In the second step, the researcher read biographical works on Norman Mailer and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life to get a clear picture of their background, their development as writers and their response to the period they lived in. The researcher, in the third step, did a comprehensive reading of Mailer and Fitzgerald’s foremost short stories and novels. As the last step the researcher studied critical works that analyze and reflect the thematic,
The various voices of the novel together form what Bakhtin termed "dialogism". Background on B and his theories. Mikhail Bakhtin … As Todorov (1984) mentions, “one could praise Mikhail Bakhtin, without too many qualms, on two counts: that he is the most important Soviet thinker in the human sciences and the greatest theoretician of literature in the twentieth century”. His influence on literary studies especially regarding the novel. As Morris (2003) indicates that “his ideas are being utilized not just in literary studies but also in philosophy, semiotics, cultural studies, anthropology, feminist and post-colonial studies, Marxism, ethics and, of course, Russian and Slavic studies” These variety of influences gives an indication to the diversity of topics in Bakhtin’s writings, these include “the theory of the novel,
He was the first man to create the British-style poetry, and he made great contributions to the history of English literature. The British and the world's writers are highly rated for Chaucer. Because of that he not only opened the British Elizabethan literature path, but also affected the later British literary writers. The change and evolution of his personal style can be seen from Chaucer's representative works. In the mature period Chaucer is not only to create his own unique style works, but also to use this unique style to open the Elizabethan period of literary peak.
The Great Gatsby which is written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most evaluated and interpreted novels in American literature. The reason is not just about the voice, literary devices, or techniques he uses. Also, it is about the content of the novel. For example, he shows us the condition of American society and their aims in The Great Gatsby. In the novel, Fitzgerald does not just tell the events, he uses characters’ thoughts to develop the whole idea and to make the novel more pleasant to read.
It is also worth to notice that John Hawthorne, one of the Salem Witch Trial Judges, was his great grandfather (Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography). Since Salem was his hometown, he developed his writing through the gospel of American Puritanism and intend to spread those principles through his literature which also gives the focus of his literature. Hawthorne’s writing style was unique and was well-regarded for several reasons. First of all, Hawthorne induces readers to use their own imagination to interpret the meaning of the tale, as it is evident in “The Minister’s Black Veil”. Moreover, he likes to present multi-fold and multi-perspective of a character.
This is why I will be writing about what a change in some aspects of the context could do to the book Brave New World, will it change entirely? Would it even be likely to exist with some changes? Around the time Huxley wrote Brave New World, there were several important events which had a great influence on developments in society. Brave New World was written in 1931 and
This is a poem about a list of rules and laws that Carroll came up with that are amusing and not very difficult to follow. In this literary work Lewis uses alliteration, imagery and rhyme to give it a fun and foolish feel. This is enjoyable because of the nonsense side and how entertaining it is to read. Unlike most of Lewis’s other poems, the rhyme scheme is aabb (Carroll, Lewis Poetry for Young). After reading a critique titled “First loves from Jabberwocky to After- Apple picking” by Joyce Carol Oates, it is very clear that she enjoyed Lewis Carroll’s books and poems very much.
In Graham Greene’s novel, The End of the Affair, he was able to illustrate the story of Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles’ affair through various perspectives. Greene started with Bendrix, then in Book Three he changed the narrator to Sarah’s point of view. Overall, Greene was able to create this novel using nonlinear narration and unreliable narration. In the novel, the use of nonlinear narration helps the reader understand the story better. The readers get a better feel for what the affair was like because of the way the narrator flashes back to that time.
Fisher and Frey (2012, p.8) stated that the practice of close reading is not a new one and in fact has existed for many decades as the practice of reading a text for a level of detail not used in everyday living. In this study, the focus is to see the connection of the texts and the contexts by taking into consideration the manner in which the texts were produced, how they were written and the prevailing cultural conditions that might have influenced the authors and their works. The 20th century manuscripts need to be close-read to operate cautious observations on the making of these novels and how they manifest the social, political, economic and cultural situations widespread during that
Yet demonstrating the topic is important in teaching-learning process because it is the basis if the student can apply in in a hands-on activities. In the Middle Ages, the theory of demonstration was developed by Aristotle's Posterior Analytics. As Augustus Borgnet, 1890 stated in his works, Aristotle's Posterior Analytics was considered the culmination of logic, bringing all the other parts of the discipline to bear on the task of developing scientific knowledge. Each interpreter read his views in a way that would genuine them with his own theoretical method. The most important Aristotelian writers of the thirteenth century are Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, and Giles of Rome.