Through a close study of the narrative structure, relationships and detective fiction the reader will gain a better understanding of the distinctive elements of this novel. In the book “Curious” Mark Haddon has used an interesting narrative structure to convey the effects of Christopher Boone as the distinctive narrator. A distinctive feature we see in “Curious” is the use of Narrative Digressions. Haddon has structured this novel so that about every second chapter we see a Narrative digression which throws the story into pause and in these narrative digressions he goes into unneeded subjects such as Christopher listing all of his behavioural problems Christopher says “I used to think mother and father would get divorced” this digression had followed Ed Boone stating that he wanted to leave Swindon and live somewhere else. Christopher stating all these behavioural problems shows us his thought pattern.
Comparative Paper Fifth Business vs. Wuthering Heights As seen in Robertson Davies’ novel Fifth Business and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights the variation of chronological order as it relates to the events serves several purposes in developing these two stories by emphasizing the gravity of specific events that occur. These, in turn, have long lasting effects on the characters. Davies’ novel details the life of Dunstable Ramsey, whose story begins in Part 1 Chapter 1 with a whimsical snowball fight in the town of Deptford with friend Percy Boyd Staunton that soon turns into a tragic accident that plagues Dunstable with guilt throughout his existence. Dunstable, later referred to as Dunstan, dodges a snowball thrown by Percy, later called Boy, that strikes the pregnant Mary Dempster, wife of Baptist parson Amasa Dempster. Unknown to the reader until Part 6 Chapter 7, embedded in the snowball was a small pink granite stone, which is what then causes Mary to go into premature labor and there after be referred to as “simple”.
Snow Falling on Cedars Essay At the core of representation within a text is a composer’s hope to provoke within the responder thought about specific situations, personalities and ideas. Bias is evident in conflicting perspectives texts as the meaning is conveyed through manipulating either visual or language forms and features that position us to understand the composer’s ideas and purpose. David Guterson’s Snow Falling on Cedars along with Joel Schumacher’s film A Time to Kill and Matt Ottley’s picture book Luke’s Way of Looking all, despite varied textual forms, articulate meaning and a partial perspective of the protagonist in each text. Guterson in Snow Falling on Cedars uses a conventional isolated setting to highlight the ignorance of mankind, depicting a microcosm of the world. By contextualizing his novel into a winter ambience, the season is able to symbolize a turbulent community experiencing conflict.
Symbolism can also make a novel interesting. Recognizing and understanding the symbols can help in understanding the novel. The color red, the pickle dish and other symbols are what helped shape the novel. Cold weather is a symbol that plays an important role in the novel Ethan Frome. It is described in the very beginning of the story and all throughout.
Explore the ways a central character is affected by external influences in the texts you have studied In both texts I have studied, ‘Macbeth’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’, both central characters are affected by a number of external influences, which in turn, lead’s them into drastic characteristic changes. What is meant by this, is that the plot and story of each texts, would not have unravelled if it wasn’t for these significant and controlling influence’s which caused, and put pressure and emotion, on these Characters. In my essay I will exploring the way’s these influences affected them. Starting off with Macbeth, just before he makes the final decision about whether he should go ahead with the murder, he states all the reasons ‘for’ and all the reasons ‘against’ performing the dreadful act. “Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself” The ‘for’ reason are obviously outweighed by the ‘against’, which therefore leads the audience to believe he has come to his senses, and has decided not to go ahead with it!
Keeper’n Me Study Guide Keeper’n Me is a homecoming story. Homecoming is a significant theme within Aboriginal literature because many factors have led to the displacement of individuals from their traditional territories and cultures. It is also a story about becoming comfortable within one’s own skin by discovering one’s roots, which is another theme in Aboriginal literature. If you would like to do some research before reading the novel I recommend researching the sixties scoop, the rates of Aboriginal children in foster care, perspectives on Aboriginal connection to the land, and the Anishnabe people. If you would like to challenge yourself, you could also research systematic racism in Canada, the impact of resource development on Aboriginal people in Canada,
Winter Road is a passage that expresses depressing, and lonely emotions that the author was trying to show through the use of symbolism and detailed description of the area. Edith Wharton’s Winter Road really puts the word “depressing” in a deeper level. In this excerpt she describes a school house with a “road forked” and a snow mill that is now “exanimate” and an “Idle water mill looming above the black stream dashed with a yellow white spume.” (Lines 4-5) The author uses that quote to emphasize the disgusting and depressing mood, it also broadens the reader’s perception in detail of the surrounding settings. `”One of those lonely new England farmhouses that make the landscape lonelier” (Line 11-12) this quote expresses the lonely feeling in this town. The Author selects good use of words to express total
What’s in the woods? I would like to expand on my previous postings and focus on the psychological value behind the setting that Frost used for his poem The Road Not Taken. First by reviewing my previous ideas and then expanding by looking into personal interpretations of the mental images that are directly resultant of Frost’s wordings. "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood." ( Frost 1) It's interesting to me that Frost chose this setting for his poem.
In the passage “A Winter in Arabia”, Freya Stark utilizes a vivid description of setting, pronouns, the characterization of Nasir and the rising tension to show the significance of cultural diversity between the narrator and the “band” and thus the difference between Western and Eastern diversities. The vivid description of setting allows us to delve deeper into the problems faced by the soldiers and thus gain a deeper understanding of what’s happening. “The shore of Cana grew forbidding in the twilight” (1) automatically sets the scene of for coming nightfall. Also the use of the word “forbidding” has a negative connotation and ties in with the twilight as it allows the reader to visualize the surroundings of the “band” getting progressively darker. With the introduction of “Arabia” (34) and Arabian words such as “huri” (4), “zamil” (7), “Wongar” (24) and “tariq” (25) help the reader learn the narrative is set in the Middle East, giving us an impression a semi-desert environment and allow us to learn more about the origins of the “band”.