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  • Analysis Of The Accidental Tourist

    the character relationships in The Accidental Tourist are exceedingly important, particularly since Macon’s relationships with both women are exceedingly relevant to the text. Through characterization, Tyler presents this notion of time being an agent that changes an individual. Macon is perhaps the best textual example for this idea. Readers watch Macon undergo several changes throughout the narrative, making him a dynamic character. His changing persona is best expressed in his decision to…

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  • Literary Techniques In The Turn Of The Screw

    Literary Techniques and the Horror of The Turn of the Screw One purpose of Henry James’ gothic novella The Turn of the Screw is to instill fear in the reader. There are several features of this work that make the story horror inducing; first, James’ deals with the idea of the corruption of innocence of children. In the story’s opening chapter, the observation is made that the corruption of a child in a ghost story “adds a particular touch” (James 115). Fear is also associated with the…

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  • Critical Analysis In Flannery O Connor's A Good Man Is Hard To Find

    These components are: the plot, characters, setting, point of view, and literary motif. The plot for this story begins as a family going about their journey from Georgia to Florida. Everyone’s pilled in the car. They make stops to eat and everyone goes about their business. It is not until the Grandmother makes an unplanned route…

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  • Feminist Narratology Analysis

    refers to what, by the 1960’s was certainly the most commonly practiced in form of scholarship. More importantly, Outside of literary studies, “literary criticism” is more likely to mean some form of evaluation and “criticism” unmodified has the primarily negative sense of fault-finding. The last anthology we will consider, published in 1987, is entitled Feminist issues in literary scholarship. The word “scholarship” in the title replaces the ambiguous “criticism” of the earlier collections.…

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  • Analysis Of 'The Importance Of Being Earnest'

    After reading the past novels in English class and doing multiple theories of analysis, I have decided the theory that I best relate with is reader response. The reason behind me choosing reader response is that throughout reading all the novels assigned I always tended to make a comparison to my modern day teenage life. As multiple of my previous analysis and explication videos have shown I tend to relate to the character struggling or the character that is in the pressure situation. Reader…

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  • Faulkner's Tragic Absalom Analysis

    But while we have discussed the most important diegetic components of epic—heroes and their victories—no discussion of that genre can be complete without a consideration of the way in which their story is told. To this end, we must consider Absalom, Absalom! an oral epic, despite its novelistic form. We may resolve this seeming contradiction by considering David Konstan and Kurt A. Raaflaub’s assertion that “[t]he notion of “oral” epic is [itself] problematic. What survives from antiquity is…

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  • Suspense In The Cask Of Amontillado

    Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is a short story full of suspense, mystery, and irony. Edgar Allan Poe ensures that the reader is engaged as well as entertained while reading his stories by using various literary techniques such as hyperbole, suspense, mystery, and irony. The use of these literary techniques in Poe’s stories allows him to develop his plot without losing his audience’s attention. In this short story Montresor, who is the narrator, is carefully planning his revenge on Fortunato,…

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  • Tiger In The Snow Short Story Analysis

    and conclusion. Both stories use the same narrative perspective however, the way it engages with the reader is vastly different as well as the characterisation techniques used in the stories. Both authors are also able to efficiently use various literary techniques to convey the message of their story and engage the reader. Whilst The Lottery and Tiger in the Snow are both the same genre, the way each story conveys moods and themes are completely different. Both…

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  • Wolfgang Iser's The Reading Process: A Phenomenological Approach

    Wolfgang Iser’s essay The Reading Process: A Phenomenological Approach, delineates the author-reader relationship in completion of a literary work, where the author plays the ‘artistic’ role, which is that of the creator of the text, and the reader plays the ‘aesthetic’ role, which, he mentions is the process of the ‘realization’ of the text . (Iser 279) He refers to Roman Ingarden’s “Intentionale Satzkorrelate” (Intentional sentence correlatives), where the interaction of the otherwise…

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  • Story Of An Hour Naturalism Analysis

    During the late nineteenth century naturalism was a major influence in literary society. Naturalism emerged as a response to overly idealistic and imaginative works of the romantic era, as an extension of realism, and in attempt to portray life as it really was. Elements of naturalism vivid imagery and a strong cultural influence in narratives. Of the many typological roles in the late 1800’s, the role of women as the supportive wives was quite common. In “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin…

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