In Hound of the Baskervilles, Mr. Franklin is a member of the upper-class. Another member of the upper-class is Lady Catherine de Bourgh from Pride and Prejudice. In a five paragraph essay, compare and contrast these two characters. Be sure to explain each character’s function in the story.
In William Faulkner's novel, As I Lay Dying, the story is presented in a polyphonic style where each character's thoughts are revealed by their own descriptions. Whereas in the play, A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, the thoughts and ideas of each character are conveyed through their actions and words. These two great American stories, although different in structure, both focus on the inner feelings and thoughts of the characters presented. Despite their differences, each story is able to effectively offer access into the character's way of thinking. Though the form of the play and the polyphonic novel are quite distinct and focus on separate styles of character development, each method is equally able to reveal the thoughts and true nature of each character. Faulkner uses the polyphonic style in his novel to give every character a distinct voice and opinion. Therefore, the book feels a little more like a play, because there is no universal narrator to describe the action from either a single point of view or from an omniscient position. Instead, Faulkner has each character describe their own views and narrate the book. This helps the reader better understand the thoughts and nature of each individual through their views and opinions, which are revealed through their descriptions. Each character describes their thoughts about others and in doing so; they reveal their personal character through how they look upon certain situations and others. Faulkner allows the reader to see into the thoughts of the characters in order to create a complete understanding of each individual within the novel, based on their own thoughts. Overall, Faulkner's polyphonic novel is quite successful at providing insight into the characters way of thinking and true nature. Where As I Lay Dying relies on individuals describing their thoughts, Williams' play gets its insight from character's actions and dialogue. The interaction between Stanley, Blanche, and Stella reveal a lot about their personal values and thoughts through their words and actions. Williams uses the different ways in which the characters interact with one another to show what is important to them, and how they go about getting it. Although the reader is never told the personal thoughts of the characters, their thoughts are clearly demonstrated through the actions they take to obtain their wants. Therefore, while A Streetcar Named Desire never gives direct views into character's thoughts, the conversations and motivations of each individual allow the reader to understand the characters. In the beginning of As I Lay Dying, Darl tells that he and Jewel are walking back to the house, and then begins to describe Jewel. However, he doesn't simply describe Jewel by his features and personality, instead he lets Jewel's actions reveal a great deal about his character. In addition to the descriptions about Jewel, he describes Cash and Anse in the same manner>GET ANSWER