This book is a beautiful and powerful introduction to Austen’s classics, a sensible, sensitive and delightful read about the extraordinary power of women ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is considered to be the finest novel of Jane Austen, and is a work of art in the history of English fiction. It has an incomparable freshness and sharpness of outline .It is modelled on Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. In Shakespeare’s scintillating comedy Benedick and Beatrice who hate each other in the beginning of the play ultimately married in the end. Similarly in Jane Austen’s novel we have the exhibition of pride and prejudice, and their ultimate union in the end. Pride is represented by Darcy and prejudice by Elizabeth.
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.
Hawthorne incorporates thematic strains such as sin, guilt, the nature of evil, and the role of society. Similarly to The Great Gatsby, Hawthorne uses color symbolism in his novel The Scarlet Letter. It can be argued that while both texts The Great Gatsby and The Scarlet Letter share superficial similarities such as their use of color symbolism to create a social commentary on the mentality of people in their society, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the commentary to relate to his own life contextually in 20th century America and create the themes of the American dream, wealth, impossible love, and tragedy, while Hawthorne, respectfully, utilizes his commentary on society to highlight themes such as sin, identity, judgement within Puritan society, and
His works reflect reality and romance, actuality and illusion, the real and fanciful, the natural and supernatural, the literal and the imagined. He was a natural moralist and a philosopher. Hawthorne usually treats Puritanism, not as central theme but as a dark background for the ideas and for experiences, which deeply concerns him. He is not a mystic. He cannot be considered as a transcendentalist, but he was attracted by its free inquiry, its radicalism and its contact with radical life.
This research paper is geared primarily to elaborate and study the underlying progressive themes with varying narratives engaged by renowned writer Pat Barker in her award winning novel “Regeneration ” While Presenting the essence of “Regeneration ” it is demonstrated that how far the author 's plot & narratives development thrives upon diverse themes of this Anti War novel interestingly covering social class order , gender, sexuality, and their inter relationships. All that vastly influences the mind setup of major characters, their state of motivation, psycho-development, impact of trench war fare on men and the various treatment means engaged by the State and the medical fraternity to regenerate Shell shock” psyche or perhaps a virtual failure of such a recovery in the society at large. Acclaimed among the highly acknowledged novelists of the last two decades, fondly named as Pat Barker across the literary world, Patricia Barker’s work is
Introduction Virginia Woolf emerged to life in London in a society wherein equal rights were devoid to women. She is regarded as of great eminence in English literature for her modernist approach. In terms of the writing style, Woolf emerged as a revolutionary writer. She broke away from the conventional writing style of novels, wherein the voice of the omniscient narrator would introduce, comment and weave the plot along as the storyline progressed. In her novella Mrs. Dalloway, Woolf employs the technique of stream of consciousness.
The Great Gatsby is the best-seller novel written in 1925 by author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The novel contains numerous themes, views and values conveying different messages to the reader. The major value running through the whole novel would be the value of ‘Morality’. Morality is the recognition of the distinction between good and evil or between right or wrong. The author demonstrated this value using the different characters and literary devices in the novel.
E. F. Edge, in the Boston Evening Transcript, recommended it as a novel “for all thoughtful readers,” especially praising the author for his realistic treatment of industrial turmoil and for his subordination of socialism to art. The Athenaeum observed that London had grasped “the essential traits of humanity” in this “essentially American” novel. (DLB.Vol.12. p.370). The Star Rover (1915), the story of the Professor Darrell standing convinced of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment in San Quentin.
The Scarlet Letter: Hidden Symbolism "It may serve, let us hope, to symbolize some sweet moral blossom that may be found along the track, or relieve the darkening close of a tale of human frailty and sorrow" (Hawthorne 60). The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, although normally perceived as lifeless, is one of the most relevant and timeless novels. According to Lei, in the literary world, it is even largely considered one of the first symbolic novels published in America. The depth of symbolism found throughout the novel is truly astounding. “Throughout the novel, The Scarlet Letter, the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses a few key symbols to represent major themes in the book” (Erich Musick).
Thomas Sterns Eliot who was a great American-British poet, playwright, literary critic and editor was a leader of the Modernist movement in poetry in such works as The Prufrock, The Waste Land and The Hollow Men. He almost completely and single - handedly brought about a revolution in thought, attitude and style in English poetry, and ushered in the modern age. His experiments in diction, style, and versification revitalized English poetry, and in a series of critical essays he shattered old orthodoxies and erected new ones. This new genre of poetry was initiated by T.S. Eliot through the publication of his poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, in 1917, a collection of poems that gave birth to a new genre of poetry – modern poetry.