The diction in this quote, such as “confusing medley,” portrays a tone of confusion to the readers. Krakauer seems to have seen much of himself in McCandless and needs closure to his death, causing him to take the same journey as McCanless and write a novel about
At the beginning of the novel it is seen that Michele has a strong relationship between Pino, his father and Salvatore, who was one of his best friends. However, as he found more about Filippo, Michele realises that he was scarafised for their own benefit.
Alexie uses the violence and darkness he has had in his past, to help himself open up more to his readers, and to better express himself in his stories. Alexie has shared his life to many people. On an article online called, “The Famous People”, it has a biography on Sherman Alexie. It talks about everything that has happened in his life. You get told that Alexie had an alcoholic father who was hardly around at all, but when he was he seemed to be abusive.
In any work of fiction, there is bound to be a character who undergoes major changes in his personality and tries to fulfill his/her inner potential. Often times, as is the case with many of these novels, main characters in works like these mirror the inner thoughts and aspirations of the authors, giving anecdotal evidence and experiences via personal storytelling. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger explores this theme via a first-person narrative, carefully crafting and weaving stories and small details to invite the reader to sympathize in Holden Caulfield’s experience. Although critics often “complain of the novel’s pedestrian content,” in reality, personal storytelling and integrating themes into dialect is different from pedestrian, uninteresting content because of the nuances embedded within the text (Roemer 5). In his first description of Allie, although the passage is just a “pedestrian” description, the sheer difficulty of opening up and exploring themes subtly comes up via Salinger’s syntax, diction, and tone of the passage.
His use of imagery has played a key role in allowing the readers to be connected, throughout the entirety of the novel, and feel more attached to these characters and their lives. Hawthorne has created an alternate universe within the Puritan universe that The Scarlet Letter is based upon, an era in which is personal and historical to him, with his profound use of imagery. This novel holds a twisted love story inside the gloomy life of Hester Prynne and the punishment that she has to cope with for the rest of her life. What the townspeople don’t know of is that she has an added punishment on top of having to wear her scarlet letter A, she also won’t get a chance to be with Pearls father, Reverend Dimmesdale, in a romantic way due to her husband who abandoned her many years prior to Pearl being born. She loves Dimmesdale, and doesn’t get to acknowledge that until Pearl is about seven or eight, and Dimmesdale is sick from the stress of keeping their sin a secret from the public eye.
When Holden felt really alone, he gave Sally a buzz and they went on a date. He said “I didn't much want to see it, but I knew old Sally, the queen of the phonies, would start drooling all over the place when I told her I had tickets for that, because the Lunts were in it and all.” (116, Sallinger) for Sally. For Holden “being phony” is really poor thing. If he uses word “phony” for his date, it means he really doesn’t like her and doesn’t want to go on a date with her.
(Fitzgerald 8. 152). Gatsby thought he was the only one who loved Daisy; could she have just tricked him into this, feeling like he was the only person she loved? Her personality was unlikable to some people, “A rather unpleasant inamorata, at best infantile and impressionable and at worst, possibly selfish to the point of pathology.” (The Problem With The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan). To many people this personality would not come off as appealing, but Gatsby had fallen in love with Daisy, her uncaring personality had not bothered him, it was just something she could use to help herself get ahead in life.
“Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy - in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other,” Robert A. Heinlein says. , What most people can not account for is the acknowledgement of the fact that love and jealousy is both there at the same time. Within the short story, “Cathedral”, by Raymond Carver, Carver expresses the theme of how a character who feels an enormous amount of jealousy changes form an encounter throughout the story. The Narrator 's wife invites her old friend, a blind man, by the name of Robert to her home.
The song, “Someone Like You” by Adele uses many forms of figurative language, such as repetition, similes, and metaphors. Adele tells us that it can be callous to move on but it is always possible to find happiness again. The song is about Adele and another guy ending their relationship. She is not over him, but she is convinced she can be happy again without him.
This book was absolutely phenomenal. The quirky characters and the close relationships they had with each other pull in the reader. It uses suspense to keep the reader constantly guessing what will happen next. In this book Chris Crutcher confronts many mature themes such as mental illness, racism, suicide, and death, while still being able to keep the book light hearted in many places.
Frank McCourt’s memoir, Angela’s Ashes, details his miserable childhood with honesty and humor. McCourt suffers through poverty, damaging effects of alcohol, and religious morals. Despite all the hardships he faces while growing up, he still achieves his dream of traveling to America. Thus, readers sympathize with McCourt’s message of “this too shall pass” because of his unique writing style and engaging storyline.
When it is shared among two individuals, everything can seem right in the world. But love is a powerful entity as well. Its drug like effect can create envy and jealousy, irrational behavior, and it can make life miserable when it isn’t reciprocated. Esch’s growth throughout the book - from her first love, to being rejected, and to realizing that love surrounds her by way of family – shows that first love isn’t everything. Love can come from more than just a major crush on a boy.
However, as with his money, by the novel 's end, his relationship with Daisy, too, fails. In the confrontational scene between Gatsby, Tom, and Daisy (with Jordan and Nick as spectators), Gatsby demands Daisy admit that she never loved Tom; but she cannot. Distraught with emotion, Daisy, exclaims to him, "I did love [Tom] once -- but I loved you too," which does not suffice for Gatsby. Gatsby wants Daisy 's whole love, her unadulterated and exclusive love, but is jarred by the startling reality that due to the passage of time, and the cruelty of fate, Daisy loved Tom when she could not love Gatsby. Gatsby 's pursuit of her, of the past, is now a void because something has happened that he cannot -- and will never be able to -- control: Daisy and Tom 's marriage.
As the novel goes on, we see a great issue between Holden and his troubling relationships with women, and pretty much everyone else. Holden sees women as easy to fall in love with for whenever they do something pretty, even if he thinks most of them are “stupid. Yet, even with his saying this, Holden cannot admit that he has some kind of feelings for Jane, an old friend whom he often thinks about throughout the book, and always wants to call but is never in the mood. If put through the eyes of Donald Hall, Literary and Cultural Theory, and his key principles based on Freudian theory, the reasons he does these things would be much clearer. He believes, in regard of Holden’s outburst with Sally confessing his love to her at an odd moment in chapter 17, that, “Holden has finally met a female willing to be with him and the very act enhances his feelings of rejection by his own mother.”