With the different characters in the story, the meaning of their names gave color and attractions to the story itself and to the readers. Each character involvement gave impact to the flow from the beginning to end. The research aims to identify the meaning of the names of selected main characters in the two books. By knowing the meaning of the characters names, the readers would be able to decipher how it affects their corresponding characteristics. How the characters move to make the whole story in the two given books were also stated and sufficient examples and proofs were given.
Functional literacy is the most familiar concept, where people use literacy for the necessities of their daily life for example reading instructions or writing a business paper. (Knoblauch 453). Functional Literacy is one of the basic concepts when it comes to the ideas of literacy.
Being able to uncover the underlying meaning of a story and the background of the author and how it effected his writings are crucial ideas that should be applied to all literature. Altogether, this story helps to open the reader’s eyes to the way literature is influenced by current world events as well as internal motives of the author, two ideas that should always be considered when studying
“The Awakening” By Kate Chopin Kate Chopin uses many different situations and different settings in the novel “The Awakening” to get her points and aspects of the story across to the readers. Throughout the story Chopin also uses many different literary techniques and situations to explain the characters and their place within the story. Chopin seems to be very specific at points, but also very vague when brining new characters into the story and the meaning behind such characters. From the many different aspects of the story the significance of the ending of the novel seems to be the most important and most interesting within the works writing. Chopin seems to use many different themes and symbols throughout the story to portray Edna’s character and way of life that causes the many problems and difficulties for her.
This story interested me clearly because of the elements mentioned above. The narrator’s point of view pulled me in with details of the setting, which made me feel as if though I was part of many moments. And, the descriptions of Phoenix the main character, had me seeing and feeling what she was seeing and feeling. Having a clear understanding of what literary elements affect a story will help you as reader connect with the story. Point of view The point of view refers to who tells the story—how the action is presented to the reader.
The inner awareness that writers carry within them when attempting to write an essay or paper that has yet to be written or verbalized is ‘felt sense’ which everyone can achieve in his or her writing if given enough understanding of the topic at hand. Perl states, “When writers are given a topic, the topic itself evokes a felt sense in them. This topic calls forth images, words, ideas, and vague fuzzy feelings that are anchored in the writer’s body. What is elicited, then, is not solely the product of a mind but of a mind alive in a living, sensing body.” (Perl, 365) After reading this in Perl’s essay, I became acutely aware that perhaps when facing writing about an essay topic, I didn’t understand or perhaps hadn’t researched enough about my topics to be able to have that sense about me. Furthermore, Perl again states that, “Usually, when they (writers) make the decision to write, it is after they have dawning awareness that something has clicked, that they have enough of a sense that if they begin with a few words heading in a certain direction, words will continue to come which will allow them to flesh out the sense they have.” Nevertheless, taking the time to
Stories and poems are created from the authors’ imagination which enables us to use our own imagination and fall into the storyline as we read it, connecting with the literature. Being able to visualize what the author is revealing in their writings, gives a deeper look into the symbolization and language allowing us to further relate to the story or poem. In both Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” and Jean Rhys’ “I Use to Live Here Once”, the use of several forms of symbolism are evident, but I believe Welty’s creative writing includes a lot more symbolism and more descriptive details of her journey. In Welty’s “A Worn Path” the short story centers on the descriptive setting and the strong main character (Phoenix) on her journey through very rough territory to collect her sick grandson’s medicine. “She was very old and small and she walked slowly in the dark pine shadows on that early December chilly morning.
Apply the term ‘narrative voice’ and two other of the following terms to two of the set texts you have read for the module this semester in a comparative fashion. On the surface of the two novels that are being studied there are many different ways that the authors have developed the narrative voice, the structure and the ideologies that are inset in the novels. Thus, allowing the reader to experience the authors intended emotions, sensations or simply to evoke a response from the reader. Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi and The Accidental by Ali Smith both use these devices throughout their novels to their advantage in creating an atmosphere within the discourse of their novels. Although the authors use these narrative devices in completely different ways they are both effective.
Symbolism in ‘The Great Gatsby’ Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. It is a technique used in most works of literature and especially in Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’. He uses this to either convey certain ideas to the reader that they would not have been able to recognise normally or to emphasise some concepts which are key to an understanding of the novel. This is perhaps Fitzgerald’s most used literary method in his novel and so clearly has a level of importance. In my essay I will analyse a selection of the most important symbols used by Fitzgerald and explain why they are effective.