The Power of Detail/scenes

The Power of Detail/scenes

  1. reading the power of detail
  2. Explain and discuss why using specific details represents a significant part of good writing. Why do details matter, according to this essay? How do details create a deeper meaning in this essay?   

Details represent the reality of the things happening in life. They explain what things exist and the manner in which they have occurred. For example, all the things that have taken place in the lives of humans does matter and therefore the events have to be recorded for the sake of the next generation. This is the reason as to why the author says that we can drop the bomb if nothing matters about us. The next generation should have a history of what has happened to those who lived previously. It all matters because without recording and having to give an account of the things happening presently, there would be a severe problem looming shortly. Details are important primarily because they provide a description that can be used to get the specific things that have taken place about people and their lives.

  1. Choose one scene, setting, person, place, experience, or moment from your book project. What details will you include and how will this enhance our understanding of your subject matter?

Yad Vashem and the Jerusalem holocaust gives details about the martyrs and killing of the over six million people. Their lives are described in the books that are found in the library which provides the present generation a feeling of past events. Therefore, the current generation can trace its roots. The details that I would include are the particular places of origin which would give an exact location of the origin of the Jews that died in the Holocaust. More so, the details regarding the age and gender of the martyrs are essential because they would help the future generation to understand what kind of people died. Any investigator would be interested in such details as they are crucial in unearthing the required information. Finally, the time and circumstances surrounding the deaths also matter when investigating or seeking further knowledge about such an event.


  1. Reading the scenes

Scenes work to bring out the feeling in a play. Without having to get the audience to feel the play, they cannot be able to connect with the events that happen in the drama. More importantly, the audience can see the events through their eyes and thus get a chance to participate and play their role accordingly. For instance, when a character gets hurt, the audience shows how they perceive this through shedding tears or showing a mourning atmosphere. More so, the scenes are described and thus describe the kind of actions that are probable to take place in such a situation. For example, a scene description of rugs and lack of proper food may imply that the characters are materially poor. Thus, the audience can guess what would happen in the next minute. As a result, the audience is prepared for any unusual activity.

The elements that make up a scene include the words and concepts that are to be remembered. This is the reason why scenes are described as the components that build nonfiction that is non-fictional. The scenes that are creative and non-fictional are mostly oriented towards action. Additionally, such scenes are three dimensional as well as cinematic in nature. Secondly, scenes capture the attention of the readers. Also, it is the scenes that portray the dramatic content that brings up conflicts that have the potential of being resolved. This aspect keeps the readers tied to the content in a bid to get to know the outcome of the scene at the end. I would use the memory of suspense so that the audience is kept fixed in the story. Without getting to attract the attention of the audience or readers with uncertainty, the story becomes boring.