His characterization is interesting and really makes the reader question the moralities of not just the character and realize just how close to human nature Howard has managed to reach. Howard’s writing is both witty and entertaining to read. With varying sentence structures and a large vocabulary, Howard is able to make even a tale as dark as this seem light-hearted in its own way without diluting the dark humour this genre calls for. Howard’s description of the shooting of Dennis, a sub-par excuse for a robber, is written darkly, but with the content of Howard’s sentence and word choice, the scene isn’t as grotesque as it potentially could have been. As Dennis was shot in the back, he was described as “falling, his minimal amounts of brain activity flickering down to nothing” (Howard 22).
In a simplistic sense, the duty of an author is to bring the reader into an unfamiliar world. Though this task may seem easy enough, there are infinite considerations that the writer has to account for to make the environment of the story feel realistic. In his newest collection Fortune Smiles, Adam Johnson expertly allows us into his worlds, often in the most ambitious fashion possible. By choosing particularly emotionally harrowing subject matter, Johnson runs the risk of losing the more empathetic members of his readership. However, in addition to being a beautiful writer, Adam Johnson deftly incorporates humor at the perfect moments to add levity to otherwise terrible situations.
Another factor in determining the way Saunders’ message is conveyed is the ridiculous unpredictableness of the plot. While the reader understands the message it makes it seem less scary or serious when the moral of the story is coated with humor. The use of outlandish story elements show the use of science fiction in his stories, but each story serves an intricate subject and this fundamentally shows Saunders’ rhetorical meaning. In Saunders’ short stories, Jon and My Flamboyant Grandson, the protagonists are well-developed characters that are easily relatable. The way Saunders separates the relation between reader and character is by placing them in the possible future.
Oh What an Ironic World William Sydney Porter, better known by his pen name O. Henry, was widely known for his short stories. He is often reffered to as the "Master of Short Stories." His stories were filled with twist and irony within the plot. "Some have called him the American Maupassant because of his so well made surprising endings" (Online). In 1908 critic Henry James Forman wrote that "No talent could be more original or more delightful.
Creative Criticism The book I'm a Stranger Here Myself, written by Bill Bryson, is based on a collection of written articles. Bryson writes about everyday events and shows their negative qualities through whining or creative criticism. He attracts the readers' attention by writing ideas that relate to a normal persons life. His methods are very powerful because it attracts his main audience of common people through his simple vocabulary use and everyday middleclass situations. Also between his "complaining" he throws in little jokes that make his stories entertaining.
All those gave him the source of writing and the impulse of satirizing. His warm humor and his ironic twist gained him the great honor in the history of literature. Outline ¢ñ.A brief introduction to O.Henry and his writing style A. O.Henry, a prolific short-story writer B. The combination of the realism and romanticism, vague satirical style ¢ò.The two main factors, which influence O.Henry¡¯s writing style A. The history background in which O.Henry lived Declination of romanticism Prosperity of realism B. O.Henry¡¯s rich and complicated life experience which was full of great changes ¢ó.The impact of the above factors upon O.Henry¡¯s writing style A.
I will be focusing my paper on these three ideas. Voltaire was a serious man but felt it was important to entertain others by using humor as long as he thought it was funny. Voltaire's main purpose in writing Candide was to demolish the theory of Optimism, and that is why is us... ... middle of paper ... ...ith the problems of everyday life. Satire is an important tool for many great writers past and present. Bibliography: Appelgate, Kenneth.
“A Modest Proposal” is without a doubt one of the world’s foremost examples of genius, because of the fact that Swift couriers his mastery of his wittiness and how Swift executed expressing the satire was immense. The satire is formatted and organized engages the reader excellently. In “A Modest Proposal” Swift formatted it to engage the reader as if the reader and he were sitting transversely a table and partaking in an enjoyable talk. Opposed to “The Lottery” in which contains an excessive amount of dialogue. An effective satire needs to be engaging and consuming the reader with every word.
Take away the lady”.Other characters can not talk to Olivia in the same way as Feste, as she is someone looked up to and respected. This could be due to the Twelfth night celebrations being able to speak his mind-being the fool. Feste is actually a clever and witty character and he shows and presents this through his use of language, quick wit, word play and punning. In scene 5 Feste begins with a pun “he that is well hanged in this world needs to fear no colours” The Elizabethans enjoyed such punning jokes in which the word was pronounced giving two meanings. Maria and Feste are like a comedy duo participating in quick fire exchanges, scoring points off each other and in act 1 scene 5 he hints at her relationship with sir Toby Belch.
Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town It takes a certain type of character to see the humour in everyday life. It takes an even greater character to express the humour in ways that other people can appreciate and subsequently find gaiety therein. Stephen Leacock is such a character, and his compilation of short stories Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town recognizes, and assists the reader to recognize, one's need to laugh at their surroundings, their culture, and the people that interact in their lives. Leacock is known for his profound ironic and satirical wit but, in the case of Sunshine Sketches, he offers aspects of tragic irony and sagacious insight with regards to everyday, small-town life as well, which serves to further enhance the value of his humour. Just as Leacock was interested in the techniques of humor, he was interested in the language of humor.