Using Character as a Literary Device

Nowhere in modern literature do stereotypical gender roles clash with modern theories and evolve more fluently on the page than in Pat Conroy’s novels and memoir. Conroy contrasts male and female gender stereotypes with his new characters and employs his characters as literary devices to suggest changes in gender roles.

A Night in the City Jul27

A Night in the City

“My husband used to love this time of year,” the elegant woman says, without moving her head. She doesn’t glance in my direction. Her voice is gentle. I think I might have imagined it and then a smile spreads across her thin red lips. I relax, but notice the smile doesn’t reach her eyes.