Make a Change Ray Bradbury wrote a neat little book that you might have heard a time or two, Fahrenheit 451. When Bradbury wrote the novel, he made the setting of the book sometime after 1990. Guy Montag is the main character in Fahrenheit 451, and he is a fireman. The futuristic firefighters are a little different than the firefighters we know and love today because they set books on fire rather than put fires out. Guy meets a teenage girl named Clarisse who changes his outlook on life and makes him want to read and gain knowledge.
Zusak uses historical facts to set a background for his novel and fiction to give a different view of the story. Zusak is the child of immigrant German and Austrian parents. His parents had a great influence as to why he wrote his best-selling novel, The Book Thief. “Zusak chose the subject matter in part to share the stories his parents told him about growing up in Austria and Germany during the war” (“Markus”). Zusak’s parents have had experience with the Nazis in their life, so Zusak had a primary source to go to for facts.
Moorcock began writing The Brothel in Rosenstrasse, a novel of erotomania, and then plunged into the Between the Wars sequence of novels, a series set in the earlier parts of this century looking at the events that lead to the Holocaust. Recently, while working on Between the Wars, Moorcock began writing more fantastic novels, including two new Elric volumes and the Second Ether trilogy (HWA 5). Moorcock was also nominated for one Bram Stoker Award in 1993 for his novel Colour, and in 2004, he was the recipient of the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award as well (HWA
How did The Blitz affect British society? The Blitz was a period in the early stage of World War 2. Those who remember it today describes it as a never-ending nightmare, with massive loads of bombs dropped on the entire UK. It was a part of the war that altered many human lives in the UK. When Adolf Hitler won the German election in 1932, he triggered what many believe to be the beginning of a new world war.
During his early years, Hitler clashed frequently with his father, Alois. In his autobiography, Mein Kampf, Hitler mentions that his father had wanted him to follow his footsteps and take up the service in the bureaucracy while Hitler aspired to be a painter. Hitler would deliberately neglect the subjects that he was uninterested in while scoring well for the subjects that he had interest in. The stalemate with his father would go on till his father’s death in 1903. Following the death of his father, Hitler went on to Vienna and applied at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1907.
He went on to write another stories for other newspapers and magazines, and The New Yorker was one of them. Dahl wrote his first children 's story in 1942, The Gremlins, for Disney. The story was not successful, so he returned to writing mysterious and macabre stories for adult readers. Roald Dahl wrote two autobiographies, two novels, nineteen children 's stories, and many short story assemblages. He died of leukemia on November 23, 1990 in Oxford at the age of 74.
The works published after In Dubious Battle (1936) cemented Steinbeck’s reputation and are the most memorable contributions he made to American letters. Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men (1937) , remains for many readers John Steinbeck 's most memorable work. Steinbeck experimented with the form of this story, which he described as a “playable novel,” a novel that could be read as a play and even staged without making changes to the narrative. This novel tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. The American author John Steinbeck wrote a collection of short stories
He headed to the military school when he was young, but later he stepped into politics. He had many fails and difficulties but finally he was selected as a First Lord of Admiralty and in 1940, he became a prime minister of UK. In that time, World Wars started to happen in the Europe and many countries had to surrender to the strong. However, Churchill didn’t give up and tried to do all he could do to fight against the Nazi. In this chapter, we will explore the ways in which Winston Churchill can be considered as a great leader in terms of his confidence, having diverse networks and communication.
In the novel, The Book Thief, a fictional story, author Markus Zusak demonstrates the power of words to save or destroy someone or something. The setting is WWII in Molching, Germany. Leisel is a foster child who went through a lot to get to where she is, Himmel Street. She is living with her foster parents, Rosa and Hans Hubermann. She also has a very good friend, Rudy, who is your typical Aryan boy with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Orwell also was taught by dystopian novelist, Aldous Huxley, from whom Orwell could have adopted his dystopian writing style. After graduating in 1921, Orwell discovered his natural calling for writing. In 1932, Orwell hired his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, who issued him his pen name, George Orwell. As years passed, Orwell found himself drawn to the conflict of the Spanish Civil War. Unfortunately, an injury in the neck and the persecution of Republicans in Spain caused Orwell and his wife, Eileen, to flee the
“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever,” affirms Anthony Doerr revealing a story buried in World War II through his novel All the Light We Cannot See. Doerr is the Winner of the Pulitzer Award for fiction because of this exquisitely written novel, which transports you back to the 1940s through the author’s imagination and magical writing style. The story takes place in Saint-Malo and follows the parallel lives of two gifted children. Werner, a German orphan boy that his remarkable radio skills grant him the opportunity to attend the Hitler Youth Academy. On the other hand, Marie-Laure, a French blind girl who lives with his father in Paris before the German invasion.
Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1940, in Springfield, Massachusetts. His parents were Theodor Robert Geisel, a successful brew master, and Henrietta Seuss Geisel. He had two sisters, Marnie, two years older, and Henrietta 3 ½ years younger. Henrietta died at the age of five due to pneumonia. Dr. Seuss attended Dartmouth College, where he became the editor in chief of its humor magazine, Jack-O-Lantern.
Some of Ginsberg’s famous work includes “Howl,” which was the significant start off to his career, and “Kaddish” which is written based on the life and death of his mother as she spent most of her adult life with a mental illness. Before his career began, he wrote poems throughout high school that was inspired by the famous poet, Walt Whitman. After graduating high school on June 8, 1943, he continued his education by studying at Columbia University and graduated from there in 1948. While he attended the university, Ginsberg was introduced to William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. In the 1950’s, the three authors then established a publishing company and literary movement called the Beat Generation in San Francisco, where they created their own pieces of work that influenced American culture and politics in the post-World War
Von Galen began declaring concerns and writing pastorals, which generated friction among the bishop and the National Socialists. During the summer of 1941 that the friction between von Galen and the Nazis peaked. After a week of traumatic bombings combined with the Gestapo exploiting nuns and priests, the 63-year-old bishop felt obligated to intensify his protests in a big way. Then, he fiercely pointed out an assortment of malicious actions executed by the Gestapo and harshly accused them of abusing their power, causing excessive distress to the people of Germany. Von Galen forcefully called for a true justice for all in Germany.