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). Since Salem was his hometown, he developed his writing through the gospel of American Puritanism and intend to spread those principles through his literature which also gives the focus of his literature. Hawthorne’s writing style was unique and was well-regarded for several reasons. First of all, Hawthorne induces readers to use their own imagination to interpret the meaning of the tale, as it is evident in “The Minister’s Black Veil”. Moreover, he likes to present multi-fold and multi-perspective of a character.
Using the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Mark Twain was considered one of the most influencing authors of American fiction. First, his works used the voices of common people, reaching out to those with the same situation he had in life. Mark Twain used his books to describe his boyhood, in such a way so that others may relate. Second, he used his intelligence to tell others of his experience during American conflicts. In one of his books, The Gilded Age, Mark Twain explains to readers about the "selfishness and money-making schemes" during the Gilded Age, in further understanding of the revolution of American History.
I chose my illustrations carefully to show exactly how Jonas felt at certain points in his journey. I was able to make each panel unique to show the different steps. The color varies in each panel to show how Jonas changed throughout the novel. The choice of text shows Jonas’ journey and how this fits the archetypal hero’s journey. In conclusion, Jonas’ experiences in The Giver fit the hero’s journey archetype, and I was able to display this through my choice of text, illustration, and color.
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway are among the most prominent exponents of literature of the twentieth century. Forming part of the Lost Generation, these authors not only develop similar themes throughout their works, but heavily influenced each other. The Great Gatsby being Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, serves as a prime illustration of the staples of contemporary literature. In the novel The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald, the author depicts himself through a character, Nick Carraway, conforming to other self depiction common in the Lost Generation, such as Hemingway in the Nick Adams stories. Nick Carraway and Nick Adams represent Fitzgerald and Hemingway, both serving as apertures into Fitzgerald’s and Hemingway’s view of the world.
When I first began reading Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, I thought that it would be the same story as other dystopian pieces of literature; however, after further analyzing the novel I found that Bradbury used many allusions from famous pieces of literature. These allusions show foreshadowing, irony, and the main character, Guy Montag’s thoughts about the totalitarian government in Fahrenheit 451. Throughout Fahrenheit 451 several allusions are made to pieces of literature or to historical figures. Bradbury uses these allusions to foreshadow events in the story. “‘Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out’” (Bradbury 65).
Have you read two books with tragic conflicts and brave come backs. Both Attack of the man eater and The evil swirling darkness are written by Lauren Tarshis she is fifty one and writes all of the I survived books. Attack of the man eater and The evil swirling darkness have similarities and difference such as the way they react to their conflict and what type of conflict. In both stories they react the same to their conflict. In both stories they do something to protect themselves.
This thesis is a critical analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best known novel The Great Gatsby. This novel was first published on April 10, 1925, it is set on Long Island 's North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922 and is a critique of the American Dream. It is considered one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. Even though in this novel the theme of American Dream is the most dominant one, yet it is considered one of the best known classics of literature in the world so it can be considered a masterpiece of Fitzgerald. Most of the events in this novel take place in New York City and on Long Island in two areas known as “West Egg” and “East Egg”.
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass are American heroes with each exemplifying a unique aspect of the American spirit. In his recent study, "The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics" (2007), Professor James Oakes traces the intersecting careers of both men, pointing out their initial differences and how their goals and visions ultimately converged. Oakes is Graduate School Humanities Professor and Professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has written extensively on the history of slavery in the Old South. Oakes reminds the reader of how much Lincoln and Douglass originally shared.
This constant reminiscence of his father are only present in the latter half of the book when the theme of depression is much more prevalent. Additionally, this theme is executed again when Will blames Zachery for the incident at the tuck shop and its aftermath. This scene, whilst being not very symbolic is important as its vitriolic scenes lead tie in well with one of the many climaxes of the literature. Finally,
Rediker, Marcus. Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age (Boston: Beacon Press, 2004). Marcus Rediker’s Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age explores the social, political, and cultural history of pirates during the Golden Age of Atlantic piracy. Rediker is a prize-winning historian and a professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh. The purpose of Villains of All Nations is to provide a new outlook on the history of piracy during the Golden Age of piracy while also highlighting how pirates created an egalitarian society.