Character Analysis: In his novel The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway tells the story of a group of friends who have each been affected by war and man’s cruelty. He focuses most on the misery and change which war has brought upon each of the characters. The novel is narrated by protagonist Jake Barnes but his attention seems to be centered around Lady Brett Ashley. Brett is a woman ahead of her time. She is a modernist, unapologetically sexual and aggressively licentious.
The historical seriousness of the battle of the bulge and bombing of Dresden are contrasted by many ironies and dark humour; the fantastical, science-fiction-type place of Tralfamadore is, in truth, an outlet for Vonnegut to show his incredibly serious fatalistic views. The surprising variations of the seriousness and light-heatedness allow Vonnegut to show effectively that war is absurd. The most important historical plot strand of Slaughterhouse-Five is Billy Pilgrim’s war experience which occurs during the last six months of World War II. This plot strand follows Billy through the battle of the Bulge and his presence as a POW during the bombing of Dresden, Germany. Vonnegut contrasts these documented milestones with incredible amounts of dramatic irony and dark humour.
Theme: Nationalism & Identity Political and Historical Cataclysm in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children M.Vanisree Associate Professor, Department of English, S.V Engineering College for Women, Tirupati. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Salman Rushdie is a multinational writer. He belongs to different cultures. Both his legacy is somewhat disputed and the same replicate in his novels i.e., existential dilemmas of the individual. Rushdie’s characters create angst in the psyche of the readers.
Both had multiple casualties from malnutrition and disease and had to endure the same hardships. The difference is that the United States did this action out of greed for the Native Americans land that they own east of the Mississippi River. Ethan Davis rights in his article “An Administrative Trail of Tears: Indian Removal,” that Congressional Democrats told society that the Removal Act was "a measure of life and death. Pass the bill on your table, and you save [the Indians]. Reject it, and you leave them to perish"(11).
Instead, the narrator uses a nonlinear chronological narrative structure that truly reflects the indelible and traumatic impact of war. For instance, in the embedded narrative, Billy Pilgrim is the protagonist who has the ability to haphazardly travel through travel. Here, the narrator uses time-travel as a technique to present the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that Billy suffers from after his time in World War Two. As the implied author, the narrator intentionally uses time travel as a literal manifestation of the traumatic effect of war on an individual where the time travel is triggered by Billy’s war memories. This is another main thematic concern in Slaughterhouse Five that is simultaneously conveyed through the narrator’s blurring of boundaries between reality and fiction.
If you encountered me during my misspent youth as an 80s metalhead and asked if Shakespeare and metal went well together, I’d have pondered the question deeply for several seconds before hurling a half empty Schlitz can at you whilst cursing your ancestral line as posers and PMRC collaborators most foul. In the fullness of time I’ve come to realize the great English scribe’s body of work is, in fact, potent fodder for metal, teeming with sinister plots, betrayal, murder and war, sweet war. This pairing has been field tested with 2 concept albums based on Macbeth, one of which coming from German’s second-string grave exhumers, Rebellion. Now, 15 years after tackling that timeless story of kingly ambition run amok, they return to Shakespeare’s
Native American storytelling plays a key role in Thomas king 's medicine river.The author makes the reader question if they are inherently racist using stereotypes and irony to keep the reader on the edge of their seats.Tricksters in native American literature are known as someone that has a great degree of intellect or secret knowledge.They can come in any shape and form and usually have a dramatic effect on the story plot.For example in Thomas Kings Borders the mother in the story spoke about coyote and the trickster then all of a sudden the story took a dramatic change and all of their problems were gone.Harleen in Thomas King 's Medicine river pushes the plot forward by always pushing will to his limits and wanting everyone to have a connection even if it 's none of his business for example when Louise 's boyfriend left her after she got pregnant.Harleen went around asking all the guys to take her out on a date including will saying “Be with her.Take her out.”(King 27)Which brings the question is Thomas king symbolizing Harleen as a trickster?.Thomas King is often described as one of the finest contemporary
The poem considers the illusion of war as glamorous, and stresses the violence of battle. The writer, Owen, also illustrates what impacts the war could bring to an individual, and the permanent loss of physical ability. ‘‘Refugee Blues’’, by W.H. Auden was written a few months before the outbreak of the Second World War. ‘Refugee’ emphasises their escape from persecution, their loss of identity, their hopelessness.
Magical realism has become a popular narrative mode because it offers to the writer wishing to write against totalitarian regimes a means to attack the definitions and assumptions which support such systems by attacking the stability of the definitions upon which these systems rely. It is typical for books and essays on magical realism to begin by stating that the concept and its history are too complex to be able to provide a definition. Vonnegut’s Billy Piligrim in Slaughterhouse-Five represent a curiously American pragmatic expression of magical realism, a fatalist sense that its presence is part of the weight and inevitability of destiny. Perhaps in this way Vonnegut’s work
As every country's alliances became concerned then those alliance's alliances became concerned, the war grew to comprehend the complete world.Imperialism is that the gathering of colonies and within the Nineties, several countries that had not had several colonies set that they needed to possess additional colonies. This junction rectifier to a world competition for land. Imperialism may be seen as a number one explanation for WWI as a result of it created tension and competition between nations, helped the Balkan crisis, and really created WWI a “world” war. In Europe competition between nations was intense and plenty of nations seeked to be the most effective and strongest. Imperialism was quite competitive between nations and caused accrued tension in Europe.