The similarities and differences: Cultural Settings In novels, cultural and social setting can affect characters and the story in many ways. The social period of a story usually influences characters’ features, social and family roles, as well as sensibilities. In The Kite Runner, the story compiled of a mixture of Western culture and Afghan traditions while in Pride and Prejudice, the author displays the late eighteenth-century Britain and the Regency culture. Both of the novels, Kite Runner and Pride and Prejudice do correspond on certain things despite the differences they have in cultural context. The contradiction of cultural setting between The Kite Runner and Pride and Prejudice can be manifested blatantly in terms of dining.
This concept additionally relates to societies codes of conduct and decisions. Although Benn Gunn and Long John Silver both abandon a part of their lifestyle at some point, there can be many different outcomes depending on someone's decisions. Between Silver, Gunn, and several other characters in this novel, the interaction of codes of conduct is an underlying aspect, that in reality, are crucial to developing character roles, the story plot, and just make for a more entertaining story as a whole. Robert Louis Stevenson is able to achieve these principles due to his involvement of codes of conduct within Benn Gunn, Long John Silver, and several other characters in the
Maybe it’s because many people place stereotypes and other ideals towards another individual, whether they have a different skin tone, whether they are male or female, as well as other characteristics one may notice. Author and editorial writer, Brent Staples acknowledges this issue as well as experience many situations in which people distinguish him from others. Brent Staples message in his essay titled “Just Walk On By” is conveyed to the audience through many rhetorical devices in which he suggests that stereotypes of race and gender can impact someone 's life in the easiest ways. Brent Staples use of pathos creates an emotional connection and pulls the reader into his essay, through his anecdotes and diction. His intro paragraph tells an interesting story, in a way that readers often forget what type of passage they are reading.
This shows that the symbol on Hester’s chest began to have a more powerful effect, but of a different kind. Her view of herself, along with the town and even life itself began to change. Light and dark references appear throughout the novel in the quotes dealing with Roger Chillingworth, Pearl, and Hester Prynne, and these references hint towards a larger conflict between good and evil. The references for both light and dark play a crucial role in the novel, and the characters would not be the same without them. The development of the characters’ behaviors and the development of the story come from the changes seen within the references.
Literature, art, and music have always found ways to transcend the physical barriers and borders humans put up. They influence cultures other than the ones of their origins. Similarities between religions, mythologies, and folk stories have been noted often throughout time by academics and historians. The holy texts of some major religions like The Old Testament and the Quran share many overlapping literary themes and events with older religions and folk tales, like the ancient Sumerian poem; “The Epic of Gilgamesh”. Many examples of overlapping themes is the presence and references to great floods, supernatural influences, otherworldly gardens, and battles between good and evil.
Everyone has a different perception on what perceptions means. According to Merriam Webster, perception is “the way you think about or understand someone or something.” Many stories and poems focus on the theme of perception. Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson are both favorable examples. In this essay, the topics of perception and how it is used in the story and poem are explored based on textual evidence. In YGB, the main character, Young Goodman Brown, has an experience that changes his perspective on all of his town’s people.
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.
This theme was communicated through the poet’s use of alliteration, imagery and personification. This poem uses alliteration in almost every verse of the poem. A few examples are “curlew calls”, “sea-sands”, “towards the town”, and “steeds in their stalls”. The author uses alliteration to add effect to the poem, to make it more interesting and to keep the fluidity of the poem. Alliteration is one of the many reasons I believe that Longfellow’s poem “The Tide Rises The Tide Falls” demonstrates how life is a cycle that keeps recurring
William Shakespeare and George Orwell are two of the most iconic authors of all time. Although living in different conditions and time periods, both of their works show similarities in exploring human nature and defining humanity. Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Orwell’s 1984 both explore the human traits in different storylines and styles, but for a similar purpose. Not only do both pieces of literature deeply explore the themes of power and control, but also other aspects of human life such as fear and paranoia. By doing this in each author’s storyline, they connect with the values and beliefs of their readers.
One may not understand how they see the world, but there are numerous sources that authenticate the fact that culture affects the way the world and people in it are viewed by oneself. A few examples of credible sources are: “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, “Two Ways to Belong in America” by Bharati Mukherjee, “An Indian Father’s Plea” by Robert Lake, and “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini. These stories are all very different from one another yet they all have one thing in common, a way of putting a view of the world into words. There are also many real life events that validate the effects of culture on people’s outlooks. In “Everyday Use” we are able to see the different ways physical appearance, education, and surroundings influence the cultural aspects of one's view of the world around them.
People everywhere in the world have many different interpretations of what can be true about life. Some people like to write about it to show the world what really goes on. A couple of these people are Ayn Rand and George Orwell. These two authors have very different perspectives yet they both seem so close. The book Anthem by Ayn Rand has many realistic truths about life, as does Animal Farm.
Often times we see the same issues in history repeat, but manifested in different ways. Literature is able to capture the emotions and thought process of a given time, letting you inside the minds of the people dealing with such dilemmas. In the course we read various pieces of literature: Sonny’s Blues, Rectatiff, Cathedral, The Lady With the Dog, Fences and Short eyes, each having individual themes and styles, but all ultimately including the central motif of the struggles effecting the African American community. Not only is this a reoccurring topic in the literature that we read, but it a controversial and present topic in today’s media. Electing our first African-American president, electoral candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson, and
Gordon Bennett successfully portrays his personal experiences as well as the cultural influences in his artworks. He highlights the concerns and identity of the cultures that have influenced him into creating his pieces of art. With In his artwork Home Décor Algebra