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The Chrysalids by John Wyndham is a post-apocalyptic dystopian novel about how the Waknuk people believe God has willed one race with specific characteristics. This race of people is determined by the ‘Definition of Man’. To keep this race unmixed, they eradicate all blasphemies and deviations. In doing so, they believe they are creating a perfect society when they are only causing innocent lives to be lost. Believing that one race is better than another results in conflict and harm to their own kind. This novel is considered an allegory of the Holocaust. There is a similar chain of events leading to disarray when one race thinks it is superior to another. It teaches the danger of discrimination and superiority which results in eradication
In the personal narrative poem “Gate 4-A,” written by Naomi Shihab Nye, the narrator goes to the aid of an elderly Palestinian woman in the Albuquerque Airport, who is in worriment and distress. The Palestinian woman doesn’t understand English and becomes hysterical when she thinks that her flight for an important medical treatment was cancelled altogether.
James Joyces’ Araby and John Updike’s A&P are two short pieces of literature that follow the storyline of teenage boy and his short-lived crush. The two stories both have separate unique plots, settings, tones, and themes, however, the characterization in the two stories is quite comparable. Although Joyce’s Araby and Updike’s A&P may seem to be completely different, the characterization of both works is very similar in the sense that are both protagonists are dynamic characters, both protagonists can be judged harshly by readers, and the authors use minor characters to add more depth to the protagonists.
A long way gone is a true story of Ishmael Beah who was a unwilling boy soldier during a civil war in sierra Leone when he was only 12 years old. Suddenly Beah village was attacked. his country was united sates of America. his language was English. His genre is memoir. The cover artist is ‘Jennefer Carrow and ‘Micheal Kamber’. The author of this story is ‘Ishmael Beah’. The book is a firsthand account of Beah’s time as a child soldier. It’s a case of 2007 happened in village.
Sacrifice, one the most prominent themes in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, clearly determines a person’s unconditional love and complete fidelity for another individual. Hosseini’s best-selling novel recounts the events of Amir’s life from childhood to adulthood. Deprived of his father’s approval and unsure of his relationship with Hassan, Amir commits treacherous acts which he later regrets and attempts to search for redemption. These distressing occurrences throughout his youth serve as an aid during his transition from a selfish child to an altruistic adult. On the other hand, his Hazara servant and childhood friend, Hassan, has always remained loyal to Amir even with his atrocious betrayal. His knowledge of Amir’s deceitful actions never impeded him from ultimately sacrificing himself for Amir’s benefit. Hassan’s compassionate and forgiving attitude added to Amir’s guilt, making it nearly impossible for him to forgive himself. Hassan’s tremendous sacrifice highlights his kind hearted nature, which eventually positively impacts Amir’s life turning him into a more appreciative person.
In 1948, Mahmoud Darwish was six years old when his interrupted childhood brutally confronted exile. Thousands of Palestinians were forced to exile due to the systematic occupation by the Israelis. For Darwish, severance from the homeland gave birth to his poetry, and commenced a love affair with location and dislocation. Throughout Mahmoud Darwish 's poetics is the linkage of individuals or occupied entities to the ideal of a universal struggle for freedom and liberty from oppression, and a link to the beauty of life and language through the creative process, thus affirming Wellek and Warren 's notion that: "the work of literature is an aesthetic object, capable of arousing aesthetic experience." (1984: 241). And it was Darwish 's creative work and precise language that transcended his experience not only as a Palestinian writer, but also as a writer who aroused the universal, while managing the aesthetic transmission of the oppressive side of the human condition under occupation. In his prosaic memoir, Memory for Forgetfulness, Darwish writes in hauntingly surrealist manner:
The focus of this essay is to analyse and critically discuss chapter six of The Kite Runner novel. The examples will be provided as well as the effectiveness of each stylistic feature.
