LITERARY REVIEW :The enduring lessons in The Beggars’ Strike
LITERARY REVIEW :The enduring lessons in The Beggars' Strike - Vanguard News
Other elements that are present in this novel include symbols and metaphors. Symbols are the use of some unrelated idea to represent something else. Metaphors are direct comparisons made between characters and ideas. There are many symbols and metaphors used by the author such as:. Noah metaphorically explains his life as a blue chip stock: fairly stable, more ups than downs, and gradually trending upward with time. He goes on to describe his story as both a romance and a tragedy, which has involved a great deal of his life and the metaphorical path he chose to follow.
The lovers, Gabby and Travis, seem to be cross purposes. Even their dogs seem to be at odds, especially when her dog becomes pregnant. What choices will be made? A major criticism of the novel has been Sparks' use of a prologue and epilogue , each of which is in the present, 11 years after the main action. The criticism is not valid, for the prologue creates a sense of impending but unnamed doom that heightens dramatic tension in the novel.
There are several literary devices that pop up at various times in the story. One of the most prevalent ones is foreshadowing which frequently presents clues of something that will happen later in the novel. Some examples of foreshadowing include:.