Whereas the first Sherlock Holmes ' apparition was in 1886 in United Kingdom, The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by an American and the Spanish Don Quixote belongs to the XVI century. On the other hand their similarities connects them closer. It refers to the popular "literary pairs" or "fictional duos". The comic foil, the earnest aide, sidekick following the "hero" is a model of character that has been widely repeated in literature over the years. Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Gatsby and Nick, and Holmes and Watson tackle all certain adventures or issues with the inseparable treasured companion.
Nature; a Maternal Presence During strenuous times, it is common for people to grab onto something to aid them through that struggle. In the novel Frankenstein, nature is the aid that is provided to characters. From the very beginning of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley incorporates nature, with Robert Walton writing, “I shall satiate my ardent curiosity with the sight of a part of the world never before visited, and may tread a land never before imprinted by the foot of man” (11). This fascination of nature has a prominent role in the remainder of the novel, with more characters than just Robert Walton. In fact, nature is so frequent in Frankenstein, that it can be perceived as another character, helping several characters deal with stress, depression, pain, and the loss of family members.
When I first began reading Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, I thought that it would be the same story as other dystopian pieces of literature; however, after further analyzing the novel I found that Bradbury used many allusions from famous pieces of literature. These allusions show foreshadowing, irony, and the main character, Guy Montag’s thoughts about the totalitarian government in Fahrenheit 451. Throughout Fahrenheit 451 several allusions are made to pieces of literature or to historical figures. Bradbury uses these allusions to foreshadow events in the story. “‘Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out’” (Bradbury 65).
Byron was an English poet and leading figure of Romanticism. "She Walks in Beauty" is a short lyrical poem written in 1813 by Lord Byron and is one of his most famous works. It is said that hid works had been inspired by an event in Byron 's life. Byron’s influences are shown in the volumes Poe wrote. Many volumes that he wrote were also based on his live and the events he went through.
Theodore Gericault, also known as Jean-Louis-Andre-Theodore Gericault was born on September 26, 1791. He was a painter who exerted a seminal influence on the development of romantic art in France. As a student Gericault learned the traditions of English sorting art from the French painter Carle Vernet, and he developed a remarkable facility for capturing animal movement. (“Theodore Gericault”, The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica) He also mastered classicist figure construction and composition under the academician Pierre Guerin. The Raft of the Medusa was one of Gericault’s biggest masterpieces created in 1819.
Roald Dahl and Ray Bradbury are two authors that both have written books that have a mysterious twist, Roald Dahl wrote a book titled “the landlady” Ray Bradbury wrote a book that is called “ There will come soft rains” . Ray bradbury they both have similarities and differences Ray bradbury was raised in illinois and roald dahl was raised in england. Roald dahl mostly wrote children's books. They both write with foreshadowing and mysterious twists. They were both alive in similar time frames Ray bradbury August 1920 Rhonald September 1916.
Two scholarly writers brilliantly conveyed nature in their own opinion, an essay written by John Miller called, ”The Calypso Borealis," and a poem by William Wordsworth called, "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.” Both authors created work that acquires their idea of the beauty of nature while showing their compassion and love for nature. They each endured the essence in their own way. Each author also used their memory as descriptive imagery to creative share the scenery and amazement of their experience. Each individual has their own personal opinion about nature and how they decide to express their feelings can be diverse, and both authors, John Muir and William Wordsworth, expressed their compassion and love for nature in their own way. Once the piece of literature begins, the reader begins feeling captivated in the imagery that the author created to be envisioned.
Intertextual Essay In the story Frankenstein, Mary Shelley adds a poem into the story to emphasize the theme in her story, which is Humanity, nature's healing force and romanticism. On page 111 of Frankenstein Mary Shelley adds her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley poem, “Mutability” to show Victor's perspective on the creature, and the growing of the creature he had created. “Mutability” “means the quality of being changeable... or is the ability to change.” "What Does Mutability Mean." Https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=what Does Mutability Mean. Google.com/, n.d.
Romanticism occurred much earlier, around the end of the 18th century, but was mostly dominant around 1840. Both philosophies were very similar to each other since the two movements were a reaction against the contemporary strict traditions, laws, and religious rules. They both placed a huge emphasis on the individual as well as inspiration from nature. In the following, I will discuss American Transcendentalism and Romanticism in relation to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay ‘The American Scholar’ and Walt Whitman’s poem ‘Song of Myself’. Emerson was an American poet, essayist and lecturer.
Introduction In this paper I want to portray role of women in gothic writing by seeing qualities of the gothic novel, in the point of view of Horace Walpole 's 'The Castle of Otranto '. In 1747, Horace Walpole purchased Strawberry Hill, which was situated on the Thames close London; here he resuscitated the Gothic style numerous decades prior to his Victorian successors. It was a response against neoclassicism. This whimsical neo-gothic invention started another design incline. This affected his composition and actually, the English Gothic novel began with his 'Gothic story '; 'The Castle of Otranto '.
“A Supermarket in California” is both a lymric to Ginsberg’s poetic hero and major influence, Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman was an early influence in Ginsberg poetry. He recalls one night that he had envisioned. He sets the scenario by declaring that he is walking down a street, underneath some trees, and a fully eclipsed moon, having “thoughts” of Walt Whitman. This naturalistic world shares symbolism by the trees and the moons referred to, in this literary work.
Over the course of the semester, we have come across many different themes that bring up major topics for discussion. After reading, “The Beast in the Jungle” by Henry James, the keyword that came to my mind was “real”. We have covered different pieces of literature that really represent the theme of realism. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of realism is the qualities of being very much like real life and it is a style of art or literature that shows or describes people and things as they are in real life. This story would be a perfect addition to future English 224 classes because of its themes and just simply the story itself.