Plot device Essays

  • Black And White Conflict Analysis

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    Conflict is a literary device used for expressing a resistance the protagonist of the story finds in achieving his aims and dreams. The conflict is fairly easy to recognize, Marcus’s decision to either sell out his best friend or take the blame and risk his chances of getting

  • The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall Compare And Contrast

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    Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” differ in a variety of ways. When compared, they each have drastically different plots and writing styles, along with their own unique characters.These characters, which are drastically different, have unique personalities which helps progress the plot. Some are complex focal points of the story, while others behave more as a plot device implemented by the author to drive his or her story forward. When evaluating a character, such as Montresor from the

  • Ender's Game Analysis

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    directors changed the plot noticeably adding in romances and special effects while removing other concepts that failed to translate well on the big screen. Most obviously the use of detail and description isn’t there in the movie. While most readers appreciated Ender’s game for its use of Ender’s perspective thus allowing them to see what he saw, the movie fails to describe that to its audience. The movie captured the action elements of Ender’s Game using Hollywood

  • Westward Ho Analysis

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    This statement could define the theme of "Westward Ho!" in the best way. Scene in the painting takes place in the middle of the nineteenth century, in the period of strong expansion of American influence westwards, when ordinary Americans, hoping to gain some economic independence after years of struggling, among them around 90,000 so-called "forty-niners" - 4 De Benneville Randolph Keim was a correpondent of New York Herald during the American Civil War; author of Keim's Capitol Interior and Diagrams:

  • Women In The Hebrew Bible

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    's own historical context, not necessarily the canonical texts supposed period. The ideas and ideals of the Jewish people that are most embedded within the characters of women are ancestry, honor, and holiness. Women, for these authors, become plot devices to establish authority, honor, and sacrality on behalf of men, as their daughters, sisters, or wives, but these women are not afforded the ability to carry their own plotlines as characters worthy of their own honor and authority regardless of

  • Sonny's Blue Dialogue Analysis

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    To make not only a good story, but an interesting one. You need to have a plot, characters, and a dialogue. Whether it be a story you read, a TV show, or a movie. All the different types of stories have a plot, characters, and a dialogue. The plot gives the reader a main concept on what they are reading. Characters bring the story to life. Dialogue is what brings the characters to life. Having these three attributes you will have an intriguing story. You can have a diverse set of characters

  • Medea And The Mercy Seat: A Comparative Analysis

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    In Medea, the particulars of Medea’s revenge make up the plot, so it comes as no surprise that the play’s ending revolves entirely around said revenge and its effects on Jason and Medea. In The Mercy Seat, the plot is made up of the moral quandaries that arise as Ben and Abby dive deeper into the psychology of their affair, and to reflect this, the play’s ending leaves many questions

  • Princess Winter Literary Analysis

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    Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Synopsis: Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won 't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn 't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she

  • Symbolism In Katherine Anne Porter's Flowering Judas

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    Grantland Kaylie Grantland Hensley English 11/Fourth Period 05 March 2018 Part 14: Rough Draft #2 In Katherine Anne Porter ‘Flowering Judas’, Porter states, “The gluttonous bulk of Braggioni has become a symbol of her many disillusionments, for a revolutionist should be lean, animated by heroic faith, a vessel of abstract virtues”(Porter 311). This quotes shows a description of Braggioni, and that Braggioni represents disillusionment of Laura. It also shows the symbolism in Porter’s style of

  • Reaction Paper About The Movie Metropolis

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    Finally, I thought the acting was amazing, especially by Brigitte Helm. I do not know how any other actress could have portrayed Maria and the machine Maria any better. I liked the dramatic styles of the actors because it added to the drama of the plot. This movie did not have any glaring flaw and the attention to detail from the director, Fritz Lang, allowed the movie to be so great, such as how the workers who had been working walked slower than the fresh workers in the beginning of the film, as

  • Mrs. Linde In A Doll's House

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    Mrs.Linde functions a device for exposition and is the force for truth in Nora’s life. It is understood from the play that Mrs.Linde has been through a lot of hardship since her husband’s death. Mrs.Linde gives us a better understanding of the character of Nora. They are parallel

