In fact Mary Shelley was fascinated by the poem of John Milton and found refuge and a vast ocean of thoughts and philosophy within it. Searching about the connection between the two we merely notice that the hero in the novel is derived from the poem’s characterization, or as continuity or a development of a character. When Mary was given a copy of paradise lost by Percy Shelley she made use of it to create her hero, in fact both major characters in her novel seem heroes. You cannot distinguish easily who is the hero: Victor or the monster? It is fascinating how both writers, Milton and Shelley, created heroes with parallel position to their anti-heroes.
The novel I decided to pick for this essay was Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. One of the major themes of this novel is the issue of loneliness and isolation in society. Steinbeck offers the reader an insight into the society of this time which is set in the great depression in the 1930’s and how it leaves many of the characters behind, unwanted and alone. I believe this still to be relevant in modern contemporary living. The characters who portray the theme of loneliness and isolation are; Lennie, because he is mentally challenged and the other characters fear his intimidating physique, but he also has George and their dream of getting their own farm to escape reality.
“Half-a-crown is probably not so much that the narrator imagines the fellow as a beggar as it is that his own character but in a different context” (Napierkowski and Ruby 1). To illustrate narrator’s disgust for the pointless war, he compares himself to the soldier and at the end with the word “you”. This makes the poem giving feelings that are more personal. The man has created the war but it is not man is instinct to murder others. “The Man He Killed” demonstrates the perspective of soldiers with inhumanity in the war battle.
Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
He collectively wrote his opinions about his media icons, such as Pam Anderson or Saved By the Bell, to inform his audiences about the impact that modern day media is having on the population. His personal experiences created passion to write about the stunt growth of Generation X due to his resentment of the unoriginality of media. Audience- His audience is directed at the people within the generation that he specifically talks about repetitively throughout the novel. He informs the audience of a second-perspective look on how each generation reacts or acts when presented a circumstance of facing the reality of outcomes concerning modern day media. Purpose- The purpose of this novel is to discuss the type of environment we live in due to the media, which humorously discusses the beauty in human trial and error, underdogs, relationships, the unusual, life experiences, and thought.
If you 've read the book you know the beatty tries multiple times to try and get montag to forget about the books and even went as far as ignoring fire calls on him. He is justified in promoting his values because people would not be able to get along together in this society. This is all related to the red scare and mccarthyism. The fear of people who are different, more specifically the societal view that beatty has. And it ok to think this because it is a natural human behavior.
Through Wells’s use of plot in the story, it is described to the reader that the main character of the story is a human. With this, the reader can conclude that everybody makes mistakes and that society needs to learn from those mistakes. Throughout the book, it is discovered by the readers that Wells is the one narrating the story. This can be seen when the book says, “I have told the circumstance of the stranger’s arrival in Iping with a certain fulness of detail, in order that the curious impression he created may be understood by the reader” (Wells, 13). One can believe that he is the storyteller because of the way he talks about how he wrote the story in a way that all readers could understand.Wells uses his narrative to express this meaning through what is happening in the plot.
The capacity to create fictional worlds, some completely different from our own or some that are similar to and related to the life of the world within which we live. One of the most important reasons to have an emotional engagement in literature is in our empathy, humility, and our imagination. Which is the reason why we are so easily able to immerse ourselves in these alternate realities when we are reading a sci-fi or a drama piece. Another example would be how poetic texts are able to rhetorically engage and manipulate our feelings. More often than not, people turn to books and poetry during hard times.
“Literature is a luxury, fiction is a necessity” (Chesterton, 2014). G.K. Chesterton, an English writer, emphasizes how literature and fiction plays an important role in culture and society. With literary artworks, people form different parts of the world can share and express his/her idea as a form of entertainment and self-gratification. In literature, there are different genres, such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama etc., that have been part of our society. Of all the genres, fiction is a literary artwork that uses imagination to tell a story that is partly or entirely not true to life (Kennedy & Gioia, 2013a).
It arouses our feelings and enthusiasm for welfare. Poetry and literature generally do this in a quiet and unobtrusive way. Novels are known to have changed the direction of the human mind and set in motion movements that have altered our ways of life. It is, however, clear that if we are interested in literature, and its influence is bound to move us amply. Literature is made out of the lore of life.