These factors contributed to the writers lives and eventually led them to their greatness. Given the fact that both writers were born in the same century, sexism was very high. Kate Chopin brought light to this issue, speaking to the women of the public with her relatable stories and slick style in writing. O. Henry, however, would write through the eyes of many characters who faced ironic and sometimes humorous situations. When comparing both writers, we see the differences that they have and what they present.
O.Henry is a mastermind behind his use of irony as he was using his irony to entertain the reader throughout the story. He was also using humor, and mainly using Johnny, and his actions to entertain and make the reader laugh. O.Henry was also using the perfect combination of words to paint a picture in the reader's head which definitely helped me understand the plot line much better. O.Henry's funny writing style definitely had showed itself in many great ways in his short story The Ransom of Red
In a letter to his brother, the great painter, Vincent Van Gogh, once wrote,“Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it”. In this quote, Van Gogh summarizes a subject great writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson has devoted entire essays to defining and explaining, and that is the subject of poetry. As it can be seen, a poet undertakes that almost impossible job of transposing what he or she sees in Nature on to paper for others to read. Only a true poet can be successful in an attempt. It is not just Nature a poet tries to capture into words, but also social experiences and human truths.
In this quote, Owen seems to be paying homage to all the romantic poets (like Keats and Shelly) whose poetry has been able to soothe him and has even often resounded deeply with his situation or with the problems he was going through. At the time, when Owen
Edith Wharton did not specifically try to satisfy this summary when she was composing it, however. She just penned a tale that was based on her adventures at her family home many summers ago. It is this reason that allows a level of leniency when devising a reasonable moral for the story. When the literary techniques Edith used and the two most prominent themes are taken into account, the best potential answer to the question at hand is that Edith Wharton wanted to teach her audience that grief and loneliness lead to questionable choices with disastrous
He went from being deprived intellectually and in poverty to a figure stone in literature. It was Wright’s childhood that shaped his dream for getting an education. While succeeding in education Wright became obsessed with bringing down Jim Crow laws. In “Blueprint for Negro Writing” Wright condemns Negro writers. Wright feels that these writers are pandering to whites, instead of building to a life that’s worth living for all Black Americans.
Many of William Blake’s most popular works including Song of Innocence and of Experience and The Book of Urizen have had significant influence on 1930s writer Dylan Thomas. The thesis that fulfilled Hugh Grant’s Masters of Arts in English titled “The Influence of William Blake on the Poetry and Prose of Dylan Thomas” explains that Thomas came from a lower class family, was self-educated, and his work was not very popular when he was alive, similarly to Blake (14). The thesis discusses Thomas’s reading habits and makes the observation that on Christmas one of the pieces of literature he received was Blake’s complete works (Grant 1). Throughout his childhood, Thomas read Blake and many can conclude that this formed much of his beliefs and attitudes
After writing Walden, Henry David Thoreau spent a night in jail after refusing to pay a poll tax. This influential night in jail caused him to write one of his most famous essays “Resistance to Civil Government”, or better known as “Civil Disobedience”. This famous essay is about acting on one’s conscience and not following laws that were deemed morally unjust. He encourages readers to determine what they think is right and wrong and to not base their opinions off of those created by society. In 1854 Henry David Thoreau wrote two more influential essays, “Slavery in Massachusetts” and “A Plea for Captain John Brown”, in them he lectured against slavery, the Fugitive Slave Law, and defended the radical abolitionist, John Brown.
By doing this in each author’s storyline, they connect with the values and beliefs of their readers. Throughout human history, people have not only strived for, but thrived off of power. Both Shakespeare and Orwell explore the idea of power in their works through similar examples. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth both are hungry for power, and go to the extreme measure of assassinating the king in an attempt to become highly powerful figures. Similarly to this, in 1984,
O. Henry (1867 – 1910), an American writer, who is famous mainly for his short stories. These stories usually focus on the image of the poor who spends their daily living to earn. Perhaps O. Henry knows so well about this kind of life that his stories always convey the heartfelt sympathy with the characters. Besides his sympathy, he expresses his humor through every story so that his stories always contain unexpected climaxes, which lead to an amazing ending. Some of his celebrated stories are “the Ransom of Red Chief”, “The Cop and the Anthem”, “A retrieved Reformation”, “The Duplicity of Hargraves”, “The Caballero’s Way”, and especially “The Gift of the Magi”.