  • Examples Of Ernest Hemingway's Writing Style

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    Ernest Hemingway is an author well known for the common themes in his novels and unique writing style. In his style of writing, Hemingway is able to express the themes of the novel through strong character traits and actions. From the beginning of his writing career in the 1920s, Hemingway's writing style occasioned a great deal of comment and controversy. A typical Hemingway novel or short story is written in simple, direct, unadorned prose. Moreover, Hemingway has often been described as a master

  • Adversity Character In Hamlet

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    Adversity often comes as a surprise to us, yet it is something we all will likely experience. During the course of dealing with hardship, our personality develops and evolves to match the new circumstances. In Hamlet, Shakespeare examines the way in which adversity takes us through a range of emotions that result in our becoming more balanced individuals. In the play, we see how young Hamlet changes after his father’s death and meeting the Ghost. In particular, Shakespeare displays how Hamlet’s identity

  • Reflexivity In Stories We Tell

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    Reflexivity is a common device used in order to tell a story through modern day documentary filmmaking. Stories We Tell (Dir. Sarah Polley) is a formidable example of reflexive storytelling in a way that expresses itself well enough to hide the small details of fabrication that make the film tell such an intriguing story. Stories We Tell is a prime example of applying the narrators voice into the documentary because, for one, the material is a personal subject for Sarah Polley, but it lends a hand

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God Character Analysis

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    An Epic on Jaine’s Silence And her Expolaration of INNER-SELF Introduction In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston a young lady named Janie starts her life obscure to herself. She searches for the horizon as it illustrates the distance one must travel in order to distinguish between illusion and reality, dream and truth, role and self (Hemenway 75). She is unconscious of life’s two most valuable endowments: adore and reality. Janie is raised by her suppressive grandma who

  • Theme Of Emotion In Frankenstein

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    corpse he says: "I remembered the murder of my brother and felt myself extremely agitated [...]. The magistrate observed me with a keen eye and of course drew an unfavorable augury from my manner". On the other hand, interpreting emotions is a learning device for the monster. Initially it helped him in relating to the world and learning about his identity as he observed the De Lacey family and their interchange of "looks of affection and kindness" towards each other. However, in the end, those very beautiful

  • Betrayal In Hamlet

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    Why is it that society is setting us up to be betrayed by individuals that we believe are our close friends? In the United States many individuals are betrayed on a daily basis. It’s anything from as big as the president betraying all the citizen’s to simply a friend betraying your relationship and the trust you believed there was between the two of you. Betrayal can even be when your mother marries your uncle or even worse your uncle kills your dad. Shakespeare displays and makes an emphasis

  • The Murder Of Helen Jewett: An Analysis

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    In 1836, the gruesome death of a prostitute encaptivated the public eye and began a newspaper frenzy that centered on a morbid fixation of the life and death of Helen Jewett. Patricia Cline Cohen's The Murder of Helen Jewett pieces together the facts of Helen's life and death in an attempt to describe gender inequality in America by giving a meticulous account of life in the 1830s. (Insert small biography) Around three in the morning on Sunday, April 10, 1836 Rosina Townsend, the madam of the

  • Theme Of Disloyalty In The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

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    In “The Cone” the plot is focused on the revenge,and the setting of this story is in the 1860’s and has a mood of machinery. “ ‘This country was all fresh and beautiful once,’ he said; "and now--it is Gehenna. Down that way--nothing but pot-banks and chimneys belching fire and dust into the face of heaven . . .”(1) In comparison to “The Cone”, “Excerpt from The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Act III , scenes I & II.” is also a fictitious story, but is based on true events. The plot of this passage is

  • Cinematic And Theatrical Elements In Winnie And The Tuck's

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    Jay Russell used many cinematic and theatrical elements to present his theme, plot, and his setting. He had a very strong theme; life's a cycle and you should live life to the fullest. His plot might be just as good or even better Winnie Foster was faced with a decision to drink the spring water and live forever with Jesse or to live a normal life and die at some point in time. Winnie and the Tuck’s also have to save Mae Tuck from getting hanged. Russell’s setting is probably the best of all