farm in the beginning of winter feels like, which engages the reader to read on. Paulsen’s vivid description creates an idea for the reader, of what it must be like it listen to Uncle David’s Stories.
In “Shooting an Elephant”, author and narrator George Orwell thinks back to the time that he served as an officer in Burma, where during his five years of service, he is constantly bullied by the civilians he is supposed to protect. Orwell is ruefully continuing his days among the people when suddenly an elephant gets loose in the town, killing one person and trampling a few food carts. As an officer, it is Orwell’s responsibility to protect the people, and so he sets out after the loose elephant, rifle in tow with a growing crowd behind him. It is because of that crowd of people, with thousands of eyes boring into his back with anticipation, does he realize that he has to shoot the elephant. It takes five direct hits to take it down, and even after multiple other direct hits, “...it took him half an hour to die.”
First of two start of, the most rhetorically influential element of this story is the authors background. While George Orwell is a well-known for being an English author and journalist, he is very famous for being a political satirist. In this story, the audiences can see Orwell’s personal opinions on social and political views. In “Shooting an Elephant,” readers detected Orwell’s opinions on imperialism through the narrator’s display of pathos. Throughout the story, the narrator shows feelings of hatred, doubt, fear, anxiety, and distress at the fact that he is in a position of mocked authority.
His perception of the world around him is very shallow and superficial. He sees the surface of things, but he does not see deeply. When Robert asks him to show him a cathedral by drawing together, he finds a deeper connection. When Robert has him close his eyes, the connection goes deeper still and he finally realize that it is he himself that has been
With the use of imagery, Gary Paulsen shows us that the outdoors is unpredictable. Furthermore, with the help of description, the reader can experience what it's like being in Gary Paulsen's shoes without going through the cruel, frigid temperatures and gruesome deaths. Finally Paulsen can change the mood with his words faster than you can say WOODSONG! While nature is also mesmerizing, it can still surprise you with memorable casualties that can cause an unanticipated turn. Paulsen starts off by taking us to "a grandly beautiful winter morning, the
He explains the book a little bit and how it’s not only an adventure story, but it’s very dramatic and grows when you read it. He believes that the book focuses on truthfulness and relationships between the characters in the certain story. The book has received lots of praise as a very good model of adventure stories with realistic themes about humans. The critic believes that each reader receives a variety of messages on understanding the knowledge, experience and maturity portrayed in the book. As if you appeared in the book yourself.
In this piece, Tobias Wolff hinges the success of his story, and the reception of his desired effect on the quick-witted reader and their ability to process fast paced dialogue. “Hunters in the snow” does not spoon feed the reader or offer much closure; However it does offer vivid written imagery and thought-provoking insight into a world of raw emotion. The characters in this story seem to lack heart, at times, so that the reader feels their own.
In George Orwell 's short story titled “Shooting an Elephant” presented an event that changed a countries civilization. George’s life in Burma, and the prejudice placed by the people he oppressed inspired his writing through the uses of setting, style, and theme. In George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant” Orwell no specific event influenced this piece rather it was an accumulation of many small events of prejudice and hate by an opposing group of
George Orwell’s personal narrative, “Shooting an Elephant,” invites readers to experience his powerful story of conflicting ideas and harsh decisions. “Shooting an Elephant,” tells the tale of George Orwell, and imperial police officer in Burma, and the choices he needs to make about an elephant that has gone must. Orwell’s choice of wether or not to shoot the elephant is a battle of morality and could potentially risk his position and respect as an imperial officer. Orwell’s personal narrative recounts his struggle of making a decision for himself, society, and the push and pull of British Imperialism. Upon seeing the elephant that has gone
Throughout “Shooting An Elephant” , Orwell’s narrative style brings out internal and external conflicts that are relatable in society today. The narrator faces multiple internal and external conflicts. One external conflict being the Burmese and how they mock him because he is a representative of the British Empire, but he will do what it takes to show them he is not a fool. "I often wondered whether any of the others grasped that I had done it solely to avoid looking a fool.
The latter three qualities which I now live by stepping out of the comfort zone, while keeping my black-and-white personality. I no longer eat alone — if the imaginary friend was considered a human entity— for lunch, but with actual friends in parallel space. This time, the leap of faith I was inspired by my friend made me become an astronaut to explore the other side of the moon as the world would put it; the side I had been all this time feeling too overwhelmed and afraid to embrace. The denial of a greater self I am entitled to have, and the very lies of the Serpent which made me believe it was my personality issue that opened the Pandora’s box to many emotional wreckage and unparalleled measure of neuroticism. If it is not for this chap, I may have waited until the winter of my life and still fail to enter the unknown territory to find out my true