Fitzgerald plays with this uncertain factor throughout the novel, as he inserts facts and descriptions of Gatsby’s “life”, with which he proliferates uncertainty and makes the reader subject to the same ideal he is using in his literary work. The ideal that illusions are seldom disparate from reality, and that everything can be considered a reality until proven otherwise. Furthermore, Fitzgerald also integrates this theme into other aspects within his novel, in subtleties such as the false hopes of Daisy and Myrtle, the euphoria that was experienced by the guests during Gatsby 's lavish parties, and even Nick’s perception of Gatsby’s character.
It hints at the remoteness between the protagonist and the object of his desire, as he perceives ungraspable reflections that are inexpressible and vague as the desire itself. The nature of the desire in Fitzgerald works is that it is slightly impersonal. According to Grande (2015) in The Great Gatsby “[p]eople look perfect but slightly dehumanized, and their identities overlap. However, desire, which outwardly creates difference and individuality, is slowly turning everyone into clones, and even male and female are less distinguishable.” To make himself desirable to Daisy, Gatsby tries to become a composite of ‘typical’ characteristics of upper-class men, which gives a strange impression of “skimming hastily through a dozen magazines” (GG: 43), seeming coherent at a distance but revealing incongruity when seen up close. The social distance dividing Fitzgerald’s men from their beloved women enhances their
“Hobbits only knew in legends of the dark past, like a shadow in the background of their memories, but it was ominous and disquieting. It seemed that the evil….strongholds of Mordor.” This quote indicates that even in the Shire, Frodo gets the information that not all is right with the world. The Shire is safe and guarded, but not as much as it should be. The author has used the words ominous and disquieting to make his readers uneasy and create an upsetting impression so that the readers are able to feel and sense how exactly the characters are going through. By using this technique to foreshadow events in the novel, Tolkien intensifies the dramatic impact of his
In the play is a lot of variety of dramatically actions that cannot be believable in real life that is what affect the perspective of readers because is too much irony that readers are unable to understand a cause of their fate. There is a variety of continuous tragedies that someone cannot assimilate one tragedy when the other is coming in the story. In Oedipus the king exists a variety of events that are truly dramatic for the story and for common sense. Mainly because the play is reflected as spiritual or for example, Oedipus guided by the gods but the truth is that all events were caused by the actions of himself deduction like Studios Ramfos argues “The fate willed by the gods makes nothing happen unless man provokes it” (Ramfos, 46).
These tough events led Poe to gothic themes of death, lost love. Poe’s way of writing gothic short stories of mystery and terror mixes these elements and he gives various layers of meaning in his narratives. He uses monstrous power of language in his stories and he is known with his ability to persuade his readers. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the unreliable narrating of Edgar Allan Poe in “The Cask of Amantillado”. Edgar Allan Poe is described as “... being low in agreeableness and conscientiousness since he was argumentative, untrusting, and lacked self-control” (Erica Giammarco 5).
9.) Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton can be deemed merely a story love that has an unfortunate conclusion. However, when one takes into account, all of the dialogue, all of the symbolism and imagery, all of the primary themes, Ethan Frome transforms into a story concerning how quickly a man’s mind, body, and spirit can be broken apart, reassembled, and broken back down again. From the events that place Ethan in such a terrible state to the arrival of a newcomer that spurs his heart, it is a tale of hardship and restoration. Edith Wharton did not specifically try to satisfy this summary when she was composing it, however.
Lord Byron used several complex metaphors to describe the contrast between past and present through his famous novel, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. These contrasts are rather negative in most forms, as the Romantic in Byron prefers natural surroundings rather than humanity, which in his eyes has taken over the world. He runs away from his problems with humanity to find himself, but there are still several cases where the past comes back to haunt him. Considering the time lapsed between all four cantos of the novel, it is apparent that Byron himself has changed along with the world as well, which he represents through his main character, Childe Harold. Time makes a considerable change to both Byron’s character and the world itself.
As the play advances, Willy becomes less able to differentiate between the present and the past. The drama of the play is realistic when the action occurs in the present, but the drama becomes dreamlike when the action is in the past. This flashback technique is used as a tool to not only incorporate Willy’s deceased brother, Ben, whom he relies on for guidance, but also the past is used as a way fro the complexity of the play to be understood. The plot of Death of a Salesman is complex due to its method of blending the past and the present as well as the fact that it is built on a foundation of lies, denial and deceit. Arthur Miller’s play takes places in an evening and the following day, yet it is still capable of depicting the present and roughly seventeen year prior to that, as well as reality and subjectivity.
Through the use of connected sentence syntax, very detailed writing, and militrian diction the author loses the excitement of the reader’s mood. Band of Brothers, both as a book and mini-series, creates a different mood and tone, such as the intense, vintage movie to the bitter, anxious book. The author uses his voice to his full advantage with cases of diction, imagery, detail, and syntax to create his intended tone, but the reader’s mood just comes off different from intended. The movie was able to fully entice the director's tone and viewer’s mood through the use of color grading, multiple camera shots, and audio cues (sound effects and
Unfortunately, in this particular short story the reader realises that “Once upon a Time” written by Gordimer does not have a happy ending instead it ends in a disastrous manner. The author played with words with regards to the title of the story hence the reader only realises that this is bot the normal fairy tale while reading the story. Once Upon a Time is a story written in a satirical tone, whereby the author ridicules the white class hegemony. The author goes to the lengths of in forming the reader’s about the dangerous outcomes of the white class supremacy. The author also satirises the apartheid system of segregation –how this system divided small groups in communities according to racial basis.