Again, because the narrator only knew information provided to him by Ethan himself, the opportunity for less than accurate information to be given to the narrator is very probable. As noted literary critic Gary Scharnhorst illuminated in his piece, “The Two Faces of Mattie Silver”, it can be effectively argued that any feelings of love bubbling within Ethan were not reciprocated by Mattie. Scharnhorst contends that there are several instances throughout the novel where the choice of diction reveals Ethan’s distorted sense of reality. For example, Ethan fancied that his arm “...was faintly pressed against her side,” when he picked Mattie up from the church. Ethan did not tell the narrator that his arm was touching Mattie in such a way.
The interlude of Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor captures theories that I find myself identifying with at large - that there is only one story. When Foster writes this, he speaks of literature and the idea that originality is impossible because we are all retelling the same human experience. While I would agree, I would even go as far to say that it is because experiencing something that no one else has is so rare. It’s so unlikely that the experiences that our lives consist of are truly our own and that is displayed in the lack of originality in storytelling. Foster goes on to explain how archetypes are hidden throughout literature and it can also be seen in the clichés found throughout life.
Even without disclosing personal information, an author of any academic writing piece reveals a small part of themselves (Williams 715). Williams deliberately references a novel written by liable writers to further support his claim; By using other distinguished people’s claims to support his own, he gives the impression that these authors would confirm with his
Authors often alter the account to make the story more compelling as explained in the article “If Truman Capote fibbed, does ‘In Cold Blood’ belong in the trash?” by Tuck Shaw of the Denver Post. Shaw suggests that a note from the publisher in forthcoming editions of Capote’s book should be included. This way the writer makes the account more captivating while the reader and the people portrayed in the book will know that the book isn’t meant completely factual. Regardless, writers should never lie in their account without acknowledging it. All in all, writers should always be truthful when writing a creative journalism novel.
Although prominent in the modern times of society, how has the ego affected literary works and their messages to their respective audiences. Moreover, how has self-righteousness and racism been portrayed in the works of fiction as the concepts progress? Author Flannery O’Connor has not been known to shy away from these
The genre is historical fiction. There are a lot of inventions said to have happened during this time period. It seems that the author was historically correct with them all. The story was not engaging. I did not find myself to keep wanting to read this book.
Plagiarism can be an act of civil disobedience Plagiarism, one of the fundamental issues of academic life, is a basic subject to portray, yet difficult to maintain a strategic distance from. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary: plagiarism is the action of using the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own words or ideas. As defined previously, plagiarism is only taking someone else work without giving credits. I believe plagiarism cannot be an act of civil disobedience because it is not a political act and does not envision a change in the law or policies in the government. What is a civil disobedience?
After experiencing himself being in the anti-intellectualism for loving sports magazine and not school books, for sure he knows that this did not make his “street smart. His argument successfully started with what others had to say about “street smart” and was followed up with his point of view. After having read this essay, I can truly agree with Graff that individuals may in effect have hidden intellectualism in them. Given the opportunity by education to demonstrate their abilities in literature in subjects that interested them will put them in a high academic level of education. The layout of the essay is professionally written, Graff took his professionalism and education experience to effectively write this debate and successfully point out what others point of view was and how he successfully he contradicted the others point of
The opinions of Hirsch however do not sway from the main ideas that Kinnell seemed to hold onto throughout his works. The function of the article does pertain to high reliability as Hirsch meticulously synthesizes the works of Kinnell, with open ended vocabulary to still let the reader ponder upon his poems, thus not setting the meanings of Kinnell 's poems in firm stone. As the poems by Kinnell are folded in sporadically for evidence of Kinnell 's evolutionary career, bias information such as set in stone interpretations or over exuberant statements of Kinnell 's career are not present. As several sources in poetry attempt to sway the reader into thinking one way about a set of works, the source by Hirsch is meant for firm educating, while leading the reader through a biographic ode of Galway Kinnell 's career, with folded antidotes
A fictional story is not a list of events, but a tale with a storyline and plot. People reading historical fiction stories won’t interpret the history as a random thing in the past. Instead, in their quest to understand the plot, they have to work to look for correlation and causation between the historical events. This is very important for understanding history, as it allows readers to strongly connect all the small events within the big historical event together in their mind instead of viewing those events as separate things. For instance, in the book Johnny Tremain, the narrator says “The work on the Dartmouth and the Eleanor finished about the same time.
I have heard about the study of people 's writing but never actually heard of the name, which is graphoanalysis. Like what I 've heard of it before about this method is if a person writes in small font, he or she is likely to be introverted and timid, in contrast to a person, who is extroverted or confident, he or she mostly has large handwriting. So for this chapter, I think the author has successfully described Gatsby 's personality based on his signature: "signed Jay Gatsby in a majestic hand." The foreshadowing in this chapter gives away a vital hint about Gatsby. I think foreshadowing is definitely a great literary device since the readers could glimpse and suspect the future events, just based on a couple of lines.
McCullough reassures us how important this year was for American history. He places his views through his extensive use of research, from battle plans, letters, journal entries, and more. But as important as the Declaration of Independence and political aspects may be, it does not fit in with McCullough’s purpose. His purpose concludes military aspects of 1776 in the war itself. McCullough’s solidifies his views when he said, “Such courage and high ideals were of little consequence, of course, the Declaration itself being no more than a declaration without military success against the most formidable force on earth” (145).
These words are not very complex, and most might assume that the reason for the author choosing the title is for the very simple conclusion, that the story is about Maya Ying Lin’s vision, but the reality of it is far more complicated than they appear. In the beginning of the passage, the speaker discusses how the memorial needs to be something that no one has seen before- something entirely new and unique, and that is not expected. This is where Maya’s vision comes in. This is the type of vision that is wanted, but it is also something that represents the artist. Everyone expected the great designer of the memorial would be some sort of an expert of the field or someone who is already known and probably who is a bit older and more experienced, but this was not the outcome.
These examples are frequently used to elicit a response in favor of the author’s point of view without needing solid facts from basing it on history. By using these types of examples, Buchanan was able to back up his points without evidence, making the essay an example of poor writing and
I think one of the reasons why it is hard to decide positively whether or not there are any transitional issues is because the essay had no thesis or guideline for the reader to follow. Despite not having a thesis, I still was able to understand this essay and comprehend it. I think perhaps something that could make this essay even more effective is a little more background information on the topic. I was able to conclude that the topic is the structure or oral or verbal language, and what constitutes it. I was able to understand this essay because I read the last essay from the student about spoken language in other languages, so I felt that I was already aware of some of the information.