I thoroughly enjoyed the book The Glass Castle. I found the book deeply moving as well as meaningful and gives insight to a lifestyle that is usually overlooked in society. The main take away from this book I found is a family such as the Walls, who are just getting by are usually overlooked. They were not constantly living on the streets and moved around multiple times, thus alluding attention that would have affected their life.
The need to conform is a vital part in an individual 's behavior. The communities in which surround everyone’s lives has a funny way of making individuals give up crucial parts of themselves to “fit in with the crowd.” Funny in Farsi is a memoir written by Firoozeh Dumas in which she talks about the experiences and challenges she faced as an Iranian American. Dumas, the author of Funny in Farsi, states that in order to fully assimilate into an unfamiliar community, sometimes one may have to give up parts of their own identity to fully achieve full integration into their newfound community. Firoozeh emigrated to America with many cultural difficulties, but one of the most inconvenient (according to Dumas) was her name.
Sherlock’s Thrill: Between the Movies and the Series Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes have amazed the world since the novel was published in the 19th century. Due to its popularity and the demands from the fans, the novel adapted into motion pictures, such as movies and TV series. Warner Bros Picture is the first who adapted the novel into a movie in 2009. Later, the studio produced the sequel, which titled Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows in 2011.
Dystopian fiction has been around for a long time and interesting enough, it was an offshoot of utopian fiction which started growing in popularity in the 1900’s until today. The spikes in popularity seem to have started from the lead up to the World War II and the cold war decades ago. There are several numbers of popular dystopian novels that contribute to the popularity of this genre especially Brave New World (1932) written by Aldous Huxley that indicates the acceptance of the readers towards this dystopian fiction novel in America and followed by other novels. In the late 90’s, The Giver has become a phenomenal success ever since it was published with millions of copies sold in America alone and has been in the top list of everyone favourites
What is dystopian literature? Dystopian literature is a genre that has been characterized as fiction, it presents a negative view of the future of society and humankind (Chung, Terri. “Dystopia Literature Primer.” Dystopias: Definitions and Characteristics. No Date is specified.)
The Boom Of Dystopian Literature Why are kids finding dystopian stories so interesting and relatable? Dystopian Novels are becoming more and more known by people everyday. They are intriguing thousands of teens by the dark and mysterious plots they hold. Anthem was one of the first dystopian novels and it keeps recurring in people 's lives through education or personal likeness. Dystopian films and books are frequently recurring in the top written books, for example
The novel The Joy Luck Club(1989) which written by Amy Tan has got a big success at that time, in the novel, it has vividly shown the difficult relationship between mothers and daughters and the life of the immigrant families. After that, the novel The Joy Luck Club has been remade the same name movie and released in 1993, which also got big succeed in this movie version. In comparison research on an individual’s preference, more audiences will prefer the movie version, because the tone, background music and the visual impact are better than the book version. During the time that I’m reading the novel, there is abundant of psychological descriptions and conversations, but it is hard for novel readers to see and feel directly what is happening except for imagination.
Jane Austen, also known as, “the First Lady of the English literature” was a brilliant, outstanding writer who provided poems and novels and short stories about the wonderful world of romance. Most of her novels have been turned into films and translated into many diverse languages for people all over the world to enjoy. During Jane Austen’s eventful life, she was influenced by the occurances in her early childhood, her works, and the opinions of her peers and how she became such a successful writer. Austen’s early childhood was definitely one of the major influences on her writing career.
Dystopian novels have an entrancing factor that allows them to captivate the American public like no other genre. The mass popularity gained by these novels can be seen dating all the way back to 1950’s with the publishing of George Orwell’s 1984, and through the present day with the publication of various dystopian novels such as Divergent, Maze Runner, and The Hunger Games. The main reason why these dystopian worlds resonate with so many people is because they address present day problems in outlandish but conceivable ways, "whatever its artistic or philosophic qualities, a book about the future can interest us only if its prophecies look as though they might conceivably come true. "(Beauchamp). While The Handmaid 's Tale focus on a variety of issues, such as the mistreatment of women, it also realistically illustrates the mental deterioration that occurs during prolonged periods of isolation in captivity.
Newsmakers (2010) says that while many critics did not believe that The Notebook was great literature, some found it moving. These two novels, along with so many others and movies, he has an impact on American
CanGo. Com CanGo is a new up and coming small business that growing by the minute. CanGo’s executives recently began to look into new ways to expand their already successful business. Selling new and used books has proven to be a great market for them, but they were looking into expanding their inventory to keep up with competitors, Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobles, and Book-a-million. CanGo’s CEO and visionary, Liz Blackman and senior leadership opened the company to Initial Public Offering to increase capital.
The 1970s are known for it’s bold fashions and vibrant art forms, but also is a decade of cultural movement and changes in government. A time filled with flower power and peace, but also violence and emotion. The ‘60s really flowed over into this decade and branched out more extensively than past decades due to the huge steps made by the people. Music was a huge asset to the time that not only influenced audiences but entertained them. Some popular artists of this time that were huge fashion icons include Janis Joplin, The Eagles and Stevie Nicks.
English movies are very well written and crafted and there are over a hundred movies one must watch before he or she dies. This is because those movies teach us a lot of good stuff which we might not learn elsewhere. Movies help us relax and also learn things about life. They give us hope and we learn that there is light at the end of the tunnel. The best movies of all time span across different interesting genres which include action, drama, war, comedy, biography, sci-fi, romance, etc.
With Woodstock spawning what people call the Woodstock effect it made artists, and their employers prosperous almost immediately. Scandals also helped the music career with the Watergate scandal creating songs full of abhor and lament towards Nixon. Movies featuring contemporary and beautiful music were playing in theaters, stimulating sales of albums. The music from the 1970’s was effected by everything, and it wasn’t always for the best.
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas were both very successful during the 1980s. Their films are filled with a sense of timeless fantasy, high adventure, and great special effects. (“Spielberg and Lucas”) Both of them breaking box office records, their movies continued to pander to the tastes and desires of young people, as well as adults. With successes like Return of the Jedi (1983), Ghostbusters (1984), and Back to the Future (1985) many of the blockbusters during the decade were well-constructed films with strong characters and plots not entirely built upon their special