During the time period of Beowulf and Sir Gawain, a variety of wars and conquests were raging which considerably discouraged the individuals surrounding them. Therefore, authors took it upon themselves to uplift their readers, giving them a reason to think that there may be people in the world who still have purity, integrity, nobility, chivalry, and honesty. Furthermore, I believe that authors create heroes today for similar reasons. This is because in the present-day world, we are constantly overcome by internal and external conflicts— whether that be within oneself, one’s country, or in the world as a whole. So, in some ways, we “need” heroes to keep our mind off the wicked in world, as well as to encourage us to believe that one day these conflicts and issues will end because of a force stronger and more powerful than
He is a clone. Unfortunately, Matt has to undergo and adapt to the hatred of a society, depression, and isolation because of his identity and who he is. Therefore conflict plays a huge role in this novel and overall as a reader. The concept of conflict is to give a description of a type of issue/problem that can be internal or external. It is usually subjected to 6 different types of conflicts such as ( Man vs. Self, Man vs. Man, Man vs. Society, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. machine, and Man Vs.
Tim O’Brien never lies. While we realise at the end of the book that Kiowa, Mitchell Sanders and Rat Kiley are all fictional characters, O’Brien is actually trying to tell us that there is a lot more truth hidden in these imagined characters than we think. This suggests that the experiences he went through were so traumatic, the only way to describe it was through the projection of fictional characters. O’Brien explores the relationship between war experiences and storytelling by blurring the lines between truth and fiction. While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted.
Beowulf is told from third person point of view, while Grendel is told from first person point of view, in which we view the story from the eyes of the evil Grendel. In Gardner's Grendel, Grendel is portrayed as over confident, weak, and inferior to his foe, Beowulf. This is contrary to the Anglo-Saxon version of Beowulf, where Grendel is seen as an almighty monster who is very strong and powerful due to the use of different point of views from which the story is told. Grendel has different physical
Imagine this, you're ten years old again, you find yourself at a playground. You scope it out and come upon this colossal slide. The tunnel is daunting, far reaching and winding, the expedition seems skyscraping. Apprehensive, your journey begins. Up the stairs you ascend, they feel foreign under your tiny feet.
Golding has reportedly said that he wrote the novel in response to his personal war experiences. “(The war)... taught us not fighting ,politics or the follies of nationalism, but about the given nature of man is negative. As he describes the happenings, he put out an idea of humanity based on some of the happening of the past allowing the reader to set his mind on that specific happening throughout the incident and comparing parallel ideas that Golding describes in his metaphoric writing in Lord of the Flies. He clearly identifies our basic negative side within us, present in our society making a clear focus of it, symbolizing it to be very important,resulting us thinking about a big happening down in the pages of
Oscar pulled from his life experiences in order to write his poetry, and one constant thing he used was his sexuality. The reason why this is significant is not only because of the time period he lived in but also because it affected his real life. However, even if Wilde was a writer who truly pulled from his own life to write, not all the topics he wrote about, were impactful to his life. This was something Wilde himself even admitted he did, showing just how connected his life was from his writing (Marcus). This shows how even if his writing style matched his time, with his lifestyle being different; Wilde works would not always match the status quo of the Victorian period.
He needed the stuff we have in modern day called a safe chamber and a place to have someone watch over him so he didn’t try to do so many deadly and sad things in his life. Sometimes life hits like a truck and makes you feel worthless like Poe did, but he would have made his life better if he tried to become better and happier with his life rather than keep looking back into his past. Imagine if Poe had a happy life and if he had happy poems how different we would think of him and all that he does. He has impacted the poem community heavily and it has changed our mind perspectives. The way sad poems affect us makes us think of different ways it can be interpreted.
The Giver and other dystopian novels like Fahrenheit 451 have some similarities and differences in the story line. First, The Giver and Fahrenheit 451 both share the fact that people are being controlled on the amount of knowledge that they know. Additionally, both societies have no idea of how they came to be. On the other hand, in The Giver Jonas slowly starts to realize that something about him is changing because he can see the color red but, in Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag just wants to take a risk because of his curiosity. Second, in Fahrenheit 451, Montag is a “firefighter” except, in his society he starts the fire instead of putting them out, while in The Giver the jobs/assignments are practical for everyday life in the community.
Even though the story, “The Destructors” by Graham Greene utilizes some elements of commercial fiction it can be categorized as literary fiction. This story contains more of the complex elements of literary fiction. The story’s main literary elements include intricate conflicts, a unique protagonist, and On the surface, the conflict of the story appears to be based simply around the Wormsley Common Gang and the destruction of the house. However, once readers go deeper the conflicts in the story begin to reveal themselves as more complex and literary. They’re not just boys that want to generate chaos and destruction, but they’re boys that are living amongst the consequences of war.
In the book about John Smith’s “General history of Virginia, New England, and Summer Isles”, I found the journal interesting. The way Smith wrote in third person instead of first is different from most journals published. Smith’s work later on in the journal, reflects on someone else’s viewpoint on his life and reputation and I like that he used different sides to write about. Lastly, his journal showed the history that happened during that time period, such as the Indians, his life, Procantas, and Christianity. One thing I disliked about Smith’s work is the writing style he writes in.
Morgenstern believes that Armstrong has a certain style to him that isn’t replicable it’s found in his writing and his music. Louis Armstrong is a world renown musician, but he not known for his writing. Armstrong is a storyteller though, because of his larger than life personality and storytelling skills. Having the book edited made it somewhat easier to read and made a difference by fixing the structure of how the story is read.
“What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.” ― Logan Pearsall Smith Logan Pearsall Smith, an American-born British essayist, comments on how good authors convey a deeper meaning in their work than what is simply written. Tim O 'Brien, the author of “The Things They Carried,” and Carl Hiaasen, the author of “Skinny Dip,” both use this technique in their writing. In both novels, the authors share details of the setting to inflict guilt onto the story’s character. Tim O’Brien emphasizes the struggles of war through the setting and shows how it affects the soldiers’ views of blame in the novel “The Things They Carried.”
On of Beowulf’s other attributes were the bravery that he displayed. In Grendel, only recollections of Beowulf's missions are seen. Resulting in the reader not being able to actually read about beowulf’s mission, leading to not giving the reader a actual idea of how strongly he would be able to destroy his opponents. On the other hand, Beowulf's ego is demonstrated well in his poem named after himself, and the very detailed description made by the author when describing the horrific battle between beowulf and grendels mother. He is made out to be this strong brave man who can not be harmed in order to boost his appearance and ego.
In the story Beowulf, you see many comparisons being made without even realizing it. For instance the fact that it shows Beowulf and Grendel in battle fighting each other. Grendel being the big nasty monster that hasn't been defeated before and Beowulf being this normal noble man who is willing to face the challenge and fight this monster. This story is one giant use of irony. This is shown in various ways, one being the simple fact that many immortal or great heroes have tried defeating Grendel but none have succeeded but this man "Beowulf" who is a mortal is able to beat Grendel at his own game by ripping his arm off.