The Roaring Colors The timeless American classic, The Great Gatsby, written by literary genius F. Scott Fitzgerald is considered the most important work of literature in American history as it is masterfully crafted with themes and ideals that were way ahead of its time and set the tone for future authors. In the story, Fitzgerald uses colors to give meaning and depth to an already complex story. These colors are used to describe characters and give them intangible qualities and adds more variations in the settings of the story. One character in particular who is described vividly with colors is the man protagonist and rival of Gatsby Tom Buchanan. Tom is often associated with the color red as it reflects his personality being both violent
This downfall began on October 29, 1929, and the leading cause was the crash of the stock market. Those who put their money into stocks lost almost everything, including the Braddock family. In the movie Cinderella Man, James Braddock and his family show the struggle of life during the great depression. James, with no work available, struggled to win fights in boxing, in order to put food on the table for his family. Overall, Cinderella Man depicted many of the different aspects of the depression, and can provide a good explanation of what it was like for many families during that time.
Than he hears about his brother being fired from his job for being, “Tooo wasted,” (Norberg, 279). This shows Sheldon bad drugs really are, and what they can do to a person, his brother went from having a decent job to having nothing. Later on towards the end of the book the one thing that finally pushes him to get out of the drug business is when he realizes how risky the business is as in when he says, “ “Hey,” Horn started in, “Our weeds been ripped off.” ”(Norberg, 314). By this point Sheldon has already come to realize the downfalls and now the risks on the business and he came to the realization that the risk wasn’t worth the
Stephen King: father, husband, most famous horror writer of all time. With many successful books, Stephen King has quickly made himself the most renowned author of the horror genre and can prove it from the countless awards he has received like the British Fantasy Award, Edgar Grand Master Award, and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fiction. Because so many of his books are successful, many of them have been adapted into mini series on television or even into movies. Most notably the screen adaptations for The Shining (1980) and It (1990 and 2017) are what most people immediately think about.
The Impact of Stephen King on American Culture “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, sometimes, they win.” Stephen King is one of the most revered authors of the horror genre. He has around 130 works and has sold 350 million copies of his novels, making King very well known especially in pop culture. He also has many books that have been turned into films. His influence on society is clear due to his books’ and movies’ popularity.
By using the word “idiots” when speaking about his parents, Chris shows how he thinks of his parents as lessers and thus this idea contributes to the the true, inner resentment Chris seems to feel for his parents. Chris’s need to “divorce” his parents was due to the fact that he truly despised the lifestyle that they lived and had, especially since it was fueled by materialism and betrayal. Chris’s father, Walt, lived a double life before and during the first years of Chris’ life. He seemingly had two women at his beck and call, but as soon he got discovered and that lifestyle vanquished for him. Although,
He thought of studying law, but thought he couldn 't succeed without a better education. Later, William F. Berry and Abe partnered up. Lincoln later recalled that “did nothing but get deeper and deeper in debt.” The store failed after a few months. Berry died in 1835, leaving Lincoln with debts about $1,100. It took Lincoln years to pay of the debt, but he finally did it.
Lawson was a communist and had been since 1934, but he refused to answer any of the questions that HUAC had asked. He said, “You are using old technique, which was used in Hitler Germany in order to create a scare here--” (L 57-58). While this is showing HUAC was trying to create a scare to the people, he was proving a point that their scare wasn 't scaring Lawson. HUAC was a very powerful committee who accused many Hollywood producers of being communist. These accusations caused loss in Hollywood business because Americans began to be fearful that Hollywood was communist and they didn 't want to give any of their money to people who were not of what they believed.
Many authors are influenced by what’s going on in the world around them. Historians will often examine literature from previous eras to give insight into what that time was like. Authors like Arthur Miller are often affected by whatever controversy is ailing the world at that period in time. Authors often will also write about the problems in their own personal lives. Therefore, Arthur Miller’s arguably most famous work, The Crucible, was influenced by the paranoia of communism in the 50s and his personal relationships.
Hard Times makes a Great Writer I strongly believe that being exposed to death and harsh conditions effected the way Mark Twain's wrote literature. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on 30 November 1919, American author and humorist became one of the best storytellers in the west (Quirk web). Twain wrote strange works that had society curious because, its nothing like they have seen before, And they loved it.The hoaxes and jokes showed some of the things he witnessed as a child. Even after Twain's death he left a mark and impact that has greatly effected the way we look at literature today. In Twains early life he suffered with the loss of a younger sister due to an unknown cause (Press 16).