By using a combination of intricate plot, subjective first person narrator, and mysterious characters, the author provokes the reader to imagine about human psychological nature especially by trying to understand what motivates human to commit heinous crimes. By failing to provide an objective setting to the story, Poe does not make it easier for the reader who is trying to make a judgment on whether the narrator is mad or not. Essentially, Poe manages to make the reader empathize with the narrator despite having committed murder or is it suicide? Works Cited Poe, Edgar A. “The Tell Tale Heart.” Virginia.edu .
Nothing is ever what it seems in this in Agatha Christie’s novel, the limitations between reality and fiction or rather truth and deceit are blurring and real. The acclaimed novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd integrates the subtle techniques of hidden meaning from the narrator by means of which a special narrator-reader connection is created and trust is assumed from the narrator by the reader. This coalition has the reader enter a novel where deductions, details and misleading pathways play a starring role. The most misleading pathway would be that of the idea of truth. The truth in this novel, while being the main goal, is subjective and is able to be twisted while not actually becoming a false statement by the narrator while his partner
The most ubiquitous aspect of Marquez' style is his journalistic tone, an objective, seemingly apathetic tone; ironically, it elicits a response of bias against the societal values. The reason for this ironic discrepancy is that Marquez' apathetic tone is obviously satire. For example, as he unemotionally states that the brothers "stood by the thesis of homicide in legitimate defense of honor" (Marquez 55), he purposefully neglects to include commentary. When he adds that this defense was "upheld by the court in good faith" (Marquez 55), there is likewise no hint of personal opinion. It is this very lack of emotion that produces an emotional response; his audience, compelled by their human nature, must necessaril... ... middle of paper ... .... Marquez' uniqueness stems from the fact that he forces the reader to extract the theme for himself, rather than writing it directly, by using an apathetic style and satire.
The Stranger (The Outsider), Nausea, and Death on the Installment Plan The Stranger, by Albert Camus, Nausea, by Jean-Paul Sartre, and Death on the Installment Plan, by Louis-Ferdinand Celine, all contrast themselves with internal texts that fail to represent the world competently. The Stranger includes the prosecutor's narrative of the murders as an incompetent text by refusing to support the motives he assigns. It contrasts itself with the prosecutor's narrative in view of the excessive language of the prosecutor versus the simple reporting of Meursault. The Stranger similarly positions comments by Marie and Raymond as incompetent by contrasting their pity with the text's own view that no event is truly pitiable. Nausea positions a text by Balzac as incompetent because it assigns cause to events by using psychology and past time.
Consequently, the accused must participate in these corrupt practices to afford any chance at a favourable verdict. Thus, the judiciary may serve to create a sense of justice but in actuality only creates an unjust trial for the accused. Individuals charged by the court lack the appropriate information to understand the ambiguous law Kafka portrays, perpetuating injustice toward the accused. Early in the novel, Josef K holds the opinion that, “There is nothing hanging on the verdict of this trial, and that, whatever the verdict I will just laugh at” (71). The ironic nature of the quote becomes apparent when the novel ends with Josef K’s dying at the hands of men of the court.
This detail of the story assures the reader that the narrator is not in touch with reality. “The Fall of the House of Usher” is a story does not use the typical, first person point of view where the protagonist tells a personal account of a crime that he or she has committed. Instead, the narrator is a character of whom we know very little, who acts like an observer. The friend of Roderick invites the reader into the madness of the mind of fantasy and reality. In this description Poe is setting a tone where you start to see that Roderick Usher is going crazy.
Ludwig Tieck’s novella, Eckbert the Fair, presents a certain ambiguity of moral values. The story meets a tragic ending where the main couple of the fairytale, Eckbert and Bertha, die as punishment for their crimes of betrayal, theft, and murder. However, an uneasy feeling of injustice remains about the punishment despite the clarity of their guilt. The tale itself strongly resembles a tragic play defined by Aristotle, but the narrative deviates from the structure of standard tragedy. In effect, the unique set-up of the narrative makes the evil deeds seem ultimately inevitable.
While striving for this sympathy, the narrators consequentially highlight the discrepancies between the narratives and the absence of the evidence needed for closure. The lack of closure in the novel and the presence of shadow stories prevent the story from achieving general reader satisfaction. The reader can conclude however, that perhaps the true motive behind Robert’s confession was that he came to the realisation that he was not an infallible member of the Elect, with the religious justification to sin, but merely a sinning murderer facing eternal damnation.
The Internal Conflicts of a Reluctant Murder Thought out this passage Patricia Highsmith implements Guy’s night alone as a way to criticize and show her own views on a variety of topics.In particular she condemns the ideas of laws of society and their punishments. Guy scrutinizes the law as something that he is not genuinely concerned about and views their punishments as something that he can view without great concern. Also Highsmith explores the concept of conscience and the weight it can put on a person. Through Guy’s guilt and internal conflict, which is displayed in his thoughts throughout the passage,Highsmith shows the how ones conscience can be conflicted.Lastly Highsmith shows her views on good and evil through Guy’s internal conflict,
Because fate is the driving force that mak... ... middle of paper ... ... pawnbroker, he continues to blame fate over and over again. Dostoyevsky writes all of these instances of fate before Raskolnikov’s crime to allow Raskolnikov to feel as if he was driven by some force of unknown nature. Dostoyevsky clearly disapproves of fate, and hopes that readers are able to see past its deception. Dostoyevsky’s blatant distrust of fate is shown through the way Raskolnikov justifies his crime, and his subsequent punishment for it. Following the idea of fate rather than ones own good judgement can lead, and does lead in Raskolnikov’s case, to unfortunate outcomes.