After Franklin died, his work became one of the most influential examples of an autobiography ever written. Although, Franklin lived a short life he accomplished great things during his existence. Franklin took part in The Stamp Act, assembled the first American lending library, helped Draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S constitution, and was part of many more contributions. Benjamin Franklin was a very intelligent man who did not have an ordinary mind like most men in the eighteenth century did. “His inquiring mind was challenged most by the mechanics of the word’s seemingly ordinary phenomena, and he was convinced that his mind’s rational powers could solve riddles that had puzzled humankind for centuries” (Franklin 441).
In the first chapter of the book, “The Great Gatsby”, the author F. Scott Fitzgerald advances the idea that despite Daisy’s husband, Tom’s, countless achievements he was granted, his character development became an anticlimax. Fitzgerald’s use of juxtaposing diction, a glorious diction to an arrogant diction depicts Tom’s change in personality parallel to to his success. The author uses glorious diction, such as “accomplishments”, “excellence”, “wealthy”, “freedom” and “powerful”, to reinforce Tom’s countless achievements and fame he has received that shaped his character. This pattern of diction allows the author to display Tom as a successful figure, compared to many others in the same generation as him. While Tom is portrayed as a successful
Many small publishing companies can be thankful to Stephen King for helping save their businesses. He used many small publishers for his books as well as supplying short stories to many struggling magazine companies to help boost their sales. King has really put a great impact on writing and the arts society, with helping from amuatur fimlmmakers to sturggling newbie writers all for the cost of nothing. “He influenced countless writers, such as myself, and films, and his influence and voice will echo off of the walls of horror forever. A living legend, nothing more, nothing less.
Through the early to mid 1900s, the concept of striving to attain more than one is originally born with became predominant in most American societies. During this era, many authors, through literature, began expressing their concern with the rise in materialistic ideals and its effect on society and the individuals living within it, one being F. Scott Fitzgerald. Two of Fitzgerald’s widely-known works of literature, The Great Gatsby and “Winter Dreams”, both heavily elaborate on the effects of the increase in materialism and the ultimate effects of attempting to achieve the American Dream; this is conveyed through the unhappiness of the Dexter and Gatsby despite their perseverance to acquire women of higher social statuses. These texts both reach the conclusion that the American Dream is not within reach of anyone. Fitzgerald’s representation of the unattainable American Dream is demonstrated in The Great Gatsby and “Winter Dreams” through his portrayal of the materialistic nature of society as well as the characters’ failure to possess the women they love.
This novel shows the lack of social skills in newly made millionaires such as Gatsby that cannot even pick up on an invitation to lunch. This book was enjoyable to read because it set in when America was becoming an economic superpower and it was relatable in some ways. Jay Gatsby was someone that went from rags to riches which happens more often in the 21st century. Gatsby was a pioneer of coming from poverty into millions of dollars. This shows the American Dream as advertised.
Symbol: The mirror is an escape for John. By going behind it, everything becomes right in Johns world. With it, nothing can be bad. Motif: John will “slip” behind his mirror the rest of his life, and it shows up many more times in the book. Theme: John’s father comes off as a great guy, but in reality he is alcoholic and abusive, reinforcing the theme that looks can be deceiving, in the people that present themselves the
Hard Times makes a Great Writer I strongly believe that being exposed to death and harsh conditions effected the way Mark Twain's wrote literature. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on 30 November 1919, American author and humorist became one of the best storytellers in the west (Quirk web). Twain wrote strange works that had society curious because, its nothing like they have seen before, And they loved it.The hoaxes and jokes showed some of the things he witnessed as a child. Even after Twain's death he left a mark and impact that has greatly effected the way we look at literature today. In Twains early life he suffered with the loss of a younger sister due to an unknown cause (Press 16).
Thomas Wolfe Thomas Wolfe once said, “You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.” Thomas Wolfe was an American author that wrote in the early 20th century that devoted himself to becoming a successful writer at a very young age. He is known for writing Look Homeward Angel and Of Time and the River. Wolfe had made his life very successful with his hard work and dedication even though it was short lived and ended abruptly. The time period that Thomas Wolfe was born in strongly influenced his writing. Wolfe was born on October 3, 1900 (“Thomas Wolfe”).
Braeton Richardson Lisa Hayes English 5-6 27 September 2016 Gone But Not Forgotten Emerson and Thoreau are two of America 's most notable poets. Their works are recognizable to masses of high schoolers and college students alike, because of the size of their contribution to American literature. Transcendentalism is present in today 's society and affects the way we think, even so many years later. In literature today there are aspects of transcendentalism that can be seen as timeless. Though some tendencies would be better forgotten to time, they tend to be the ones that exist the most.
A man’s assiduous rise into money to get the love of his life back. Life abruptly cut short. This is what most readers and movie-goers glean from every iteration of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Both movie adaptations of the novel, Jack Clayton’s interpretation and Baz Luhrmann’s iteration, captures the overall plot, but certain nuances and particular instances of artistry that Fitzgerald wove into his work are lost in translation. Clayton does a much better job at authentically presenting the setting, characters and overall atmosphere that Fitzgerald had intended within the novel.
Fitzgerald utilizes many rhetorical strategies throughout his novel. Specific to the excerpt the rhetorical strategies metaphor and personification are found to be used to strengthen Fitzgerald’s key themes of dreams and reality. Ultimately though, the rhetorical strategies and themes contribute to creating the effect that Gatsby is truly above the average man and that Gatsby, at least to Nick, is some amazing creature that grew from his dreams. The first instance of personification to be used in the passage is in the line, “I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever: I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart” This use of personification has the effect of
People tend to leave a little of themselves in everything they do, it’s called passion. This passion makes all the noteworthy accolades of authors even more inspiring. In “The Great Gatsby” Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald draws parallels of his life through his characters and setting. Fitzgerald’s life contained struggling relationships, alcoholism, and fame, which is all reflected through his character, Jay Gatsby. Marriage for Fitzgerald was a challenging goal to obtain, as is Gatsby’s goal to wed Daisy.
The two had a child together. It was during their marriage that Hubbard would write Dianetics- which would soon lead to the emergence Scientology. After Dianetics:A Modern History of Mental Health was published in 1951, it became an immediate phenomenon in the US, even making its way to the best-seller list. Not only did people buy the book- but they believed it too. In only a few short years, Hubbard had gone from a struggling author- writing as many books as possible in order to provide for himself and his family, to a respected leader with hundreds, and eventually thousands of loyal subjects.