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Transcript of Literary
Indirect v. direct characterization,
Characterization – round/flat; static/dynamic,
Irony (dramatic, verbal, & situational),
Point of view (1st person, 3rd limited, &3rd omniscient) "The Necklace's" theme is to be satisfied of what you have and simple materials does not grant eternal happiness Literary Elements a thought or idea the author presents to the reader that may be deep, difficult to understand, or even moralistic Theme a moment of great intensity in the plot of a literary work, generally bringing events to a head and leading to the conclusion. Climax the dramatic struggle between two forces in the story (without conflict, there is no point) Conflict the atmosphere that pervades a literary work with the intention of evoking a certain emotion or feeling from the audience. Mood the attitude the author takes toward of the subject. The language and details the writer chooses to describe the characters, setting, and events help to create the tone Tone Indirect vs. Direct
Characterization Ivan in "The Most Dangerous Game" is an example of a direct characterization because the author tells the reader that his dumb and deaf. the narrative gives us specific information about the character by describing what the character is like Indirect Characterization Direct Characterization dynamic - changes in the course of the story, often dramatically
static - remain the same throughout the story Round and Flat -round - some background; displays multifaceted personality, realistic
- flat - little or no personal history, one or two traits, we never find out much Static and Dynamic Characterization when a speaker says one thing but mean another used in a narrative when an event occurs whose significance the audience understands but the characters do not, audience knows something that the character does not Whitney in "The Most Dangerous Game" is an indirect characterization because it gives us clues that he has sympathy towards animals. when something happens and reversal of expectation, when you expect one thing to occur, but something else happens instead. Verbal Irony Dramatic Situational "The Gift of the Magi's'" theme is that love is the greatest gift of all and money can't buy love. In "The Sniper" the climax occurs when the IRA sniper discovers the identity of the enemy sniper. "A sound of Thunder's" climax occurs when the hunting party returns to the office of Time Safari Inc. and find the language, atmosphere, and president different. Man vs Nature
Harry Hope has a poisonous snake on his
stomach in "The Poison." Man vs. Self
Mathilde in "The Necklace" is unhappy with her lifestyle and allows vanity, selfish pride, and envy to cause her make poor decisions. "The Most Dangerous Game's" mood are suspenseful, eerie, and scary. In "The Sniper" the mood are dangerous and violent. The Republican sniper killed his enemy sniper and discovered that it was his brother in "The Sniper." "Be good to me, for it went for you. Maybe the hairs of my head were number," said Della in "The Gift of the Magi." is an example of verbal irony. Serious is the tone for "Poison." Tense and fearful is the tone in "A sound of Thunder." "The Sniper"
-The IRA Sniper is round because it tells the reader his personality.
-The opposing sniper is flat because the reader does not know his background. "A sound of Thunder
-Eckels is dynamic because he changes in the story.
-Travis is static because he remain the same. 1st Person Point of View the speaker is a character in the story and tells it from his/her perspective (uses "I") 3rd Person Limited the speaker is not part of the story, but tells about the other characters but limits information about what one character sees and feels. 3rd Person Omniscient the speaker is not part of the story, but is able to "know" and describe what all characters are thinking.. "Poison" is an example of first person because its in Timber's point of view. "The Necklace" is an example of 3rd omniscient because the author tells the reader the thoughts and feelings of Madame Loisel and her husband Monsieur. "The Gift of the Magi" is told in 3rd person limited. a warning or indication of a future event. Foreshadowing the narrator gives us clues about what the character is like, but does not directly state specific character traits. In "A Sound of Thunder" Lesperance's explanation to Eckles on the dangers of small changes in the past having catastrophic effects on the future foreshadows the changes that occur and the constant warnings to stay off the path indicate that Eckles will leave the path. Another foreshadowing is when Rainsford tells Whitney that they are lucky to be the hunters and not the huntees. Rainford did become the huntee in "The Most Dangerous Game. Plot Diaphragm EXTRA