Dystopian literature has been a popular genre that is mostly aimed towards young adults (YA) and have been showered with much popularity especially in the recent years. Considering that works of literature mainly consists of the records of people’s values, dilemmas, thoughts and conflicts which can also be identified as a reflection of people’s experiences, a dystopian literature contains an author’s questions about the existing political and social systems. Through text, the author picturizes the possibility that something is awfully wrong with the society he or she is in. Psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung stated that humans have a “Collective Unconscious” which is a kind of universal psyche that appeared in myths and dreams. They consist of images and themes that people are
Edgar Allan Poe, to begin with, was an author who has left a heavy mark on the culture of the whole world. He was influential on many latter authors and he was a precursor in many specific genres, beginning with dark romanticism, and going through horrors and gothic to short mystery stories. He is considered to have influenced authors such as Steven King, Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as many musicians and trends in cinematography considering science-fiction, including movies full of monstrosities and horror. First of all, considering his life as rather harsh; he was born in January 1809 and he died in October 1849. He was born in Boston, as a second child in family, and then he was orphaned in tragic circumstances which are his father leaving the family, and his mother dying right after.
The novel consists of several segments to tell the story in the aspect of first person. Every part seems absurd, while through the unique narrative aspect, the story would be a vivid image of personal experience. In addition, especially through the narrative aspect of the Frankenstein and the monster, the way brings the readers a strong impact on emotions and renders the individuals bury themselves in the mysterious situation. Besides, the sequence of the narratives was ingeniously and rationally arranged in the novel. For example, the first narrative and the final narrative could be the same
Literature creates a world of its own and it’s the sheer pleasure of literature that makes us immerse ourselves in a fictional world. Fiction coincides with the world of imagination and this mere creative power makes us leave the realm of reality and enter into a world full of possibilities. There are countless examples of writers in literature who have written such great prose that the reader feels spell bound and is in a way stupefied. Literature does create wonders but it doesn’t totally leave the confines of reality, it incorporates substantiality with vivid imagination so that the world of fiction and reality run parallel to each other. This makes things more sensational and sublime and leaves the reader awestruck.
An Essay on the Contrast of the Literary Themes, Styles, and Tones Present in Ray Bradbury’s Novels Fahrenheit 451 and Dandelion Wine Ray Bradbury was a writer of incredibly varied genres. His ability to write in such a diverse way was not limited to just genre; he was also incredibly varied in his themes, styles, and tones. He used this skill to construct fantastic worlds and tales on almost any subject matter under the sun. Possibly his most famous works would be Fahrenheit 451, a story about censorship in a dystopian future. On the complete other end of the spectrum is Dandelion Wine, which is a coming of age story set in 1928.
The future is full of chaos, as people prefer unstable theories to countless philosophies. Specifically, there is a literary shift from linearity and order to randomness and fragmentation. Consequently, postmodernist writers understand that their works are subject to interpretation; furthermore, the flexibility of understanding in texts is the basis for the development of innovative ideas in society. Accordingly, different predictions on what will occur throughout the novel are the ideals of postmodernist literature. Moreover, one way an author can write in a nonlinear, flexible fashion is to write with a component of mystery.
Gothic literature is style of literature that consistently delivers scary, gory, and captivating stories using one main literary element. This element is theme. Some notable prices of gothic literature which use lots of theme to deliver the story include, Rip Van Winkle, the devil and Tom Walker, and the Legend of the sleepy Hollow. In all of these stories, there is a universal idea to deliver messages through the use of different themes types of greed, all of themes are brought to life by using different thoughts and ideas to further better the writing, and make each story different than the other one. In addition, in some cases, Irving uses personal experiences to further enhance the theme of the stories.
Dreams thus are a projection of the world that is perceived through the senses. Literature too is an imitation of the perceived world but with a dash of creative imagination. Dystopian imagination is one such mode of writing where the real world is juxtaposed with the imaginative world that is governed by certain prevailing tastes. The twentieth century saw an amalgamation of various political doctrines such as Communism, Capitalism, Democracy etc., changing pattern of women’s position in society and dominance of science and scientific research which caused emergence of ‘dystopian fiction’ , a new type of imaginative writing that was a blend of modernism and social realism in one form. It reflected the currents and forces that were
This statement tells us there are too many influences that contribute rearing a child’s mind. People are immersed in popular culture during most of our waking hours. It is on radio, television, and our computers when we access the Internet, in newspapers, on streets and highways in the form of advertisements and billboards, in movie theaters, at music concerts and sports events, in supermarkets and shopping malls, and at religious festivals and celebrations (Tatum,
This attitude manifests in the response to almost every technical innovation; in the stigmatisation of geek culture and interests, academic and recreational; in the managerial culture of economic government – and in the elevation of sleek, black-box corporate-controlled objects, platforms and services, over open-source, hackable, comprehensible and shareable alternatives. This willful anti-technicalism, which is a form of anti-intellectualism, mirrors the present cultural obsession with nostalgia, retro and vintage which was one of the spurs for the entire New Aesthetic project; it is boring, and we reject