Thus, irrevocably proving that the short story is still a viable form of literature to make use of in a modern era. The short story can often be described as being particularly involved with one isolated plot and the transformation of one or more characters. While Mansfield’s “Daughters of the Late Colonel” is a story centered around one central theme, the idea of transforming characters is one that is completely a... ... middle of paper ... ...y experiment within. Ultimately, her experimentations lead to a type of intimate and immediate short story that had not previously been written. Thus, bringing the short story into the modern era, and making the short story an important form of literature in the modernist era.
Through her works of romantic fiction, Jane Austen has made a place for herself as one of the most widely read authors in English literature. Her realism, witty writing style, and social commentary have given her historical significance among scholars and critics and have earned her a place in the hearts of many readers both young and old. Although, sadly, she did not live to see the extent of her legacy. From her teenage years into her thirties, Austen experimented with various literary forms. She wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth.
Yukio Mishima was a brilliant Japanese novelist whose work began to thrive in the late nineteen forty's. His novels focused mainly on Eastern religion, homosexual eroticism and fantasies of death. These controversial themes seem to repel some readers (Magill); however, Mishima remained a dedicated literary artist. In his lifetime he wrote multiple volumes of literature, but only about six or seven earned him a great deal of attention from critics and readers in Japan (Yourcenar 24-25). However, he has earned himself the reputation of Japan’s greatest contemporary novelist (Gale, Magill).
Flannery O’Connor is best known for her Southern Gothic writing style and grotesque characters. Dorothy Tuck McFarland states that “O’Connor created bizarre characters or extreme situations in order to attain deeper kinds of realism” (1). This writing style is seen in Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find”. Flannery O’Connor uses many techniques to gain the reader’s attention and keep them captivated. One way that O’Connor does this is by revolving her stories around symbols and integrating religious elements into her works.
and various other short stories published in the New Yorker and other writing journals. Having graduated from Northwestern University and Columbia University’s MFA program, her talent in short fiction stories has not gone unrecognized. Her first critically acclaimed novel was nominated for the Pulitzer award in Fiction, and she has also won a number of other prestigious awards such as the New Yorker’s 20 under 40. Writing fiction helps with “reconnecting with the true, deep weirdness inherent in everyday reality, in our dealings with one another, in just being alive.” (Russell) She shows these emotions throughout the stories of Lemon Grove, with her more violent emotions expressed through the horrifying story of “Reeling for the Empire.” In this story, a group of young, enslaved Japanese women are turned into human silkworms to produce commodities that are precious to their empire. The story comes to an explosive ending when the main character chooses to fight against their seeming... ... middle of paper ... ...tion that has made her a unique American short story author has set her apart from the others whom have also mastered the short story and the novel, and her future works will undoubtedly be just as hard hitting, impactful and memorable as those in Vampires in the Lemon Grove.
Kawabata Yasunari is considered most successful short story writer to the Japanese. Even though he wrote novels, including Snow Country and A Thousand Cranes, he considered them to merely be series' of short stories (Kato 244). A Japanese writer had never won the Nobel Prize for Literature until he did for The Old Capitol in 1968 (Keene 786). Kawabata found prosperity by bounding the scope of his writing mainly to females, and the feminine qualities of everything (Kato 243). On April 16, 1972 he committed suicide by inhaling gas for unknown reasons.
Double Meaning in The Fall Of The House Of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe If there is one thing that is widely agreed upon in regards to Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” it is surely the fact that the short story is one of the greatest ever written. The very words that Poe selects and the manner in which he pieced them was nothing short of phenomenal. This however, is pretty much all that people are able to agree upon. Indeed, to almost everyone who reads it sees the story as great, but for different reasons. In a way the tale can be compared to a psychiatrist’s inkblots.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly was a novelist, dramatist, and short story writer. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly is one of the best writers of all time and is best known for her novel Frankenstein. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is an English romantic novelists. She’s had been writing since her childhood from a chaotic life. She has been known to be an amazing novelist, short-story writer, poet, dramatist, and biographer.
"Literature is a luxury: Fiction is a necessity" (Chesterton). Literature is a single phenomenon that will always remain in the lives of people throughout the years. According to Andre Maurois, "In literature, as in love, we are astounded by what is chosen by others." Fiction Literature is one of the most fascinating types of Literature. There are many types of Fiction Literature read across the world and with much selection, the greatest are short stories.
Lastly, in “Two Kinds” the plot was also based on the events. The difference with this story is that this plot was demonstrated through a lifetime, rat... ... middle of paper ... ...t all readers can forever remember the story because of its level of representation of the three elements. In conclusion, the three short stories, “Everyday Use,” “Two Kinds,” and “A Worn Path” have similarities and differences that utilizes the literary elements of plot, theme, and characterization, however “A Worn Path” delivers an approach that makes its story more memorable from a more proficient level. Each story has its own way of utilizing the literary elements, which is needed to help readers appreciate, interpret and analyze a literary work. Writers cannot create a desired work without including literary elements.