The theme of the novel, The Book Thief written by Markus Zusak is that there is great power in words and it makes a huge impact on others. As Liesel begins to learn to read, she hungers for words and they are her source of comfort which is why she steals books. Soon she realizes that can be an ugly thing. For example, the way Hitler uses words to encourage the Germans to carry out cruel, violence on innocent people. I chose this theme because I agree on how words can influence people around you.
Even though it is saddening to put the book down and finish reading, it was a fantastic book, and really catches the reader’s attention. The book is aimed for young adults readers, but will be enjoyed by anyone who likes sad, heartbreaking stories. It can make anyone and everyone cry. The use of figurative language really helped support the book and make it better. The figurative language drew out each scene of the book perfectly, Drawing out the picture helps the reader feel the emotions of the character and improve the books quality, and the multiple perspectives helped improve the book too.
Just like any other great book there were many things I liked, disliked, and connections I made throughout it. During Zero Day there are many writing techniques I liked. The main technique I liked about the book was the way the author wrote it. Zero Day left you on a cliffhanger on almost every chapter, so you could predict what would happen next. One example of this is at the end of chapter three it leaves you wondering by saying “And with it, the truth.” Another reason I enjoyed reading the book was it was written in third person.
“I don’t, and he probably does, scum that he is - but I doubt that the other girls are deans” (150). I do like how Wade always has her back, “I could get on the phone and threaten to fly back there and kick his ass” (150) there is something beautiful about their dysfunctional relationship. I love how Wade gushes over her even though I feel like he is smarter than her but he leads not to be. I realized he was a hopeless romantic “Why don’t you write a love story instead” Angelia said. He looked up from his screen in surprise, “You mean like... Our
Just like any other great book there were many things I liked, disliked, and connections I made throughout it. During Zero Day there are many writing techniques I liked. The main technique I liked about the book was the way the author wrote it. Zero Day left you on a cliffhanger at the end if almost every chapter, so you could predict what would happen next. One example of this is at the end of chapter three it leaves you wondering by saying “And with it, the truth.” Another reason I enjoyed reading the book was it was written in third person.
A college student's best friend is cliff notes. It provides information that is quick and easy to find for all sorts of books. However, it also illustrates the laziness of society and the emotional attachment from great works of society. Therefore, a parody on this is able to create great exposure to this flaw, while also providing a good amount of humor. In order to expose society the author uses incongruity and parody, to show that society is very lazy.
“The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last” (Oscar Wilde). Though this quote is ironic, the reasoning behind it is accurate, especially in literature. Though suspense can be quite off putting and frustrating for a reader, it also makes the story much more intriguing. Authors use suspense to pull a reader into their story, keeping them on the edge of their seats and always wondering what will happen next.
In many great works, there is often a layer of thematic writing that the author placed for the more astute in their reading audience, and Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men is no exception. Throughout the novel, McCarthy succeeds in expertly lacing his compelling narrative with symbolic language, thematic tones, and a deeper meaning that those who wish to may uncover. Through the reading No Country, one is able to see such literary elements as the personification of evil, the permanence of sin, a corruption of the common theme of communion, and a strong connection between the setting or geography and the events of the story, oftentimes relating back to biblical and mythological foundations. Often times, one can find symbolism and personification in the same sense
Harper Lee, the author of To Kill A Mockingbird (TKAMB), describes her novel as, “a love story, plain and simple.” This statement shocked most readers, due to them misinterpreting one form of love with another. There are numerous meanings to the word love, the most common being, “an intense feeling of deep affection.” The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, represents one specific type of love; agape, the fifth basic philosophy of nonviolence resistance. Agape is not a type of affectionate and romantic love, it is the spontaneous and unmotivated kind. Agape is the kind of love that influences us to help our neighbors or give back to our community. It is the kind of love that prevents us from hating our enemies or disrespecting another person.
“The Tell-Tale Heart” is a very smart and extremely well written and immersive. It brings the reader into the thought processes of the narrator. A primary way the author does this is through the use of repetition. At the very being of the story we are introduced to our narrator who questions the reader multiple times, asking if he is “mad”. I believe that this is the start to our understanding of just how insane our narrator may be.