The literary works that C. S. Lewis read seeped into his own fictional writings. In the novel Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Lewis draws from the literary tradition of Arthurian legend and Dante’s Purgatorio and Paradiso to shape his book’s story, style, and theme. These literary allusions and similarities contribute to Lewis’ rise to literary significance and the timelessness of his Narnia books. Arthurian legend “subtly but consistently” influenced Voyage of the Dawn Treader’s plot, theme, and characters (Tolhurst 158). Lewis read Malory’s Morte DarArthur for the first time at age sixteen, and it held a lasting impact on his life and works (Tolhurst 142).
The writer allows the reader to have a complete view of the story, based on the configuration. It can be used to divert the reader. It can also be indicated that the configuration is an important feature in short stories. Both authors used symbols to support reading. These symbols will help readers have a better understanding of the story.
Can life really be connected to literature through characterization? Have you ever thought about looking at life through 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person? Literature and life can be connected due to the fact that, when reading books and/or short stories, we can connect to the character’s personality, conflict, and how they see things.Sometimes in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person. While reading a book, you can be sucked into the story and theme the author is showing you through words and then you start to be connected to the book and everything in it. Colfer, the author of The Land Of Stories series, uses indirect characterization to characterize Alex Bailey.
Bradbury calls the reader to awaken and contemplate the themes of the novel. Through self-reflection one can identify their short comings. Bradbury’s is optimistic that self-reflection will prevent repeating mistakes of the past. The novel’s themes are an ideal way to prevent an unconnected and out of touch
An author’s writing style defines the technique they choose to use in their written work. Style is a crucial element in writing as it makes every author’s piece of work unique as well as generates the different themes and emotional content in their stories. The writing styles of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway could not be any more different. Whereas Fitzgerald chooses to use elaborative words and complex sentences with subordinate clauses in his writing that highlight the conflicts of high society, Hemingway utilizes simple sentence structure followed by unsophisticated words that create a realistic plot. Whereas Fitzgerald’s lush diction and elaborate syntax in “Winter Dreams” builds a connection with the readers that reveals the
Throughout the article, she introduces studies which suggest “that literary fiction improves a reader’s capacity to understand what others are thinking and feeling.” (line 3,4) She then explains the results of the test which measures one’s “ability to infer and understand other people’s thoughts and emotions.” (line 9) By using a tone of a lecturer, it drags the reader’s attention to the effects that reading gives someone. With these tones, Chiaet tries to convey how reading is not only for entertainment but to allows the readers to reflect it to the real world. The poetry “There is no Frigate Like a Book” written by Emily Dickenson, she uses a simile to show the similarities between real-life transportation methods and a book. As the title says, she first says, “There is no frigate like a
“Learning to Read and Write” and “Freewriting” both accomplish the act of trying to express freedom of thought. With free expression, people are able to express themselves through writing. Not only does expressing the self through writing empower a person, but it also acts as motivation. Learning new things and trying to express them through writing down thoughts helps individuals understand themselves. Writing is what makes each individual different.
Sengupta. She expressed her frustrations and eventually says “You are only interested in pleasure, but a proper man would know that life is a serious business. Your brain is full of make believe, so there is no room in it for facts.” (Rushdie, 22) This shows that there are people who believe that fictional stories do not serve an important purpose. However, the land that Rushdie creates exposes the power of storytelling and with each story character Haroun meets, it teaches him value. For example, on page 63 Rushdie says, “To give a thing a name, a label, a handle; to rescue it from anonymity, to pluck it out of the Place of Namelessness, in short to identify it-well, that’s a way of bringing the said thing into being.” Here the water genie tries to tell Haroun that there is a reason as to why magical things are happening to him.
They speak of God as if he were a weapon of War. They describe God as a being that will rain down “terror and dread […] upon” their enemies and strike them down. However, at no point is there any acknowledgement of their own responsibilities to God. At this point, the Israelites are entirely self-serving in their relationship with God. They seem to almost view God as a tool to aid them in conquering other lands.
My Inspiration as a Writer Why do we write? What experiences affect your identity as a writer? How do you develop your own voice? These are the questions that lead me to reflect on relevant moments in my life where I can apprehend my inspiration for writing. When I read a book, I want the moment to feel real.