“The Yellow Wallpaper” Reading “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Perkins Gilman is enough to make anyone feel crazy enough to relate to the story’s narrator. This story effectively uses fast paced descriptive language to describe the main focus of the story, which is the wallpaper. This constant recurrent picture is analyzed over and over to the point where it is nearly impossible to picture the vivid details of the ever-changing design. With this repetitive text, I believe that Gilman is trying to simultaneously keep the reader entertained, while offering firsthand looks into the obsessive mind of the narrator. Toward the beginning, the story maintains a typical gothic feel.
“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.
At first readers are made to feel bad for him but then you quickly realise that Parris is just worried about his reputation. He's afraid that if people think there's witchcraft in his household, he'll lose his position as minister of Salem. Parris says ‘Now tell me true, Abigail. And I pray you feel the weight of truth upon you, for now my ministry is at stake, my ministry and perhaps your cousin’s life.’ This shows that even though his daughter should be his main priority, he cares far more about his ranking in the community and his business in the ministry. Miller also presents Parris as a man that is extremely pleased with himself and he believes that he should be shown more respect than he is been given.
Mark Twain’s seminal novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, deserves to be included in the canon of great American literature due to its pioneering use of common speech, its daring relationship between Huck and Jim, and the moral progress made by Huck despite the failure of the ending. Its “radical autonomy” (Bollinger 32) helps define modern American literature, which makes it “one of the central documents of American culture” (Trilling 1). At this time in American history, many believed that “the mark of a truly literary product was a grandiosity and elegance not to be found in the common speech” (Trilling 6). Twain’s use of common speech and a number of dialects help the reader make connections to each character and arrive at conclusions about them. Huckleberry Finn begins, “You don’t know me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain’t no matter” (Twain 7).
In his interview with George Plimpton, Capote says (referring to the view of why Perry committed the murders) “I could have added a lot of other opinions. But that would have confused the issue, and indeed the book. I had to make up my mind and move toward that one view, always.” This statement can be enlarged in scope to resemble Capote’s editorial discretion througout the entirety of In Cold Blood: though his work is full of factual evidence, Capote admittedly edits the book with a certain purpose in mind, and his editing choices subconsciously affect the reader, possibly even moreso than a typical novel, since the reader is caught off guard while believing the book to be a “factual account.” For example, Capote portrays Perry in a very sensitive way, urging the reader to identify and sympathize with him even though some characters in the book, such as Perry’s sister, despise him. If Capote had focused on his sister’s point of view more than others, the reader would take from the story a negative view rather than a postive one; Capote’s real-life relationship with Perry, however, muddled his sense of objectivity and, in a strange way, cast Perry as a sort of fallen hero
110683 John Abney English 10CP 9 October, 2010 I.C.E. Many people are not good writers, but many people are great readers. William Golding uses a character named Ralph, because he wants to show how much of an ego he is in the book. Golding does this by three ways, through Ralphs’ actions, traits, and motivations. In the novel, “Lord of the Flies”, by William Golding he proves that Ralph is an ego in the book by keeping everyone together.
Writers share the rituals of writing—or not is an article by Geoff Pevere detailing the various rituals shared—and not shared—by an assortment of writers, ranging from poets and novelists, to journalists and cartoonists. I found this article both interesting and entertaining, but, as a writer, also very easy to identify with. According to Pevere, “the [writing] process always involves certain rituals of delay” (1). This “navigation of perpetual inertia” is definitely something that resonates with me as a writer (Pevere 1). For me, starting is always the most challenging and lavishly avoided aspect of writing.
The novel is told from Nick Caraway’s point of view. Nick glorifies Gatsby as he is telling the story, and that makes us believe that Gatsby is truly great. But no matter how great Gatsby is, he can’t control what happens. In The Great Gatsby the characters each react to things in different ways. There are many times when circumstances are out of control,
The narrator uses lexis,”oh” which has a very casual connotation. This supports that the narrator is disturbed as he casually enlightens us with his horrific war injures which are very graphic and he blends in with other texts which makes the us have doubts in whether to trust him or not. Additionally, the narrators ends the paragraph in an amouns way as articulates “But not having much success “, this tells us that he has no sense of humor and that this line is isolated which makes us have a nerve ending. Hence, making us feel uncomfortable. Moreover, the narrator uses a isolating sentence “and finally I pray for Larry LaSalle”.
In Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain satirizes his opinion of the flaws of Romantic Literature in the person of Tom Sawyer. In his supportive role, Tom Sawyer sacrifices speed and efficiency for extremely elaborate style and adventure as he performs many of his tasks. These include using unsuspecting people to ferry certain objects to Jim when Tom could easily sneak them in himself (141). Romantic literature also deviates toward the idea that exaggerated style in writing is more important than the actual content of the piece of literature. Another aspect of Romanticism that Tom Sawyer displays is his reason and logic being replaced by unrealistic and fanciful thinking: "Every animal [including rattlesnakes] is grateful for kindness and petting, and they wouldn’t THINK of hurting a person that pets them.