Surviving Alone The ‘Rite of Passage’ by Richard Wright has a preeminent place in the literary world because this book teaches a lesson of survival, white power, and influence. Wright is an American author who wrote novels, poems, and short stories. He is best known for his book ‘Black Boy’ and ‘Native Son’. The book ‘Rite of Passage’ written by Richard Wright is about a 15 year old boy who has straight A’s in school and the people he has lived with all his life is not really his family, which leads to his debacle journey. As Johnny goes through this difficult stage in life he decides to run away not thinking about where he’s going to stay or how he’s going to get food.
James Baldwin is a renowned author best known for his work of essays, books and short stories, particularly those which dwell deeply into important social and psychological issues of discrimination, gender inequality, homophobia and so on. One of Mr. Baldwin 's most appreciated literary works is the short story 'Sonny 's Blues ' which focuses on two brothers who grew up together but take different paths in life. The story follows the narrator learning about his brother Sonny 's incarceration due to the use and selling of drugs until his brother gets parole. Throughout the story, we learn about the relationship between the pair and are able to witness the narrators ultimate understanding of Sonny and his ambition. As we continue to observe the impressive short story, we find the most recurring theme to be that of sorrow.
Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces discusses the idea that every story and person experience a hero/heroin quest and follow the 17-stages of the Monomyth. In addition, Carl Jung’s Archetypes support Campbell’s idea because every person’s fate or journey encompass the human mind and every situation people expose themselves to. Following a path with no guarantee encompasses risk and curiosity but knowing that when the end comes and destiny prevails, an apotheosis arises and the ultimate spiritual, emotional and physical rebirth takes place. George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four and T.S. Eliot’s The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock serve as a contradiction to Campbell’s Monomyth, though rough trials present to Winston Smith and Prufrock,
The most evidence of Blake’s influence is shown in the His Dark Materials trilogy. In the acknowledgements of Pullman’s trilogy, he states that even though he has stolen ideas from almost all the books he has read that, “three debts are to be acknowledged above all others: Heinrich von Kleist’s On the Marionette Theatre, John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and “the works of William Blake”” (qt. in Whittaker 2). Blake 's poetry is also frequently used in the chapter headings of The Amber Spyglass; in the opening chapter of the novel Pullman uses the first four lines of Blake’s Little Girl Lost (Whittaker 2, 8). Pullman also draws inspiration
Throughout history, novels have had a quasi-omnipotent power, an ability to transform, motivate, and stir factions like no other. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair roused Congress to immigrants ' plights, Uncle Tom 's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe inflamed the issue of slavery to a point where it could not be ignored any longer, and Common Sense by Thomas Paine served as the wooden match that ignited the fire of the Revolutionary War. In other words, books have measureless abilities because they seemingly provide glasses for readers to see parts of the world, and parts of themselves that they had previously been blind to. With this in mind, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller invigorated America 's post World War II population by inspiring young people across the nation to examine the true natures of war, an examination that ultimately led to a defient generation. Additionally, Catch-22 coined a ubiquitous paradox and came brimful with literary devices that served as the glasses to the post WWII generation insurgency.
In the novel, the Squip is described by Rich Gorganski, another high schooler at Middle Burough High School. “‘You take it, you know, ingest it, and the quantum computer, which is inside the pill, travels through your bloodstream and up into your brain and assists you’”(73). Additionally, another similarity is that in both the book and play, Jeremy falls head over heels for Christine Canigula and uses the Squip to grow closer to her. Though Christine 's personality varies noticeably between the two medias, Jeremy 's feelings towards her stay relatively constant. As seen during the musical number More Than Survive, Jeremy obviously has incredibly strong feelings towards Christine.
Pacing in Kaffir Boy The excerpt from Kaffir Boy is a prime example of different pacing techniques. The author, Mark Mathabane, uses long sentences with lots of detail for the slow paced parts. One example of this is “They slept in abandoned cars, smoked glue and benzene, ate pilchards and brown bread, sneaked into the white world to caddy and, if unsuccessful, came back to the township to steal beer and soda bottles from shebeens, or goods from the Indian traders on First Avenue.” (Mathabane, 1). It talks in great detail about what the boys from around the neighborhood do, as well as being a very long complex sentence. Mathabane’s fast paced scenes also use very concise sentences.
“The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he 'd learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.” This is a quote from the extraordinary book, City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare. This New York Times Bestseller is a Young Adults Fiction book with 5 more books following it. The themes are love, revenge, and jealousy; these themes, however, intertwine each other throughout the book. The main characters are Clarissa ‘Clary’ Fray, Jace Wayland, Alec and Isabelle Lightwood, Simon Lewis, and Lucian ‘Luke’ Graymark. Throughout the whole book, Clare emphasizes the mixture between love, revenge and jealousy and how they all add up to each other.
The most evidence of Blake’s influence is shown in the His Dark Materials trilogy. In the acknowledgements of Pullman’s trilogy, he states that even though he has stolen ideas from almost all the books he has read that, “three debts are to be acknowledged above all others: Heinrich von Kleist’s On the Marionette Theatre, John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and “the works of William Blake”” (qtd. in Whittaker 2). Blake's poetry is also frequently used in the chapter headings of The Amber Spyglass; in the opening chapter of the novel Pullman uses the first four lines of Blake’s Little Girl Lost (Whittaker 2, 8). Pullman also draws inspiration from Blake’s Little Girl Lost
Also mentioned is how Joseph used the Grail to collect Jesus’ blood as He was on the cross (“The History of the Holy Grail”). The ties to Jesus have played a huge role in making people believe that magical powers are bestowed upon you when you drink from the Holy Grail. After the Middle Ages passed by, “…the Grail disappears until the 19th century…” (“King Arthur“). The legend became popular again when writers like Tennyson and Scott began writing about the Holy Grail. Even after the disappearance, the Grail has withstood time throughout
Below write 200 words stating and outlining 3 KEY POINTS of the reading for Week Two and explain why you consider them key points. In conclusion of reading O’Collins, the subjective nature of our historical knowledge and knowledge of other people, should not be limited to the fact that we are all historically and culturally conditioned. This influences our deepest desires and primal questions that shape our existence, but here and now find incomplete fulfilment and temporary answers. Second, when drawing on the Gospels we can use the widely accepted scheme of three stages in the communication of testimony to Jesus’ deeds and words: 1) The first stage in his earthly life when his disciples and others spoke about
The overall series was by far the best work of his career. Donald Glover asserts, “The Narnia books are more than simply in another world: they create and establish that orld as the proving ground for obedience, belief, sacrifice, redemption, and so many more self-transcendent messages that we cannot record all of them” (qtd. in “The Lion” #109). The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe taught Christian faith & the possibility of the impossible in Narnia. The Narnia books, especially The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, are very special in the way they get their points across.