Firstly, Montag stole a book to try and discover what he is missing not reading them. Clarisse at random asked Montag if he was happy, and it had never came across to Montag if he was happy. People in their society really didn't feel at all. The old woman that had rather die with her books than give them up, began to make Montag curious on why they were so special. He began to question every aspect in his life, when he does, Mildred tells Montag he should have thought before becoming a fireman.
Throughout Ishmael’s journey he very rarely slept without medication. When he would sleep without medication, he would be haunted throughout the night by memories of the war. Revenge is never the answer relates to this because Ishmael was running from the pain inside of himself, but that pain that had only grown since his quest to avenge his family. What Ishmael didn’t realize is that finding revenge for what had happened to his family wouldn’t ease the pain inside of himself, it would only worsen the pain. Ishmael lost his humanity in the war because he lost focus of what was truly important, like
French designer Philippe Starck once claims: “I like to open the doors to people’s brain.” Nathaniel Hawthorne 's short story “The Minister’s Black Veil” reflects this principle in which the author advertently creates ambiguities and opens the possibilities of interpretation to the readers. Nathaniel Hawthorne employs commonplace symbols to present the ambiguity of sin and secrecy through a psychological lens in “The Minister’s Black Veil”. This short story also reflected the principle of Puritanism as well, such as the idea of manifest destiny represented by Mr. Hooper in the story. Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts. 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).
He battles and outsmarts a host of fiends including Polyphemus, the sirens, Scylla and Charybdis (twice), and even the underworld itself. He needs to escape the captivity of Calypso to make it home to his family. He must reassure his men to keep their morals high and get them to press on with him. Homer details this theme with Odysseus preparing his men for yet another trial, “Friends, we’re hardly strangers at meeting danger- and this danger is no worse than what we faced when cyclopes penned us up in his vaulted cave with
Richard Preston does an outstanding job when making you feel as if you're reading about the apocalypse. One thinks to themselves throughout the course of the novel " This can't be real...This must be a script from an Alfred Hitchcock movie." These gruesome and violent life forms even scare experts such as Eugene Johnson, which would leave a bad taste in any civilian's mouth. I find that Preston's impressive use of figurative language and unique writing style made the work what it is, a brilliant piece of literature. He switched back and forth between Third person omniscient and first person point of views, giving an idea of everyone's personal views on the situation.
People have always tried to avoid death, but they cannot. In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death” the characters are trying to avoid the Red Death, but they do not succeed. Every hour clock chimes indicating that life is passing by and death is close. People begin to die every minute once the Red Death enters. Poe uses imagery, symbolism, and setting to create an effective story.
Even though the monster’s hall was flooding with luxurious treasure, “all that Beowulf took was Grendel’s head and the hilt of the giants’ jeweled sword” (lines 266-268). Beowulf “sought Hrothgar to salute him and show Grendel’s head” (lines 299-300). 17) After being given the golden hilt of the sword from Beowulf, Hrothgar notices inscriptions written on it. He realized that written on there was a story of ancient wars between good and evil. The inscriptions state, “The story of ancient wars between good and evil, the opening of the waters, the flood sweeping the giants away, how they suffered and died” (lines 342-347).
An Unusual Narrative In Cold Blood, a novel written by Truman Capote, is a very interesting novel that I have enjoyed up to this point. It’s very well written: Capote is a master of the use of suspense and spine-tingling language. The narrative draws you in and is very compelling, and it’s sometimes hard to believe that the plot is based on real events and real people. It’s very impressive to me how Capote went to great lengths to describe two murderers, Dick and Perry, as seemingly ordinarily people, who are extremely complex and extremely psychologically damaged. He establishes their insanity with quotes such as, “‘Boy!
In the book, ‘The Death Cure’, by James Dashner there are an adequate amount of figures of speech which are pretty interesting.Figures of speech is a good strategy writers intelligently manipulate in order to keep interest and suspense. James Dashner mainly used hyberboleshyperboles, metaphors and personification since it lets the reader close their eyes and imagine them being in the book. Figures of speech helps the reader feel like they are understanding what the characters are experiencing. First off, Dashner used personification to let the reader experience the scene. “Minho ignored him, fighting tooth and nail until the group finally stopped in front of a door’’ (page 39) .
Edgar Allen Poe specialized in the horror genre. Poe is known for dealing with various different main characters and settings, to make his stories more interesting. The main character in “The Tell Tale Heart” was the narrator. This gives a different feel to the story as the main character is telling the story from his point of view. An old, dark, creaky house is the setting of “The Tell Heart, which is important because it causes the reader to feel suspense while reading the
Kings ability to end a novel and help you care for the characters has certainly grown over the years. In the Stand, which I will talk about more in detail in my pages about it, has characters that I fell in love with. Just not the same way I fell for Jake and Sadie. When my favorite characters died in The Stand, it didn’t really feel like a big deal. So much death happens in the novel, that a few more didn’t phase me.
In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Caraway, the protagonist from whose perspective the entire book is set, almost always exhibits radically negative views on other characters and their actions. One person, however, who is “exempt from [his] reaction – [is] Gatsby” (1.4). Nick almost enamors Gatsby. The reason for Nick’s exception of and affection for Gatsby lies largely in Nick himself. Set during the Roaring Twenties, the time when young millionaires were drowning in their wealth and living a careless, lavish life in a city that Nick describes as being filled with: “wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world" (4.68) Nick can’t help but have a feeling that he is “inside and outside at the same time”.
The creative ways Kurt Vonnegut intertwined the novels aspects to the bombing allowed for extreme emphasis and attention to be focused on the important event. The story of the Dresden air raid is not often told but through a different science fiction outlet Vonnegut was able to bring attention to the event. The significance of this somewhat ordinary science fiction novel is brought to life by the anti war message and details about World War
Maynard states, “"The worst thing that could happen to me is that I wait too long because I 'm trying to seize each day, but I somehow have my autonomy taken away from me by my disease because of the nature of my cancer." Critics hang on to the notion that these embarrassing matters are simply a part of life and aging, however that is not the outlook of those suffering from terminal illnesses. Individuals, such as, Britany Maynard who at only twenty-nine years of age should not have to endure the debilitating suffering of a disease that would leave her severely physically incapacitated to such an extent that she would have no control of her body, and functions to be at the mercy of those around her when her condition was in effect already a death sentence. Why should she have to allow the disease to dictate the end of her life? This is not just a process of aging there is indeed a difference between an incurable disease that leaves it victims at its mercy and the breaking down of