Throughout the course of his The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson describes Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair through the eyes of two different main characters: Herman Webster Mudgett—a psychopathic serial killer who builds his famous “death castle” on the outskirts of the fairgrounds, and Daniel Burnham—the director of works for the World’s Columbian Exposition. Larson employs the use of many contrasting themes within his writing including success and failure, but perhaps most importantly, murder and beauty. In order to emphasize said themes, Larson juxtaposes the accounts of his two main characters: Mudgett and Burnham. There is no doubt that the manner in which Larson portrays Mudgett is sketchy at best. Rather than introducing him with a concise description, Larson familiarizes the reader with Mudgett over the course of several chapters.
In order for a human being to achieve true enlightenment, they must strive towards blissful ignorance. David Guterson’s, “Snow Falling on Cedars” involves protagonist Hatsue Imada, and her spouse Kabuo Miyamoto. Kabuo, a World War two veteran, is trialled in court for the murder of the Germans, the guilt weighing him heavily. Guterson makes the racism against the Japanese evident throughout the novel, and the impacts it has towards Japanese-Americans. Ursula Kroeber Le Guin’s short story, “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” takes place in the quaint, utopian city of Omelas, and the disasters that lurk beneath.
1 Both “T.S.A” by Amit Majmudar and “September 12, 2001” by X.J Kennedy reflect how 9/11 negatively affected people differently. “September 12, 2001” by X. J Kennedy was written past the 9/11 attacks and tells the story of a young couple experiencing tragedy that would change their lives. Another post 9/11 poem “T.S.A” by Amit Majmudar gives the perspective of a young Muslim man facing racial profiling through airport security. Regardless of perspective, each poem has shown a negative change affecting regular people's lives. 2 People’s normality and everyday innocence was shook directly after the 9/11 attacks.
Man of Fire is a painting done by Jose Clemente Orozco in 1939. Jose Clemente Orozco was born in November 23,1883 and had died September 7,1949 in Mexico at the age of 65. The painting located at Guadalajara Jalisco in Mexico. Man of Fire is a mural it's 32.5 centimeter. The mural is 107ft.
Throughout each person’s life they must deal with and endure great hardships. Often a tremendous event places these people in such a situation. The attacks that occurred on September 11th 2001 were such an event. Due to this attack many people were forced to deal with great hardship for long periods of time.The films Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore and Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center successfully display this theme of hardship stemming from this dreadful attack. Moore and Stone use rhetoric to persuade viewers to harmonize with the idea that humanity was forced to cope with hardships .
In the book The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi W. Durrow, is centered around the main characters and their efforts of defining what family means. Due to the traumatizing event that happened to them, their unfamiliar environment and, the image that society has label onto them, which led the main characters to question themselves what does family means. Both of the protagonist in the story suffers from the traumatizing event that had happened to them by the cause of their family. When Rachel was still a child, her mother always told her that she will always be there to protect Rachel, however, that was not the case. Rachel's mother pushed Rachel and her siblings off a 9 story building.
There is no scientific or physical evidence as to why this transformation occurred, but it can be ascertained that it is a psychological transformation. Another aspect of the novel left unexplained by the author is that of the pain that Gregor feels. Kafka includes the pain that Samsa feels at particular parts of the novel, but also the pain seems to be
The story “A Wall of Fire Rising” written by Edwidge Danticat has many similarities to the short story “Volar” written by Judith Ortiz Cofer. In “A Wall of Fire Rising” a poor Hattian family struggles to make ends meet on a daily basis. The father who is named Guy dreams of flying away in a hot air balloon to a better place where he can provide more for his family. Guy wants a better life, and his only escape of reality is through his son’s line recital for a play. Feeling hopeless, Guy makes an ultimate choice to escape reality by committing suicide by jumping off a hot air balloon in midair.
In Bucknell University’s production of Marisol by Jose Rivera, one of the central themes is chaos and the effects of chaos. This theme of chaos is in part seen through the inconsistent timeline of the play. Chaos is also seen through the development of the main characters Marisol, June, and Lenny. Jose Rivera’s purpose in writing about chaos is to parallel the real life experiences of so many people before and even now that live the lives of his characters in Marisol. The chaos is present to give voice to the real people who lived in uncertainty, enduring the insane events of the play.
In the former half of Chapter 39 of Don DeLillo’s White Noise, Jack Gladney’s conversation and altercation with Willie Mink portrays the peculiar duality of death bringing him closer than ever to understanding the true nature of plots and their motion. As Jack moved deathward, he found himself on a heightened plane of existence, becoming one with the concept he so deeply feared. No more white noise was present and he advanced a plot despite advises against said action: “The air was rich with extrasensory material. Nearer to death, nearer to second sight. A smashing intensity…I continued to advance in consciousness…I believed everything” (DeLillo, 295-296).