Garry Leonard’s “Dubliners” is a critique of James Joyce’s Dubliners. Leonard uses his critique is used as a mean to both inform any potential readers and thoroughly analyze Joyce’s style of writing in his book. Some important points that Leonard address to his audience is that Joyce’s stories never give a reader the happily ever after ending. Most of the time, the reader ends up with more questions than answers after finishing a James Joyce writing. For the common person, that would make a story seem undesirable to read but Leonard points out that this is the norm for any Joyce reading and it is what helps him become such a successful writer.
As the story progresses, he begins to understand why he thinks in the manner that he does. Sanders does an excellent job of showing how his thinking changes as the text progresses. He does this through his brilliant use of interior monologue and personal anecdotes. In his essay, Sanders opens with a debate that he had with his friend Anneke. He thinks that women have a harder time in today’s world than men.
In today’s world, one can find many instances of selfishness, whether it be corruption, killing, or even breaking a heart. However, like a diamond in the rough, someone who is truly selfless is hard to come by. One example of a selfless writer is C.S. Lewis, author of Till We Have Faces. Lewis wrote some of his novels in a way to not only educate the world that selflessness will always win but also the fact that selfishness will always lose.
Why censor in the first place? Censorship is the way individuals in power assert what they want over those who cannot control what happens. Eventually, the censoring becomes comfortable and begin to fear a life without it. This complacency is seen in the events from Ray Bradbury’s childhood up to the time of him writing Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury’s awareness of the influence censoring had was apparent; as a result, the well-being of society is dramatically emphasized.
In the Introduction, Jay Heinrichs provides the reader with a foundation about the upcoming concepts on rhetoric, persuasion, seduction, and argument used in our everyday lives and in writing. Throughout this section, he discusses rhetoric that he encounters throughout life and without rhetoric it is merely impossible. He tries to go through a non rhetorical day, but it turns “out to be pretty darn rhetorical, but nonetheless agreeable” (11). Rhetoric prevents fighting, because without an agreement, people use fighting as a way of arguing. So, although people may see rhetoric as manipulation and/or seduction, it provides an agreement, within an otherwise violent, aggravating argument.
Bryan’s writing structure in his book is professional by the way he would introduces different court cases he had previously worked on into each progressing personal thought and analysis over the topic of innocents on death row. From beginning to end the dictionary was my best friend when struggling through the author 's complex vocabulary. The selection of his vocabulary such as; menacing, discretionary, and unprecedented made it difficult to understand the author when he was expressing his thoughts or describing a scenario. His writing style is intelligent because even though his writing tends to be scholarly, there are ways to still create pictures with your head. His descriptive scenario gave me a tangible image of how it might’ve looked like and me feel in his position during this intense scene when a white male police officer pointed a gun to his face because he looked suspicious in the middle of the night sitting in his car.
Theme is defined as the underlying meaning in a work of literature. Authors develop theme to connect literature to our daily lives. “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, “A and P” by John Updike, and “Cold Equations” by Tom Goodwin, all have different themes, but place an important emphasis on the heartache and pain caused by learning the truths in life. In these short stories, each character has a realization about life and it changes their future perspective on the world. The theme in “The Scarlet Ibis” is the duality of pride, and the idea that although some pride is good, when you let it control you, it can be devastating.
Levitt and Dubner style adds an extra effect to the book. Through multiple rhetorical strategies, the authors are able to create friendly, but persuasive writing style. The authors really used the pathos, logos, and ethos strategy when creating Freakonomics. The pathos appeal was mostly done through humor. In almost every chapter, some kind or joke or funny story was told to set the picture.
She states “we all often feel like we are pulling teeth” when it comes to constructing and composing a piece of work (Lamott 468). This simile makes Lamott feel more relatable to the reader because this is a feeling that most inexperienced and discouraged writers go through. Saying things like “feel despair and worry settle on my chest like an x-ray apron” only connects the reader to Lamott even more (Lamott 469). Once the reader becomes engaged and forms a connection with what the writer is saying and feeling, continuing to read the essay is easy. At this point the reader wants to know what can be done to shake the feelings of “despair and worry” when it comes to
In the article, “Slow Ideas”, Atul Gawande utilizes personal and historical anecdotes to further strengthen his claims. He often transitions between stories by asking the audience a critical question and then providing his stance on this issue. This strategy allows for a paper that flows well, and also maintains a high level of interest from the audience. This is because the questions often cause the reader to stop and think about their own take on the situation. After posing a question, Gawande then transitions into explaining the problem through the use of a narrative example.
The author manages to combine happy moments with sad ones even though the sad ones takes the larger share. In addition, he accomplished his aim of having an audience that is glued to the book all along sine it is both engaging and informative. The author has a perception that the world is composed of more bad things than the good ones. This novel will be important to me as I explore the themes of post-apocalyptic fears and human struggles. However, I do feel that he leans too heavily on sadness
He argues that everyone has different writing process that works for them. Although he is too aggressive, and sarcastic in his writing, he clearly introduces his aspects of Lamott’s opinion. Nevertheless, I found his thesis highly biased and contradicting. He points out her generalization of “all good writers” and “shitty drafts”. Her purpose, however, is to correct the “fantasy of uninitiated”, and shows that even experienced writers like herself go through painstaking stages.
Thank you’, and with that Razza slumped on his desk, seemingly overcome with emotions”. “ I guess it made Barry Bagsley’s face seem like a minor skin reaction”. The sarcasm, puns, irony and humour in this novel not only helps the story progress and move along smoothly it also adds that relaxing and easy going feel to it to amuse the audience and keep their interest. “Don’t Call Me Ishmael” is a story that readers can relate to, whether it be the embarrassing moments, bullying and harassment or trying to figure out who they are. Author Michael Gerard was successful in achieving the reader’s attention and maintaining it throughout the novel with the serious topic of bullying and harassment along side all the humorous sarcasm, irony, puns, witty comments, embarrassing moments and the comical
He is able to reflect on the ideas and values that he had prior to the jumps, as well as establish a new sense of morality and justice. He becomes a wiser person by expanding his mind and ideas on these subjects. Zits seemed to have been struggling with ideas about revenge, violence, and forgiveness throughout the novel. He was always being hurt by different people, and being that so, he always had a bittersweet outlook on life. The journeys he had and the information he gained from these jumps have made it easy for Zits to transition into
My ardour for Literature grew when I read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Both novels are similar and revolve around self-discovery. As a reader, it makes me feel like outlaw reading novels about knowledge and reading being a crime. In Huxley 's Brave New World, those who accept the new world lose their humanity. Bradbury shows how the lack of books can give the government too much power.