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Write about the ways that writers aim to make the beginnings of their texts exciting. Robert Browning uses similar techniques, to Hosseini and Fitzgerald, in his poetry. The first six lines of Fra Lippo Lippi appear to have been created as dramatically e

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Write about the ways that writers aim to make the beginnings of their texts exciting. Refer to three texts you have studied. F. Scott Fitzgerald begins his novel The Great Gatsby with the voice of the omnipotent narrator, Nick. This narrator begins by divulging into an account of his personal history, contained within this opening account are clear elements of ambiguity. It is expressed to the reader that Nick "realised by some unmistakeable sign that an intimate revelation was quivering on the horizon"; this could be interpreted by some as revealing however it lacks sufficient meaning due to its inconclusiveness. Therefore this intriguing revelation evidently creates a sense of mystery that consequently appears to convey a feeling of excitement. However some readers may argue that the mysterious elements overshadow excitement and the beginning instead focuses on setting up Nick as a narrator. There is evidence that supports this point of view as the majority of the story telling obviously emerges from Nick as he has been created as the narrator. ...read more.

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to pursue the novel, and so it would seem to them that the writer had written the opening in an exciting way. Fitzgerald clearly aims to make the beginning of his novel enticing and it is evident that he achieves this through a variety of mystery and excitement, even though it could be debated by readers that there is a strong sense of one component more than the other. It is undeniable that excitement does form part of the beginning of The Great Gatsby, despite mystery also being a strong element, and it is suggested that the writer has purposefully constructed the beginning in this way so that the reader delves further into the novel. Similarly it can be debated whether Khaled Hosseini aimed to make the beginning of his novel, The Kite Runner, exciting. This is because the opening chapter includes elements of mystery, which are also present in The Great Gatsby, that consequently deviate from any possible excitement as this mystery suggests an underlying seriousness. ...read more.

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This would undoubtedly surprise any reader who would surely have a preconceived idea of monks as devout Christians who follow a strict lifestyle in accordance to a set of solemn vows. Therefore a significant amount of excitement is surely created as the opening appears to generate a buss which will surely excite any reader and give them a desire to know how events will unravel as the monologue continues. However the way that Browning tries to evoke pity by introducing Lippo as a monk could suggest that he has written the opening with the aim of creating pity. Although it is evident that some readers will interpret the opening in an exciting way as the sense of mystery does contribute to an atmosphere of excitement. On the whole the writers of the three texts that I have studied do seem to create the beginnings of their novel or poem in an exciting way, through their language choices and structural elements of building up an emotive feel. It would seem that each text can be interpreted as exciting however it is without doubt down to the way individual readers interpret them. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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