One Thousand and One Nights and Story

Topics: One Thousand and One Nights, Twist ending, Fiction Pages: 2 (867 words) Published: April 30, 2013
Which story did you read?
The sniper
Describe the physical setting of the story. Which words or descriptions contribute to the emotional setting or mood? What is the mood that results from the author’s use of description? It’s in a battlefield in Dublin Ireland. The author uses words like “twilight” “darkness” and “spasmodically” to kind of set the mood as dark but loud and spastic. What is the theme? How do the final lines of the story influence the meaning or theme of the story? The theme starts out more as action/drama, but in the end when the sniper finds that his brother was the one that was killed it more influences the drama theme in the story. What techniques does the author use to create suspense throughout the story? He uses words and imagery that gives us more of a suspenseful feeling, and the setting also adds to the suspense since he is in the middle of a war zone. At the beginning the author uses the discovery technique telling us that the character has a brother, which is also somewhat foreshadowing because we don’t yet know why his brother is important. I see a little reversal at the end because of the fact that in the beginning the attacker was the enemy and in the end it turns out to be his brother. Do you think the techniques you identified in question four were effective? Did they create suspense for you? In your opinion, what technique could be used more effectively? Yes, and I do honestly believe that the story was written well and the techniques used created a suspenseful feel. But the ending could’ve been a tad longer. What techniques does the author use to create a surprise ending? The author uses reversal in the ending to create a sort of surprise. Were you surprised by the twist? If so, why? If not, what should the author have done to make the ending more surprising and effective? Yes I was, and it’s because the whole time I had no knowing that his brother was even going to be in the story at all. What was your experience in...
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