As Stephen King once said, “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” Stephen King, an american horror author, is considered by the masses to be one of the most influential authors of the late nineteenth and twentieth century. With at least 136 works from novels to novellas written, King has left a lasting impact on everyone all around the world. King combined horror with mystery to give readers a story to remember. Kings books not only appear in almost every library, but are shown through movies ranging from The Shining (1980) to It (2017).
To filter. To take a critical stance on an experience around them. I would say that the reason why these images come out so powerfully in his fiction is because as a child he had no way to filter” (Rogak 23). “The Women in the tub had been dead for a long time.
Along his journey, he was struck by many life altering decisions that has shaped him into the person he is today. Few people find it easy to discuss and write about the difficult topics Green brings to life in his novels, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, The Fault in our Stars, and many more. Many teens and adults find his books to be inspirational in the way they go about solving life’s struggles. Most of his novels have been produced into movies, making him more well known as well as being twitter famous and creating educational YouTube vlogs. Green is a very well known author of this time period and has made a big impact with his writing videos, and movies.
Ray Bradbury, an author of this era, wrote one of his most famous books, Fahrenheit 451, inspired by the new technology and government corruption in the 1950s. Through Bradbury’s use of effective character development and symbolism, he is able to illustrate the problems of government censorship and technology in his futuristic dystopia in his novel Fahrenheit 451. Fahrenheit 451 is separated into three different parts that represent the changes Guy Montag, a fireman whose job is to burn books banned by the government, undergoes. Each part contains a new character that sparks this transformation the reader sees in Montag. In the beginning of the novel, Montag is a conformed citizen who is brainwashed by the corrupt society of mindless entertainment provided through wall TV’s and radios that can fit in a
Sparks is one of the most beloved storytellers, according to Creative (2002). All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages. Nicholas Sparks has an impact on American culture today because he connects with the readers and makes them feel emotions while reading his work. His most common themes are Christianity, love, tragedy, and fate which are shown and developed through his work. Sparks has a beautiful way of portraying a complicated love story.
In a debate titled “What’s Wrong with the American Novel” (1955), Ellison astonished everyone—including the participant at the panel—by declaring the real problem with modern American novel was not that it was unsuccessful because it couldn’t present a fresh outlook of an ordinary experience like many white scholars have concluded, but rather it became unsuccessful because it could not succeed at representing the real innovations, such as the social and technological—or rather industrial—developments, within the modern era. He commented, “in the early days when the novel came into being…society had begun to shift, and the novel was about these new things which were happening so fast that men needed to get an idea of what was simply temporary and what was abiding.” He believes the reality changes quickly and the writers need to be updated because if they are not, they “are apt to fall into writing the same book or the book that is expected of you” (Ellison, 1995: 27, 49). He considered the goal for the writers should be about persuading readers to have “a sense of wonder” that includes the awareness of multiple realities in American culture and acceleration of these realities turning into the possible futures (25). This is exactly what he did in his novel.
Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential directors ever, he has directed over 50 movies which has made him inspirational, he has all of the character traits of a leader, and he co-founded the studio ‘Dreamworks’. He has made a large impact on this century and the jewish man is only 68. Mr. Spielberg once said “As a Jew I am aware of how important the existence of Israel is for the survival of us all. And because I am proud of being Jewish, I am worried by the growing anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in the world.” Along with this, he has made many films around the holocaust.
Kurt Vonnegut is known to be one of the best American authors of all time. Critics not only love his writing style and his ability to tell a story, but they adore the way he can turn a simple story into a lesson that goes way beyond the pages. Born in Indianapolis, Vonnegut attend Columbia University and even spent some time in the military. He says this helped show him what war was like, and he hated it. Vonnegut’s hatred of war is a very common theme he expresses in many of his works.
There is no doubt that Victor Frankenstein is one of the most controversial characters in literature, yet the creature he creates is the one who really the steals the attention in one of the most recognized books of all time, by creating a controversy of his own. While some readers may sympathize him because he, like a child being left by their parent, was abandoned by his creator, some may also despise him for killing William, a mere child. Of course, either of these opinion could be proven true based on the evidence that may be found in the book, however, no what stance is taken, it does not change the fact that the creature is indeed human. .Humans make mistakes, feel, and need to cared for, just like the creature, despite his appearance.
In conclusion Edgar Allan Poe does deserve his spot in history because he made many impacts to history. Even though people think otherwise, because his actions like marrying his cousin, Virginia, or how they thought he had a drug addiction, was an alcoholic or how he was “obsessed” with death. All of these thoughts against him being false he made lots of great contributions to history. Again some of his contributions are, his creation of the detective story, being master of the short story, mystery, and horror. Without all these things from Poe our world would be much different.
Have you ever had so much on your mind but no one to tell it to? The world renowned famous author Jerome David Salinger felt this way too. He used his writing as a way to tell people what was on his mind. More often than not, he based his characters on himself; especially Holden Caulfield from his book Catcher In The Rye, which was an instant bestseller.
One of the best days of King’s early life was when he first published a story in a horror fan magazine. Published under the title “In a Half-World of Terror”. The original title was “I was a Teen-Age Graverobber”. He was once quoted saying “Your job isn’t to find ideas but to recognize them when they show up” (King 37). King referring to his mother’s influencing his writing and him just making observations about his life.
My ardour for Literature grew when I read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Both novels are similar and revolve around self-discovery. As a reader, it makes me feel like outlaw reading novels about knowledge and reading being a crime. In Huxley 's Brave New World, those who accept the new world lose their humanity. Bradbury shows how the lack of books can give the government too much power.
Most of his stories derived from his experiences and consequences of his abuses as the alcohol. Critics allude him as a representative of cultural identities and also stable generalities. In fact, “The Great Gatsby” widely acclaimed one of the greatest novels of the modern era. In contrast, other critics dismissed his short fiction as inferior efforts intended to capitalize on the success of his novels. His story “ My Day” many critics interpreted as a remarkable evocation of the imminent collapse of the Jazz Age.