It is also worth to notice that John Hawthorne, one of the Salem Witch Trial Judges, was his great grandfather (Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography). Since Salem was his hometown, he developed his writing through the gospel of American Puritanism and intend to spread those principles through his literature which also gives the focus of his literature. Hawthorne’s writing style was unique and was well-regarded for several reasons. First of all, Hawthorne induces readers to use their own imagination to interpret the meaning of the tale, as it is evident in “The Minister’s Black Veil”. Moreover, he likes to present multi-fold and multi-perspective of a character.
Teaching this novel is the best way to open racial conversations, look back at racism in the 1800’s, and understand a great piece of literature. Although the derogatory terms may be offensive to some, history should not be ignored. Race is one of the most complex issues in America; especially
Treasure Island is a novel that represents an era filled with different ways of life, households, laws, and conducts. Taking place in the mid-1700’s Treasure Island heavily examines the way of piracy, a prominent figure during this time period. Along with Piracy, there are certain aspects of the lifestyle and conducts that are followed. Treasure Island introduces the reader to several of these conducts within characters. These ways of life are either reestablished or abandoned throughout the story.
Mary Rowlandson and Olaudah Equiano: Comparing Captivity Experiences Americans have been intrigued by captivity novels and works for centuries. It could be the sense of danger and unpredictability that makes them so interesting and popular. Or maybe the idea that captivity was quite possible for readers in previous centuries made captivity narratives popular in Colonial Times. Speaking of Colonial Times, two popular captivity narratives that took place in that era that have many similarities and differences are; A Narrative of the Captivity of Mary Rowlandson and The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano.
Karen Robards does an excellent job at writing characters that are very much enjoyable with complex natures and different personalities. Her heroes are particularly lovable persons even if they are darker than the typical historical romance character which makes their redemption and finding romance and happiness all the more
Mark Twain is a very famous and respected writer who is often criticized for his racist language and accused of being racist himself, especially with a particular novel. This novel is called The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and is about a runaway slave and a young boy’s adventures as they attempt to escape and the young boy, Huck, struggling between his own morals and society’s racist attitude. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is not a racist novel because of Huck’s morals representing Twain’s own, Twain’s use of realism in the book, and his positive characterization of slave characters, like Jim. In this novel, Huck has his own moral opinion of Jim as a slave, which represents Twain’s own morals in his real life.
It is doubtful that there are any human beings on Earth that have not donned a mask of some sort. Some masks come in the form of the very clothes we wear, while others may be as intangible as our self-presentation. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies details the story of how one group of British boys establishes a civilization on a desert island only to watch it fall apart due to infighting and savagery; it is essentially a study of masks and how they influence human behavior and identity, ultimately resulting in a cautionary tale about letting emotions fester. Other works, such as Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “We Wear the Mask” and Edwin Arlington Robinson’s “Richard Cory,” provide insights as to what masks are worn by humans every day; while Dunbar’s perspective as a post-emancipation African-American reflects the need for dignity in the midst of post-war persecution and prejudice, Robinson’s perspective as a middle-class American distorts the American Dream through the suicide of its title character. In Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the portrayal of masks’ functions aligns with their presentation in Dunbar’s poem “We Wear the Mask” and Robinson’s poem
The number of disappearances that did occur were for the most part, neither disproportional, unlikely, nor mysterious in an area with frequent tropical storms. Therefore the Bermuda Triangle is merely simple accidents blown into extravagant proportions due to writers seeking more sensational news. In time, all the accidents in the Bermuda Triangle can be explained logically. A boat listed as missing would be reported, but its eventual return to port may not be reported nor recorded. Some disappearances had, in fact, never happened.
At a glance, it might seem that the works which have been analysed in this study are indisputably similar. A Gothic novel as revealed through the various illustrations explains to the readers a world filled with terror, horror, madness, mystery and unsolved crime. The gothic fiction germinated in the latter part of the 18th century. Various causes have been ascribed for the Gothic origin and development.
Civilization and Identity in Herman Melville’s Typee ``How often is the term "savages" incorrectly applied! None really deserving of it were ever yet discovered by voyagers or by travelers. They have discovered heathens and barbarians, whom by horrible cruelties they have exasperated into savages.
While reading the book “God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World”, I found a sense that while the book had very interesting and questioning connections with a variety of passed inquisitions and where or how there are similarities to our modern time. Which is explained greatly by Murphy, functioning as a guide to the readers, offering a tour of the Inquisition’s nearly 700-year-old. I also found that Murphy did a great job in defining and explaining in detail the various gruesome instruments and acts of torture through history and showing similarities and same techniques used today. My the one problem I had was I found it an overall amusing to read, but personally until the first 3-4 chapters the book is quite difficult to digest and connect with, but as the inquisitions began to be more modern era I could relate and see the points and connections that were being made. I found that Murphy’s focus was to demonstrate how the mind-set and some machinery of the Inquisitions are unpreventable products of the modern world that later surfaced in Stalin’s Russia,
occupation that are wide-ranging and deeply intimate. More broadly, the book is a reflection on how personal identities, public and private memories, business, and political events are often interconnected and linked. This reviewer is delighted to know that Louis A. Pérez is not the only authoritative voice on Cuban historiography, (specifically the war of 1898). Utset’s monograph is inspiring and illuminating for many transatlantic historians looking to explore perspectives outside and underneath familiar frameworks of region and nation and toward more expansive views of the transatlantic
West of the American Revolution the rest of the continent was in deep competition. Russia, Britain, and Spain all were on the race to explore the Pacific Ocean. It was the only part of the globe that had gone untouched and unexplored by the Europeans. They feared the immensity of the Pacific Ocean and everything they did not know about it. This only makes the Native people of the pacific Islands that much more impressive as they were able to navigate those waters with much less technology and advantages that the European colonizers possessed.
This was a test to see if this Bertram remembered anything about this island. Sadly, Bertram could not answer the simplest question. When Jackson realized that this man has lost his identity, he said, “Well, what you must realize is that we living State-side now. We living under the eagle and maybe you don’t think that is good but your England never do us a damn thing except take, take, take” (112).
Even if the book is not up someone’s alley, it will work for them because a well written book always entices an inquisitive reader. At last, a reader will become enticed with the book Wild Seed because it is much deeper than we think. The underlying themes will have the reader thinking longer after finishing the