My strength in this essay is, I think the unique perspective I bring to the story and it’ characters, while my weakness is that my interpretation might not be understood by many. I would appreciate whatever feedback you provide on this essay because like always I appreciate you and your criticism. Sayed Haroon Professor Wolfgang LITR201 June 30, 2013 The Antagonist of Sakoontala In many stories there are usually always a protagonist and an antagonist, or simply put a hero and a villain tha have a battle in the story. However, this distinction is not always clear cut. This determination of which exactly the protagonist and the antagonist is, is sometimes a sort of gray area.
Crooks has to go through life on the ranch without any real friends and no one to talk to. Crooks spends his time reading books but this is not enough as he would like someone to talk to. None of the men in the ranch talk to crooks, as he is black. Another example of a character being lonely would be Curley’s wife. She is an example as she is the only woman on the ranch and tries to make friends by flirting with the other men.
At the end, though, these ambiguities must be resolved. o Learn and apply the appropriate literary conventions that apply in any discourse (e.g. imagery, motifs, metaphor, symbols, irony, paradox, structural patterns, choice of narrative perspective, oppositions, prosody, etc.) • Criticisms of this approach: o Some critics of this approach have argued that a New Critic's commitment to revealing organic unity of a work blinds him or her to elements in the text that do
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.
The apartment is also small and cluttered with spaces not suited for a walker. With garbage disposal being on the first floor, there is a possibility that an excess of garbage in the apartment will lead to a pest infestation. Secondly, there’s the fact that the patient doesn’t seem like he will be compliant with his new medication and nutrition regimen. He already states that he doesn’t like taking the medication and appears to not understand the importance of them either. Since family is unavailable to assist, this leaves Mr. Trosack on his own.
The first person narrative means that the reader is more likely to trust Nick’s account of events because we hear it from his point of view but is also unreliable as it is biased and not omniscient. Fitzgerald also retracts this trust within the first few paragraphs as Nick tells us he is ‘inclined to reserve all judgement’ before going on to say how ‘a sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at birth’. This is ironic as he says he is not judgemental, and then makes a judgment in the same paragraph which simultaneously reduces the reliability of his narration. Fitzgerald also uses the setting of the chapter to tell the story. He does this through the differences between East Egg and West Egg; ‘their dissimilarity in every particular aspect except shape and size’ which indicates that the two locations are completely different.
I didn’t have anything else to do” (Salinger 61). He had no one to spend time with so he had nothing to do. The lyrics “Sometimes I sleep, sometimes it's not for days/and the people I meet always go their separate ways/Sometimes you tell the day/by the bottle that you drink/and times when you're alone all you do is think” (Bon Jovi) from the song “Wanted Dead or Alive” fits Holden’s character very well. The song is about how he is when he’s alone he thinks and his relationships never last and how he drinks to forget everything. This is very much accordant to Holden’s character in the sense that he is alone through most of the book and he is quite the alcoholic.
Games play an important role in schools and it is essential that parents realize that their children are not going to school for education only. Reading and writing alone is not enough for a student to get a complete education. Physical activities in the form of games are also necessary. There is a saying that says’all work and no play makes Jake a dull boy.’ It means that it would be boring for a student to be with his books all the time. He or she should also be involved in other activities like games.
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).
Writers should impress their readers with their writing and make sure the readers can finish it till the very end. Sometimes writers think they can impress the readers through pretentious writing. The writers think it will make them sound smart. Pretentious writing is so often used in textbooks and by other professional writers that it influences the writers to think that it is right to follow these works. Pretentious writing covers up the truth of writing.