Historical fiction novels allow the reader to explore outdated philosophies by presenting the information from a different perspective with pressure on having an authentic mindset from the time. Historical fiction authors such as Whitehead use the idea of “entertainment” value, better described as emotional appeal (pathos) to their advantage, manipulating the reader into learning details from a historical time period that they wouldn’t otherwise obtain from a textbook. The genre breaks down extensive topics such as slavery into individual accounts that are representative of the overall ideas in history, without overwhelming the reader with seemingly endless content. While at first glance historical fiction seems to be a rather trivial concept, with further examination it proves to be much more complex, using literary devices to leave the reader with an unforgettable view of
Mary Shelley defies this principle by writing in the perspective of the male mind (Shelley 56). Today, books are being written from all points of views. Some males write from female point of views, and some females write from male point of views, but it is not an uncommon thing for gender roles to mix (Hughes). That is the difference between the gender roles in the nineteenth century as opposed to the roles of the twenty first
Character development is a change that a character goes through from the beginning to the end of the story. Often times, the writer creates developments only in the characters that he wants to highlight; therefore the importance of the character is determined by the amount of change that takes place. Character development is also very important in literary works that are more focused on character rather than events or its theme, as exemplified in the novella “Metamorphosis”. Although a common notion is that the main character is the most dynamic, therefore the most developed, and the foil: an ordinary and static secondary character to emphasize the qualities of the protagonist; Franz Kafka did the complete opposite in his novella. While both Gregor and Grete Samsa from Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” experienced character development, it was evident that Gregor’s metamorphosis symbolized and initiated the figurative transformation that Grete underwent.
John Gardner’s wrote Grendel in a first point of view whereas, in Beowulf epic had Grendel in third point of view. Gardner’s novel has made a significant picture for Grendel than the epic. The good and evil personality has been the main conflict for both stories. However, Grendel in Gardner’s novel is confused how the universe goes but realized that there is some sort of pattern going on. Grendel is seeking to find the meaning of the life.
Historiographical account and historical novel share two main principles: First, in both genres narrative is the means of communication and second they discuss the bygone events. But narrative and fictional elements play a different role in historiography and historical novel. The novelist invents events and characters and intermingle them with the past in order to communicate the desired effects. Contrary to this, the historian does not create additions in theory or in records. Means the historian’s task is less mimetic and the novelist can create additions to the record.
Basil Hallward and Lord Henry Wotton are Dorian Gray’s creators, though both have quite different positions. While Basil Hallward portrayed Dorian, Lord Henry manipulated Dorian. In comparison to the other novels, Dorian Gray is not ‘created’ in an original sense as he himself is a person with a free will. Accordingly, one may argue that he is responsible for his own fate. Hallward crafted the portrait of Dorian Gray and creates this beautiful subject.
He opened his world of scuffles to the audience. It was his way of getting out of the depression yet his masterpiece also was an entertaining and deep source for others to read and try to overcome their own difficulties. Both authors who referred to his work not only analyzed it but also opened a new door towards understanding his perspective. Fitzgerald gave an insight look to his ideas about life, depression, melancholy and success. His success mainly depended on his intelligence and uprightness.
Calvino refers to the visions and dreams of Dante's character contrary to his own visions which he used to write: “for Dante the poet as well, the entire journey of Dante the actor is of the same nature as these visions”. In The Road, the narrator is focalised on the man which establishes a tacit link between the character and the writer. The fact that the reader is given the man's thoughts and especially his dreams and flashbacks, makes us wonder if they are his or the writer's. Indeed, the images the dreams and flashbacks of the man create seem to be more visible to the reader, they have colors and a special taste that makes them different from the world the characters evolve in. However, those images do only exist in the man's imagination.
117). Despite the claim that Shakespeare should have not written his plays, the stratfordians are of firm believe that it was Shakespeare who wrote those plays and it could not have been anybody else and that Shakespeare deserves the praise he gets. They claim that many forget that Shakespeare had attended a school in Stratford, where the curriculum consisted of the classics, foreign languages, Greek and Latin of course. They say that Shakespeare could implement what he had learned into his plays and that the schooling we are familiar with and the ones that took place in the past were very much different and that the education and qualification Shakespeare has gained was enough to make him a successful playwright. During those times playwriting was not considered a middle-class occupation, which indeed suits Shakespeare’s class-status and personality.
Abstract: Chokher Bali is an outcome of immense sensitivity on the part of the novelist, Rabindranath Tagore, who was interested in documentation of human psychology in his novels. Tagore could no longer take delight in dead metaphors of idealism, at a time when he perceived that the whole world around him was rapidly changing. Written during the phase of cultural transition, the novel presents the confusing state of slippages from moral line, which Tagore has considered more obvious than sinful. It was almost like beating the same line, if the novelists sought to preserve in their novels moral ideals and virtues in traditional style. Tagore, in Chokher Bali also, like in his other novels portrays human beings in the light of their idiosyncrasies,