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Harper Lee uses a variety of language styles to establish the distinct characteristics of the characters she creates. The many forms of diction and dialect used throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird help accentuate the realism of the characters to the reader. The story takes place in a small town in Maycomb county, Alabama, so it's not surprising that siblings, Scout and Jem, and their friend Dill all talk with a southern accent. In a conversation between the three of them in Chapter 1, the southern dialect is quite evident. Jem, who is meeting Dill for the first time...
uses very specific words. He holds a very high place in society with the occupation of a Judge. The reader can sense this when hearing the way he speaks. One would guess that he would have a lot of money, and be looked up to. The reader can make many assumptions of a character just by listening to the way he or she talks.

Dialect and diction help the reader grasp the personalities and traits of the characters. Harper Lee's language usage not only makes the characters come alive, but it makes the characters appear real, and especially believable.

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The story The Wonder World of...The story The Wonder World of OZ written by Frank Baum is filled with symbolism. Symbolism a style of writing using symbols and indirect suggestion to express ideas, emotions, people etc. The story gives a lot of symbols relating to the gilded age in American history which took place from 1880"“ 1900. The main symbols are: Dorothy, the Land of Oz, lion, Emerald City, flying monkeys. The first person the story talks about in the story is Dorothy. She's a girl that comes form Kansas and was carried by a tornado. In the story when the reader first meet Dorothy he finds out that she is very curios, and straight forward. Dorothy in the story represents the average farmers in Kansas. On the other hand the tornado represents the change that has come up on farmers " The Industrial Age." Therefore the story creates a comparison between Dorothy and her new challenge getting back home and the farmer's industrialization problem and fall of crop prices. The Land of Oz was a whole new area, which acted like a whole new country. I had it's own system. Dorothy was scared of it she didn't know the laws and how the people acted. To me I think The Land of Oz symbolizes the Western US. That is because the Western US's lacking of power and it has no voice, they only follow the east. The Land of Oz is closely related to the Western US due to the fact that they are only under the wizard's rule and that the people have no voice. The munchkins organize themselves in order for them to get rid of the witch. And so did the westerners they created Alliances so they can get rid of problems much faster and much easier. The loin in the story has no courage and is seeking courage form the wizard in order for him to be the king of the jungle. He tries to scare people or even hurt them but he cant. The lion creates a direct comparison with William J. Bryant. This is because when William Bryant tried to solve the problem that was going on in the US Treasury by improving the treasury with free gold. Both the lion succeeds in protecting his forest and so does Bryant by receiving a higher rank in office, and becoming more popular. Another straight comparison is Emerald City. Emerald City and Washington DC are pretty much alike. They are both the head of government, they both control all the areas in the land. Washington DC makes up all the laws and the rules to make the country better, and so is Emerald City helps control the land and to keep it away form harm in it's own way. An example is when the wizard send Dorothy and all her friends to destroy the Witch of the West. The flying monkey are in a direct comparison with the Native Americans "Once"¦we were a free people, living happily in a great forest, flying from tree to tree, eating nuts and fruits, and doing just as we pleased without calling anybody "Master." " this shows how the Native American where free to do what they want to do in the land. And that they were under their own supervision but know they have to live in concentration camps under supervision. The land that they once owned is know owned by the government. The story the wonderful World of OZ, contains many different good symbols which criticizes history and different people that took place in the Gilded Age 1880 - 1900.   

The story The Wonder World of OZ written by Frank Baum is filled with symbolism. Symbolism a style of writing using symbols and indirect suggestion to express ideas, emotions, people etc. The story gives a lot of symbols relating to the gilded age in American history which took place from...

