In Yusef Komunyakaa’s, Pleasure Dome, he writes a collection of poems on war, music, and sexual relations. The poems came from works of his time as being a journalist in the Vietnam war, books he wrote in his pastime, and many of the poems are new. The poems throughout the book showcase very meaningful themes and symbols. In contrast, many of the other poems deal with racial conflicts and other major issues during this time. In his poems “We never know” and “Facing it,” he tells the story of his time before and after the Vietnam war.
Much of this relevancy is due to the fact the author writes about ideas of which people relate. One of those relatable ideas is desire. Desire can change people, and lead them down the wrong road. Throughout, The Great Gatsby characters make life altering decisions simply because of what the want in life. The book can interpreted many different ways as to what it is trying to portray to
The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel that took place during the indulgent roaring 20’s. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s key novelty was to present a first person narrator and protagonist whose awareness filters the story’s events. It is not the focal protagonist, Gatsby, who narrates his own story; but a secondary character, Nick Carraway, who is successively skeptical, cautious and ultimately captivated by Gatsby. This novel begins with a quote from Nick’s father, “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all of the people in the world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” () What this quote accentuates on and what Fitzgerald was attempting to display is that as a reader, we should interpret
By knowing the new movie by heart, the older film was painfully long and not played in the same order as the current Gatsby or book. The original film skipped around and extended parts not seen before to movie watchers. It focused on the suicide more than the killing of Myrtle. Another big part of the story line is Nick narrates the story through his journal as in he is writing this novel. Within both moves, Gatsby is portrayed the same.
On the Rainy River Analysis One of the most compelling books I’ve read is The Things They Carried. This book is filled with many short stories of the Vietnam war. The Author tells the story from the perspective of the soldiers. This books shows us the sacrifice these men had to give for are freedom. The Things They Carried has many great stories by Tim O’brien, but On The Rainy River was my favorite and seemed to follow the psychological literary lens.
He base most of his novel on stories of his days in a platoon during the Vietnam war. Smack dab in the middle of the novel he throws the reader a major curveball. “I’m forty-three years old, true, and I’m a writer now, and a long time ago I walked through the Quang Ngai Province as a foot soldier . Almost everything else is invented.” (O’Brien, 171) He reveals to the reader that some of the stories that are included in The Things They Carried are actually false. But does the fact that an author made up some of the details in a novel solely decide if a novel is “good” or not?
In describing his own writings Cortazar once said “Much of what I have written falls into the category of eccentricity, because I have never admitted a clear distinction between living and writing; if in my life I have managed to disguise an only partial participation in my circumstances, I still cannot deny that eccentricity in what I write, since I write precisely because I am only half there or not there at all," (“Encyclopedia of World Biography”). By saying this, Cortazar was saying that he lived to write and wrote to live, often reflecting on his own experiences. His creative style is mirrored in that statement which seems to be in and out of reality. As quoted by the Encyclopedia of World Biography, “So much of his work fell into the realm of "magic realism," a creative literary approach dealing with humankind 's struggle to understand the world.”(“Encyclopedia of World Biography”). He was very passionate about politics and literature.
Despite the argumentative comments, Steinbeck received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. He was also acknowledged with many other awards like for example, in 1964 “US President Lyndon Johnson awarded him the United States Medal of Freedom”(IMDb). John Steinbeck made friends throughout his life but none were as significant as Ed Ricketts. In October 1930, Ed Ricketts was introduced to John Steinbeck while in a friends cottage located in Carmel. They built a commensalism bond by sharing their experiences and ideas with one another.
Readers often learn things about characters from what they say, but a less common and just as important part of the story are their actions and behavior. The two characters selected are examples of characters who do not speak words, but speak with their thoughts and actions. Tung-Ming from the lesson of the master and Walter Mitty from the secret life of Walter Mitty have many characteristics that they share, but also many that make them unique. Ting-Ming is a painter who is asked by a merchant
There are many artists coming from different cultural, social, and economical backgrounds, but out of all these differences, inventive individuals go after a similar goal which is to make creative work. However, there is more to it than making works of art and that is finding purpose or discovering reasons to why the artist is making a piece. Artists may work on an art project that is intended for a smaller group of viewers while other artists may go for a larger audience and it generally comes down to what message the artist is trying to convey. Depending where an artwork is situated in can impact the way a viewer perceives a certain image; this is why it is important for artists to think about the space in which they want to exhibit their
In the book "The Great Gatsby", a man narrates his life from where he is to how he got there. In this story, he meets many characters that either help him or make his journey all the more difficult. These characters either have history with the main character, are meeting him for the first time, both, or have history with one another but none with the main character (whose name is Nick). However, one character in particular has as much interest in Nick as he has with him. This character 's name is Jay Gatsby.