Narratology

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  • Compare And Contrast The Lottery And The Rocking Horse Winner

    “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence is a story about a young boy named Paul who attempts to win his mother’s affection by becoming lucky, thereby securing the money his mother so desperately wants. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is a story about townspeople who blindly conform to tradition and carry out a rather savage practice in an unexpected manner. Both stories use setting to convey a message. In “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, the setting becomes almost another character that is used…

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  • Tomorrow And Tomorrow Kurt Vonnegut Analysis

    Plot is certainly the most imperative component of most literary works, especially short stories. With the help of an excellent plot, a phenomenal story is made. This was achieved with the short story, “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow”. Kurt Vonnegut mastered the elements of the prominent narrative arc. Vonnegut intrigues the audience with an exceptional exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement. The exposition of a narrative is the introduction to the characters and…

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  • Tiger In The Snow Short Story Analysis

    The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and Tiger in the Snow by Daniel Wynn Barber are two short stories with similar themes and genres. Themes such as suspense are used by both authors and are used in various ways by the two authors to engage readers. The plot structure of both of these stories are very similar, with the conventional plot structure up until the falling action and conclusion. Both stories use the same narrative perspective however, the way it engages with the reader is vastly different…

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  • Christian Lorentzen's 'Is Story That Makes Us Read?'

    The article “Is is Story that Makes Us Read?” by Christian Lorentzen explains why we only get thin traces of plot after finishing even one of the most memorable of stories. Lorentzen explains at the beginning of his article that if you recite a plot backwards you might discover that you will only receive a little about the plot. This is because when we close the book we are left with a head full of images, lines, and emotions not necessarily the plot of the story. Although some may say that…

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  • Project Narrative Analysis

    Narratives It was always hard to say goodbye to her. Each time, I thought, would be the last. She held up well until the car left the curb and I could see her shuffling up to her door reaching for her handkerchief from the pocket of her frock. I am sure she thought she was in the clear to finally release the tears while she rounded the corner of the walk into her doorway. She did not know my eyes locked onto her every move through my own water-filled lids. Somehow this once strong woman, was…

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  • The Lady With The Dog Point Of View

    The different uses of point of view in a short story can influence how the reader interprets the text. For example, the short story "Cathedral" incorporates the use of first person. First person point of view is when a narrator conveys an experience from their own perspective. By choosing to use first person narrative, the author allows the reader to gain a concise understanding of how the narrator is thinking and feeling. First person narrative is often used because it allows the reader to…

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  • Imagery In The Crucible

    The Crucible, Explained Authors use a variety of techniques to ensure the message of their story is received. Some will spell it out for the reader in simple words, or will focus heavily on the dialogue of the characters. In the cast of Arthur Miller's The Crucible he uses several important characters and themes that play off of one another to construct a tale that will leave an impression. In my project, the collage, I chose specific objects, and pictures, that best represented the themes and…

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  • Figurative Language In Einstein's Dreams, By Alan Lightman

    The authors of most, if not all, pieces of writing include examples of figurative language. The reader of Einstein’s Dreams, by Alan Lightman, is able to easily identify several uses of figurative language. Lightman describes several different worlds in his novel. Each world he described is different from one another by the way time is considered, and how each variation of time affects people. As a reader, many of the worlds and their concepts of time may be difficult to comprehend, but some may…

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  • Situational, And Symbolic Archetypes In Literature And Movies

    An archetype is an example of a certain person or thing that can appear in literature and movies, they often represent a common pattern with every story. Archetypes can be broken down into three main groups or types, character, situational, and symbolic archetypes. Situational archetypes are situations that appear over and over in movies, literature and stories of all kinds. One example of this would be the unhealable wound, the wound, either physical or psychological, cannot be fully healed,…

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  • Theme Between Lamb To The Slaughter And The Lottery

    The definition of suspense is, “a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty of what might happen.” At least that is what dictionary.com refers to it as. Also, in both the stories “Lamb to the slaughter,” and “The Lottery,” mood plays an important role in the story. Through the mood, we get the main idea of the scenario or what the author is trying to make out of this scenario. Throughout the story reader can learn that both these stories have mood built up especially in specific…

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