Addie's genuine character as a living human will be a mystery; a few may view her as someone who was playing with the devil and others might see her as someone with admiration because she was one to believe that actions speak louder than words. The different characters throughout the novel and the difficulty stream-of-consciousness method all work together to create a novel that is open-ended and a matter of understanding. There is no intent truth to the narrative any more than there is any ideal certainty to the events that happen in it. The way that Faulkner uses the multiple narrators serves the purpose of trying to figure out what is the truth of these events that took place throughout the story and this is what makes this novel such a success. Faulkner desires to enchant his audience and grasp their mind.
Not only does it point out the natural inclination of people to feel pain as a ripple effect rather than all at once, it foreshadows the suffering that Hester and Arthur Dimmesdale will undergo throughout the course of the novel. It also explains how Hester is able to handle such terrible things as public shaming without crumbling into herself. His use of words such as torture, rankles and extremity increase the sense of drama in this passage. Chapter 4 “The Interview” Page 30 “We have wronged each other,” answered he. “Mine was the first wrong, when I betrayed thy budding youth into a false and unnatural relation with my decay.
Suspense plays a very pivotal role in the story, and as such, we find that the installation, exploitation and conclusion to be revealed only at the very end, where readers find out they have been in fact following a trial of red herring. As mentioned earlier, setting and atmosphere are tools played around with by the author to place us in a position where readers understand only one point of the story, from the unstable viewpoint of the paranoid passenger. The veil of darkness hiding the face of the driver hangs around like a fog throughout the story, a prevalence of vagueness in the description of the settings. We do not know where the man was, we do not know what the taxi was like, nor do we know what the driver was reaching for, almost as if we were under the same haze of paranoia the man was
These layers of suspense greatly add in looking into Tom’s head and understanding if Tom can comprehends the peril he put himself into. In the end, Tom brought the entire ordeal upon himself. Had he decided to not be so greedy and selfish, he would have gone out with his wife and enjoyed the night, rather than experiencing one of the most horrific events of his life. Instead, he finds himself on this narrow little ledge, very much regretting the past few decisions he had made. The author does a great job of making this apparent, and chooses to show it through irony, cause and effect, and suspense.
Through Nelly’s story we learn of his struggles, and at times feel sympathy for him. But the complex character, Heathcliff, never fails to disappoint and surprise reader with his cruel actions. From the beginning of the novel, Heathcliff is made out to be a villain. Emily Bronte describes his “black eyes,” to show the stealth of the character. Later in the novel, we learn of Heathcliff’s childhood and his struggles with Hindly as well as love for Catherine.
You Can’t Mask Revenge Oftentimes, people go to great lengths to hide the most unsavory parts of themselves, and don’t reveal to others who they truly are. Sometimes, people who are actually evil and conniving can seem to be the kindest. However, as time goes on their villainous natures come to the forefront. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, and “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, the antagonists are very talented at hiding their true identities. While Abigail, Chillingworth, and Montresor don innocent guises, their diabolical quests for revenge consume ultimately them.
Many readers often do not notice the presence of New Historicism. A first category of the theory to look at is when the author and readers do not interpret the text exactly the same way. In order for that to occur, Markus Zusak and all of his audience must have the same opinion of death and how death makes them feel. With death being the narrator, some may find this extremely interesting, while others may feel uncomfortable. The narrator is not afraid to speak his mind throughout the book by leaving a trail of witty or sarcastic remarks and even says, “It kills me sometimes, the way people die” (464).
The main theme(s) for me was immorality and appearance vs. reality. Throughout the whole novel there was hiding true feelings, murders, affairs, and a lot of love. Towards the end there wasn’t a happy ending such as Myrtle’s and Gatsby’s death. Daisy still stayed with Tom because he knows deep inside she loves
If the reader were like me, they would have been sentimental and found this passage very uncomfortable. After all, the inmate did something to lock them up in the first place. I find this appeal unfair to the reader, because, if the reader is not educated in the prison system or aware of the reason the prisoner is locked up in the first place, they may feel differently towards the treatment of the prisoners, compared to basing their opinion off just Abramsky’s article. Secondly, Abramsky supports
Deception rules the land, self-deception included. Not knowing what you’re doing risks bad faith, and living exclusively in the present, and leaving sodden emotional disasters strewn behind.” Pg. 408. I like to think that deception could be used to show the power of the panopticon. Because your partner is the person you have power over and by using deception they can’t truly see what you are doing, so they go on not doing anything bad because they don’t know if they can see you but they might be watched.