Apolonia Almanzar Professor Ann Davison English 130 2/20/14 Conflict And Closure In Cheevers "The-Five-Forty-Eight" What makes a good narrative? In John Cheevers, "The-Five-Forty-Eight," he constructs his narrative in a way that makes us want to keep reading, want to know what will happen next, make us feel shocked, and make us expect different things to happen. In order to make a good story and keep your readers engaged, it has to be interesting and that is exactly what Cheever did. In stories and narratives, like John Cheevers "The-Five-Forty-Eight," suspense, narrative, expectation, conflict, and closure are many of the most significant aspects of a story. Cheever uses these literary elements to fully grasp our attention and mislead us into the unexpected end.
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. These allusions can be better understood if they are examined more closely. The literary allusions in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 essentially can be broken down into two categories: those that helped or those that hurt the reader’s understanding of the novel. There were a number of literary allusions in Fahrenheit 451 that helped the reader’s understanding of the novel. Some of the literary allusions that helped the reader’s understanding of the novel added depth to the characters, provided relatable experiences to the reader, and referenced familiar stories.
This research has greatly benefited our understanding of brain functions. By identifying causes, cures can be made, which will allow for better treatment of the disorder. Testing specific areas of the brain is the only way to determine biological causes of depression. The limbic system, for example, regulates emotions, physical and sexual drives, and response to stress (The Limbic System, 2013). Gaining greater understanding how the limbic system and other areas of the brain operate is essential to identifying potential obstructions that disallow the normal flow of chemicals/communication within the brain, which may cause a person to become depressed.
The Duvitch kids didn’t spend time on the play ground, not because they weren’t allowed to stay there after school but because they felt uncomfortable and as if they couldn’t enjoy themselves doing so. For the Duvitch kids to not feel comfortable to do a simple fun activity that all children should have the right to do, goes to show that the teachers and parents in this short story are condoning the other children to not let the Duvitch family feel
John Steinbeck made the plot interesting and the themes behind the work were truly brilliant. The book had its points were they were very descriptive but didn’t keep me interested enough. Reading through those boring parts is completely worth it though. Steinbeck makes the book easy to understand and i like that quality a lot about this book. In my opinion, I got the idea that this book was written more for the workings of the mind but at the same time Steinbeck wanted to make you feel something as you read this.
It is difficult to decide exactly how many types of fiction there are and what kinds of fiction they are. However, most of readers will agree with the idea that there are two broad classifications which are literary and commercial fiction. The literary fiction focuses on offering intellectual stimulation and broadening understanding of the world, and of the human beings while the commercial fiction aims at satisfying expectations and needs of readers, and bringing pleasure to readers. “The Destructors” by Graham Greene is a short story that dramatizes the rebellion of a group of youths who had grown up in the post-war conditions of life, never known a reality other than war and its aftermath are against society. This drama story helps the readers to understand why a group of teen boys are against the society.
Dana Leonard Professor Green ENG 356 16 September 2012 Elements of Fiction In any good story, the author employs certain literary elements which grab the imaginations and thoughts of those who read it and informs the central theme of the work. Successful authors such as Washington Irving use these elements exactingly to fashion a story that conveys a certain perception of life events, or a specific theme. In his short story "Rip Van Winkle", Irving concentrated on the theme of younger citizens becoming agents of change, while still holding to deep-rooted morals and standards instilled in them by their families, as revealed through the effective use of the literary elements of setting, symbolism, and characterization. Irving's flair for fashioning an inventive setting, or period and place wherein a tale occurs (Gardner), lets the readers effectively concentrate on his story. It takes place in the 1770s in the Catskill Mountains and begins prior to the American Revolution; however, when Rip awakens, he finds himself in the middle of the Revolution (Charters).
A Reality Check With the use of symbolism, Aldous Huxley creates a beautiful novel that in essence warns his audience of the future. Huxley’s clever use of symbols in the Brave New World, is often apparent, but just as often, they are deeper and less apparent. With his satirical references to sex, drugs, technology and the naming of his characters, Huxley relates his novel back to his readers and their future. Without recognizing these symbols, the readers could find this novel confusing and ridiculous; but with each symbolic object and person comes a clearer picture of what Huxley us really trying to convey. When reading the Brave New World, the sexual references are often the first things that stand out to the audience.
Holden avoids interaction with people that could help him, and instead he talks to strangers all because he does not want to face reality. After he got kicked out of school he wandered to the city of Manhattan instead of going home to face parental consequences. Holden didn’t call his home phone to contact his sister because “she wouldn’t’ve been the one that answered the phone. My parents would be the ones. So that was out.” (Pg.59) He avoided all contact with his parents.
Irony is hard to understand, even for me. I have the basis for it, and with that knowledge, I think irony is great with stories. I like stories with irony in it because it throws everything off, and catches the reader off guard. It adds more wonder to the story, more anticipation, and makes everything that much better to read. I like to think of it as the " oh what the _ _ _ _!"