ALLUSIONS IN FAHRENHEIT 451 Literary allusions often are used to relate a novel to various other pieces of literary work. Ray Bradbury used a multitude of literary allusions to enrich the plotline of Fahrenheit 451. These references provided subtle hints of depth in the novel to the reader. Some allusions helped the novel by adding to the plot, providing a relatable experience to the reader, referencing familiar stories and fables, and giving characters and settings that special something called an “it factor” that the reader could find special. Some allusions, however, were harmful to the plot or to the reader, most often by confusing the reader if they did not know the context of the original quotation.
Poe’s usage of literary devices and choice of words are what use to maintain the creepy feeling. The trepidation which characterizes the mood in Fall House of Usher is found through foreshadowing, allegory, and unity of both tone and diction. Poe uses foreshadowing to entice the readers and to hint at future events that may occur
The Tell-Tale Heart Assignment: We notice that some details in Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” make a literal reading of the story rather difficult. Advance and defend a figurative reading of the story consistent with the story’s details. Poe seems to focus on creating mood throughout his story. Many symbols in this story are interpreted in several different ways depending on the reader. These symbols throughout the story include the old mans eye, the heartbeat and the contradiction between love and hate in which I will be talking about in this paper.
In both of these stories the authors use imagery to help drive home their main points, although in a somewhat different manner. In “Desiree’s Baby" Chopin uses imagery to hint at the “truth” and lead up to the ironic ending. While in Carver’s “Cathedral” imagery is used to reinforce his main theme of don’t judge a book by its cover. Now we will take a closer look at imagery, and examine the intricacies of how these great authors use it in their works. So what is imagery?
Shakespeare presents villains in a way that entices the audience through his way or words and techniques used. He makes us wonder who the actual villain is in this story and plays with emotions such as guilt, sympathy and paranoia. I will be analysing Shakespeare's use of language, how he shows the change of character in Macbeth through his choice of words, and what the true meaning of a villain actually is by comparing Shakespeare's work and use of literature with three other well known poems. Throughout the story line of Macbeth, Shakespeare has shown a stark contrast between Macbeths' original personality to the one that he had finally developed. Starting from a victorious, respectable, glorified hero who was a ruthless killing machine, Macbeth then turns into a paranoid, merciless and unstable character which Shakespeare is able to shape, due to the various factors that would change Macbeth.
Did you ever read stories full of suspense, ghosts, and mysteries? The story The Hitchhiker (by Lucille Fletcher) and In The Fog (by Milton Geiger) are both suspenseful stories with mysterious, ghost characters. The author shapes the props and sound effects, characters, settings and even the little actions so that the story is suspenseful. I am going to compare and contrast the two plays. First I am going to compare and contrast the two plays.
Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, has used a framing narrative in the opening letters of the novel, to help set up the major premise of the novel. Through the epistolary form it eases the reader into the story and adds a subplot that gives the main story texture and richness. This technique also focuses on the character parallels between Walton and Frankenstein, and how Walton foreshadows Frankenstein’s story. Many writers of the time wrote in the traditional romantic genre, however Shelley challenges this by writing in the gothic genre through the epistolary form and negative message she conveys through Victor of the dangers of romanticism. To force the reader to actively engage in the text, Shelley uses a fallible narrator unlike the traditional novel.
How does James create suspense in ‘Turn of the Screw’? James immediately opens the novel with suspense through the gothic setting and events of the prologue, all of which are typical of a Victorian novel. As the actual story that Douglas wants to tell is not said in this chapter, the author is made to wait and therefore tension is built as the gothic atmosphere is set before the story is told. In the prologue, we discover the tale is ‘written. It’s in a locked drawer.’ The fact that it is ‘written’ suggests that it is personal and therefore adds to the mystery that it is untold and holds secrets.
Literature constitutes a wide variety of author’s from different eras with different writing techniques. It reflects the author’s goal and techniques and what philosophy they are portraying to the reader. Considering the works from our reading list for this course, Hamlet by William Shakespeare is truly a popular fiction and has unique literary techniques. Shakespeare foreshadows quite frequently throughout this piece of literature. When Hamlet is talking to the ghost of his father, their conversation reflects what doom and gloom will ultimately come at the end of the story.
Washington Irving is identified with the gothic with his “Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, however the gothic mode can also be identified in his story, “Rip Van Winkle”. To begin, both will be compared with their use of the Gothic Mode. Edgar Allan Poe’s writing set the mold for most gothic literature to follow. From “The Raven” to “The Tell-Tale Heart” his writing sets the reader on edge and fills them with unease. “Its style tends to be ornate, unnatural” (Carter 134).