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assignment 8 - Written assignment 8 In this assignment, I...

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Written assignment 8 In this assignment, I analyze the varieties of tone and each author’s emotional attitude toward the characters and readers in these stories: Crane's “The Open Boat” and “The Sinking of the Commodore ”, Hemingway's “Hills Like White Elephants”, Faulkner's “A Rose for Emily” and O’Connor's “Everything That Rises Must Converge”. In "The Open Boat", Stephen Crane uses irony in his tone when he creates a conflict between the weakness of the boat and the forces of the ocean against which they struggle: "…the boat bounced… the wind tore…" (p. 406). As they try to bring the boat to safety, Crane's tone sounds confused and exhausted. Crane uses tone to describe man’s reaction to the surprises of Nature. Using his tone, Crane tries to emphasize the fact that we are insignificant and helpless and in this indifferent universe, and that people must bind together to deal with this indifference. Crane does not emphasize on each character separately, but rather on the human being in general facing a problem that they can not control. Therefore, his attitude towards the characters is reflected through his attitude towards the humanized nature, which is, how weak we are against the nature, but we are capable of cooperate when this is needed. It feels like the Author's tone in "The sinking of the Commodore" is the warmest.
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2011 for the course PSTL 1371 taught by Professor Mollycollins during the Fall '08 term at Minnesota.

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