He is not just one character among several, it is through his eyes and ears that we form our opinions of the other characters making him unreliable. Often, readers of this novel confuse Nick's stance towards those characters and the world he describes with those of F. Scott Fitzgerald's because the fictional
The story begins with a car chase and a man named Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) confessing the story in a Dictaphone. Neff in a door-to-door insurance salesman who ends up in the Dietrichson house, when he finds out the head of the household, Mr.Dietrichson isn’t home, the wife, Phyllis (Barbara Stanwyck) is introduced to the story. She and Neff have instant chemistry, soon after they have a talk; she comes over to his apartment and have an intimate talk about how she feels trapped in her marriage. Soon, they plot a murder on Mr.Dietrichson after he signs the insurance claims the following night. After the murder, Neff begins to care about what might happen to Lola, Mr.Dietrichson’s daughter, both of whose parents have been murdered.
La Haine Film Summary Director and writer, Mathieu Kassovitz’s La Haine (1995) is absolutely a must see film. It is set apart from other crime and drama genre films because of the way it is written and directed. Kassovitz covers all types of themes captured in this film, from anger and violence to poverty and injustice. The way in which the themes are captured is very different from the average theme filled movie. The film begins with three friends, Vinz, Said, and Hubert.
Journey by Night is a wonderful example of a short story, comprising of the many identifying features of the genre. Of these features, Journey by Night makes use of settings, characterization, dialogue, and literary devices to a great extent, eventually giving the story an ironic conclusion. Irony is in fact a very distinguishing feature in the story. From the introduction till the conclusion, different forms of irony are used subtly in the form of other literary devices, all serving as a buildup towards the ultimate irony of the story, which would be the fact that the driver was as afraid as the passenger. Perhaps one of the most superficial layers of irony used in the story would be of verbal irony.
"Mulholland Drive" is not only a film noir, but also a psychological mystery which puts one's brain at constant work to try to figure out what is going on. The film is not linear, it circles back between reality and imagination. What is real and what is a figment of Betty's imagination? I believe the film has two motives involved: one being a blistering indictment of how Hollywood works and the other is how the allure of Hollywood and subsequent shattering of hopes and dreams can cause a person to self-destruct. I'm convinced that to understand this movie, one has to realize that what appears to be true is really an imagined story, or like dreams realized while one is laying on a bed...daydreaming .. And what appears to be surreal and/or dreams or nightmares is really the truth.
These people are not real. The stories are fiction. But fiction has truth. How? O'Brien creates an intentional paradox for his readers when he writes the violent, but grabbing story of Rat Kiley and then at the end of the story, tells the reader that the characters and events of the story did not happen just as he described them, but that they happened in a totally different way to other people.
As other novels dishonestly romanticize and glorify war, Heller does the opposite. A main theme Heller tries to convey throughout the novel is that the reality of war is absurd and corrupt, as well as the people involved in war. Although Yossarian is selfish and untrustworthy, Heller slowly shows the reader that these seemingly dislikable characteristics of Yossarian show a type of heroism. As Yossarian evolves, the reader comes to realize that Yossarian’s obsession with preserving his life doesn’t necessarily emphasize his selfishness, but rather the value he puts on life. Throughout most of the novel, the reader follows Yossarian’s quest to escape the war,
The use of events within ‘Romulus, my Father’ also allow us to view Romulus himself as a sort of tragic hero, since his fatal flaw is being too trusting of people’s karacter. The novel depicts Romulus as a unique character, who has a deep sense of integrity, yet this integrity ironically destroys his soul. He is wise, yet in a sense illogical since much of his judgement takes place on an irrational basis. The novel not only uses the idea of a romantic tragedy, but also takes other forms such as eulogy, bildungs roman and biography. This use of shifting language modes represents Raimond himself changing, both in pace of the story and his opinion regarding his father.
The plot in Gatsby is thin. The really important action is internal, found within the hearts of Gatsby and Nick. However all these deeply wrong events seem so justified; this is because they are told through the eyes of Nick, our limited narrator. We learn about these events through his own judgmental eyes, and yet it is through Nick that we see the emotional connection between the events and the people that they involve. The events may seem sordid to some people but the way they are written may make others see them in a better way.
Tim Burton is an amazing story writer and director who brings real life actions to his films. He really lets you see the beautiful things in something so dark and creepy. Burton’s actions like bullying and judging people for what they look like on the outside and also what they are able to do. He reveals in his film that judging people and bullying can really hurt someone utilizing close ups and lighting to really show expressions on people’s faces when they meet Edward those two cinematic techniques also show what people feel when something happens in Edward Scissorhands.Tim Burton is an amazing story writer and director who brings real life actions to his films. He really lets you see the beautiful things in something so dark and creepy.