Stream of Consciousness: One of the most commonly used literary element in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the stream of consciousness. Stream of consciousness is the portrayal of an individual's point of view and their thought process. Huckleberry Finn narrates the novel, and he often interjects his thoughts on the events. The story is told exclusively from Huck's perspective, and every instance is seen through his eyes. Since the story is told in past tense, Huckleberry Finn's stream of consciousness does not always strictly stick to the events at hand, and he often skips over many days to get to the next part of his tale.
In George Orwell’s “A Hanging”, there are many examples of juxtaposition. Why is this technique used? Haseena Naz Shannon Blake EAC 150 A Hanging is a story written by George Orwell is a spectacular piece of writing. In this story the author Mr. George used juxtaposition to make the story very intriguing. In this story juxtaposition used in the story is between the animals and inmates or portrayed pictures between the same person's lives at different points.
William Faulkner uses language in a unique way in his book As I Lay Dying. He uses it to illustrate each of his characters' thoughts and emotions. Faulkner uses several rhetorical strategies in the passage. He uses stream of consciousness to reveal what Cash Bundren thinks and feels. Faulkner also uses rationalization and diction to make this soliloquy more powerful.
Polpol Vuh and Iracema Throughout the semester, we have read various books displaying Native American narrative or poetic forms, styles, genres, or other literary elements of Native American language and culture. Along with different exhibition of literary characteristics that portrayed Native American civilization, a few books had a European presence that contributed to the exploitation of Native American culture. Although Popol Vuh, Iracema, and Measure My Blood are all portrayed in different time periods, they have a European presence that take on different roles in delivering the Native American culture through its literature. “Popol Vuh is an immensely complicated account of origins and social life whose details of, for instance, the multiple attempts at creating humans and the adventures of heroic twins, signify information about Mayan agriculture, astronomy, calendrics, ecosystems, religious practices, and numerous other domains” (Lifshey 41). The European presence exists in Popol Vuh as the last effort to preserve the oral tradition, which explains their culture and way of life, and the texts that had been previously destroyed.
Jovi Ann Varquez Professor Flores English 1302 16 Sept. Racial Prejudice Along with the progress of this country came cultural diversity and discrimination. Different issues on opposing beliefs and traditions have come up, but most issues on superiority of race and color. Sherman Alexie, one of the greatest Native American writers, never let discrimination get the better of him. Instead he used literature as his way of inspiring others to fight against stereotypes as is evident in his article “Indian Education.” The article is a narration of brief encounters or memories of an Indian boy, from first to twelfth grade, depicting how he struggled to succeed despite stereotypes.
Symbols are used all the time both in stories and real life; often times, people use symbols to describe emotions and certain feelings that they have through a real object. People do this in order to materialize their thoughts and to express their mind through a way others can understand. In J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye many different examples of symbolism are used throughout the novel to enable the reader into the mindset of Holden Caulfield. Three major examples of his symbolism are the ducks with the frozen pond, Jane Gallagher, and the Museum of Natural History, representing both his past and fears for the future. Salinger uses all three of these symbols to represent the thoughts of the central character, Holden Caulfield.
Title Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried blends the truth of a Vietnam War memoir and the facts of a writer’s autobiography. He combines imagination with reality, all the while meditating on the war, his memories, and the power to redeem oneself through storytelling. The song “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield and Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried both The “things” of the title that O’Brien’s characters carry are both literal and figurative. While they all carry heavy physical loads, including steel helmets, boots, guns, ammunition, and flak jackets, they also all carry heavy emotional loads, made up of responsibility, anguish, horror, love, and longing. Each man’s physical encumbrance accentuates his emotional encumbrance.
He uses many different methods to achieve this such as symbolism and specific events that have affected multicultural writers. He also shares with the reader his own personal experiences. Symbolism is very important in Anaya’s essay. One of the biggest uses of symbolism in his essay can first be found in the title “Take the Tortillas out of Your Poetry”. He refers to the tortillas as “language, history, cultural views, and themes of our literature” (Anaya 69).
Religious Traditions REL/133 February 8, 2012 Jeremy Langill Religious Traditions “If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would fallow strictly the teachings of the new, he would be insane” (Iingersoll, 2012). Religious traditions have been taught and passed from generation to generation throughout the ages, mainly by word of mouth. Story tellers in every religion have been telling the story of their sacred and teaching the ways of their traditions. For example the Native American religious traditions are passed by storytelling, dance, and song.
The Idea of Wilderness My purpose in this essay is to argue that wilderness is seen in different ways by people and so, it is presented in different ways in literary texts as well. The literary texts I am going to be based on are three of those we have read in class; two short stories (Louise Erdrich´s “Fleur” and Sarah Orne Jewett´s “A White Heron”) and a children book (Holes by Louis Sachar). I will make difference between wild people and wild nature since it is possible to appreciate a variety of mixture between those in the stories and so, I think these three stories give us the opportunity to look at them in that way. For that, I will make use of different sources in which there are different opinions of what wilderness means for different eco critics. First, I will watch carefully the wilderness that seems to wear both Erdrich´s character Fleur and Jewett´s one, Sylvia, inside them in the two short stories.