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Romeo and Juliet are destined to...Romeo and Juliet are destined to be with each other. So why does it seem like everyone and everything is against them? Not only are they fated to be with each other, they are also fated to be with each other after death. In the end, part of their death can be blamed on the adults in the play. The betrayal of Romeo and Juliet is due to destiny, misconceptions of them by the adults, and the circumstances that changed. Although the adults don't want to sabotage Romeo and Juliet's lives, they do want to protect themselves from getting into any trouble. In the beginning of the play, we are introduced to the Nurse as a kind, motherly figure and friend to Juliet. As the story progresses, we learn the true identity of the Nurse: a sadistic person. Nurse acts kind, humorous, and maternal toward Juliet only when Lady Capulet is around because she's Nurse's employer. The times when Lady Capulet isn't present, Nurse taunts and tantalizes Juliet, for example when Nurse was delivering the message to Juliet about Romeo's punishment, she purposely stalls and prattles on, while enjoying the suffering of Juliet. Nurse ultimately betrays Juliet when she suggests bigamy. " Romeo is banished, and all the world to nothing/ That he ne'er come back to challenge you"¦I think it best you married with the County." 3.5.226-227, 230 The reason nurse betrayed Juliet and was cruel toward her was not always intentional, but it was who she really was. The feud between the two families was one factor that led to Romeo and Juliet's death. If there were no feud to begin with, then the couple wouldn't have to lie or deceive anyone. The two families acted irrational with their militant quarreling and because of the feud, many people, were killed, for example Tybalt, Romeo, and Juliet. The Capulets eventually betray Juliet in the end by telling her to marry Paris. In the beginning of the play, Lord Capulet respected any decision that Juliet made regarding marriage and wouldn't rebut. "My will to her consent is but a part." 1.2.17 Capulet afterwards arbitrarily tells Juliet that she has to marry Paris or he will disown Juliet. ""¦To go with Paris to Saint Peter's Church, Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither. Out, you green-sickness carrion! Out, you baggage!" 3.5.159-161 When Lady Capulet hears Lord Capulet's decision she doesn't counsel with Juliet. It seems like at this point Juliet's parents aren't at her side anymore. It was obvious from the very beginning that they never were, because Capulet always thought that Juliet would do as he says, no matter what the consequences. Friar Lawrence is a holy priest and our impression of him is of an honest man who would help others. He facilitates Romeo and Juliet by marrying them, only because he thinks it would end the feud between the two families. Intentionally, he really wanted to end the feuding, so that he can look like the hero in the end. When Romeo was exiled, Juliet went to Friar Lawrence seeking help, and the only reason Friar helped was because if the Capulets found out Juliet and Romeo got married because of him, he would be blamed. He was more concerned with his well being than Juliet's or Romeo's. Juliet also had a right to believe that Friar Lawrence didn't want to help her: "What if it be a poison, which the Friar / Subtly hath ministered to have me dead, / Lest in marriage he should be dishonored / Because he married me before to Romeo? / I fear it is." 4.3.25-29 Also, it was because of fate that the Friar betrays them. If Friar Lawrence didn't run away from Juliet when she was going to attempt suicide, he could've saved her life, which would mean defying the fated outcome of her life. From the betrayal of Romeo and Juliet, we really get to see the 'true colors' of the characters. The betrayal also showed how the adults acted when circumstances changed, for example with Capulet's sudden change of his consent to Juliet's marriage. The adults had to betray the couple, in order for them to die. It was all due to fate. If there were no betrayals, then there couldn't have been any situations or any need for Romeo to kill himself. The adults betray the couple because they were too concerned with their well being and facing any problems.   

Romeo and Juliet are destined to be with each other. So why does it seem like everyone and everything is against them? Not only are they fated to be with each other, they are also fated to be with each other after death. In the end, part of their death...

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The stylistic elements that an author...The stylistic elements that an author chooses are instrumental in ensuring that the theme or tone that he or she wishes to convey is in fact conveyed to the reader. Harper Lee obviously realizes this, for in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, [New York: Warner, 1982] 278 she wisely selects a distinctive style to relate the moving story of a young child discovering harsh truths regarding human nature The predominant stylistic element Miss Lee uses is her diction and choice of sentence length. At the beginning of the selection, the sentences are short and simple. This syntax is especially appropriate, due to the fact that the novel is written in first person, the narrator being a six year old girl named Scout. "I never saw him again,"she says, referring to her mysteriously reclusive neighbor, Boo Radley. "We never put back into the tree what we had taken out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad." Here, Lee takes on the persona of a child by using a short, simple sentence structure"” no excessiveness or educated glibness, just the purity and honesty of a child's prate. As the piece progresses, Lee's writing style begins to transform. It becomes more educated and mature. "I had never seen our neighborhood from this angle," Scout says, creating not only a transition in how Scout sees her world, but also a transition in the syntax. While the sentences remain short, the diction Miss Lee chooses is more advanced, as Scout recaps what she has seen in her lifetime "“ no longer through the eyes of a child. "The boy helped is sister to her feet, and they made their way home. Fall, and his children trotted to and fro around the corner, the day's woes ans triumphs on their faces. They stopped at an oak tree, delighted, puzzled, apprehensive." Once again, Lee's syntax is very suitable in the message she is trying to impart. Scout's exposure to the strange and startling realities of the human soul take away her youthful innocence. Thus, she begins to, as all people must do, mature. Another stylistic element that greatly aids in progressing the theme and tone of the novel is Lee's implementation of imagery. She begins with Scout on the porch of a house she had once thought to be haunted. "Street lights winked down the street all the way to town....In daylight, i thought, you could see the postoffice corner." Then, she makes a transition, taking on a reflective tone. "Daylight," she says, "in my mind, the night faded." Her reference to daylight is symbolic of the new view that Scout has. Her knowledge has shed a fresh "light" on things. She begins to describe the high points of her young life "“ only this time with a new perspective "A boy trudged down the sidewalk dragging his fishing pole behind him......Winter and his children shivered at the front gate, silhouetted against a blazing house." This imagery allows the reader to grasp a hold of the change that Scout has undergone due to the information she has gained regarding the truths of human nature. The words that spill across the pages are no longer those of a young innocent Lee closes by verifying the message her style has been conveying all along. "Atticus was right," she says, "you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them, Just standing on the Radley front porch was enough." Lee's incredible usage of imagery and syntax not only serve to create a distinguishing style, but also produce a wonderful and enjoyable work of literature.   

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