The theme of the novel, The Book Thief written by Markus Zusak is that there is great power in words and it makes a huge impact on others. As Liesel begins to learn to read, she hungers for words and they are her source of comfort which is why she steals books. Soon she realizes that can be an ugly thing. For example, the way Hitler uses words to encourage the Germans to carry out cruel, violence on innocent people. I chose this theme because I agree on how words can influence people around you.
The next literary device that is used is diction and is used in the dagger soliloquy, to show us that Macbeth is stuck in between the temptation of being king and his guilt for murdering Duncan. Diction is used again in Macbeth and his lady's conversation after killing Duncan. Malcolm's last speech also includes diction to end the play with a sense of a good feeling for the audience. The significance of these two literary devices has a big impact on the play with suspense, action, and danger. Their role is important as they make the readers eager to know more, give them a rush of fright or excitement and make them entertained as they continue reading/watching the
Let’s face it. Starting to write a novel an essay, or an article has become one of the many challenging tasks facing humanity. One has to think of a perfect sentence to start, otherwise the readers will be sleeping before reading the first phrase. However, in the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the author makes use of literary devices with the purpose of introducing the readers to the plot of the story and developing the protagonist. Bradbury has decided to start the novel with a powerful sentence that says “It was a pleasure to burn”.
Silence alone plays a major role within the book in which it helps set up a contrast between the real and the fake, and the stories and the present. Throughout the entire book, O’brien seems to be invested in describing his situations as thoroughly as possible; sound especially he seems engulfed into, considering that in the book alone he
The introduction provides various functions that allow readers to see what lies ahead and problems the characters may face. Jojo’s statement, “I like to think I know what death is,” provides readers with a certain view of the character that he may be mature beyond his young age, enough to know that death is an imminent threat no one can escape. The statement ushered by Jojo, in the beginning also creates a specific atmosphere that alludes to the complicated hardships of life that he may or may not understand given his young age of thirteen years old. Reading beyond the introduction, readers can see that Jojo and his family is constantly surrounded by the different
Monsanto is a company whose name has become synonymous with corporate corruption and malpractice. What initially started as a controversial chemical company, most notably condemned for the creation of the chemical weapon “agent orange”, went on to become the far more controversial agricultural biotechnology corporation it is known today. Out of all of Monsanto’s crimes, both ethical and humane, the following are some of their most noteworthy. Monsanto has been criticized for the creation of genetically modified crops or “Frankenfoods”.
I now know that perseverance played a big role in the tricky relationship between Lani and Jason. Overall, the drama between each of the characters left me on the edge of my seat. Every time I saw the pink cover of this jaw-dropping novel, it whispered, “pick me up and read me, Ali” (personification). From the first page to the last word, this love story had kept me locked in on the story, while shutting out the world around me.
The Great Gatsby Motif Essay The Great Gatsby is an amazing book that is packed with multiple motifs and themes; however there is one motif that stands out the most to me, and that would be the constant cheating throughout the book. This motif connects greatly to the theme of the main characters being dissatisfied with either their significant other or with their current situation. Each character (besides Nick) engages in an affair and eventually these affairs would go on so long that it began to expose the truth to the other characters and why they are doing what they are doing.
Blood is a recurring motif in Shakespeare's Macbeth. It is constantly used to describe or intensity murder or an act of treachery. The excessive use of blood in the play also relates to the guilt and change faced by numerous characters. Blood is seen or mentioned in every act in the play and this is not a coincidence. In the beginning of the story blood was used to display honor and bravery but as the story progressed and as characters developed, blood became a symbol of treason, treachery, and most of all, guilt.
The passage opens with an examination of Eric’s thoughts in the months before Columbine happened, which can be viewed from numerous passages Eric left behind in his journals. Eric continuously talks about how he will need to suppress his emotions in order to be able to go through with the attack. Cullen is quick to use pathos in order to get readers involved with Eric’s emotions, or lack of, at that time. He takes readers on a journey into Eric's mind as he displays some of the most apathetic lines Eric ever wrote. Cullen points out that “It was a mark of Eric’s ruthlessness that he comprehended the pain and consciously fought the urge to spare it” (276).
My favorite story of the semester is Hangovers, the story one can easily portray what the story is about from the title. The descriptive narrative style the writer, Jennifer Pashley, used have the power to sketch the pictures of what are happing to the main character and other characters affected by his alcohol addiction. The writing style which effectively conveys the mood of the story, varies sentence structures used, and use of words and adjectives to create an interesting and entreating reading experience all makes me to like the story. Finally, the writer left the ending open so that the readers can get a choice to end the story as they
Hutchinson screamed and then they were upon her. " This is an exert from Shirley Jackson 's short story "The Lottery. " This fragment is from the ending of the story, and already it adds suspense and a tinge of foreshadowing to the story. The other two reasons that make it a good story is the ending itself and the entirety of this mysterious lottery. This story is the best because of the entire mystery of it that makes you read until the very end.
In the world of Louisiana culinary arts one dish stands out. The recipe is a masterpiece created by an infusion of various cultures, combining okra from West Africa, a European fish stew, and a Native American spice. Unsurprisingly, the dish reflects the attitude of its creators: a simple down-to-earth people who use the ordinary, but abundant resources around them to survive in bayou country. Thus, gumbo is a basic concoction of ingredients widely available in Louisiana, thrown into a pot and made with love. That being said, to a native Louisianan eating gumbo is more than a meal, the smells, tastes, and sights of the mixture have been ingrained into their psyche and the state’s culture.
In Thomas C. Foster's How To Read Literature Like a Professor, he describes the setup of the adventure of the protagonist, dividing it into five parts: Our quester, a place to go, a stated reason to there, challenges and trials, and the real reason to go. A protagonist must experience all of these things in order to accomplish their goals and learn their lessons. In The Secret Life of Bees, Lily Owens, the main character, must encounter these things in order to unlock the mystery of what really happened to her mother the night she was killed, in addition to learning about the passion of writing and telling stories, the dangers and foolishness of racism, and female power. Our quester, Lily, is a fourteen year old girl with a passion for writing.
It stunned my instructor and friends. As a young girl, I remained in class each day hearing "God Bless America." At the age of three, I couldn't articulate a single word in English; in any case, through time, I felt a feeling of certainty on that day. At the point when the teacher prompted the class to start, I raised my hand, "Teacher, me. Sing," and as a director, I led the class in our morning schedule.