In October 1905, James Joyce wrote “Araby” on an unnamed narrator and like his other stories, they are all centered in an epiphany, concerned with forms of failures that result in realizations and disappointments. The importance of the time of this publication is due to the rise of modernist movement, emanating from skepticism and discontent of capitalism, urging writers like Joyce to portray their understanding of the world and human nature. With that being said, Joyce reflects Marxist ideals through the Catholic Church’s supremacy, as well as the characters’ symbolic characterization of the social structure; by the same token, psychoanalysis of the boy’s psychological and physical transition from one place, or state of being, to another is
In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are many different important conflicts throughout the story. These conflicts are brought upon by the recurring motifs, such as redemption and loyalty. The different dissensions support the ideas of characterization by how they react to the sudden adversity in their lives. Amir attempts to redeem himself through Hassan’s son, Sohrab, by saving him and giving him a better life. Further developing the meaning of the story, connoting the mental struggle and the way priorities change over time, keeping readers mindful of the motifs and how they impact each character.
The plot of novels is usually driven forward by one or more underlying themes that surround the majority of the actions that the main characters take. These themes range anywhere from seeking forgiveness to seeking revenge. In Khaled Hosseini’s award-winning novel, The Kite Runner, we follow the life of a young Afghani boy named Amir, who makes decision and acts in ways that not only impact his own life, but also drastically change the life of the one’s surrounding him. Many of Amir’s actions can be attributed to the main underlying theme in this novel, cruelty. We see Amir go from being the victim of perceived cruelty, to being the one causing the cruelty, to the one fighting the cruelty at the end of the novel. The concept of cruelty spearheads
The ending of James Joyce’s “Araby” is certain to leave its reader reeling. The final scene, in which the young protagonist fails in his mission to purchase a prize for the girl he loves, drips with disappointment. The reader feels a profound melancholy which matches the protagonist’s own, an impressive feat given the story’s short length and the lack of description, or even a name, given to the boy. How does Joyce arrive at this remarkable ending? By utilizing the trappings of the Boy Meets Girl and Quest “masterplots” in his story only to reveal the story as an Initiation, Joyce creates an experience for his readers that mirrors that of the protagonist. In order to appreciate Joyce’s expertly crafted tale, one must examine the way in which
Ironically, the displacement of Palestinians, from the late 19th century forwards, is in turn removing the scattering of Jews with the State of Israel. Thus, Palestinians have to turn elsewhere, to become refugees and immigrants in other countries. Susan Abulhawa’s first novel Mornings In Jenin explores the 4 generations of a single Palestinian family, the Abulhejas, who existed before Israel was established in Palestine in the 1960s. In the small village of Ein Hod, Susan starts with a prominent farm and house owner, Yehja and Basima Abulheja, with their two sons – Hasan and Darweesh. Hasan weds a Bedouin girl, Dalia. The next generation continued as Dalia has Yousef first and an infant Ismael, who would be taken away by a Zionist soldier. Later, after several years in Jenin as refugees in their own land, Hasan and Dalia have a daughter – Amal, “with a long vowel of hope.” Despite other narrators, she is the main narrator, voicing the history she knew about her
Also through Salwa’s grandmother who tells a traditional Palestinian children’s tale entitled “Nus Nsays” , Halaby made a dialogic relationship between the novel and the Arabic culture, when Salwa asks her grandmother why Nus Nsays is so small, her grandmother responds, “To show that with determination and a clever wit, small characters can defeat larger evils. Every Palestinian has a bit of Nus Nsays within him or her” (98).
Kafka wrote that “a book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us,” and Joyce brilliantly depicts the exploration of inner emotions and conflicts through each character in the fifteen stories in Dubliners. In turn, the reader inevitably contemplates their inner emotions too. Araby and Eveline are two of the stories that are not necessarily connected, yet they share similar recurrent themes of isolation and the strong desire to escape. David Lodge suggests that Joyce was one of the 20th century avant garde novelists who believed that they could get closer to reality not by "telling" but by "showing" how it is experienced - subjectively. To do so, he utilizes techniques such as stream of consciousness, interior monologue and free indirect speech.