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Conveying Messages through the Use of Setting, Point of View and Theme in William Carlos Williams' the Use of Force and Eudora Welty's a Visit to Charity
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Setting Point of View and Theme Authors use complex literary elements in order to relay their messages to the readers of the story These elements serve as the visual and emotional connection between the thoughts and feelings of the author and his nave reader Setting theme and point of view draw on the readers ability or inability to create a picture of what the story is about Setting can be defined as time and place It represents one of the most important parts of the story and helps the reader realize the emotions evoked from the story It is a necessary part of a story to make it a complete experience for a reader Setting is an integral ingredient to any story or literary work In some fiction however it is not only essential but it also plays a vital role in the development of the plot In these works it is necessary for the author to paint a clear picture and provide background of the setting The point of view allows the reader to observe the thoughts of the characters When a story is told in the first person the reader plunges inside the head of the narrator and hears what he or she thinks and feels The third person omniscient allows the reader in a sense to play God and hear the thoughts of all of the characters These different approaches to the thoughts of the characters create different feelings in the reader The theme of a fable is its moral A parable presents its theme through teaching a lesson The theme of a piece of fiction is its view about life and how people behave In fiction the theme is not intended to teach or preach In fact it is not presented directly at all You extract it from the characters action and setting that make up the story In other words you must figure out the theme yourself
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