Take-home activity Does the narrative discontinuity in "Rose for Emily" work in favor of the story?Substantiate your answer by the use of examples from the story. According to William's Faulkner story,named a "Rose for Emily",the author follows a narrative discontinuity.The question is whether this retrospective narration works in favor of the story.As far as I am concerned the narrative discontinuity in "A Rose for Emily" certainly benefits the story. To begin with,the retrospective narration gives the writter the opportunity not only to describe the death of Emily, but also to unfold the complex personality and unusual life of Emily.The author ,by giving Emily's death first has the chance to go from the end backwards and feels the need to provide us with more information about her.Her description includes every single detail about her,beginning with the house that Emily used to live.After that,the author tries to describe Emily’s personality and that makes us realize that Emily was not a simple character but a complex one who thought she lived in a different,old period of time.In addition to that, in the narration the citizens’ opinion is also crucial to complete the description of Emily. Further to this,a closer look at “A Rose for Emily” would help us understand that the whole story and the plot is actually based on the kind of narration that the writer uses.To be more specific, the death of a person is a fact as it is known that all people die.But what is really interesting about the story of Emily is that her death hides a whole mystery beside it.The life of Emily and also her personality is so complicated that a mystery is being unfolding while reading the story.Emily was a person living in her period,having so much love to give to her father and she didn’t care about what other people think of her. Apart from the retrospective narration being really
Junot Diaz’s “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, Halfie” uses the second person point of view to tell an odd little story. This point of view enhances a story that is at its core a strange tale. I think it is the second person point of view that makes this story interesting and gives it value as a literary work. For me, the second person point of view is as if we are listening to the narrators own thoughts. Because he is thinking to himself the story seems disjointed leaving the reader with a lot of unanswered questions that only to which only the narrator knows the answers.
The play, Pygmalion, and the altered version, My Fair Lady, is a story of sympathy and devised experiment of emotional and characteristic evolution of Eliza Doolittle from rags to riches. The plots are fairly similar, although, My Fair Lady was adapted to fit the wants of the audience in the means of a so called “fairy tail ending.” Not only is the idea of the altered play meant to capture the audience but also attempts to incorporate key themes and characters relationships within it. Neither piece of literature is superior to the other, but in contrast they have totally different interpretations when it comes down to the broad point attempted to be portrayed. The plots between Pygmalion and My Fair Lady are almost an exact resemblance of each other except for one alteration that was included into My Fair Lady by Alan Jay Lerner. The Idea of Eliza Doolittle staying with Freddy doesn’t portray what Alan believes is the best way to attract an audience or maybe even fit the idea of his own perfection of the literature itself.
Kamilah Swaby The Rocking-Horse Winner A) Before reading “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H Lawrence I asked myself some questions, like what is the purpose of reading this story? The answer to that was because it is a part of the course outline and also because of the title it made me curious how one can think a rocking horse is a winner. With the strange title keeping me curious the approach I thought to have when reading this story was to read it slow from top to bottom, left to right to make sure there was a clear understanding of the text. As everyone knows a rocking-horse cannot actually be winners therefore made me believe that this story is probably fictional. Continuing during reading process I was able to use cues from the text that were italicized help emphasized on the need for money.
With the usage of various elements of fiction, Fitzgerald reveals the hidden meaning in sentences, characters and phrases. In this novel, Fitzgerald is concerned to show how Gatsby managed to cherish a dream, to keep an idealised vision of Daisy alive, in a society where money and possessions define a person’s value rather than their moral work or their capacity for love. Fitzgerald uses imagery to convey the freshness and innocence of Nick’s romantic appreciation of New York and of Gatsby’s dream, and then contrasting imagery to convey the disillusionment as events unfold. One example of usage of imagery is how Fitzgerald reveals a change in Nick’s feelings about the future. A day or so after Nick’s arrival in West Egg, he declares: “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that live was beginning over again with the summer” (p.9-10).
The very names of the characters are congested with deeper meaning. Shirley Jackson makes use of logical symbols to convey her feelings of how reluctant people are to change and the randomness of discrimination. Settings can be constructed for many reasons. They are used to give the reader information such as location and time, to construct components of the plot, characters and theme, to build the mood and also to foreshadow. In the setting of "The Lottery", the foreshadowing points the reader in a false direction, completely opposite of what is to come.
Wuthering Heights and Madame Bovary both gain much of their power as novels from the ways in which they use setting to frame the action, create atmosphere and convey meanings. Illustrate and compare the uses of setting in the two novels. (Note: you will need to use some carefully selected quotations from both texts to exemplify your points. Such passages are not included in the word-count.) 3.
The authors of these writings are able to capture readers by utilizing characterization, rhythm, rhyming, metaphors, or a fairytale setting throughout their storyline. It is imagination that sanctions the reader of these literary forms to be able to mentally visualize what the author would like the reader to visually perceive by use of symbolism or descriptive wording. In the poem “The Road Not Taken” (Frost, 1916) or the short story “Used to Live Here Once” (Rhys, 1976) – there is a dominant theme, no matter what self-contained journey we find ourselves on, we the readers are the ones who determine how the journey ends. In both of these works of literature the theme is a forthcoming journey. In the poem “The Road Not Taken” Robert Frost paints us a descriptive picture of a fork in the road in which the reader encounters along his journey.
“Orientation” meets the criteria for Goldwag’s rule of postmodern fiction story telling due to the way the character contradicts himself within the same sentence, “ This is your phone. Never answer your phone” (484). It is also expressed through the random series of events that appear to lack a plot. However, this is what Orozco is aiming for. He is comparing the real world to the style of his writing, which at first seems messy and insignificant but comes together at the end and
A short look into the importance of the descriptive setting as well as tone and also, irony can be found when both of these stories are compared and contrasted. His overall view of the transcendental period author can be found within these publications. The short story publication by Hawthorne, titled The Ambitious Guest, is told through the third person narrative. This point of view allows more leeway for the author to use the “pseudo third person, focusing not on several characters, but one…”(Muller & Williams 41). Hawthorne will use this technique in Rappaccini’s Daughter.