The Importance of Elements of Fiction in Writing Short Stories

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Elements of fiction are the most important things in writing short story. Every element represents difference explanation and interpretation of what is the meanings that author want to deliver to the reader. Meaning also was trying to deliver to the reader by Dorothy Parker through Elements of fiction of short story called “A Telephone Call”. Elements of fiction itself have several major parts, there are plot, character, setting, point of view, language, tone, and style, theme, and also symbol. All those parts of it are really depending on author or writer thought and background which usually referring to the context. For example, there is Kate Chopin, American well known author of short stories and novels. She has a background of writer who often writes a short stories or novel based on influence of French creole life. It all happened because she was raised in traditional French Creole family which brought over their customs and traditions from France Louisiana, United State. It was also happened to Dorothy Parker, she has a background of a writer who was concern in urban foibles in America. In “A telephone Call” short story for example, Dorothy Parker is more focused in feminism, gender and sexuality. Elements of fiction that I will explain in this essay is focused in characterization, plot (story structure), tone and setting. First, there is characterization. The first impression from the main character that she is religious, because she was often pray to god and begging again and again that she asked god to make man she love would call her, religious itself become capsule portrait, as we know inside capsule there are composition of medicine. Here is the analogy, inside the capsule which is religious there are characteristic... ... middle of paper ... ...tory is the place where the story happens and the time when happens. Characters interact with the setting to show and tell a story. Back to the story, setting place that provided by the author is at woman`s house (main character house), it could be in room that usually people put telephone at their house. Setting time is in late afternoon towards early evening, it is showed by line: It's ten minutes past seven. He said he would telephone at five o'clock. "I'll call you at five, darling." Element of fictions represents difference explanation and interpretation of what is the meanings that author want to deliver to the reader. Dorothy Parker through Elements of fiction of short story called “A Telephone Call” success to deliver meanings to the reader. Element of fictions that I was explain in this essay were characterization, plot (story structure), tone and setting.

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