Mark Twain is a very humorous author. He uses dark humor in several of his stories, and it tends to be the theme, author's style, and the most used literary device. In Mark Twain's short story “The Invalid's story” The reader is shown lots of dark morality. In David Gallons short Stories for Students literary analysis, he states “The narrator has many conversations with thompson, the expressman on the train, who ruminates about the inevitability of death itself”(Gallons 150). Morality is show in Mark Twain's short story “The Invalid's
The Use of Popular Culture in Postmodern Literature: The Dismantling Of Identity in Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 and Tom Cho’s Look Who’s Morphing Popular culture plays a significant role in postmodern fiction; starting with earlier postmodern works of the 1960’s and persisting until the present day, extending into, or at least bordering, the literature of post-postmodernism. Today, popular culture is a big part of everyday life; therefore, the presence of multiple pop culture references in late postmodern literature is not surprising. However, literary writers of early postmodern works were just as concerned with popular culture, seeing as the emergence of postmodernism caused the eradication of a former difference between the so-called
HARD BOILED FICTION: A NARRATIVE TECHNIQUE ABSTRACT Had boiled fiction is an American literary style, commonly associated with detective fiction. It follows a tough unsentimental style of writing that brought a new tone of earthy realism or naturalism to the field of detective fiction. Hard boiled fiction used graphic sex and violence, vivid but often sordid urban background, and first paced, slangy dialogues. Hardboiled science fiction is a genre that blends noir with an American style detective fiction, within a much defined boundary. Born in America during the 1920s, hard-boiled fiction owes its enduring literary style to three writers: Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain.
Finding fulfillment in life is something everyone struggles to achieve. In Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple, Celie struggles with abusive relationships and expectations to be subservient. Becoming increasingly independent gives Celie an increasing amount of contentedness in her life. As she grows her feminist outlook through the encouragement of Shug and Sofia, Celie becomes more proud of herself and is able to live without worrying about her abusers. She transforms as she gains an understanding of feminism at the urging of her polar opposites.
Popular Fiction Studies: The Advantage of a New Field Stephen Knight’s Form and Ideology in Crime Fiction, begins with the claim that not very much has been written about crime fiction. This was true in relative terms; even if a great deal had, really, been written about crime fiction, the most celebrated and conservatively literary of popular forms, it was only a stream compared to the flood of work that flourished in the nineteen eighties. Crime fiction and other established genres of popular novels—such as romance, thriller, science fiction, horror novel and Western—have each drawn extensive attention from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives, but they have more often than not been considered and analyzed as unequal categories. ‘Popular fiction’ as a general object of study has hardly ever been explored, in part because it is often included under the sunshade of popular culture. This is a mistake; just as film and television have developed their own app roaches that reflect the unique social, cultural, political, and industrial dimensions of each medium, so popular fiction should inhabit its own critical space.
There are a lot of known magnificent writers in American literature like Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson and Herman Melville. The writers seek to express the romantic worldview in a form of romanticism. A novel is majestic, emotionally intense and often is having symbolic overtones. A romantic novel is actually not a love story, it is a serious novel, which uses special hardware to transmit a complex, sometimes subtly fine sense. Instead of carefully drawn realistic characters, the authors have used an abundance of details, there were created a heroic figure that at times seemed more than life itself.
It is important to note, however, that the raise of Modern English was only possible due to rampant social and political changes that occurred within the time frame of XVI, XVII century and that the presence of Shakespeare was merely, yet greatly, just one of the factors. In an
India is a land of multicultural diversity, where we have people who follow different cultures, traditions, customs, rituals, faith in god, and lot so on. The land that has had given birth to variety of these components, which we could come across through literature. We come across native writers of literature and Have you ever watched any movie in another language other than your native language? How did you feel? Of course the feelings are one and the same.
They are, The Glass Palace’, ‘Sea of Poppies’ and ‘River of Smoke’. They are the Novels of Complex History. The Glass Palace is powerful novel that has become quite popular not only for the range and sophistication of narration and characterisation but also due to its entity without the knowledge its writer to the award of commonwealth literature. The novel is more or less a part of the phenomena of the Empire writes back questioning the colonial imposition as the interpretation alien culture places on one’s life and ways of perception. It deals with the history of Burma from its stage of monarchy to the present one of military regime.
These novelists shatter the myth that women find fulfillment in marriage and portray an honest picture of women who aspire, attempt and strive to be their true selves. They create women characters’ who struggle hard against the social setup to acquire an identity and individuality of their own. They are able to come to terms with themselves and the social reality around them by seeking a realizable goal within the accepted codes of society. All three are against being dubbed as feminist writers. But they do present their own brand of feminism in very subtle ways.