A Well Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America Latasha Custis The world today is relatively chaotic, but the book A Well Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America, written by Saul Cornell provides an in depth version of gun laws and the journey in which it assumed form as the second amendment. Cornell a graduate of the University of Sussex, Amherst College, B.A., and the University of Pennsylvania, M.A went on to become a professor and writer. He has instructed students in history since 1986 thru 1995. Cornell is considered as an achiever and an accomplished book writer. He won nine awards in lecturing and writing books from 1995 to 2004.
intro Since its first distribution in 1965, Truman Capote's In Cold Blood has held an one of a kind position in American abstract history. His claimed commitment to the class of reporting, which he calls a "non-fiction novel", was the first cognizant endeavor to utilize novelistic methods while also holding to a journalistic standard. Not only creating a new literary art form but creating the start of a new form of storytelling across multiple mediums. However, much of the accuracy of this particular art from, cold blood in particular is still highly controversial. Regardless of the criticisms this novel continues to be used in writing, sociology, and criminology classes nationwide even to this day.
I am using this approach to literature in two major projects this year. First, I received a $2,400 National Endowment for the Humanities Younger Scholars Summer Research Grant. I proposed to expand on a prior research project, looking at the use of silence in the novels of Elie Wiesel, and at the ways Wiesel both demonstrates and gets around the fact that conventional language simply breaks down when it is used to talk about the Holocaust. I plan to expand on the same project for my senior English thesis. For this thesis I am studying the ways Wiesel uses silence in the literal content of his novels and in his writing technique, and am working toward explanations as to how he gives these silences meaning.
Prior to reading this engaging, yet historical-filled book, my personal amount of knowledge on our nation 's history, as well as the founders who created it, lacked. Joseph J. Ellis -philosopher, and winner of a pulitzer prize- uses his awareness and understanding of American history to provide readers with a ‘modern insight’, enabling us to paint a picture in our minds what really occurred during the beginning years of our nation. While reading this book, it directs your attention to six key events. Within each of these events, Ellis describes the people involved in these particular affairs (the founding fathers), their lives, and also the relationships these men shared. Joseph J. Ellis’ award winning book, Founding Brothers, flows together to describe events/developments that laid out the foundation of our countries principles.
In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury explores the theme of the effects of censorship through his characters, and their thoughts and reactions on the matter. The thing that is being censored are books, with Fahrenheit 451 taking place in an American city sometime in the future, focusing on a fireman, Guy Montag, whose brigade goes out on calls to burn buildings possessing books. His society is used to more ‘digested’ content in entertainment, as books often contained information deemed too controversial by some groups, who would protest to the point of the ban of all books, as said by one of the characters. This theme of the effects of censorship is important to Fahrenheit 451 because Bradbury’s portrayal of a future American city is mere decades away if our society continues in the direction that it is going, as today, some topics are difficult to discuss without opposition, and the most basic answer to that is to simply ban the discussion of such things. The
In the novel, We Were the Mulvaneys, author Joyce Carol Oates introduces the character Judd Mulvaney. In these passages, the narrator experiences flashback about the past and at times they become interrupted by his own thoughts. Nevertheless, Oates uses special literary devices to emphasize how Judd Mulvaney was an intelligent young man. With the help of point of view, choice of words and repetition, creates an epiphany for the character. The novel was written through the narrator’s point of view in 1st person.
With one of the main themes of the book focusing on racism he used the racist comments and laws that restrained his race during this period to create an influential work of literature. It actually won the National Book Award in 1953 because of the relevant and amazing topics covered in the book. The success of his book led him to publish a few more poems although none were as significant and well-known as Invisible Man because of the weight it carried during this
“'How to tell a true war story': Metafiction in 'The Things They Carried.' Calloway, Catherine, 'How to tell a true war story': Metafiction in 'The Things They Carried. '., Vol. 36, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, June, 1995, pp 249 ff. .
Lawrence1 Jeremy Lawrence English 4A, PD ⅞ Ms.Mastrokyriakos Literary Analysis A Brave New World The novel A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley he analyzes the dangers of losing one 's individualism in an advanced society. Huxley also shows what can happen when a society changes to rapidly much like the society we live in today. Aldous Huxley was born July 26, 1894 and he died November 22, 1963. Huxley also write some short stories, poetry, travelogues and even film scripts. In his novels and essays Aldous Huxley would always play the role of a critical observer of accepted traditions, customs, social norms and ideals.
Can you imagine not being able to read your favorite book? Well, in a book named Fahrenheit 451 that’s how it is. This book was written by a man named Ray Bradbury with a theme that is developed through the story’s characters and their impact on the protagonist. The main character of this story is Montag, and the characters that influence Montag are his neighbor named Clarisse, his fire chief Captain Beatty, and a retired college professor named Faber. To begin, the character named Clarisse wasn’t like any sixteen year old girl, she actually thought about stuff and to wanted to know why certain things would happen.