With this, King's novels changed from a romantic prose to direct rhythms and characterizations. King begins instruction in his book On Writing by instructing not to constrict to a manual of writing a certain way, but by simply writing and seeing what comes structure is able to out of it (McCrillis). The shift in his writing comes from many factors, but most are from letting the structure take on its own course; to not write as his vision sees it beforehand, but to let the wri... ... middle of paper ... ...that King's characters are so thick that the teachers only cared when it was too late. Along with the traditional assets to a fairytale plot, there is also the heroine fighting the battles and problems set before her to become the master of her own kingdom, therefore having the ability to rule her own life – just as Carrie White was able to do (Winter 33). The theme of intolerance is shown through all these points in King's writing and more.
This can be done in hundreds of ways but it takes a clever mind and creative thinking to achieve the most powerful or successful release of information. Nathaniel Hawthorne was able, using ambiguity, to do just that. He left the readers questioning every step of the way, forcing them to both delve deeper into the story but also take a step back and analyze the work. These techniques include using contradictory words and phrases to partially confuse and partially clarify his writing. He pulled the reader out of the novel by reminding them that this was simply another story.
His many levels cause us to delve deeper than expected, and the introspection allows us to fully explore not only Heathcliff but also the novel itself. Heathcliff, however, defies being understood, and it is difficult for us to resist seeing what they want or expect to see in him. The novel teases with the possibility that Heathcliff is something other than what he seems; that his cruelty is merely an expression of his frustrated love for Catherine, or that his sinister behaviors serve to conceal the heart of a romantic hero. We expect Heathcliff's character to contain such a hidden virtue because he resembles a hero in a romance novel. Traditionally, romance novel heroes appear dangerous, brooding, and cold at first, only later to emerge as fiercely devoted and loving.
To Heathcliff, the Romance between him and Catherine, is beyond physical, and transcends all else. Heathcliffe’s narrative is biased, and subsequently, unreliable. In summary, Bronte has shown us that language is full of contradictions, and misrepresentations, that not all you read is true, and that we can immerse ourselves in a story, without fear of it corrupting our morals or view of society.
Experienced and ingenious storytellers know the value of throwing away the thesaurus and using one of language’s most intricate forms of expression: repetition. Repetition is a literary technique where words and phrases are reiterated to emphasize setting, highlight a character trait or to simply keep the readers interested. However, this can come across befuddling to the point that readers either grow jaded or begin to feel manipulated. In Kurt Vonnegut’s anti-war novel Slaughterhouse Five, the author uses many repetitive images to develop the story and to create effortless conditions for the readers to follow and to embrace. Throughout the book, in both war scenes and in the protagonist's travels back and forward in time, repetitive images and expressions are used to emphasize the link between life and death.
Books are like authors’ diaries; they just change up the names and small details to make it not seem as if they were talking about themselves. If you read enough from the same author you may learn a lot about him or her just from what you read. That can certainly be said about F. Scott Fitzgerald and his work, The Great Gatsby. Before one can discuss t... ... middle of paper ... ...he poor, because all they will do is have more children and keep themselves always poor. Fitzgerald pulls his reader through the paralyzing environment in which his narrator characterizes his characters.
Henchard, for exam... ... middle of paper ... ...des it, there are such powerful, uncontrollable forces as heredity and God. Henchard rails against such forces throughout the novel, lamenting that the world seems designed to bring about his demise. In such an environment, coincidence seems less like a product of poor plot structure than an inevitable consequence of malicious universal forces. At this extent, with the believe that ¡° both character and uncontrollable super nature force determined the fate, therefore the function of the using of setting and symbols in this novel is definitely clear, the setting present the mood and impressions of the story and the symbols reflect abstract ideas and concept. By using setting and symbols in the novel The Mayor of Casterbridge, the coincidences and the uncommon behaviors became acceptable and believable.
The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart The Dice Man written by Luke Rhinehart is an incredibly thought challenging and intentionally provocative piece that knows no bounds and sought to cover every aspect of the human psyche. The exploratory nature of this book transverse across subjects that most novels and authors would dare not touch. Rape, murder, sexual experimentation, racism, drug use, adultery and senseless blasphemy. The Dice Man covers them all, and when presented with the title quote “This book will change your life” I would plainly agree and contend that it will not only change your life in some way but severely change your perspective on things. The novel tells the tale of a psychiatrist named Luke Rhinehart who, feeling bored and unfilled in life makes the conscious decision to let a roll of the dice dictate things in his life.
Upon opening the book, and beginning to read the first chapter, it felt as though the author was introducing me to the book as if in real life. The author spoke as if he wasn't telling the story, but instead preparing you for the story. The fact of the matter, is that he was doing both. Calvino was preparing the reader for the first story of the book by listing the best ways to read a book by removing any distractions and getting comfortable. Reading this was very hard going, as the first chapter to me it read like a set of stereo instructions and it made me think I don't need to be told the best way read a book, as the best way to read a book is all down to personal preference.
Anders believes that by being sarcastic it will display to others that we are all copycats and we should strive to be more creative. The truth of the matter is that we are all different; each one of us brings something unique to this world. For some individuals it takes a considerable amount of time to find out that we are all one of a kind; for others they never come to this conclusion. Optimistically, after reading this story one will realize that the need to stand out and not be a part of the masses is certainly the key to serenity. Works Cited Wolff, Tobias.