1- element of fiction most important draft 1

1- element of fiction most important draft 1 - horrors that...

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To me, reading literature provides a chance to see into the life of another. A visual scene is important, but scenery doesn't matter as much as seeing someone's thoughts. A plot is created from humanity's reactions to one another, and I feel as a writer it is much too difficult to plan the way a plot will unfold; rather I must know the characters intimately first. Characters are relevant in a story's becoming a masterpiece- yet their thoughts tell more about them than anything else could. A writer's style is prevalent in everything they write, but the same story told by five different writers in differing points of view would still contain the same human element of passionate emotion, whereas the style would differ for each story told. The theme is something the reader must determine for themselves. One may feel that “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck was presented to inspire one to realize the beauty behind human friendship, for example; another may feel it was intended merely to haunt the reader to the
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Unformatted text preview: horrors that people will be subjected to because of misunderstanding or intolerance. The writer can speak from an omniscient view in order to relate the story intimately; to draw the reader in to each character's life briefly, yet powerfully because the writer must make the brevity of the encounter with the characters still meaningful, and the reader gets the opportunity to experience a life much more adventuresome or grandiose than he or she may have been afforded. Alternately, they can see the depths of human despair in an instant; they can feel the cold, the loneliness, the hatred from a few simple thoughts the narrator allows us to see. A first-person point of view creates an instant rapport between the reader and storyteller, and the reader experiences the story as if told from a wise shaman at the tribe's fire or from an old friend over coffee....
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2009 for the course ENGL 3450 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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