Several issues and questions were raised which made the story a political, social and love story at the same time. Some of the characters are ingeniously present and participative in the story and shape it into a different way, because they made me forget about war. This idea of opposite, contrasting characters (Odenigbo/Richard, Olanna/Kainene) gives a comparison between the characters. But even the most honorable and perfect of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s characters have humanizing flaws. Something I found interesting and extraordinary is that the author speaks about real history not by using specific, historical events but through the characters eyes and the use and the energy of vibrant, sometimes horrifying
Summing up, literary journalism is an intertextual act that binds fictional and factional activities into a deliberate reality statement towards, and about, the world we live in. By formulating a specific kind of narrative to capture his/her understanding of the world, the literary journalist implicates a specific epistemological and ethical world—the world we would feel happy or sad about, the world with which we may sympathize or condemn, and the world we may find justified or absurd. It is a contrapuntal narrative act, through which the literary journalist argues for a specific kind of story world. 3.2.The Second Trope: The Narcissistic The second interrelated trope of literary journalism is its tendency towards narcissism. Literary journalistic texts entail a self-reflective mode of writing and reading in an attempt to replace the old author- text relationship with that of text-reader.
Since the dawn of the written word, authors have used it as a tool to comment on the social and political aspects of the human condition. Throughout history, writers have demonstrated the “pen is mightier than the sword” by critiquing their society, leaders, or governments through a mix of satire, fiction, and exposé. Often, these authors had to disguise their works to remain safe from persecution by either writing under a pseudonym or camouflaging their critiques as humor. Then there are writers who do not need to escape their own governments, but instead need to get their words to the rest of the world as a way of shedding light on their culture to an otherwise ignorant world. In this essay, the works of Lu Xun, Nawal El Saadawi, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Ama Ata Aidoo will be discussed as well as each author’s corresponding social and political situation.
Literature is a wonderful thing; it explores the relationships between humans and their nature, historical events, and can be used to express one’s creativity. It can also be used to give moral guidance; this was Arthur Miller’s reasoning behind writing The Crucible. In this dramatic retelling of the Salem trials, Miller ensnares his reader with stories of adultery, betrayal, and material greed. His intention, however, is not to entertain with operatic drama. This play is a cautionary tale about finger pointing and its potentially fatal consequences.
Bartleby, in his story "The Scrivener" and Stephen Crane, in his book "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Summary" aim at ensuring that they capture the attention of their audience based on their literary works. The two authors have structured their stories in such a way that their beginnings are flat but with time get entertaining. On the flip side, contrast exists on some of the themes that are applied to both stories. In this paper, an assessment of the similarities and contrasts that exists between the two stories will be highlighted. Theme: one of the primary goals of literary works is to ensure that the audience 's attention is captured and that it is able to derive suitable information by reading the stories.
The fictional world is full of chaos, as people tend to prefer unstable theories to countless philosophies. Specifically, there is a literary shift from linearity and order to randomness and fragmentation. Consequently, Postmodernist writers understand that their works are subject to interpretation; however, they believe that the flexibility of understanding in texts is the basis for the development of innovative ideas in society. Moreover, Kurt Dinan writes in a nonlinear, flexible fashion by writing with a component of Mystery. Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature.
Some of the recurring themes in works of postmodern literature turned out to be paranoia, minimalism, metafiction and twists on heroism. Heroism came to be a debatable topic in analysis of postmodern literature because of the arguable diversity between the novels. However, it’s sole purpose was not just to entertain, but like most art, for the author to express themselves in a way they haven’t been able to. As a result, Catch-22 presents Yossarian as an anti-hero used by its author, Joseph Heller, to introduce his opinion on war, war heroes and the current social status of the United States. The altered perception of heroism, believed to be present in only some works of postmodern literature, is used to convey the author’s state of mind to the reader in an
In Naipaul’s view writing was basically an ordering of experience observing through the society. His novels would satisfy the expectation what would in a traditional work of art. He had given personal novels, historical novels and traditional novels. It was the well known fact that his novels always had pessimistic outlook. Through his pessimism, he exposed true state of the society.
Heart of Darkness is a Novella with an "enigmatic story" that approaches various controversial themes. The style in which it is written - prose - and the way it approaches modernism with a shift in realism resulted in an immense influence on twentieth century literature. This writing style permitted the fluid development of the story, touching controversial aspects such as heroification and power, without even mentioning them. The significance of the story allows the reader to identify and interpret said themes, but also able to make counterarguments and opinions throughout the narration. Conrad, the author, gives the main character, Marlow, the role of outsider of a Company in which he starts discovering different traditions and beliefs compared to his personal life.
Fiction, the most vital branch of literature, records facts of human life, social conditions and values. And a novelist can be defined as a socio-political person whose main aim is to make this earth a better place by formulating and fostering certain principles. A novelist is expected to provide some serious socio-political, religious issues and problems wrapped by entertainment. Bapsi Sidhwa be-longs to the writers, who are well aware of the dialectical relationship between a culture and its art; who are conscious of the dynamics between their roles as writers and the society they live in. Though Bapsi Sidhwa belongs to India, Pakistan and the United States simultaneously, she prefers to be described as a Punjabi-Pakistani-Parsi woman.