Imagery in Fiction Writing Authors often use imagery as a powerful tool for describing and delivering their main point in fiction writing. Imagery can hint at an underlying meaning, let the reader know character traits, describe the setting, and has a host of other uses. As such it is one of the most important literary devices. Two excellent examples of how to use imagery properly are Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby” and Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral”. In both of these stories the authors use imagery to help drive home their main points, although in a somewhat different manner.
In literature, writers use visual devices to enhance the meaning of their narrative. In the case of a playwright like John Misto, these visual devices are used in stagecraft. The performance of play on stage brings the visual into reality but it is just as real in the script itself. The distinctively visual elements like the shoe-horn itself are given meaning beyond their utility. A novelist like John Steinbeck, uses words as pictures, creating images that run through a novel to add to the narrative strength and give the novel additional meaning.
Winston Smith is a kind of innocent in a world gone wrong, and he experiences the suffering that exists in the totalitarian society of Oceania. He is ordinary, yet he finds the strength to try and make his circumstances better. Even though Winston’s life is replete with misery and pain, Orwell allows him a brief time of happiness and love. During this time, there is hope for Winston, and subsequently, hope for the future. But Orwell makes certain that there is no happy ending.
For instance, Mr Collins long, pompous speeches help the reader to realise his character within the novel and how he is a person who is full of pride in himself (which is one of the themes of the novel). Chapter 19 also contains authorial intervention. The authorial intervention in this chapter helps to not only tell the story but commentates the dialogue of the characters “she could not use the short pause he allowed in any attempt to stop him farther, and he continued.” The authorial intervention seems to show Austen’s annoyance towards Mr Collins who seems to constantly talk and helps make the reader sympathise with Elizabeth for being on the other end of his constant speeches. In all, through Austen’s use of the third
English essay: module c, close study of text Briar Rose written by Jane Yolen 2588 6003 Responders engage with texts that have distinctive qualities. Write an essay discussing how the ideas, form and language are used by the composer to engage the audience. An audience will respond and continue to respond to a text if it is engaging, having distinctive qualities to set it apart from other texts. The text Briar rose written by Jane Yolen creates an engaging text through many techniques. These include form/structure, topical/subject matter, themes and characterization.
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.
The ending of the novel is significant in showing how the society is unable to comprehend the severity of evil and darkness, it is ended with a very mistaken view, where the officer compared the ordeal of the boys had to go through with a popular book Coral Island, which is a novel featuring an exciting adventure of the 3 stranded boys. Firstly, it shows us that adults are not as wonderful and knowledgeable as the boys deem them to be. Throughout the novel, adults were portrayed as people who knew the solution to every problem, and people who were wise and logical. "Grownups know things," said Piggy. "They ain't afraid of the dark.
Symbolism In literature, symbolism is what makes a short story/novel fascinating and captivating read. Symbolism gives us an avenue to travel through the writer’s mind, explore his /her way of thinking, and comprehend why a writer chooses to pass across a concept in a certain way and not another way. It can be said to be the writer’s way of jogging the reader’s mind. There are striking similarities between uses of symbolism in the three novels. In all three novels, the narrators use objects to articulate the symbolism.
How effective is the setting in revealing information about Maycomb? Settings in a novel is essential for the use the plot of a story and assists in depicting themes found in a novel through the use of characters and descriptive language in the novel. The effectiveness of this, helps a reader sense and determine a character's emotions and behaviours that link back to the theme/s of the novel. Harper Lee's prize winning novel: To Kill A Mockingbird, reveals the setting of Maycomb society around the concerns of ignorance, discrimination and hypocrisy. Maycomb society and it's setting is situated around the concerns of ignorance.
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