Readers are able to recognize the theme of the book which they are including horror and romance simultaneously. On the first glance of the book, the narrator is described as a pathetic and thoughtless man who is no longer human and he has turned into a zombie, not just him there are thousands of them who live together in an airport. ‘’Over the year, many scholars and writers have attempted to explain the appeal of horror. Each has presented their own theories through differing analytical frameworks, and perhaps quite understandably, one of them common explanatory elements for the appeal of horror is the depiction of death.’’(Paffenroth 107) . They have no friends because first of all they cannot really communicate, second they are emotionless which make them to not having any friends.
Nowadays, zombies films has become more popular and increasingly. Beside the history of zombies, it show that the zombies’ idea dates back to 8th century, the word ‘zombie’ come from nzambi, in Kongo means’ spirit of a dead person’, or Zanbi. In zombie-related book, magazine, articles, movie films, even video games has based on zombies, this have to follow back to 1932, the year which the first full-length zombie films (White Zombie) came out. The White Zombie is directed by Victor Halperin, the film is telling that the revolves around a young couple Neil and Madeleine who have travelled to Haiti and Madeleine is turned into zombie by a Voodo master, she forced to a wealthy plantation owner. At the end of the film, evil Voodoo master and her husband knock each off a cliff, the white zombie bride awakens from her zombiness and returns her true love.
In both stories, the author teaches that you shouldn’t give up hope. In “Great Lakes Ghost Ship,” never giving up hope is the theme of the story. For example, in the story the kids have to hide from the zombie soldiers. At the beginning of the story the kids get trapped in the ghost ship. They have to find a way out.
She was bit by a zombie. That means the undead creature may be around still. If on cue, a groan started ringing out. I quickly located the knife set we had in our kitchen, picking out the big butcher knife. Gripping it tightly, I closed my eyes, remembering what my dad said whenever we watched a zombie show.
Symbolism in “The Birthmark” and “Sonny’s Blues” Authors often create symbols, with meanings unknown to the characters of the story, that drive conflict and ultimately intrigues readers, making them yearn to know what happens next. No matter when the work was written, these symbols often add much-needed depth to any story and spark actions a reader may not have seen coming. The short story “The Birthmark was written and published by Nathaniel Hawthorne in March 1843. The short story "Sonny’s Blues” was written and published by James Baldwin in 1957. Even though “The Birthmark” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “Sonny’s Blues” written by James Baldwin were manifested in two different centuries, both short stories use symbolism to add depth
Nathaniel Hawthorne named one of his short stories based on the main symbol within the plot. Of course the short story being discussed is “The Birthmark.” Why would a story about a birthmark be filled with symbolism in regards to motives and actions? Hawthorne based his story around a couple who decide to take a risk to try and remove a birthmark. What is so special about a birthmark? Well according to Aylmer the birthmark is “deemed an almost fearful distinctness.” Aylmer goes into great detail in providing the location, size, shape, and color of the birthmark.
Some of the recurring themes in works of postmodern literature turned out to be paranoia, minimalism, metafiction and twists on heroism. Heroism came to be a debatable topic in analysis of postmodern literature because of the arguable diversity between the novels. However, it’s sole purpose was not just to entertain, but like most art, for the author to express themselves in a way they haven’t been able to. As a result, Catch-22 presents Yossarian as an anti-hero used by its author, Joseph Heller, to introduce his opinion on war, war heroes and the current social status of the United States. The altered perception of heroism, believed to be present in only some works of postmodern literature, is used to convey the author’s state of mind to the reader in an
“Zombie March” by Brynn Macnabb is a story where the zombies are not dead, but living creatures that march for what they desire. Zombies come visit Amber Riley after her husband died. They tell her that her husband committed suicide on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as a protest, but, before that, they march to protest change. In “Zombie March,” MacNabb uses symbolism to illustrate the theme, not all change is good because not all people want change. Symbolism plays an important role in revealing the theme of this literary work.
In any work of fiction, there is bound to be a character who undergoes major changes in his personality and tries to fulfill his/her inner potential. Often times, as is the case with many of these novels, main characters in works like these mirror the inner thoughts and aspirations of the authors, giving anecdotal evidence and experiences via personal storytelling. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger explores this theme via a first-person narrative, carefully crafting and weaving stories and small details to invite the reader to sympathize in Holden Caulfield’s experience. Although critics often “complain of the novel’s pedestrian content,” in reality, personal storytelling and integrating themes into dialect is different from pedestrian, uninteresting content because of the nuances embedded within the text (Roemer 5). In his first description of Allie, although the passage is just a “pedestrian” description, the sheer difficulty of opening up and exploring themes subtly comes up via Salinger’s syntax, diction, and tone of the passage.
Rationale In order to demonstrate a wider range of comprehension of the novel “A Brave New World”, I decided to write a diary about Bernard’s position throughout the novel, which shows a carping yet courageous voice that demands to be heard. Nevertheless, his desires change as power and prestige comes to him, creating an inner conflict on the character. Considering Bernard´s reality as an Alpha individual, it is noticeable that a formal and intellectual tone prevails as the diary entry develops, and intends to approach critical readers whose interests lie on exploring Bernard´s personality. In the diary, I aimed to use a first-person language with a technical structure adopting phrases like “They know me as dangerous subversive”, in which
In Unredeemed Captive, he made it clear that he wrote this historical novel based on research, also, journals and diaries left by the Williams family. Moreover, the evidence that he had in hand was incomplete, leaving him stuck in times. Yet, he managed to turn it into a novel based on history by drawing hypothesis from the incomplete evidence. He significantly drew hypothesis from two distinct sources, one from common senses and one from references. When he provided a piece of history that limited his path to continue his novel, he started to question the evidence and answered the question himself from his own common sense.
Gunther’s zombies also bear a distinct resemblance to the zombies described by Max Brooks. These zombies could very well be infected by a weaponized version of Brook’s virus Solanum (Brooks, 2003). The Marines in Oster Point have observed the behavior of the zombies, and are able to use their predictable behavior against them. As the book opens, the Marines, observe a group of zombies trying to get into a house. Based on their eagerness to obtain access, Captain James assumes that there must be someone living inside.
Considering the many different literary devices used in creating writing, I have chosen several distinct elements, setting, theme, point of view and characterization. These particular devices are essential elements in my toolkit. As a realistic fiction writer the four elements serve a purpose and together they should craft an interesting story. As a result, my first important foundational tool is setting. If the writer cannot capture the reader 's attention through the creative backdrop, settings, then the foundation is not buildable and my story may be weak and uninteresting.