The middle passage was a sea journey by slave ships from West Africa to the West Indies and Americas from 1601-1857 (University). The first successful African author, Olaudah Equiano (Donaldson) portrays the vivid details and personalizes these destructive forces of slave trading during the middle passage. In his narrative, Equiano influenced British abolitionists, as well as European slave masters, and convicted them of their wrongdoing. Slave trading during the middle passage was the most destructive thing to happen within the African culture because of the harsh physical and psychological effects, inhumane treatment, and dehumanization of slaves. Equiano’s enslavement lasted from 1756 – 1766.
Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas, was one of his many publications. The Haunted Tropics was published by The University of the West Indies Press (2015). The Haunted Tropics highlights the subjects and theme, the geographical location of the events and time period in the Caribbean, which allow for the writer to carry out his aim and relates to lessons taught in the Caribbean civilization class FOUND11O1. The Haunted Tropics features Caribbean Ghost Stories , and reveals facts about the Caribbean past and present from different author 's point of view. It focuses on various subjects and themes
Critical Book Review: The Lightkeeper’s Daughter We are oysters, concealing our tender insides with hard shells. (Lain Lawrence, 2002, P81) The Lightkepper’s Daughter is hitherto the most interesting modern fiction in the recorded history. It is written by Lain Lawrence in 2002. Lain, a Canadian writer who is best known for his creative writing skills since he was in primary school, has been settled on the North Coast (British Columbia) for years. Furthermore, he is currently an avid sailor on the Gulf Islands.
Matthew Corbett is the chief protagonist in the Matthew Corbett series of novels by Robert McCammon. The first novel published in the series featuring the Corbett character was the 2002 published Speaks the Nightbird. The series of novels are best described as historical fiction mysteries. Matthew Corbett is a professional investigator living in the tail end of the 17th century, a time when the forces of evil and good are at war in colonial America. The towns and countryside of American are plagues with a range of tragedies that most residents believe to be as a result of witchcraft.
Both stories very similar element of literature, for example: first person narration, murder, obsession and symbolism. The first element that shows similarities between the two stories is a first person narration. In The Cask of Amontillado, Montresor is the narrator for the tale. He starts expressing that he has been wronged “The thousands of injuries of Fortunato he has borne as he best could…” (Poe 191), and that he deserves revenge. Montresor waited until the carnival to enact his vengeance.
Mother Nature vs. The Universe There is a fascinating story behind the poem Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It is unknown whether or not it is true, but it is widely believed that Coleridge wrote the poem after waking up from an opium-influenced dream. He writes about a man named Kubla Khan who creates a paradise-like kingdom. This kingdom is home to a “pleasure-dome”, a woman wailing for her demon lover, and a “deep romantic chasm.” The lines “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea.” draw attention to two themes in the poem.
Connecting Hurston life to the novel While Their Eyes Were Watching God is a work of fiction, it has been considered autobiographical as well. Hurston reveals her personality through the interaction of the author’s, protagonist’s, narrator’s voices and through the narrative events. Hurston’s father has been lodged in many characteristics of Jody Stark. Like Jody, her father moved to a solely black town called Eatonville as in the novel. Her father John Hurston was also noted for “being very ambitious, hard-headed and having a prominent position of carpenter as well being a Baptist preacher and attaining a position of power within the South Florida Baptist Association”.
Joseph was a polish- England and he became famous because of the novel Heart of Darkness. The novel is about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa. The narrator 's story Marlow who tells his story while he was in the boat and he faced the evil humans. 5- Nofal, Khalil Hassan. "Darkness in Conrad 's Heart of Darkness: a linguistic and stylistic analysis."
He gives a vivid description of his childhood in his autobiography. A writer who writes an autobiography is like a painter who paints a self-portrait.” It is the George Eliot’s second novel and is also most problematic for her. It contains more tragedy and more comedy than any other, and it has the most controversial plot. George Eliot draws on her own most painful experiences, particularly for the brother-sister relationship of Tom and Maggie. In this novel, she depicts the narrow-minded society judging a woman who has challenged it’s views on the nature of the relations between the sexes .In this novel, George Eliot unfolds her multiple tragedy.
In Sea of Poppies which has been “hailed as the most eagerly awaited fiction title of the year” or as an ‘epic work of exceptional beauty and power”, Amitav takes us back to India of 1838 and to the scene of opium wars and the heat and dust of India under British colonialism, which commences from ‘a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean to Mauritius islands on ‘an old slaving ship whose ragtag crew is made up of sailors, stowaways, convicts and the English men. The novel opens in a remote village of Deeti, the first character, introduced by Ghosh by giving a picture of Indian village life The novel, divided into three sections of ‘Land’ ‘River’ and ‘Sea’ has different historical and social set ups and life and each has ended in a new beginning.The first section ends with the beginning of new life of Deeti, the second section ends with the beginning of new life of Neel Rattan, the insolent in particular and the third