(4.). In conclusion, I believe that The Butcher’s Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town, is a book that can be read by both students and adults. The plot of the book is very fluid, so even though the book deals with an important topic as Anti-Semitism, the fluidity that the book presents, renders it also a pleasant reading for almost everyone. The author, Helmut Walser Smith, did a magnificent job with this book, he was able to combine both adventure and investigation, with the analysis of Anti-Semitism and its roots. This book could also be used as a source of information in schools, in order to show the students how Anti-Semitism was rooted in the 19th and 20th centuries, since it demonstrates how this feeling was perceived by both the accusers and the indicted.
Superstitions and Folklore in Charles W. Chesnutt’s The Conjure Women Charles Waddell Chesnutt is an African American writer who writes many novels and short stories about African American superstitions and folklore of the south in The Conjure Woman. The Conjure Woman is a collection of folk tales that explore complex issues of racial and social identity in the post-Civil War. Chesnutt writes these stories in vernacular forms to represent the oral act of storytelling and express Chesnutt’s black identity and cultural heritage of African American people. Chesnutt 's folktales show how African American people are treated by whites as second class citizens. Chesnutt also uses African American folklore to celebrate his black identity throughout telling these stories.
The fairy tale Cinderella was based on a fairy tale from the old days called Ashputtle. There were some difference and similarities between this two fairy tale. Difference would be is that in Ashputtle the father didn’t die and in Cinderella the father died. I believe that the writer for Cinderella believe that most of the audience would be kids and he didn’t want the kids to think that their father didn’t care for them. So the author said the Cinderella’s father died.
This fairy tale ends with a dead Prince Charming, a dead murderous stepmother, the ball ablaze in the background of a disaster, and the main character found dead in the street. This fairy tale is Carrie by the novelist Stephen King. Carrie, in certain aspects, is similar to Cinderella in the sense that she struggles with many of the same things, such as her abusive and neglectful mother, very much like Cinderella’s abusive
Imagine a woman, beautiful and sweet and very humble. She comes from a poor family, but has rich qualities. Does this sound like an Iraqi lady? Cinderella is a story of a beautiful young lady that is taken advantage of by her father’s new wife and her stepsisters. But in the end, she gets all of her wishes with the help of a fairy godmother and lives happily ever after.
The author, Angela Carter, has asserted that she felt impelled to write "Gothic tales, cruel tales, horror stories, fabulous narratives that deal directly with the imaginary of the unconscious" (Fireworks 132). But Carter did not delimit herself in writing the fairy tales ' new versions from an entirely new perspective. Instead, she has completely recreated them. The stories of the "Bloody Chamber" are written with a dark and sinister beauty. Carter 's writing has an exquisite sensitivity which impregnates every tale with provocative and fragrant sensitive elements.
Many stories have a nostalgic feel to them such as The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Bildungsroman stories also attract more readers when the characters speak about their past selves, some novels include Matilda by Roald Dahl, Holes by Louis Sachar, and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Eugenia Collier’s use of literary devices in her short story “Marigolds,” portray the narrator’s nostalgia for the past. Collier uses dark symbolism to portray Lizabeth’s desolate and poverty stricken childhood community.
“Cinderella” is a fable based on a moral lesson, that if you are pure and good at all times then you will eventually get what you deserve. This is a lesson that many want to convey so there are many versions of “Cinderella” like one of the first stories : “Cinderella” by the Brothers Grimm, there is also a more modern version a poem “Cinderella” written by Anne Sexton. The Brothers Grimm version is a traditional story with a interesting tone, and a not so specific pattern in its literature. The poem by Anne Sexton has altered the traditional tone and the literature pattern to be more direct. The modern work draws on from from the former story by having a plot that is in the exact same manner, and the theme again is a virtual subject that must
The Thirteenth Tale follows Margaret Lea, daughter of a bookshop owner and a biographer herself. Books had been a part of her life since day one. It is said that she prefer books to people. One day, she received a letter from Vida Winter, a famous author with several bestseller books. Ms. Winter asked Margaret to write her biography.
Gothic Novel The sisters of Bronte certainly played a great part in the English literature. The sisters wrote in a style that is called Gothic novels or at times known as Gothic Horror; the style is an extension of the Romantic Association. The family of Bronte had six kids, Emily was the fifth child, and Charlotte was the third kid in the Bronte family. Their novels were acknowledged as extraordinary, and currently, they range as the literature of English classicism part. 'Jane Eyre ' is the one of the famous novels by Charlotte Bronte and also known as the most prominent novels in the Great Britain.