The use of first person narration is less accurate because the narrator’s emotions affect the plot. Depending on a person’s previous history, background, and culture, it is natural for two individuals to interpret the same situation differently. Whereas one person may have a positive outlook on the situation, the same person may have a negative perspective. In first person narration, the narrator, or person telling the story, is telling you his perspective of events, with little consideration to others’ interpretations. This leads the reader into understanding the storyline in compliance with the narrator’s beliefs.
The first person narrative means that the reader is more likely to trust Nick’s account of events because we hear it from his point of view but is also unreliable as it is biased and not omniscient. Fitzgerald also retracts this trust within the first few paragraphs as Nick tells us he is ‘inclined to reserve all judgement’ before going on to say how ‘a sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at birth’. This is ironic as he says he is not judgemental, and then makes a judgment in the same paragraph which simultaneously reduces the reliability of his narration. Fitzgerald also uses the setting of the chapter to tell the story. He does this through the differences between East Egg and West Egg; ‘their dissimilarity in every particular aspect except shape and size’ which indicates that the two locations are completely different.
In a metaphorical term, we gain a lens, in which allows something to be more thoroughly understood. By removing ourselves from this area of our negative, quick to judge thoughts, we can perceive something through a clearer lens which reveals details which may have been previously unseen or assumed upon. We all hope though, a person is not saying persuading arguments for his own benefit. We must use our own opinions to determine our decision. Either way could make the judger or the person giving the opinion look bad, so it is almost dangerous.
Words, Words, Words "Don't judge a book by its cover" is a turn of phrase which cautions one to truly know and understand a person before passing judgment upon them. In literature, this is the duty of the author: to introduce his or her readers to the characters; to let the readers get inside the heads of the characters and see the world from their perspective. In the realtivism of the literary universe, only through empathy can character be judged. Some authors hold the reader's hand and tell them exactly what to think about a character; they spell out exactly what that character's motivations are and whether these are congruous with the morals of the world the author has crafted. Other authors, such as William Faulker, leave the challenge up to the reader.
O'Brien creates an intentional paradox for his readers when he writes the violent, but grabbing story of Rat Kiley and then at the end of the story, tells the reader that the characters and events of the story did not happen just as he described them, but that they happened in a totally different way to other people. But he insists that the story is true. With this, O'Brien challenges the reader to discover the truth of the event. O'Brien gets the reader to figure out what fiction of this book is actually worth. Firstly, did O'Brien confuse the reader when he said that the events did not happen after the reader became involved in those events?
“…bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.” The distinction between bullshit and a lie is at times very clear, but it also can be hard to identify. Bullshit is not a lie, and a lie is not bullshit, even though both are considered to be deceitful and insincere. Harry Frankfurt wrote his essay entitled “On Bullshit”, and through reading and analyzing his writing, his position on which is problematic (lying or bullshitting) becomes clear. Near the end of his essay, Frankfurt states, “Thus the production of bullshit is stimulated whenever a person’s obligations or opportunities to speak about some topic are more extensive than his knowledge of the facts that are relevant to that topic” (Frankfurt, On Bullshit, 99). Bullshit is a double-deceit towards a person, because you are hiding the fact that you do not know the information about a topic, and you are spouting out information which you are not 100% sure of, and claiming as if you know enough to hold a conversation.
Prompt 1: “stereotypes exist because they are grounded in truth” With their limited knowledge, humans tend to make generalizations based on assumptions and simplified images, ignoring the complex and vital definition of a human being. Stereotyping is a reductionist approach which ignores diversity within different groups causing a behavior to be oversimplified. Instead of taking account of the holistic picture it focuses on what is making sense according to the society’s predefined norms than what is actually true. Stereotypes may refer to a specific sex, religion, race or country. Judging people without knowing them will lead us to make false assumptions, which is a dehumanizing act.
Writing, in its purest form, needs to be able to express to the fullest the intended ideas and emotions. Although non-fiction does entail being accurate in its elements, it should offer some movement for better expression of the material. Focusing on the portrayal of an idea will ultimately allow a piece of work to be better perceived from the perspective of a casual reader. The casual reader does not necessarily need to know the exact details pertaining to an element in the text. It is easier for the reader to understand the general idea of what is said, rather than have a detailed description of a source and its information.
The author used contrast, exaggeration, analogy and so on. I will not list all here but some important and common ones. First, also the most important, is the contrast. The author used different contrasting patterns to stand out his opinion. Just like the phrase “not yet” appeared in several sentences in paragraph 2 and 4.
or whatever your particular academic community wants. Citing a bunch of sources always adds to your credibility (sense of good sense) too. Stylistically in your writing, you can show, if not your good moral character, at least some character identification by sticking some little phrase before using "r' or "we." Like, "As So-in-so's attorney, I suggest . .