In the story ‘After Twenty Years’ it is clear that it has a style of a very well-written ending as it successfully reaches its purpose, which is not only shocking and surprising the readers but also satisfying and giving closure to them. Furthermore, this ending describes a person’s great loyalty to his work and respect towards the law, even though it interferes with his friendship and he couldn’t arrest his friend himself, yet he did find a way to do so in respect of the law and his job. Finally, I personally find the ‘surprise ending’ a lot more interesting and successful in short stories since it pulls the reader closer to the events and makes the reader rethink about all the events in the
In fact Mary Shelley was fascinated by the poem of John Milton and found refuge and a vast ocean of thoughts and philosophy within it. Searching about the connection between the two we merely notice that the hero in the novel is derived from the poem’s characterization, or as continuity or a development of a character. When Mary was given a copy of paradise lost by Percy Shelley she made use of it to create her hero, in fact both major characters in her novel seem heroes. You cannot distinguish easily who is the hero: Victor or the monster? It is fascinating how both writers, Milton and Shelley, created heroes with parallel position to their anti-heroes.
The Book Thief was one of my favorite books that I have read so far, the author, Markus Zusak used imagery and used foreshadowing to prepare the reader for more important events.The author switches from the first person and third person point of view and how it gave you different perspectives.In the book, there's a sad tone and some humor in the book as well. The author uses flashbacks to inform the reader of previous events.The author used the first person because he wanted to switch from character to character and to make the story more interesting.He uses symbolism in the novel and he did that, it made the story more entertaining and unique. In the book the main character is Liesel, her brother died and she was sent to her new home with her foster parents in Germany.The story took place in World war ll and the Jewish were getting killed by the Nazi army.One day a Jewish man came and took shelter in her parent's basement.She needed to keep the Jewish man a secret or he would get killed.She found love for books and use them for comfort and she gets the name the book thief because she took books that she found from anywhere.The author uses diction to create tone.In the novel, there's a lot of imagery that set the mood for the novel and creates an
It can be said that the only person who knows someone to the essence of his or her core is him or herself. Luckily for readers, the inner workings of a character’s brain and intentions are often laid out piece by piece by the author. Especially in novels, one will find complex characters that change over time and possess many different traits and qualities. In the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo, readers are given an unique opportunity to look at and study one of the most complex characters in literature--Edmund Dantès. Throughout the novel, Dumas excites readers with revelations about the protagonist in every passing chapter.
This potentially attracts the reader and drags their attention further into the story. Chopin knew this technique would draw the readers in and then surprise them with an ironic ending. Once I read the ending I was in complete shock. Ultimately, after analyzing this short story I now realize my reaction is exactly how Chopin wanted the reader to react. This is a short story I highly recommend for others to read!
The story chosen as the best short-short story is ‘A Rose for Emily’ by William Faulkner. The initial reaction to the short story was horror, as Faulkner utilizes two literary techniques. The techniques are used throughout the entire story to cause intrigue in readers, create suspense, and shift one’s view. Throughout ‘A Rose for Emily’, Faulkner uses a confusing level of chronology to describe events and has several narrators presenting the story (Vartany, 2011). Each point of view was essential to the describing the strength of Emily and her level of pride.
Men want it to be a short story.” - Daphne Du Maurier This relates to the story Roman Fever because the two women want a “Novel” relationship with the man. “Mrs. Ansley was much less articulate than her friend, and her mental portrait of Mrs. Slade” This quotation shows what Mrs. Ansley thought about. That she wanted a future with Mr. Slade a “Novel” with him. They want to have a extensive time with the man that they can tell their kids about the time they have been together.
The reason I think the title is important is also because I feel that when I first read the poem, I asked my self is this apt? Because on the first reading I felt the poem could have been called something else. I did not think as to what it should be called but I definitely did not agree with the title novel. Let us now look at the meaning of novel. According to the Oxford dictionary the word novel means a story long enough to fill a complete book, in which the characters and events are usually imaginary.
We recently wrapped up reading Ray Bradbury 's novel Fahrenheit 451, and looking back I can honestly say that although we are now done with the book, it is no way done with me. The topics and warnings discussed in this book are innumerable - it holds messages involving speed, technology, materialism, truth, knowledge, the importance of people, of literature, and how we can be surrounded by people and still be isolated. All of these are valuable things to reflect on, and if you are curious I highly recommend that you read the novel for yourself. It is a challenging and interesting read. However, what I will discuss today is a topic that I created a meme on a few weeks back.
Author’s mythical implication assisted by some of the famous characters of great epic Mahabharata as well the use of the term Odiyans (men who had made pact with the devil. Men who could snuff your life out if provoked) breaks the monotony that prevails in certain parts of the novel. The division of novel into chapters provides a writer as well a reader the greater canvas of expression and understanding. Titles given to certain chapters exactly connects with a theme and provides a reader with foreshadows of writers maturity. What is "The Better Man"?