Books provide knowledge, and knowledge provides power, yet throughout history, countless books have been banned by different religions, governments, and institutions, with varying intentions. Two authors of such banned books include Ray Bradbury and William Golding. Esteemed novelists, Bradbury and Golding both wrote many pieces that were heavily influenced by his distinct upbringing. Ray Bradbury was fascinated by futuristic, imaginative themes from a young age, dedicating much of his childhood to reading adventure and fantasy novels (“Ray Bradbury”). Striving to create a legacy through his fiction like his favorite fantasy authors had, Bradbury began publishing his writing out of high school.
This essay is a comparison of the theme of the stories The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe and The Vendetta by Guy de Maupassant. To begin with, a short biography of the authors would be given. According to the website bio, Edgar Allan Poe is an American writer, critic, and editor. He is famous for his tales and poems of horror and mystery. It is also stated in the website encyclopedia.com that the story The Cask of Amontillado was first published in the year 1846 of November.
He would change his rather boring childhood into something extraordinary. Adam Makos is always trying to find the greatest story, from when he was in high school till writing A Higher Call, letting go of his prejudices he found the greatest story of World War II. Adam Makos started his adventures to find the greatest stories of World War II with a magazine he started with his brother and a few friends, when he was just fifteen years old in 1999. The inspiration came from the stories of his grandfather's. The magazine was called “Valor”, starting with just an inkjet printer in the basement of one of the houses the small group began to write historical articles on the stories of old Air Force veterans.
Two of the stories that played a role were “The Gold Bug,” and “The Murder in the Rue Morgue.” During his college years, his professor Dr. Joseph Bell was the inspiration for the fantastic mystery solver, Sherlock Holmes. In 1892, in a letter to Bell, Doyle wrote, "It is most certainly to you that I owe Sherlock
She got a puerperal fever ( a common diseas at the time) and passed away leaving her new born child, Mary. Presumably, Wollstonecraft's left works have become last souvenirs to Mary Shelley, after the loss of her mother. In the first three years of her life, little Mary would become very attachted to her father, William. The feeling, at first, was indeed reciprocated. Godwin idolized his daughter, calling her “pretty little Mary” (Ty), and demonstrated evident favouritism for her over half-sister Fanny.
Although the exhibition pays homage to a vast spectrum of horror and sci-fi, it has a characteristic tendency for a traditional sci-fi sub-genre - cosmic horror. Developed by literary horror enthusiast H.P. Lovecraft, the cosmic horror genre accentuates the horror of what is outside our grasp to comprehend. Similarly to Lovecraft, Rick and Morty utilize cosmos the cosmos as a means to probe into philosophical questions by conceptualizing what hides in the depths of space.
He is credited with being the author to revive the genre of horror fiction. One thing that makes his work so great is the fact that his works can be linked together. It is as if his novels are all planets in one giant, horrifying, alternate universe. Each story if put together would make the biggest tale of nightmares imaginable. Stephen King states this was not intentionally done.
Poe’s Anger “So you think I am mad? A madman cannot plan,” so wrote Edgar Allan Poe in “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Poe is known to be the “Father of the Detective Story,” for his mysterious horror short stories and poems he made in the 1800’s (“Edgar Allan Poe”). On January 19, 1809, Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts to his parents Elizabeth Arnold Poe and
The Man Who Changed Society Charles John Huffam Dickens was a marvelous novelist, his work not only influenced literature but engrained itself into modern culture. Charles Dickens life seemed basically life a novel he would have written himself. The life of this famous author isn 't anything you would have expected. Even I was astonished to learn about Charles Dickens 's life. He introduced 247 new words or new usages to The Oxford English Dictionary.
He also published some of his own works in the newspaper including “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.” Poe was living in Richmond with his aunt, Maria Clemm and her daughter, Virginia. “His young cousin, Virginia, became a literary inspiration to Poe as well as his love interest.” (The Biography.com website) In 1836, Poe and Virginia got married.
His works greatly influenced American literature and also other specialized fields like, cosmology and cryptography. His best known fiction works were generally Gothic and dealt with themes like the effects of decomposition, concerns of premature burial, the reanimation of the dead, and mourning. Poe’s works are
The Call of Cthulhu was published on Feb. 1928, when the author had 37 years-old, but in his early years, Lovecraft underwent from different traumas that might have influenced his horror genre, experiences such as his father’s death at age eight and his reclusive attitude. According to the Biography website for H. P. Lovecraft, was “A sickly child, Lovecraft spent many of his school years at home. He became an avid reader, devouring works on a variety of texts. Lovecraft loved the works of Edgar Allan Poe and developed a special interest in astronomy.
Ray Douglas Bradbury has made a mark upon the literary world with his erudite works of literary art. He started out in a small bookstore in Hollywood and the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society and ended up receiving the highest honor an artist can be given. As Bradbury said; Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn 't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.
At the age of four his mother died so most of his schooling came from ministers of outlying towns. In 1837, Olmsted was about to attend Yale college, but sadly suffered from a severe sumac poisoning that prevented him from continuing his studies. Over the next twenty years, Olmsted spent his time working. He found himself working a variety of different jobs such as a clerk, a sailor in China trade, and a farmer. He also studied surveying and engineering, chemistry, and scientific farming.
The Misfit’s Transformation in Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” Flannery O’Connor is known for her grotesque tales, and “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” is no exception. The story follows a family’s journey to Florida and their encounter with a wanted criminal, the Misfit. Unfortunately, the family is quickly killed off by the Misfit’s henchmen, leaving the Grandmother alone trying to persuade the Misfit to not kill her. O’Connor presents the ending in an ambiguous way, asking readers if the Misfit will remain to be the same criminal he was after confronting the Grandmother.