Ray Douglas Bradbury has made a mark upon the literary world with his erudite works of literary art. He started out in a small bookstore in Hollywood and the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society and ended up receiving the highest honor an artist can be given. As Bradbury said; Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn 't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.
With any book, article, propaganda, etc. the hero and villain are always apparent and either praised or criticized with everything they do. Many authors write with this perspective or intent to make the writing more intriguing and to develop the reader’s opinions on how they feel towards the characters. However, there are several authors that choose a different route. Charles Dickens, an author with many award winning novels and plays from the 19th century, used a different approach when creating his characters for his writings.
He felt as though the “Almighty, the eternal, and terrible Master of the Universe” decided to not do anything to save them from their nearly certain deaths (Night 33). This attitude only continued to grow as things progressed in the camp. Considering these circumstances most people would lose their faith in God. Elie Wiesel is no exception. He was not free from the urge to question God and His choices.
Ghost stories have always been a favorite genre of novel to many people around the world. The thrill of a racing heart produces endorphins that give the human body an epic rush. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving is no exception as it leaves readers searching for answers on the whereabouts of Ichabod Crane. After his mysterious disappearance, many rumors spread about the events surrounding the location of Ichabod. The story of Ichabod’s encounter with the Headless Horseman and its origin as well as the involvement and motives of others proves to be an play an interesting role in this tale.
Gatsby Analytical Essay Author F. Scott Fitzgerald has deftly woven dozens of themes and motifs throughout his relatively short novel The Great Gatsby. One theme that resonates in particular is that of isolation. This theme pervades the entire book, and without it, nothing in Gatsby’s world would be the same. Every character must realize that he or she isn’t capable of truly connecting with any other character in the book, or else the carelessness and selfishness that leads to so many of the book’s vital events would not exist. Fitzgerald develops the feeling of isolation and aloneness by his use of the motif of careless self-absorption, a behavior we see many characters exhibiting.
With Stephen King’s many successful works, he has single-handedly changed the way people perceive the horror genre. People do not read King for just entertainment, people read King to face their fears. King writes from his personal experiences which is what makes his horror so thrilling because to a point, his writing is realistic. An article called Criticism of Stephen (Edwin) King states, “If someone in the future wants to see what American life was like, what Americans cared about, what our stories were in the seventies and eighties, they’ll read Stephen King” (2003). The article even claims that in 50 years Stephen King will be regarded as “the dominant literary figure of the time” (2003).
Tim O'Brien, an extremely talented and acclaimed writer of the award winning novel, The Things They Carried, has an extraordinary writing style, which seems to cloud the line between fact and fiction. He challenges his readers to consider more profound interpretations about truth and memory, and guides the readers closer to the center of the character’s experiences. The Things They Carried is not just a story about fighting in a war, but also about fighting the war going on inside one’s self. The book's dominant idea is just as pertinent today as it was many years ago; touching the hearts of all types of people from all different walks of life. O’Brien’s award-winning stories are harsh, yet amusing, and tend to break down the philosophical
I have chosen to write about my all-time biggest obsession, The Lord of The Rings. I will focus on the author, J.R.R Tolkien, the difference between the films and the novels and the discussion regarding the lack of women in this story. I will also concentrate on one specific character, an elf named Arwen, and her role, as she has been accused of being of excess. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, otherwise known as J.R.R Tolkien was a marvellous writer. You could even say that he was a legend.
This is a common setting for many myths of all genres and usually is filled with supernatural creatures and the constant threat of death. This is also displayed in The Hobbit when Bilbo is brought to journey to a far unknown land. Although Beowulf and The Hobbit have a large time gap in creation, both show great relations and similarities. While experiencing a new surrounding and taking on the challenge of defeating a demon, Beowulf keeps his head clear of negativity. Heroes are to uphold all of the best values and traits one could have.
When Gilgamesh was about to fall of the wall, Enkidu saved him. After the battle, Gilgamesh and Enkidu became best friends. They went on many quests and journeys to protect their kingdom. When Enkidu died, GIlgamesh went on a huge and final quest to find the secret of immortality. Not much time after Gilgamesh died, people were telling stories everywhere.