The author uses allusion usually to describe protagonist Scott Hudson’s interest of reading. Allusion is the making reference to other novels, myths, etc. He makes inferences to books like Ender’s Game, To Kill a Mockingbird, Kubla Khan, The Waltz, The Princess Bride, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Outsiders and many more. Allusion creates an understanding of the plot because it is vitally descriptive of some of the rising action leading up to action and falling action leading to resolution. Without allusion, some of those actions would not make as much sense because they are not open to as much reference.
Though many hints of the plot line of the book has been given away at the beginning with the semantic field of these words in context of the story line: "Children", "Cemetery" and "Blackness of her garment", it is quite hard to tell whether something is going to "pop up" suddenly, but the only piece of knowledge that we have at the beginning of the story is the fact that it is a Ghost Story. as ................................... theory works, when something possibly considered as "random" and is emphasized, it means that it has to be used at some point throughout the story and usually plays a major part. The way that Susan Hill has built up fear and tension is what is best interpreted as building up layers". The first "layer" could be seen as "the first impression"; the description of her having 'eyes sunken back into her
Literary Analysis for Truman Capote's In Cold Blood Tone: In Cold Blood is quite factual, but the facts presented make the novel's are chilling and somber. An example of this is when Dick runs over a dog (113), and then after his successful kill Dick exclaims, “Boy! We sure splattered him!”(113). Another instance that would make one's blood run cold is when the Clutter's bodies are being described like, Mr. Clutter's “shattered skull”, his son's “demolish face”, or Mrs. Clutter's “death-dulled eyes.” (83). Audience: In Cold Blood's audience are people who are curious about the Clutters' murder, because this case is quite famous.
In his interview with George Plimpton, Capote says (referring to the view of why Perry committed the murders) “I could have added a lot of other opinions. But that would have confused the issue, and indeed the book. I had to make up my mind and move toward that one view, always.” This statement can be enlarged in scope to resemble Capote’s editorial discretion througout the entirety of In Cold Blood: though his work is full of factual evidence, Capote admittedly edits the book with a certain purpose in mind, and his editing choices subconsciously affect the reader, possibly even moreso than a typical novel, since the reader is caught off guard while believing the book to be a “factual account.” For example, Capote portrays Perry in a very sensitive way, urging the reader to identify and sympathize with him even though some characters in the book, such as Perry’s sister, despise him. If Capote had focused on his sister’s point of view more than others, the reader would take from the story a negative view rather than a postive one; Capote’s real-life relationship with Perry, however, muddled his sense of objectivity and, in a strange way, cast Perry as a sort of fallen hero
At the same time, the use of fairytales in a writer’s own work creates a uniqueness which appeals to many readers Why do writers often choose fairytales to barrow from instead of other literature like Shakespeare or Homer? “What readers know varies so much more than it once did. So what can the writer use for parallels, analogies, plot structures, references that most of his readers will know?”(Foster 59). “While we may not know quite what to think about Hamlet’s treatment of Ophelia or the fate of Laeters, we’re pretty darned sure what we think about the evil Rumpelstiltskin” (Foster 59). * Fairy tales are often alluded to in literature by writers because for on e, fairytales are easier to understand then the works of Shakespeare and Homer.
The play “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare and the movie version directed by Julie Taymor in 2010 have several significant differences in the characters, relationships and themes. They both have similar themes, such as Good vs. Evil, Revenge vs. Forgiveness, Betrayal, Colonialism and the Illusion of Justice. These themes are both present in the movie and the play, but they are altered by the fact that the main character in the play is Prospero and in the movie it is a witch named Prospera. Comparing the play with the movie, there are several differences in the way the characters are chosen, how they act and how the surrounding is set out.
Another subject he spoke about in the documentary was “Why does America have so many more gun murders than the rest of the world?” He spoke of many different possible reasons, but never really found the real reason. This kind of left me hanging. Some possible reasons were violent media, more guns, and availability of these guns. But all of them were disproved. I think the documentary would be better if he pinpointed a reason.
I can easily understand why the short story made such an impact in the literary and medical worlds. However, I have a hard time understanding how the story is enjoyable to read. Personally, I could not sit through the story and finish it in one sitting. The repetitive language and obsessive nature of the narrator gets extremely irritating. While other gothic tale’s we’ve read in class have been spooky, ironic, or at least entertaining, I feel that this story is literally sickeningly long.
After reading The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, I found three elements that impressed me the most: the atmosphere of mystery and horror, the unbelievable event of doubling in that century, and the disappearance of hope. First of all, the author put the reader in the scene of the night in London in order to create the setting of mystery. It reminds me of every time when I see a vampire movie, it’s all happen in London. The old buildings, the weather, and the night in London are often being used to make the whole fiction or movie more suspicious. By creating the horrifying setting, the readers can have a feeling that they are also inside the story and watching all these events happening.
Question: “Macbeth” has all the ingredients of a compelling drama. Write a response to this statement commenting on one or more of the ingredients, which, in your opinion make Macbeth compelling. The play Macbeth is indeed a compelling one, featuring many of the key ingredients which so often make Shakespeare’s plays the greats that they are known as today. It features many different themes, the theme of evil, the supernatural, of war and the ever corrupting nature of power. These components are further brought together by the overhanging sense of mystery in the play.