ENGLISH – LEVEL 3 90721 Respond critically to written text(s) studied Question A novel usually depicts the journey of a character or characters. To what extent do you agree with this view? Your response should include close reference to a novel (or novels) you have studied. Text Type: Novel Novel Title: MAESTRO Author(s)/website(s): PETER GOLDSWORTHY Ignorance to realisation, adolescence to adulthood and dreams to reality are all journeys that Peter Goldsworthy explores in his novel, “Maestro”. Through the use of passage we see how Peter Goldsworthy takes Paul on these journeys to make important realisations about humans, ideas and himself.
He presents himself with only limited information about his motivations, and his ambition to finish off his master piece and careful manipulation of Fortunato indicates the care with which he has planned his execution. However, we again have a classic case of Poe's unreliable narrator, whose guilt and occasional irrationality prevents him from presenting himself truthfully to the reader. However, we can see that Montresor shows a particularly black sense of humor, with which he amuses both himself and the horrified reader as he leads Fortunato into his trap. He informs the audience of his intentions before he begins the story of his encounter with Fortunato, and Poe employs both verbal and dramatic irony to convey the darkness of the story. A very good example of black humor can be found at the very beginning of the story itself: Montresor’s had "vowed revenge" against Fortunato, but he decided to mask his real feelings by outwardly appearing friendly towards him.
As a consequence of this, Golding uses some of these horrific happenings to portray a message or even an extremely strong moral point through the setting and characters in particular. Golding specifically uses the interesting and diverse characters of Piggy and Simon to portray moral and ethical issues that concerned him at the time of when he wrote his novel. Not only this, but certain elements of Piggy and Simon’s personality and even exterior aesthetics are used to convey a message possibly about the government, democracy and society in general. When reading the novel, Jack and Ralph are first perceived as the main characters. It first seems, that Golding is really trying to make a point about these two boys’ behaviour he puts across the idea that these characters both dichotomous in terms of their interaction skills and general social demeanour are not morally upstanding.
In both of these stories the authors use imagery to help drive home their main points, although in a somewhat different manner. In “Desiree’s Baby" Chopin uses imagery to hint at the “truth” and lead up to the ironic ending. While in Carver’s “Cathedral” imagery is used to reinforce his main theme of don’t judge a book by its cover. Now we will take a closer look at imagery, and examine the intricacies of how these great authors use it in their works. So what is imagery?
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 have some different ways to access to the main character and they have their own differences and similarities on how those point of views effect readers through the style, character development and content of “It Wasn’t Me”. There are also some advantages and disadvantages of the two point of views. In “It Wasn’t Me”, the author tends to write the story with the third person point of view rather than first person point of view. The author mostly wrote the story from Ronda’s point view. The use of the third person point of view shows us how the writer tries to get into the heads of some characters in the story, like; (third person plural: they), Mum, Dad, and Ronda.
Chelsea Mackenzie Inspector Calls - Critical Evaluation "Responsibility is the ability or authority to act on one's own,withourt supervision." Through suspicion,drama and love, J.B Priestley explores the theme of responsibility. Priestley shows his views about resposibility successfully through the main characters in the play. "An Inspector Calls" explains how any single action people make can have a large effect on others and how people need to seriously consider their actions before they do anything. Priestley uses a variety of techniques such as structure, characterisation and irony effectively to reveal the stupidity of some groups in society and to convey his opinions on responsibility.
“The Birthmark” is told in a strong, subjective voice that draws attention to the narrator and makes him a key player in the story. At nearly every moment, we know what the narrator is thinking and how he views the characters’ behavior. It is clear from the beginning that the narrator dislikes Aylmer and his quest to eliminate the birthmark and that he sympathizes with Georgiana. The narrator might be characterized as a chatty, intelligent friend sharing a particularly juicy piece of gossip. At several points in the story, he all but addresses us directly, imploring us, for example, to notice how bad Aylmer looks in comparison even to an animal like Aminadab.
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.
All stories are created in order to in someway draw a reader in and to create some type of emotions. Jonathan Swift choose to use sarcasm and biting wit and later shock value as his writing style in order to get people thinking about some extremely serious subject matter. Jonathan Swift has written many pieces of litature, he is mainly known for his writing of Gulliver’s Travels but his rise to fame was his essay of A Modest Proposal for preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick. Swift is grabbing his readers’ attention through a well used means of communication, a political pamphlet. Through a well educated and in a voice of a proper