An author must put serious thought and consideration into the plot of their story; it is the very basis of their text and shapes what the reader perceives of, and gets from, the story. The plot must be arranged not only to provide the frame of the story, but also to make it flow and transition effectively, creating a figurative storyline within the mind of the audience. In order to achieve this, there are a variety of common plot templates that authors may choose to follow. Aldous Huxley takes a unique approach to his plot in Brave New World, intermixing different plot types, most notably the progressive and episodic plot, to enhance his novel and make it as effective as possible. Huxley utilizes these plot types to provide insight into his characters, allowing the reader to view them in different situations, while managing to connect all of the different occurrences together to form a clear and purposeful structure to his novel.
After his expulsion from Pency, a fashionable prep school, the lat-est in a long line of expulsions, Holden has a few confrontations with his fellow students and leaves shortly after to return to his hometown, New York City. In the heart of New York City, Holden spends the following two days hiding out to rest before confronting his parents with the news. During his adventures in the city he tries to renew some old acquaintances, find his significance in the adult world, and come to grips with the head-aches he has been having lately. Eventually, Holden sneaks home to visit his sister Phoebe, because alone on the streets he feels as if he has no where else to turn. Children are the only people with whom Holden can communicate with throughout the novel, not because they can help him with his growing pains but because they remind him of a simpler time (his inno-cence), which he wishes he could return.
Movie Proposal: The Catcher in the Rye To the Producer: The Catcher in the Rye, a contemporary novel by J.D. Salinger, is a thought-provoking, fascinating look at society’s values and issues in the 1950’s. This book would make an excellent transition to film because it is full of both action and implication. It focuses on a four-day period of time in the life of a sixteen-year-old cynic with emotional problems. The book follows Holden Caulfield as he struggles with others and himself to find his way through the “phoniness” and disillusionment involved in his adolescent life.
There are many rhetorical devices that Dickens uses in the novel. In this novel, he uses metaphors, symbolism, similes, personification, hyperboles, repetition, and many other devices to enhance the complexities of the novel. Using these makes the novel more complicated to read and the devices will make you think about what you read. Rhetorical devices help Dickens get the point across through the story. Literary devices are used in text because using these types of devices will make the author’s writing more unique and enjoyable to read.
J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye The novel The Catcher In The Rye, by J.D. Salinger, contains many complex symbols, many of the symbols in the book are interconnected. A symbol is an object represents an idea that is important to the novel. I believe the most important symbol in this novel is Holden’s idea of being the “catcher in the rye”.
Some of the main symbols of the novel are The Hanging Wall, the colours of the clothing of the different women and the Eyes. All these symbols add different features to the story which are important. Some add fear, suspense, and overall they all add an important understanding of the story line. Margaret Atwood, was able to successfully create symbols which added depth and helped with the understanding of the novel. With these symbols she used in the novel she proved the importance and the positive effects strong symbolism can have with plot and character
Imagery in The Hobbit plays a great part in the setting the mood of the novel. J.R.R. Tolkien also uses this technique to drop hints to the reader and to help them foreshadow future events. Imagery in The Hobbit has a number of different purposes. Imagery is also figurative language that enhances character, setting, meaning, and theme in literature.
In “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich, underlying context is a great way for the author to give new knowledge and enrich the reader with newfound information and context. As an example, in the context of history, there was a war that was going on at the time in America and there were many emotions that came along with this war. This time period has such significance which adds to the over all power of the story. Context influences a reader's understanding of a text and it is essential to this story, especially for this and newer generations of readers in the fact that it gives background and a clear connection that a reader can either relate to or understand further. With such context, readers of this generation can get a good idea of what this story was about as well as what was happening in the world at this time.
Sometimes harsh, sometimes cleansing, and almost always painful, these elements shape the characters and plot, and reside in much of the imagery explored in the novel. The techniques of symbolism, metaphor and imagery develop the novel's themes of love, war, suffering and identity, which inform a reading of the novel which would not be as powerful through use of characters and plot alone. The subtlety and eloquence through which these themes are explored really inspire thought and reflection in the reader, which in turn credits a more complex understanding of the novel. Work Cited Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient.
Instead, they are separ... ... middle of paper ... ... Scott Fitzgerald are masters of crafting settings that contribute to their plots. The different settings make for an interesting plot as well as emphasizing the themes within the novel. Works Cited Benedict, Carol. "Story Elements: Importance of the Setting." The Writing Place.