In their research, "Learning, literacy, feminism: empowering reluctant readers using The Hunger Games.”, Taylor and Francis company, is a company that is located in the UK and the founder is Richard Taylor and Francis is a writer, indicated that the “Hunger Games” books provided mixed messages with respect to gender stereotypes, also the fiction that was provided can have a dramatic impact on young people’s minds by reading them. They developed their claim by first defining the term girl’s empowerment and how the movie has showed the real meaning of this term, then they showed that most girls did not like the way that the “Hunger Games” mixed the gender roles in it. Finally, there was a study indicated that most girls did not accept the way in which that the movie was disrupted gendered norms. Taylor`s and Francis`s, who are writers in the company, showed their purpose by explaining why many of us wanted to have their own attributes and how it could change their ways in life in order to success in their careers. They established a hopeful tone for teens especially girls to embrace their gender norms.
Traditionally structured gender roles place both men and women into very strict categories. However, as we move into the future this way of thinking becomes increasingly archaic. Thinking of such things in such black and white terms gives one a narrow point of view and places people in categories which they do not fit. In Octavia Butler’s Dawn and William Gibson’s Neuromancer the ideas of the feminine gender role are redefined. Both Neuromancer and Dawn are works of science fiction taking place in the future of our own world.
Gone Girl is a story Nick and Amy Dunne, a couple whose marriage, like many, is full of lies, betrayal, malice and two brilliantly different sides of a story. The suspense part of the novel comes with the main character, Nick Dunne, the husband, and whether he is involved in the disappearance of his wife, Amy. In this thriller novel by Gillian Flynn, who is known for writing novels with unique plot twists, I have learned to be sensitive in giving my trust to people and helped me realized that the years and moments you have with someone will not matter and not a basis to be open in giving your trust. The story stars the husband, Nick, who has been suspected and told to be involved to the unexpected disappearance of his wife, Amy, who has said
It is weird how the author put him there. The reader’s imagination will have to work a bit to a feel for this story. So the stories “A Sound of Thunder,” by Ray Bradbury, and “Nethergrave,” by Gloria Skurzynski, while both stories were wonderful. Each story tried to be, the same type of genre however, the stories did not quite both pass as equal sci-fi types of stories. As a reader of the stories the “Nethergrave,” and “A Sound of Thunder,” the sci-fi was greater in “A Sound of Thunder,” due to the time travel and the endeavors of the story it’s self.
The book’s plotline went very fast and it was hard to keep up with all of the details. I think that the author should have explained the details more clearly. The book Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a book for someone who likes historical fiction and mysteries. Although it wasn’t my favorite book, I always wanted to keep reading to see what happened next. It also educated me on how many slaves were treated by people in earlier times in
Liliana Ulibarri The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Books have been passed down from generation to generation. Each story has a different meaning to each reader, which may help them develop as an individual. By reading books, one can be open to new ideas; however, some books can have a negative impact on the reader. Some argue that Mark Twain’s novel, Huckleberry Finn should be banned from schools because of its racism, societal downfalls, and immorality. Huckleberry Finn should not be banned from classrooms, it is a significant piece of literature that provides insight to when slavery was legal, and displays morality throughout the book.
In the book Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, foreshadowing is immensely important. The use of foreshadowing in this book gives many hints as to what will happen in the end of the book, but many people do not realize this until they finish reading the book. Foreshadowing gives the reader things to ponder over as they read the story, they may think one thing, but something completely different may
Cornman Mrs. Lazor English 9GH, Period 2 Due Date 28 March 2018 Catch-22 Joseph Heller Realistic Fiction 08 February 2018 – 12 March 2018 453 Pages 7/10 because the novel was not what I had in mind when I initially started reading the novel. I had expected the novel to be very serious, but the novel is more so funny but subtle. The novel had some serious parts but did not meet the expectation I had at first. If the novel had been more serious, the novel would have been immensely more interesting. Other than the somewhat humorous parts, the novel was interesting and fascinating to learn more about World War II.
Before the 20th century the horror genre was not as famous, but started to become popular in the 20th century with what some people think, the help of Henry James. The horror in the book keeps the reader on the edge of their seat wondering what will happen next, which is why I liked it. Filled with this curiosity ambiguity is used so the reader has to make their own conclusion of the book. In The Turn of the Screw, Henry James uses ambiguity in his book so the reader can arrive at what they want to believe in but at the same time question what they think. In The Turn of the Screw some cases the author, Henry James, tries to lead the reader to interpret that there is an apparition in this old gothic house and that the governess might be the
In any work of fiction, there is bound to be a character who undergoes major changes in his personality and tries to fulfill his/her inner potential. Often times, as is the case with many of these novels, main characters in works like these mirror the inner thoughts and aspirations of the authors, giving anecdotal evidence and experiences via personal storytelling. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger explores this theme via a first-person narrative, carefully crafting and weaving stories and small details to invite the reader to sympathize in Holden Caulfield’s experience. Although critics often “complain of the novel’s pedestrian content,” in reality, personal storytelling and integrating themes into dialect is different from pedestrian, uninteresting content because of the nuances embedded within the text (Roemer 5). In his first description of Allie, although the passage is just a “pedestrian” description, the sheer difficulty of opening up and exploring themes subtly comes up via Salinger’s syntax, diction, and tone of the passage.