Most everyone remembers a favorite story that he or she has read. A book that just captivated the reader from beginning to end. But how do authors successfully grab the attention of their readers? Authors utilize specific techniques to convey the characters, setting, and plot effectively. The two short stories Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville and The Tenant by Bharati Mukherjee do just that. The authors of both stories effectively develop unique
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plus civilization, sophistication, and moral virtue, over people born on this continent” (105). Maya’s thoughts and actions are coming from her culture, but her culture is a mix of Indian and American.
In conclusion, the authors through distinct techniques develop the main characters of Bartleby, the Scrivener and The Tenant both. The authors of the two stories use setting and plot, narration, and conduct to portray the characters so that the reader better understands them.