Here and there finding out about our history through the eyes of various characters can be agitating or even agonizing, yet it additionally can be an enlivening to the obscure. Diversity in literature is also important because it has some influence on how different people are seen or not by some other cultures according to literature. When analyzing literary works, we must first see the structure of the work such as plot, which is the way that the author arranges the ideas or incidents that have place in the story. We also must take a close look to the character which is essential to the plot, without characters the writing would not have a true sense. Another part of the structure is the setting.
Moreover this form of writing help the writers to express themselves more because academic writing may not allow them to share their memories or personal feelings. The main goal of personal essays is sharing a personal experience with the reader in a persuasive way. “Powder” and “Oulton Park from and when did you last see your father” are examples of personal essays. In this essay I will compare and contrast them in regard to three aspects the characters, the language and the theme of father-son relationship.
Calling the reader out on this linguistic practice develops a sense of self awareness. Though hidden in the footnote, to avoid creating a tangent in the overall argument and worse falling to the counterargument that “it's just semantics,” Foster Wallace throws these pieces in as curveballs- evidence that a reader was unlikely to expect nor be prepared to process. While intentionally he intentionally trespasses’ the readers comfort zone of their own communication, he makes his article relate, if only through these footnotes, to the ways in which they’ve previously engaged with the matter. As Foster Wallace situates the reader in the moral conundrum, he draws from the them a greater awareness of self and skepticism of the multiple party’s motivations which contributes to the overall multidimensional analysis of the
Gene narrating the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles, results in a story different from what it would be if it was a third person narrative, due to the fact that everything is every biased by Gene’s perspective. Gene narrating the novel makes it so that the events within it contain his biases. This is a direct result of the fact that the story is written from a framed narrative perspective. Stories being written from the point of view of someone who is looking at the past generally result in a
According to O’Brien, a true war story often can’t be told and that factual truth is often blurred by the emotional truth as told by the storyteller. With this, the line between reality and fiction is often has to be determined by the reader. Defined reality is what can be proven, while perceived reality is what is believed to have happened. In The Things they Carried, O’Brien is seen changing the truth in order to provide the reader a sense of the emotions of war, not a factual account of
Daisy is a victim of denying what is below the surface. This is seen in many different aspects throughout the novel. By approaching reality in a deeper way, everything will automatically become more complicated in countless ways. Even as readers, we do not know everything there is to know, especially when dealing with Jay Gatsby, but what we do know still manages to be contradicted by the complicated character of Daisy. It is recognizable that Daisy continually denies reality for her own convenience within her individual relationships mainly involving Tom and Gatsby, which deal with Tom’s affair, the situation of Gatsby, the feeling of regret following the realization of her first love, and her past of loving Tom.
Initially written as a review of H. L. Hix’s Morte dAuthor: An Autopsy, Greatly Exaggerated discusses about Hix’s thesis that questions the importance of an author’s entity to the understanding of a text. There is a loss in significance for Wallace’s roles of a writer and analyst if we believe that there were no motives behind his writing. Wallace’s character entity could have been used as a way to rebel the former narrative, post-modern styles of writing, but it also seems as if Wallace was analyzing someone else’s experiences. Wallace believes that, “it is really critical readers who decide and thus determine what a piece of writing means (139),” which means that each person must consciously and actively attempt to look for genuine experiences for themselves instead of accepting what other people think they should be believing.
Peoples anticipation in a conversation on incident may not happen because some people can choose to break the rules. From a personal experience on interpersonal communication, the way I present myself when I communicate with my Professor may be to achieve a certain outcome. This is because I may expect to receive some favors by the way I present myself. For instance, I smile to my professor when I hand in my assignment late so that I am not punished for the lateness. What I expected is to have my paper received and avoid the deducted.
As proclaimed by Alan Munslow: “The past is not discovered or found. It is created and represented by historians as a text.” (Evans 2002, p. 1). Combined this factor and the flaw of human beings’ inability to remain objective, this jeopardises the perception that history is a text that is free of biasness and that is ultimately neutral. This flaw is further supported by Greenblatt as he argues that the interpretations of historical representations can never be neutral or disinterred (1989 cited in Currie 1998, p. 88).
When thinking about the communication process, we usually tend to think about a simple process in which one person speaks and another listens. However, literature on the issue has shown that this sort of thought is completely wrong and that human communication processes are in fact quite complex and ever-changing phenomena. But, why are these processes as complex? How does communication really work? Answering to these questions is the main aim of this topic.
While Rimmon-Kenan asserts that “a person (and, by analogy, a narrative agent) is also capable of undertaking to tell what another person sees or has seen” (73), is it truly possible to do so without altering a story with our own internal narratives? The point that lies outside this text or the story itself is, I think, the narrator-focalizer-Nabokov with a very poignant message: in reading or over-reading, in processing and in re-telling, something is lost in the synergy between writer and reader. Perhaps it is
Because if you think about it, not all information will be interpreted the same, it depends on who is interpreting it. Based off what is being said, do any of us really know the people from the New Land? Or do we just think we
From a different viewpoint, this can all be fake. Today, people can alter footage, change audio and make fake documents look real. This is very dangerous because people who take these things as truth will react in a way that will shake the foundations of society. If this documentary’s purpose was to mislead the people to get what they want and people believed it, then we really don’t know fact and fiction in this world. People can be easily manipulated with by small things.
“Daddy!” Most often, this is a proclamation of joy, a child announcing happiness toward their father. However, in Secret Life of Bees, a novel brilliantly written by Sue Monk Kidd, this is a cry of despair, a plea for one’s life. This stirring story is the tale of a young white girl, Lily, who with her black nanny named Rosaleen, runs away from home in search of secrets and a better life. Although often portraying events similarly, the book occasionally contrasts the film, which lends itself to the fact that various techniques are necessary when using different mediums.
The Black Death also referred to as Bubonic plague, appears to have first occurred in the Central Asia in the early 1300s. The plague was disease that affects human and other mammals. It was caused by the bacteria, Yersinia Pestis. The plague is infamous for killing millions of people in Europe during the Middle Ages. The bacteria that causes plague, Yersinia Pestis, maintain their existence in a cycle involving rodents and their fleas.