Throughout the history of American Literature, there have been hundreds of influential pieces which have left a mark on other writers. The book “In Honor of David Anderson Brooks, My Father” by Gwendolyn Brooks utilizes a unique writing style, theme and American values.
Since the beginning of the written language, the reader's perception of a literary work has been based on their interpretation of how the story was portrayed. Differing points of view within the story generate diverse interpretations among readers. From Shakespeare to Faulkner, the aspect of differing viewpoints allows each story to convey contrasting feelings to the reader. In Eudora Welty’s Why I Live at the P.O., she uses a first-person view to reinforce this idea. The attitude of the narrator, sister, is biased in many respects to further her agenda. The slanted viewpoint of sister contributes to the story through her need for personal attention, the empathy the reader has for sister, and the inaccurate representation of the entire story.
Fictional stories are special to many because of their masterful use of literary elements to choreograph a story that captivates readers until the very end. The author, Eudora Welty in a short fictional story titled “A Worn Path,” depicts an astounding literary masterpiece as she submerses readers into a scene of the woods and an elderly women with the glow of life on a chilly December day. Craftly using literary elements to deliver her imagination on paper. Each element working cohesively to articulate a story of melodic rhythm. In this story, Eudora Welty uses specifically Setting and characterization to show readers local color, and to captivate readers to the life of Phoenix, the only physical protagonist.
Like most famous authors that we look at, they have all passed on, but Margaret Atwood not only has set herself up a legacy, but also continues to do so. She is a most beloved wife, mother and author. She, to this day, has written more than forty books of fiction, essays, and poetry. She started her studies at the age of sixteen and finished some seven years later. Margaret Atwood is a very well known Canadian author that has won numerous awards for her works. Although Margaret Atwood was very much influenced by the era she lived in (post- modernism), she also however was very much influenced by the other eras as well.
Eudora Welty’s short story, Lily Daw and The Three Ladies is about a mentally retarded young girl who has decided to make a big life decision. This causes conflict with the three ladies that have helped taken care of her since her mother died, because they too have made a decision for Lily without her knowledge. The main focus of the story is love in relation to society. Welty uses lily and the three ladies to argue the strict societal values that the ladies follow and how lily is a free spirit.
The writer of this paper believes that the life of Phoenix Jackson represents all the struggles and disadvantages that one has to fight in order to achieve their goal especially when they live in a society where they are against all odds. The writer of this paper believes that Phoenix Jackson demonstrates her struggle to achieve her goals by being an old African-American woman in predominately white area blindly walking miles across town to pick up medicine for her grandson where she is confronted several times by white Southerners who are discriminatory towards African-American people such as herself. The actions that she bravely demonstrates are reasons to believe that Eudora Welty did not describe Phoenix Jackson and a Southern African-American stereotype, but a symbol of immortality (Isaacs
Eudora Welty uses many literary elements in her short story, “A Worn Path,” to allow the reader to stay engaged throughout its entirety. Although there are many literary elements present in this story, there are three that Welty focuses intently on. She uses elements such as imagery, symbolism, and motifs to draw the reader’s attention. It is important for an author to write their story in a way that can be understood but also enjoyed. In “A Worn Path”, Welty focuses in on the elements, such as, symbolism, motifs, and imagery and writes a story that has great meaning and can be discovered by the reader when looked at carefully.
This extract is found in “The White Album” written by Joan Didion, who is the creator of many significant different literature pieces, both novels and essays. “The White Album” was published in 1979, and is the first and longest essay in the book. In this essay Joan Didion essentially uses a women as a connecting thread to describe what was happening in America at that time. I believe that the woman may even be herself to a certain extent, trying to externalize all her thoughts. What is perceived from the essay is that Didion was submerged into the focus of some big events that were happening in that year, not only as a journalist but also as a bystander and a normal Californian. Didion was also having some psychological problems at the time, and so to her all these events seem to have a connection. Although she is aware that what she is saying may be mindless, she wants to be transparent and tell the audience exactly “how it is for her”. Although my perspective may have changed to a certain extent, using writing as therapy and as well as all the events that have occurred in the 60s.
Mary Gordon, a famous author who was born in 1949 in Far Rockaway, New York. She was born into a strict Catholic home by Anna Gagliano and David Gordon (Gordon). In Mary’s younger years she had wanted to be nun, but it all changed after the death of her father David. After David died from heart failure in 1957, Mary’s mother sold the house and took Mary back to live in the house that she has grew up in. They both went to take care of Mary’s grandmother, but not long after the grandmother had passed away Mary’s mother became alcoholic, which lead to Mary being alone most of the time since Mary’s mother’s side of the family never liked her (Gordon). Being lonely most of the time, which made her to started writing. Mary excelled in school and had made lasting friendships with
The short story “A Worn Path,” written by Eudora Welty, depicts the journey of an elderly black woman named Phoenix Jackson who walks from her home to the city of Natchez in need of medicine for her sick grandson. Phoenix experiences many obstacles that do not interrupt her trip, but rather make her a stronger woman for overcoming them. In A Worn Path, Welty illustrates her journey through several key symbols: the name Phoenix, the path, and the windmill.
In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” demonstrates the personal growth of the dynamic protagonist Louise Mallard, after hearing news of her husband’s death. The third-person narrator telling the story uses deep insight into Mrs. Mallard’s thoughts and emotions as she sorts through her feelings after her sister informs her of her husband’s death. During a Character analysis of Louise Mallard, a reader will understand that the delicate Mrs. Mallard transforms her grief into excitement over her newly discovered freedom that leads to her death. As Mrs. Mallard sorts through her grief she realizes the importance of this freedom and the strength that she will be able to do it alone.
When Nellie was a young girl, she excelled in writing, and loved to tell stories about heroines and defeated dragons. Her childhood was anything but the fantasies she wrote about. Bly had an atrocious childhood, but she fought her way through it, portraying her true determined
Charles W. Akers was a history professor at Oakland University for many many years. He received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts and master's and doctorate degrees from Boston University. Akers is an award winning author that wrote two other books and co-authored another. Akers was a member of the Colonial Society, the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and he was an Associate of Early American History and Culture. Abigail Adams: An American Woman was nominated for a Pulitzer prize and won the Colonial Dames of American Annual Book Award.
ABRTACT: Alice Munro is a contemporary writer, who is best known for writing short stories. Free Radicals is among her nineteen collections of short stories. The story does not answer all the questions for the reader.The story does not have any end meaning. The story uses the elements of Gothicism in a unique way. The article provides the detail biography of Alice Munro and her career, which will provide the reader with the insight of what made her a writer, why is her writings considered among the best. It will also discuss further on the critical analysis of the story Free Radicals. The definition of Gothicism and its characteristics.Elements of Gothicism in the story that made it a gothic one.