Franz Kafka drew considerable inspiration from Ovid while writing his famous story, The Metamorphosis. This inspiration is readily detectable throughout the story. However, Kafka took an interesting approach to making the story his own. He also changed the writing style of the story to correspond with the time he wrote it in. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka draws on and transforms “The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider” from Metamorphoses by Ovid to tell a similar story while meeting the criteria of magical realism.
Garry Leonard’s “Dubliners” is a critique of James Joyce’s Dubliners. Leonard uses his critique is used as a mean to both inform any potential readers and thoroughly analyze Joyce’s style of writing in his book. Some important points that Leonard address to his audience is that Joyce’s stories never give a reader the happily ever after ending. Most of the time, the reader ends up with more questions than answers after finishing a James Joyce writing. 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.
The qualities that make Victor pictured as this unique character, that the fact that he is a dynamic character, and that he is an unreliable narrator. His personality and traits are different and similar to some of the other narrators such as the creature. Victor is pictured as an inimitable chronicler through the fact that he is a dynamic character throughout the course of the novel. It is debatable that he changes as the story processes through and how he begins to understand his current surroundings through the creature and himself. For example, before the creation, he states, “His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful.
First off, Connell first introduces Zarroff to us by portraying him as the “Master of the House”, and seemingly develops this dignified aura around General Zarroff. When he does this we can see that Zarroff seems to have his servant Ivan’s total obedience. Ivan is on the verge of shooting Rainsford, but as soon as Zarroff gives a gesture for Ivan to back away Ivan immediately responds by removing himself from the situation. Consequently we can see that while Zarroff is clearly in charge, he seems to avoid putting himself in potentially powerless situations. This is exemplified when Rainsford sets up the trap that wounds Zarroff, Zarroff immediately retreats to avoid an still advantageous position.To strengthen his seemingly refined demeanor, Zarroff uses dogs to track his prey at times.
In Franz Kafka’s novella “The Metamorphosis”, Gregor Samsa is a travelling salesman who has been turned into a “monstrous vermin” overnight. The story follows the events that happen after this transformation, such as how the different family members treat Gregor. At the end of the book Gregor dies, and the novella concludes with the family future plans after Gregor’s death. After reading the novella, I think that looking at the ending of of the novella, the readers are definitely left with a sense of hope because the future prospects of the family are very promising, and the family also has a clear future for their daughter. To begin, when the family discusses about their future, it can be seen that there is hope for a chance in receiving stable income and gaining they peaceful life they once had again.
The fictional world is full of chaos, as people tend to prefer unstable theories to countless philosophies. Specifically, there is a literary shift from linearity and order to randomness and fragmentation. Consequently, Postmodernist writers understand that their works are subject to interpretation; however, they believe that the flexibility of understanding in texts is the basis for the development of innovative ideas in society. Moreover, Kurt Dinan writes in a nonlinear, flexible fashion by writing with a component of Mystery. Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature.
Ayn Rand, in her book, Anthem, chose to argue the most intense version of collectivism against the most extreme form of individualism. While her actions seem bold, her writing style fits this story very well. The setup of her novel was difficult to understand, however it portrayed the main character’s feelings and actions well. It helped the reader understand the main character’s frustration with collectivism. It The main character of Anthem makes many daring decisions throughout the novel.
What if the protagonist resolves the conflict through the qualities that are usually not found in classical hero? This literary device, known as the ‘anti-hero’, is employed by writers to describe protagonists who are not standard pure and true literary heroes. At the same time, the protagonist may possess some traits of characters that are usually visible in villains. The writers often deliberately create anti-heroes and emphasize their flaws to add some dramatic unexpected
The path will make a difference in his life. Susan B Anthony had to make choices like the guy in the Road Not Taken. In the beginning of the poem the guy is on a path, and It splits into two. The poem explains that he has to choose which path to take. In the text Susan B Anthony had to choose which path to take, because there was inequalities and guys were able to do plenty more than girls were.
As we can see, the acute conflict “between straining toward and refraining from action is central to the play” (Levy, 2008: 75), and has made scholars focus on analyzing both his actions, as well as his passivity. And why is that? Well, many critics have considered that both aspects are conclusive for the play’s outcome, and that not only his decisions and steps taken foregrounded Hamlet’s tragic end, but also his inaction and constant hesitation were essential components in the end. To begin with, the Ghost’s appearance is the crucial element that triggers Hamlet’s state of mind and course of action. Our main character is urged to act upon his father’s murder, and thus his purpose is established: “So art thou to revenge/this most foul, strange and unnatural” death (1.4.8 - 28).
Because of this, it has to go through some sort of modification to appeal to the modern audiences that go out to watch or purchase this film. The film’s way of doing this feat is to add some characters that appeal to the audience, which include Selma, the witch, Grendel’s son, and Grendel’s father. For example, Selma was added to represent the percent of people that feel like outcasts, Grendel’s son was added to humanize Grendel and show that he is more than just a monster out to kill people for no reason, and Grendel’s father was added to,again, humanize Grendel, and to give him a reason to go out and kill all those people. The inclusion of these characters were to show that Grendel is a human just like the rest of the people out to get him, but because of the mistreatment of his father and the way he was made an outcast, he had no choice but to lash out at these soldiers. This is a perfect example that almost anything that comes in a story could have a truthful
In the article “Shitty First Drafts” by Anne Lemott she discusses how every writer has difficulty putting their ideas on paper because writing should be seen as a process that even the best and famous writers follow. She also talks about how even the best writers don’t just come with ideas and just begin writing on paper and make it as their final draft. Lemott also points out the importance of being able to just write down every thought into the first draft regardless of the structure of the draft and how it makes it easier to start the second draft. After writing the second draft it makes the final draft a review of punctuation and grammar corrections. As a food reviewer she struggled putting her ideas together because she would start doubting
Hamlet being the main character in the play is a big central focus of the book. Therefore, viewing the flaws in his character is easier identified, so that the reader is able to constantly evaluate his character. However, Piggy is seen more like a supporting character compared to Jack and Ralph. Yet, Piggy is easily seen as a static character in “Lord of the Flies,” he continues to have a solid personality throughout the story. Opposing this, Hamlet undergoes big changes in his decisions and actions toward certain characters in the book.
Jane Smiley in “Literature’s Dual Life in the Case of Huckleberry Finn” explains that “when a nation’s history is fraught with conflict” it is best to “talk it out” because these subjects are meant to be difficult and the only way to bring true understanding of it is to analyze it (Source K). The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an irreplaceable tool to help understand the true historical context of such difficult issues. David Matthews in “Dumbing and Numbing Down Jim” clarifies that even removing the offensive words in the novel takes away from the actual meaning and history behind the story (Source F). When you take out all of the offensive parts of Huckleberry Finn, you are left with a runny, watered down version of history. The reason why it is offensive is to make you angry and shocked and embarrassed about your