For the common person, that would make a story seem undesirable to read but Leonard points out that this is the norm for any Joyce reading and it is what helps him become such a successful writer. Additionally, Leonard talks about the complexity of Dubliners and how it takes several readings to
He played as he would never play again.” (N, pg 95). This quote withheld a great amount of power. It showed Juliek doing what he loved and was forbidden to do and he was doing for the dying Jews around him. Briar Rose did not really have this kind of power within how it used its characters.The characters in Briar Rose are harder to connect with because they are not real, like the characters in Night. Another reason they are harder to sympathize with and connect with is because readers know that none of the things these characters went through really happened.
I have read many Latin American novels that were intriguing and addictive; Like Water for Chocolate unfortunately is the opposite. The characters were not at all developed successfully; no motivations existed behind some of their actions. The magic realism was not artfully or subtly employed to provide significant insight into the events of the novel. As odd as this may sound, not one of the characters in this book was likeable. Many characters had the potential to be developed into a very interesting and powerful figures, but their stories were reduced to a side notes that the author seemingly gave up on.
Although this one trait of his poems is small and may not be noticed it makes a big difference in how the reader sees the scenes in this novel. Overall, In Beauty Bright is an enticing, interesting collection of poetry that was difficult for me at first. However, once read thoroughly the book tells intriguing stories through its descriptive powers that are incorporated not only in Stern’s words, but in his format of poems. Due to all of the details in the poem it can make the reader feel as though they are in the picture that Stern paints for
Schulz’s first major argument is the lack of emotion in the novel. This dispute is declared false with evidence such as Nick Carraway’s relationship with Jordan Baker. There is a lot of affection that is displayed between these characters, that help prove Schulz wrong. Also, Schulz claims the book to be too unrealistic regarding “human struggles.” What Schulz did not understand is that Fitzgerald purposely wrote the book to emphasize the “Great” in The Great Gatsby. The achievements and luxuries of the book are to be depicted, more than the strife of characters.
Without one or the other, the novel would not have the same effect on the reader. The difference between the dialogue and the narrative is clear and important, but it also gives a message for the reader from McCarthy. What McCarthy is trying to tell all the readers with the contrasting dialogue and narration is that neither is a bad way to write. The dialogue which is simple and to the point is also very informative and the narration which is complex and elongated to extreme degrees is elegant and thought-provoking. McCarthy shows the reader that two writing styles that would be seen as bad at first can be made to work perfectly to fit the theme of a novel through The
Dunn generalizes the male population in a way that may be degrading and fails to acknowledge key points due to its narrow angle of vision. The author reads too much into a very simple topic as men just use locker room talk as a mean of entertainment. Mr. Dunn has very little credibility as he doesn’t have any research, concrete scientific experiments, or data to support his conclusion and thesis. Stephen Dunn fails to engage the readers emotionally as he uses very emotionally unattached language and
While reading Layli Long Soldier’s Whereas, I was pleasantly surprised with how I liked the literature. As I am not a fan of poetry I wasn't expecting to like this particular piece, but I found that many, if not most, of the poems were fascinatingly executed. Another theme I found that was incorporated into many pieces was land and territory. One of the first poems that caught my attention was “Three”. In this poem Long Soldier structures her poem so that it creates a box shape which ironically is what the poem is about.
However, consequences are the least of Sutter’s worries, for his mantra is to live life in the now. Tharp’s realism led to a turn in the story I was not expecting. Most of the time, the novels in this genre I read are idealistic. Therefore, I can predict the endings to the novel early on. However, Tharp did not follow the path most romantic young adult authors take.
The Joy Luck Club was a very hard read for me. I did not follow or comprehend what I was reading most of the time and I’m not going to lie, I had to Shmoop most of it. After getting through the whole book I appreciate the message between mothers and daughters that it is trying to convey but I still did not enjoy the book to its full extent. I did not enjoy the book for two reasons, its sequencing, and the fact that I did not relate to most of it but I did enjoy how real it was. The first reason I hate the Joy Luck Club was the sequencing of the book.