George Orwell’s 1984 tells the story of a man named Winston Smith attempting to escape the constant oppression he must face in a post-World War II totalitarian society. Winston struggles to be himself in a place that holds him back. With non-stop monitoring, Winston has to figure out how to rebel against Big Brother without dying. He does so by acquiring a book and a lover. His response to the poor standard enable him to experience happiness and some sort of freedom for a brief amount of time.
This story is about a man named Dexter Green trying to achieve the American dream by obtaining the girl he adores. By the end of the story he cannot have the girl, and his dreams are ruined. The author illustrates Dexter Green as a wishful boy longing for what the future holds. Fitzgerald incorporates many symbols, as one being solely Judy Jones. The author uses style in the story by separating the short story into 6 sections.
J. D Salinger´s masterfully created coming-of-age novel,” A Catcher in the Rye " takes place on Pencey Prep School and New York City during the early 1950´s, when the world is just recovering from the physical and psychological damage WWII caused. Holden Caulfield, a failed student at every school he attends, is still trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life. Holden is not only the main character, but he is also the narrator of the story. “A Catcher in the Rye” is not only a timeless classic that will live forever in the memories of whoever reads it, but it is also an incredible representation of the hardships of a common American teenager, an asset that few novels can brag about possessing.
The novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy conveys a man and his son caught in a desolate post-apocalyptic United States, where the date is unknown. The author never reveals the name of the man and the boy which asserts the reader into living vicariously through them. McCarthy overstates the “barren, silent, godless”(4) and bleak setting to reiterate the contrast of the atmosphere in the novel to the reader’s surroundings. The novel contains immoral people who are willing to do anything for humanity's survival where people that read the book will not share the same values. The man and the boy face many obstacles on the desolate, never-ending road that they overcome.
Salinger introduces protagonist, Holden Caulfield as a pessimistic teenager who is essentially having a midlife crisis. Holden believes he lives in a world full of phonies and that this fact of the matter makes it impossible for him to grow into who he is destined to be. Salinger brings us on Holden’s journey and the path he takes after being kicked out of boarding school. Holden makes his way far away from his family to New York City in order for the expulsion to be a little easier on his parents. During his time in the big city he
This shows progression because in the beginning of the journey Odysseus disregards the gods and gloats about the obstacles he excels, whereas on Helios Island, the hero calls for help knowing he can not surpass famine/every challenge. This change in philosophy is classified under crisis, where the
He excelled academically, and his life seemed to be going up, but was kicked out of his university due to some gambling debts, so he enlisted in the army. Later that year he began to write his first poems, and after his service, he moved in with his aunt and cousin in Baltimore, Maryland. He later married his cousin, who promptly died four years later, and wrote some of his most famous works before he eventually died soon after. Overall, his life was no walk in the park and was almost certainly a core reason for his writings to be both so morbid, yet be so
I'm at a loss to explain the blizzard of negative advance buzz fired at him for the effrontery of playing a half-blind, one-armed Nazi hero. Two factors may be to blame: (a) Cruise has attracted so much publicity by some of his own behavior (using Oprah's couch as a trampoline) that anything he does sincerely seems fair game for mockery, and (b) movie publicity is now driven by gossip, scandal and the eagerness of fanboys and girls to attract attention by posing as critics of movies they've almost certainly not seen. Now that the movie is here, the buzz is irrelevant, but may do residual damage. The way Singer shows it, the plot had no chance of succeeding. The military men and high-ranking officers that Stauffenberg recruits to help him are played by Tom Wilkinson, Terence Stamp, Bill Nighy and Eddie Izzard, none of whom are very convincing as Nazi hierarchs.
Robinson points out that “[s]elf-control and control of others is not the route toward social power; it is, instead, a certain path toward ulcers, cancer, mental breakdown, and pain” (134), a path Carolyn is definitely walking on. According to critic Kevin Lewin, “[y]ou can't help feeling that Lester typifies thousands of frustrated American men who occasionally flip during their mid-life crises and become something their families no longer recognise” (n.p. ), referring to his journey and ‘weird’ behavirous; however, Lester does not recognise his wife either. “Christ, Carolyn! When did you become so... joyless?”, he wonders after Carolyn prefers a clean “four thousand dollar sofa upholstered in Italian silk” (American Beauty) over getting intimate with her husband possibly spilling beer on it.
After that book he descended into a depression and was thinking about giving up on life, writing and relationship but then started to write on the road.Another of Kerouac's New York friends in the late 1940s was Neal Cassady and them tripped across the country, visiting places and friends. It was awful times for beats after all that parties in NY . A crew composed of Kerouac, Cassady, Cassady's ex-wife Luanne, and the group's friend Al Hinkle set out for a cross-country trip to San Francisco on January 19, 1949 - just for the fun of it. It was this trip that inspired much of the writing of On the Road. The group stole food, money, and gas, sold basic belongings for spare change, blasted the music, and worried about nothing.At that time when Kerouac wrote On the Road, the entire novel over one three-week bender of frenzied composition, on a single scroll of paper that was 120 feet long but he had also spent several years making notes in preparation for this literary outburst.However publishers reject the book for 6 years it was unpublished but when finally published in 1957 it became so popular