They helped take care of her and researched on her potential. They analyzed Genie under a multitude of linguistic questions about vocabulary, environment, and the possibility of innate language. Genie was unable to speak full sentences, but had been making some progress since her discovery. There were arguments over who should care for Genie, especially because this was such a rare occasion. Butler, Genie’s teacher was granted temporary custody after exposing her to rubella.
In Stephen Greenblatt’s “Learning to Curse,” he discusses new historicism and its use of anecdotes or storytelling. He refers to the essay of Joel Fineman who says that the anecdotes “determines the destiny of a specifically historiographic integration of the event and context” is “the literary form or genre that uniquely refers to the real,” (4). This use of the anecdote steps outside of the literary and exceeds it entirely exploring what lies beyond this form. Using this in new historicism frames the events in the historical context it is set in. Greenblatt argues that anecdotes call for “explanation, contextualization and interpretation,” because they are a “disturbance,” (5).
The authors and texts were both written in the early 1800’s, and are about each author’s childhood experience. Both strived to be objective. Douglass made his writing with facts and no emotional descriptions, because readers doubted a former slave could be intelligent and write without bias. Twain wrote with honesty and moral superiority. Both authors use details and imagery to create ethos, because the details are evidence to the story’s credibility.
This characteristic is much like Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” and Flannery O’Connor’s “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.” All of these short stories examine characters with handicaps and disturbing desires. Abner also personifies loss of traditional values in the South during the early 1900s, which ties to modernism. Faulkner used his writing to comment on the new era, and it is obvious that he was not fond of it due to his grotesque characterization of Abner. Faulkner describes Abner as almost inhuman, as he never feels any remorse for his behavior. In Short Stories for Students editors Tim Akers and Jerry Moore write, “Faulkner could even be called a reactionary - and in truth he was reacting, negatively, to
Moreover, if you decided to speak out against the majority, you would have also been shunned. Characterization- Another aspect of the novel I understood was Kurt Vonnegut’s belief that while scientists attain great knowledge, they fail to use that knowledge for wisdom. For instance, Dr. Felix Hoenikker created ice-nine to simply prove a point, but failed to stop himself from creating such weapon because he did not even think about consequences. Allusion- Another aspect of the novel I understood was the Biblical allusion that ran throughout the entire novel, the Garden of Eden, and the story of Adam and Eve. In the Biblical story,
"Bellerophoniad" is the little satisfying of the tales in Chimera, partly because its hero is a barren and fanciful hero who abjectly tries to achieve the mythic heroic motif and falls. His story has trivial sex and spirit of the three and he is the most self- centered and distinguishing of Barth 's fiction heroes. The story articulates the most beliefs towards myth and harmony with Bellerophon 's fake character, many of those characters are not positive. By the climax of the tale, when the internal ambiguity "phony" within the title, extends much more a meaning of both the narrative and its protagonist, even fiction, ill harmony, full of borings, clump, gap a kind of unnatural metaphor (319-20). The tale is about an anti-myth and becomes nearby to the intentional fallacy by introducing, a story of over confidence on the mythic form by depending on an analysis of that pattern.
Works of literature are generally understood as being timeless with a superior artistic merit. It explores the traditions and culture of the time and place but most prominently it gives insight to the human condition. Greek mythology is used in the ancient times to interpret things that would otherwise be unexplainable. It is an indication of human creativity and the need to introduce faith in something greater than simply existing. It was religion to the Greeks and thus provided a sense of security and knowledge.
In the late 18th century, writers and poets modified the individualism literary movement to direct their attention towards the gothic era. This theme is indeed a form of individualism, but it specifically inspired authors to bring awareness to the dark side of humanity. The authors in this time period believed that the only way individuals are able to express themselves and have a right to think their own thoughts or make their own decisions is to find their true self at their darkest moments. The gothic era usually obtained dramatic tones in their storylines, but also reflected on concerns the society had at the time of writing. Edger Allan Poe was a famous poet who often used certain strategies in his literary work to leave the reader in
Christian influence changed his nature to both heavenly and earthly love (Geller). During the Renaissance, a interest in philosophy gave him meaning (Geller). In the Renaissance is when poets and writers started writing and painting him (Geller). It has come to believe that the fairytale Beauty and the Beast was based off Eros’ and Psyche story (Geller). Today, more people have wrote about him such as Edgar Allan Poe and so many more, they even have songs and movies that involve Cupid (Geller).
For most of his two – decade long career as a short story writer and a poet, with his first book of poetry being published in 1827 when he was only eighteen, Edgar Allan Poe struggled to support himself and his family. His greatest success came in 1845 with the publication of his most famous poem, “The Raven.” Its success provided Poe and his family with short-term financial stability thus enabling him to settle down in a respectable neighbourhood in New York. Of equal importance, he finally began to feel he had achieved fame and recognition he deserved. However, while many critics were celebrating his poem, others were attacking it, resulting in the appearance of numerous parodies. In response to the ever-growing criticism, Poe decided to create an extensive and profound piece of literary criticism, “The Philosophy of Composition.” Moreover, being the piece of literature where the theory of unity of effect is presented and thoroughly explained, it will be used as the primary reference while discussing the topic of this essay.