The title of my project is ‘Critical Analysis of Major Themes from God of Small Things’ by Arundati Roy published on January 1st, 1997 and the author has also on Booker’s Prize for the same. First, I will give a brief account about the author, her style of writing, and will cite some quotations from the book. Then I will highlight the views by critics on the God of Small Things. Further, I will critically analyze the themes and the messages that Roy is trying to convey through her novel. Finally, I will conclude my thesis with practical learning’s that we gain after reading the novel.
Throughout my years of writing in high school, I was focusing only on writing to fill the basic requirements to pass English. Over the time interval of the course WRI101, my writing completely transformed. Analytical thinking, balance, and flow were the focal skills taught in WRI101 by Dr. Daniel Fredrick. Through learning about what are considered to be the two most important skills in writing, content and style, I was capable of elevating my writing in a manner that distinguishes it from the typical college paper. From the beginning of the course, I was introduced to novel aspects of writing.
He continued to argue that these speculations depended on how language and text may be understood (Pennycook 222). Bathes proposed a perspective centering on readers (148). Readers, who are considered as someone “without history, biography, psychology” by him, can take in all the quotations that compose a writing. From a reader’s perspective to analyze the viewpoint of language shaping reality, all the information that readers can get are from the language, either the narration of frictional figure or the historical person’s autobiography. Without any background knowledge of what they are reading, readers cannot distinguish whether this
1. Introduction My aim in this project is to explore the secrecy—often identified with otherness—that many critics have perceived in literary works. However, as J. Hillis Miller says, literary studies has tried to cover this uniqueness of the literary text. Thus, I would like to underline it, following the ideas that some critics have offered. To illustrate my thesis, I have analyzed a total of four short stories, two of them written by Alice Munro and the other two written by Edgar Allan Poe, in which I have pointed out and discussed some of the main secrets.
The overall semester definitely had its up’s and downs . As a Peer Mentor I have learned to appreciate my hardwork much more and also learned that speaking up a lot is key to key action to many things. One of my goals for the semester as a Peer Mentor was to get to know my peer mentees on a friendship level or maybe as acquaintances. That goal actually came true in a way because I only made three acquaintances only. Another goal I had throughout the semester was to go outside of my comfort zone a little, I really didn 't like to talk in front of the class.
My first time of learning literature in English was back at my second year at the senior high school in the year 2011. According to the Oxford online dictionaries, literature in English refers to any written or spoken material, especially those of superior or lasting artistic merits (Press, 2010)”. Literature in English was a subject which involved creative imaginations such as poetry, drama, fiction and nonfiction. Although I did not study pure literature, I learnt some literary devices and read two literature books and two poems in the course of my study of literature in English. These books were Grief Child written by Lawrence Darmani and In the Chest of a Woman by Efo Kodjo Mawugbe.
I hold a BS degree with highest honours (summa cum laude) from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, (USA) and a BSc (Honours) from North Eastern Hill University, India. Both my degrees required me to study academic English apart from my major, and all my high school education has also been in English language. Further, I have studied several optional modules in social Sciences and Humanities at Rutgers which required extensive academic writing. Therefore my educational training in my undergraduate studies has provided me with the skills required for academic writing, reading and listening at postgraduate level. Additionally, through my exposure of studying and working with people from across the globe, I have developed a flair for speaking formal English that people from different countries find comfortable to understand.
Totally this module help me to increase my academic writing, thinking capability and creativity. Furthermore, from this module I also know how to avoid plagiarism in academic writing. Plagiarism means to copy someone writing without giving any credit of original writer. It is like a crime for academic writing. This module also help me how to research to write a report.
I remember my senior project was based off the idea of how to become president but to not include anything personal within the topic. The unfortunate part of all of this is that I don’t think that I completely understood the different of writing a paper in my “writers voice” or in my “speaking voice.” I have always written a paper in my speaking voice because I want my paper to sound how I talk. I have always found that this style made more sense to me because I could show my way of thinking and how deep I have thought about something. I would say that my main enculturation has been in just how to separate my thinking and apply barriers and filters but not in the best ways possible. It took until college for me to understand that the paper didn’t need somewhat irrelevant information for strength, but that it just needed more relevant information to get the full idea across.
This month, however, when I apply to NYU Shanghai Dean Undergraduate Research Funding, I was required to write my proposal in a way that not only people in the engineering domain can understand, but also an educated newspaper reader can interpret the significance of my research and the overall scheme of my research design. In my proposal, what I have learnt in this course is quite helpful for me to construct my writing. Seemingly it is hard to explain why we need to predict the coupling response of composite piezoelectric or magnetostrictive materials to a person without engineering and physics background. Then it occured to me that I first got involved in this research project