Today in our amazing all boys’ English we had an eventful class. Our task was to watch the movie Rope and look for all the literary devices used in this old movie. Some of the things we were looking for were irony, theme, suspense, foreshadowing, characterization, and conflict. The movie Rope is about two men who murdered their acquaintance using nothing other than rope. Then these risky men decide to have a dinner party for the man they killed because they love the thrill of having to hide a murdered man. Some of the literary devices we saw today were irony in that a woman says that her horoscope predicted a great day but really her boyfriend was murdered by the men she is eating with. This example of irony is dramatic because she doesn’t know what actually happened but the spectator’s do. One of the most easily spotted devices was symbolism. I say this because Brandon (the murderer) had rope with him for a while during the dinner party and he used this robe to kill his acquaintance (David). The rope symbolizes the deceitful murder that Brandon had just preformed. This movie also portrayed the characters very well. The director gave hints on who the characters really were and what they were like. One example of this was shown through Philips (murderer) facial expression and tenseness, As the night goes on and as more people started coming to the party he becomes almost paranoid because he is so scared he will get caught. One of the most daunting devices in this movie is the foreshadowing. David’s aunt tells Philip that his hands will bring him great fame but the spectator knows this could only mean two things; Philip will get caught or they will murder again. This foreshadowing really makes you think because there could be two turnouts from it. Today in our wonderful class we learned a lot about how literary devices should be used in writing, and if I learned one thing today it is to never eat off of a chest; because you never know if there will be a body in it or not.