However, Truman Capote pioneered the 'nonfiction novel', as he called it, when he undertook the writing of In Cold Blood. His book described the well-known murders of the Clutters, a model American family. Due to the fact that Capote was writing a factual account of the crime, he thought it necessary to make his novel correct in even the smallest details. This proved to be a very difficult project, but his perseverance paid off. Capote made use of many literary techniques in order to grab the interest of his readers.
This is exactly how detective fiction authors draw people into these stories and books. By weaving an intricate and interesting plot full of fascinating characters, and all types of details about the crime, readers get drawn into the plot and cannot stop reading until they find out the solution to the mystery. Simply put, readers are drawn to detective fiction because it is so easy to become completely engrossed in the stories. The trick of the author is how to create such an environment to keep readers coming back again and again to the genre. The easiest way to begin to draw any reader into a story is through the characters.
It provides a sense of security that nothing else gives. I enjoyed reading this book because there was always the question in my mind of what Holden would decide to do next. I truthfully don’t know why this book was ever censored. It provokes people to think in a different manner and to realize that society is what Holden makes it out to be sometimes. I like how I was able to read his every move and see what his thoughts were from his point of view.
They both have very interesting stories to tell which excites Holmes' interest. Dr Watson narrates both stories, although, at the beginning of "The Speckled Band", Watson points out that the story is different to any other thus ensuring that the reader knows immediately that what they are going to read will contain some incredible information unlike any other story. This serves to start the story off in a very serious note, and create tension from the very beginning. In 'The Red Headed League' there is almost a humorous tone
The settings and social context are important features for the appeal of a story to a reader. The vocabulary used is an important way in which the author can engage the reader, as the words need to be interesting and vivid for the person reading to be intrigued. Dull words that bore and do not create an interest for the reader are not useful in engaging the attention of the reader. The six short stories that I shall study during this essay are 'The Empty House', 'The Final Problem', 'The Speckled Band', 'The Man With The Twisted Lip', 'Shoscombe Old Place' and 'The Red Headed League'. I shall analyse the opening paragraphs to discover the methods that Conan Doyle uses to engage the reader's attention.
Before considering the "gap" between author and narrator, we should remember how, as readers, we respond to the narrator's perspective, especially when that voice belongs to a character who, like Nick, is an active participant in the story. When we read any work of fiction, no matter how realistic or fabulous, as readers, we undergo a "suspension of disbelief". The fictional world creates a new set of boundaries, making possible or credible events and reactions that might not commonly occur in the "real world", but which have a logic or a plausibility to them in that fictional world. In order for this to be convincing, we trust the narrator. We take on his perspective, if not totally, then substantially.
As a key character in the novel, we get the impression here that Nick can be a detailed and accurate narrator. Nick also uses a lot of complex sentences, and this allows him to elaborate on what events are taking place. In addition, the complex sentences will provide more information in his sentences, ‘He didn’t say any more, but we’ve always been unusually communicative in a reserved way, ... ... middle of paper ... ...e should be able to handle himself in a more responsible way as the novel unravels. Some would even say that at the end of the novel, Nick has had a moral journey as after Gatsby’s death, he is a sadder, but a wiser person. Overall, we get many impressions of Nick in the first two chapters of the novel; reliable, accurate, a spectator of situations, egotistic or immature.
In his short story The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uses certain conventions expected of the detective genre to bring the story an exciting dénouement. Discuss and consider the moral twist in the tale of the story. In analyzing “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” and in the view of the background to different detective genre stories it becomes clear that generic conventions are attached to them. This is one of many excellent detective stories written. It stands out making the audience excited and urged to carry on reading.
It might be biased because we read only his side of the story. It might also include a bit of fiction but his command of the words and the imagery speaks otherwise. Richard Wright infuses the book with personal stories from his experiences in life. We as the reader might find some of the stories in the book hard to believe but his use of evidence and historical facts lead the reader to deem that this book is in fact the life of Richard Wright. His use of words and his grasp of the English language allows the reader to identify with his victories and his defeats.
The setting of a story sets the tone for the entire piece. Without the appropriate setting, what the author is trying to express is lost. In “The Cask of Amontillado”, Edgar Allan Poe uses the setting as a way to set the stage for the events that will come. Poe’s settings make his stories interesting, as well as easy to understand because of his descriptiveness and writing techniques. His use of vivid details and symbols in his settings intrigue the readers and set a particular tone.