The next thing that qualifies this book as a classic is the fact that it uses effective, unique style appropriate to the purpose and content. In this book author Tim O’Brien use a style unique to this novel. His tone is appropriate for storytelling which is the main thing happening in this book. There is also different point of views from which the stories are told. Though O’Brien is the narrator his stories come from the views and experiences of others.
In works ranging from fiction to nonfiction, plays to novels, and even pastoral to poetic, different literary techniques are implemented in different types of literature for the enrichment of each particular work. Of the numerous forms and styles utilized, a necessary style to any piece of literature is narration. Contingent on the particular form of the work, narration can either detract from or add to the overall piece. As we examine Kokoro, by Natsume Soseki, the novel’s use of first-person narrative will reveal the advantages and disadvantages that give the novel its distinct depth and form – the advantages being the understanding of, empathy towards, and relation to the character and the disadvantages being subjectivity and possible distortion of truth. We’ll also see that the primary narrator, the student, shapes the overall plot by emphasizing individualization.
Theme Theme is the basic concept of a story. You could write it in one sentence and have it all right there in front of you and understand a story before even reading it. Instead, the author wants to teach us this by putting his theme into a situation where we can see it reoccurring. When we empathize with characters in a novel, that's us connecting to the universal truth that's being given. This sounds kind of like the moral of a story but its slightly different.
But these characters were no accident. They may not seem like they have significance to the story but in reality the author strategically used them in The Great Gatsby for adding to the plot, creating new and ongoing themes, and supporting the main characters. Myrtle Wilson’s presence in the novel builds all the way until the end of the story with the climax. Myrtle’s impact on the novel has the most effect on the story out of the other minor characters. It all starts with Myrtles lies and her affair.
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.
To access the thoughts and feelings of the main actors in the novel is to vicariously experience their passions and so their narratives stand out against the more objective narratives of Lockwood and Nelly as well as offering more potential for discussion with other readers who may feel more sympathy for some characters than others. Lockwood is the main narrator who introduces us to the characters of Wuthering Heights - his entrance to the house is the point at which the reader also crosses the threshold and it is his thoughts we read at the very end. This narrative ‘framing’ effect neatly encapsulates the story and provides an element of objectivity in contrast to the testimonies of the more passionate main characters. Even when it is apparent his welcome is not as warm as he had expected, he continually demonstrates good manners and his educated language is notable and in stark contrast with the nearly incomprehensible local dialect of Joseph upon whom he comments; ‘I charitably conjectured he must have need of divine aid to digest his dinner’ (Bronte, 1847, p.4) When considered
However they were both similar. Ridley and Eggers accomplished the goal of creating meaningful books pertaining to life. Though the two novels were divergent due to the language that was used, the order that the stories were told, and the way that life was viewed, both came together with the purpose of writing and the use of anecdotes to help give the reader insight on the true meaning of
An Analysis of Nonfiction English 125 An Analysis of Nonfiction Literature is defined as nonfiction when the story is based on factual information. Although the piece of literature is true to the author, there are many literary concepts that are used to paint a clear and concise picture for the reader. The author as well as the reader must use their imagination to get the most out of the literature that they read. In Salvation by Langston Hughes and Who Will Light Incense When Mother’s Gone by Andrew Lam, irony, and imagery are used vividly to express their thoughts and relay a message to the reader about what has happened to them in their childhood. Both of these pieces of literature speak to the essence of growing up and not understanding
Commentary After reading Alice Walker’s novel ‘The Colour Purple’ I was heavily influenced by the theme of identity manipulation and oppression. Several other novels including ‘A Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Fingersmith’ helped further my understanding and thoughts around this theme, whilst also shaping my own attitudes and ideas on this subject. The oppression and manipulation of identity, a theme which neatly links the pieces together, was an appropriate foundation for my writing and was additionally developed by my wider reading. The non-fiction piece ‘Confessions of a People Watcher’ is a personal response to this theme; written in the form of a narrative essay it attracts a well-educated audience who have an interest in the personal opinion of such subjects. Although the primary purpose of this piece is to inform the reader, it was also created to inspire the reader’s own opinions around the themes.
All authors write with an intended purpose; to entertain, persuade, inform, express etc. knowledge is gained from texts that inform us, theses text though can be valuable and enlightening, but can also be deceptive and untrustworthy. Through what we are reading the author has the ability to manipulate the information within the text to suit the preferred perspective. For this reason it is important that we develop a critical lens to challenge the multiple messages within those texts. This requires the readers to be able to analyse beneath the surface of the text rather than simply accepting and following the author's perspective.