The Five Elements and Insight Elements are the structures that build a strong story. The five elements of a story are character, figure of speech, form, theme, and symbolism. Insight is ability to see clearly or intuitively in the elements of a story and the story itself. Both “The Tiger,” by Erick Gentry, and “A Lesson in Discipline,” by Teresa Foley, are short stories which contain these elements which each influence the insight that the reader develops. The insights I have gained insights I have attained from these two stories are that I must not assume that something is as always as it seems and that I must be prepared for what lies ahead. I believe that each element influences insight regarding not only itself but also that of the overall story as well. I shall prove this theory by demonstrating that meaning of each element and the effect it has on insight in “The Tiger” as well as “A Lesson in Discipline.” The first of the elements is character, which in poems are the people around whom the author created his or her plot. Character in stories can influence insights in the plot in many ways. One way is how an event can occur which sets a uneasy tone in a story that shifts the reader’s focus on that character‘s personality. For example, in “The Tiger” the tiger’s relaxed personality calms the reader down during his first confrontation with Fatima. This is important because it allows the reader to focus on developing insight on Fatima’s personality instead of focusing on most tigers’ unpredictable nature. The protagonist character in “The Tiger” is very tranquil and predictable. The protagonist character in “A Lesson in Discipline” is also tranquil and predictable but also well prepared. This is important because it influences insight on the character’s personality as they experience unforeseen tragedy. Character is the people to whom the story is set upon which hold the capability to influence the insight developed by reader through events and
FIVE ELEMENTS OF A SHORT STORY
-it is the sequence or flow of the events in a short story that would help develop the author's idea. There are five elements of plot structure-- introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement.
-considered as being one of the most important factor to a good short story, the characters are sentient beings who carry out the actions of the story.
-the when and where in which the story takes place. Authors often….
Elements of Short Stories
Plot (what happens)
conflict (the basic opposition or tension that sets the plot of a short story in motion; it engages the
reader, builds suspense or mystery, and arouses expectation for events to follow.)
open-ended at both ends
exposition (background information, setting the scene, establishes situation, dates the action)
rising action (complication) (develops and intensifies the conflict)
climax (crisis) (the moment at which….
Elements of the Short Story
Ellison's "Battle Royal" and Kincaid's "Girl" were extremely difficult but interesting novels. As I explored these readings, I realized that they had some differences and similarities, but the one's that stood out, helped me get a better understanding of what these individual characters were facing. They displayed very distinct themes However, uncovered very similar social settings.
In Ellison's "Battle Royal" theme, our narrator is physically humiliated in the….
Somebody told me before that when you feel almost nothing at all, only plain unhappiness, then just die. You always want to find an explanation for feeling so empty, but what was that for? Nothing. If you feel that way, then that’s depression, and I’m telling you, that thing kills every part of you. Well, at least, that’s what it does to me. Dr. Marie once said that she knew everything about my condition and she’s dead wrong; I know myself more than everybody does. After that check-up, I….
Short Story Elements by Caroline Wilmovsky
Introduction and Thesis: A short story is a story with a fully developed theme, but significantly shorter and less elaborate than a novel. A short story is normally fiction, meaning, it’s made up. It focuses on one or two main characters and on a single conflict or problem. To comprehend a short story you have to look for four different elements: the setting, character, theme, and plot.
The setting refers to the place, time, and date of a story. The literary….
SHORT STORY AND ITS ELEMENTS
A short story is a kind of prose fiction which has grown up besides the novel and which has its own important and recognised place in literature. It may be defined as a prose narrative, “requiring from half an hour to one hour for its perusal.” In other words, brevity is the key-note of a short story. It is a story which it is physically possible to read at one sitting. But its must not be supposed that the short story is a novel on a reduced scale. It has a definite….
Gothic Elements in the Short Stories of
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe is known as the Father of the Gothic. He utilized Gothicism in his short stories such as, ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ and ‘Ligeia.’ Poe has written numerous literary masterpieces that have focused on the Gothic. Not only have his works been focused on the Gothic, but his life had somewhat of a Gothic theme. Through love, death, and depression, Poe’s life had an impact on the way he wrote, which is evident through in….
literary piece I chose for this assignment is “The Welcome Table: by Alice Walker. The story is told using a third person omniscient point of view. The story is told beautifully with its detailed imagery, irony, ambiguity, and symbolism, which capture the reader’s attention from the start. The narrator’s use of imagery in the description of the characters and the setting gives the reader a clear picture as the story unfolds and the theme of racism is introduced. Walker weaves a tale of racism, redemption….
Narrative Elements in the Short Story
The short story I have chosen to write about is “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” by James Thurber. I will use this story to write an understanding of literary themes. I will use this to describe the theme of the short story, then I will identify two literary elements in the short story that contributes to the point of view, tone, setting, character, and symbolism by giving an example of each. Finally, I will then explain how the selected literary elements affect….
Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story
ENG 125 Introduction to Literature
Instructor Emily Brandon
May 20, 2013
Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story
The theme of a story can sometimes be hard to figure out. It takes looking at what the story is about to figure it out.
After reading “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, I started to really think about what the theme of the story was. The author was very indirect about the theme. I think….