The novel is written from the point of view of a unnamed Custom House surveyor, or chief executive of the Custom House, who somehow seems to know more about the characters then they know about themselves. He is telling this story approximately two hundred years after it happened. The Custom House surveyor also seems to have much in common with Hawthorne but the novel should not be taken as a direct mouthpiece of the author's opinions. The narrator seems to be all knowing, yet he is also subjective because he voices his own opinions. Throughout the novel, the Custom House Surveyor is clearly sympathetic to two of the main characters, Hester, the protagonist, and Dimmesdale.
None of the good, if there were any. The idea of war was only ideal to the young boys, and that changed throughout the course of the book. The war is frowned upon by some people, Irene Hunt, as an example. First, the letters that the boys in the war wrote were never positive. They always mentioned the awful things about the war, “Things was awful bad with so many kilt and others froze.” (Hunt, 51) Some acted as if they were forced into the war.
The author is the most important individual in creating and directing the story and content of the book. The writer creates the whole purpose and can include any style that he or she would want. Books such as the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and The Awakening represent these with both similarities and differences between each other. The two authors share some similarities in their work, although the differences are more present and are very effective in making a story in their genres. This differences are point of view, writing style and ending, while the goals and chapter are similar between both books.
Each one of the Lu family members is treated badly from the Corrigan citizens. Not only are they going through a lot in Corrigan but they are going through a lot at home because of the war and their family members back in Vietnam. The violence they face is not a serious issue to Corrigan police and people. Jeffrey is constantly bullied by the people he plays cricket with and called “Cong” (62). An Lu’s garden was ruined and his whole hard work and still gets verbally abused “‘Jesus Christ, you’re all sitting on your hands.
For example, when he first steps foot back in his own homeland, he immediately must disguise himself as a beggar. Due to this façade, Odysseus is treated horribly by the suitors, who have overrun his palace. One of these suitors, Melanthios, even physically abuses Odysseus when he “kicked at Odysseus’ hip as he passed by” (17.298). Yet he still decides to control his anger and not fight back, despite being constantly provoked. Another instance in which Odysseus has to overcome difficulties once he is home is when Antinoos, another suitor, begins to verbally attack him.
People have many different reactions when given power. The reaction is usually either one where they use power for a greater good and to guide others in a better situation, or they can misuse the power given and take advantage of the circumstances or others to make themselves feel even more dominant and in command. In the play, Antigone by Sophocles one of the main characters , King Creon, abuses his power to take superiority of others and in an attempt to gain control. The misuse of power is more frequent than the use of power for the favorable, even in many current events. In Antigone the new King Creon immediately abuses his power by ruling that Polyneices is to have no interment, even though he is heir of the former King and many believe him to be a warrior with honor.
This section of the novel was powerful because it connected all of literature’s history. Instead of viewing literature as a mass collection of novels, it can now be viewed as one story. By viewing literature as one story “you begin to pick up on some of these other elements, these parallels and analogies, however, you’ll find your understanding of the novel deepens and becomes more meaningful, more complex” (Foster 31). Consequentially, literary works are based on other literary works which solidify their eternal connection. Reading a novel about novels is a hidden pleasure that many people, especially within the English community, indulge in.
It is clearly apparent that the sociological approach is the most appropriate critical approach when examining The Road. First, the approach is used to determine the values being presented; Secondly, the approach is presented when researching the social environments within a literary work; Finally, The approach gives insight to a relationship between the society, its values, conflicts, and the literary characters. Determining the values being presented within a literary work is important. The sociological approach helps to determine the values being presented in the novel,The Road. Values in a society include culture, religion, meaning, etc.
In “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck the characters Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Candy were alienated because of their race, gender, and disability, respectively. Crooks seen as inferior because of his race. He already is considered different from the rest of the farmhands, and not in a good way. He is secluded in his own room, sleeping with the animals where he is both being isolated and demeaned at the same time. He has had a back injury after working with the horses as a stable buck.
There are few stories of Chopins which do not foreground language. Language makes the main body of a text. When used correctly it can be manipulated to present certain themes. Throughout the novel, ‘The Awakening’ by Kate Chopin, the language used in the text conveys the struggles of the main character to find her own identity. The way Chopin uses dialogue, a secret language and the narrator’s descriptions relate to the theme of identity, and often places it subtly at the centre of the reader’s consciousness.
However, the irony of war to the soldiers is further displayed when Cross ends up becoming too obsessive over Martha when “carrying” his things, and barely even acknowledges the death of one of his soldiers in Ted Lavender. He then does not come back in touch with reality until the next morning when he realizes how idiotic he has become to love his illusion more than reality. As a result, he decides to burn the things he carries in an attempt to end his obsession, but it is evident that this is ultimately a continuing conflict he will have to battle throughout the book. In this passage, I noticed how prevalently longer sentences were incorporated within the text to indicate the plethora of things the soldiers carry in common. I also repeatedly found the phrases “they carried”, and “they would” within the text, which both indicate the homogeneity among the soldiers now that their previous identities have been stripped away.
But sometime when you gain perspective too quickly you can find yourself in a “fog ....” and feel nothing but “overwhelming ambiguity” (78). This is where most people feel falsely think they 've lost perspective because in these moments everything you know is challenged and your perspective must adapt for the new experiences you 've just encountered. When this happens it’s easier in the moment to believe you 're just confused and jumbled by your physical and mental chaos but infact what’s really happening is you are gaining knowledge and connecting parts of the world and ideas that really make no sense but with time will. THe stress of war makes it seem as though everything is changing like “love into hate,” and “ ugliness into beauty” (78). But what is important to note is that your connections and what you know to be “truth” is just disord but your perspective is not lost it 's just adding another dimension that your mind needs time to
The main concern about the presentation is the structure. The structure is told in a non-linear style. While this style initially engages, after a while it becomes a bit more challenging to follow and it begins to feel too repetitive. The first half of the script flows much more easily than the second half of the script. The writing style has an artistic flair, but it also makes the “readability” more difficult because there are simply too many scene transitions, too many characters, and the scenes feel as if they are repeating the same theme or message.