Sarif Greene February 12, 2013 English 10 – Pd. 3 Ms. Goldberg A Separate Peace Final Draft Final Draft The story takes place during fall, when a man goes back to his high school after many years to think back on how his school life school life was surrounded by war and anger. In the story A Separate Peace by John Knowles the narrator Gene on the day of the winter carnival describes the day with much of war imagery due to the fact that they were surrounded by news of war. Although the festivities of the winter carnival suggest the Devon boys have been successful in creating “A Separate Peace,” Knowles’ use of war imagery in describing the setting, the prizes, as well as the boys’ own behavior suggests that this peace is illusory. On the Saturday of the winter carnival, Gene uses war imagery in describing the day by saying “The day was battleship grey.” Gene implied to the dullness of the day, the quote also referred to the grayness of the sky as it was snowing that day.
We can see the journey that Paul is on and relate it to our own which is a significant feature of the novel. In conclusion, a novel can be considered a journey which is emphasized in Goldsworthy’s rites of passage novel “Maestro”. Through Paul, we can see the journey of ignorance to realisations, adolescence to adulthood and dreams to reality, and even apply these journeys to ourselves which makes them a significant and important feature in this novel. Overall Level of Performance: ACHIEVEMENT WITH
John Baylon Mrs. Hobbs Classical Literature 10 September 2015 Summer Compare & Contrast Essay Although J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In the Rye and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath differ in storyline, both novels convey a similar idea that the corruption of society influences the innocence of the individual and family. Within J.D. Salinger’s novel, the reader views the life of a sixteen year old troubled teen, Holden Caulfield. After the loss of his younger brother, Allie, from leukemia and being expelled from Pency Prep, Holden decides to leave and wander in New York.
Larry's Party by Carol Shields All good authors use a variety of writing techniques to create unique and imaginative stories. Most often when an author takes a particular perspective it allows the reader a certain amount of insight. Another useful technique is flashbacks, which allow the reader to become more aware of the story line. A very effective method of writing is to use metaphors to create a sense of symbolism. Through the techniques of perspective, metaphors and flashbacks, Carol Shields develops plot, character and symbolism.
English Honors 11 23 April 2012 Steady Winds My Ántonia, by Willa Cather, follows the story of Jim Burden, as he travels from Virginia to live with his grandparents in Nebraska and starts a new life. Throughout the novel, Cather incorporates the landscape and weather into the text as a way to set the tone for the coming scenes. The vivid descriptions of the terrain help inform the author of the characters feelings and emotions through their trials and tribulations. Whether rainy and stormy, or clear and bright, Jim Burden’s experiences mirror the surrounding conditions. Young Jim Burden’s feelings of loneliness become apparent right away in the novel when he first arrives in Nebraska.
After a few days at the hotel Holden decides to leave and go home and visit his little sister Phoebe. He stays at the house for a few and then he goes to his old teacher houses, Mr. Antollini. He eventually leaves Mr. Antollini house after a few hours there and then the books ends with Holden at a mental hospital. One example of Holden being an anti hero is when he was in his dorm late Saturday night and was writing a composition of his brother’s baseball mitt. He went from talking about the mitt to talking about his dead brother and how nice he was to everyone, he also mentioned how mad he was when his brother, Allie, Leukemia.
In the novel, Candy used to work on the ranch, however, because of an accident, he lost one of his hands. He dose not have any ability to do heavy works, so he has to work as a swamper on the ranch. Coincidentally, after meeting George and Lennie, he is drawn into George and Lennie's dream, and wants to have a similar dream as George's. In the novel, once George tells their future plan to Lennie, Candy thinks it is wonderful to have a own house and do not have to do what they would rather not do, so he tells George that he can contribute to buying a house with his money in order to make George agree to take him together. As shown above, different people might have different backgrounds, different beliefs or different habits.
A sense of being that will draw the reader or listener in, as if they themselves were in the story, helping them to feel the surroundings of the character within the pages of the book. And having an imagistic style in the way you write it a very helpful tool. An example of this tool being used is in the novel The Great Gatsby. The Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald exerts his strength for imagination, with contrasting moods and bubbling atmosphere, and in the end creates a resplendent tale. His story is about a misunderstood man who truly craves a fulfilled life.
If the film makers had chosen to shoot that opening scene of the flooded and derelict family home on a bright sunny day how would the audience have known that some form of change has occurred? A family home bathed in sunlight implies happiness and family togetherness. The darkness and brooding cold of the shot tells us that the extension of the narrative that will make up this new film comes from a time of depression and of obscurity for the Corleone family. The opening scenes of The Godfather Part Three also highlight the importance of setting as a way to drive and develop the narrative. The family home is in ruins.
In “The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the motif of weather change in order to foreshadow mood changes within the novel. One of the first weather changes in the book partakes when Nick Carraway visits Daisy at her home on East Egg. When Nick first enters the room in which Daisy and Jordan are lying, a gentle breeze is flowing through the room. Not until Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s husband, enters the room and shuts the windows, does the wind seize to drift through the house. This change in weather is specifically describing Tom’s mood in the novel.