Daniel E. Samide said of Ambrose Bierce‘s work, “Bierce’s story is a vivid reminder of how narrative techniques we may take for granted become powerful when combined by a mastery magician of words. We could all do worse than take a hint from Ambrose Bierce when we ply our own word magic(Samide par.13).” Ambrose Bierce provides the reader many opportunities to better understand the thoughts and emotions of the protagonist, Peyton Farquhar, through his use of symbolism throughout An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge. The symbolism in An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge is first evident in the name of its protagonist, Peyton Farquhar. Peyton Farquhar is a very unusual name. Bierce uses such an odd name to add to the meaning of the story’s plot.
‘Mental Cases’ and ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ are two outstanding pieces created by Owen, each using techniques such as hyperboles, personification and imagery that associate the two poems, giving us, the readers, a bigger picture of what is happening in the poets eyes. In the poem Mental Cases Owen expresses his perception that war is taking away a soldiers future, a life full of happiness. It illustrates the bloodshed and suffering of war, using a series of graphical description of young men who are treated for war-related illness’, such as shellshock. It was a heart-wrenching poem for Owen because he himself was a patient of shellshock. The repetition of question marks and dashes illustrate the confusion and frustration witnessing Owens fellow comrades, it is a demanding tone begging for explanation for the entrapment of victims.
O'Brien's extract conveys to the readers the contradictory feelings that war evokes in a person. War can be seen in different perspectives and can be felt with many different emotions. The author describes war as astonishing; an adjective rarely used in the general opinion. But O'Brien has seen and felt first hand, and writes that war makes you grow up and learn about yourself as a person. You learn to value life in those desperate moments where death comes close.
Making Catch-22 the remarkable as well as groundbreaking masterpiece it is today. Catch-22 is one of Heller’s greatest works because the book consisted of satirical humor which eased the thought of war. Heller changed the way America looked at war by showing the readers another side of war that could only be seen if one had participated in a war themselves, such as WW II. He had turned the realism of war into a surrealistic masterpiece “Mr. Heller’s novel changed the formula, and in the process lifted realism to new surrealistic level” (Solomita).
Literary Fiction vs. Commercial Fiction There are two types of literature: literary fiction and commercial fiction. Literary fiction is written to inform or help people understand some aspect of life. Commercial fiction is written mainly for the purposes of entertainment. We have read the short stories The Most Dangerous Game and The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber. This essay will compare and contrast both of these types of literature.
Life and Death: The Underlying Labyrinth of Reality "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," Ambrose Bierce's short story has exposed a portal of realities that directly connects Peyton Farquhar's sense of life and death. In Bierce's story, emphasis is placed on the labyrinth of Farquhar's journey through time, and his coming to understand reality in a different sense. The central plot line is a perplexed thread of past and present occurrences that ultimately lead to his death at Owl Creek. Peyton faces a subtle labyrinth, consisting of the splitting reality within his mind. This labyrinth provides a transcendent experience of connection and clarity through the act of walking the winding paths to the center of his experience.
The Anthem For Doomed Youth Metaphorical Analysis Metaphors in literature help create imagery that cannot be literally possible. Wilfred Owen’s Anthem for Doomed Youth is a perfect example of this due to the multiple metaphoric conventions he has used which in the genre of war poetry enables the reader to picture the startling events painted in this poem. The invaluable experience of the poet being in the situations described allows him to have a unique portrayal of war, as Owen’s personal experience brings out emotions that only a participant in the war are able to express. The exquisite use of metaphors entices the reader to empathise emotionally and take pity on the sorrowful depiction of war, Owen reciprocates the same idea in his preface by saying ‘’my subject is War, and the pity of War’’. Immediately from the start of the poem Wilfred Owen immediately dehumanises the youth as he labels them as ‘cattle’.
From works of extensive research and conducted interviews, Preston came up with a well arranged, dramatized representation of the findings. He manages to create both drama and suspense in his real life events, and carefully uses them to manipulate the readers’ feelings and emotions in the novel. He does this only too well, because he is aware of the reader’s fear of apprehension of the
The Poe extract prepares us for the deed and allows us an insight into the workings of the villains mind through the use of a first person account of his thinking and actions. Whereas Chandlers allows us to watch one of the many corrupt events that take place in The Big Sleep unfold from the sidelines. He uses dialogue to show the interaction between villain and victim with the added third party of Marlowe’s first person narrative to fill in the gaps. The Big sleep is very much an exploration of society as a whole and the role it plays in creating villainy, whereas in The Tell Tale Heart Poe chooses to concentrate on the individual. Chandler uses dialogue to demonstrate through interaction the unequal relationship between villain and victim.
The techniques that Sassoon has used in the poems are: imagery, simile, metaphor and onomatopoeia. A good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering, but it always leads us to think more deeply about life for the following reasons: Firstly, it creates emotion; secondly, it shows us the brutality of war; and finally, hardships faced by soldiers and also by showing about death. Through this it becomes evident that a good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering. A good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering because it creates emotion. Emotion refers to a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.