American Literature is the literary area which contains many of the most renowned writers in English. Although it is the literary area of America, its literary tradition begins with the tradition of British Literature. But now it has its own literary tradition. Most of the American writers proved that their novels are the reflection of the society in which they are grown up. Moreover, the political writings in American Literature discussed the social issues like liberty, education system of modern culture etc.
Humbert Humbert and his Lolita, Dolores Haze, are incomparable characters that toy with the reader’s emotions and are the basis of this story. While questioning the author’s intention in creating such a wretched tale, I discovered that Vladimir Nabokov, himself states that the novel has no intended moral, it was just something he had to get off his chest. And that is perhaps the best evaluation I can offer, one should read Lolita not for is sexual and emotional rawness, the beautiful prose, or a good and honest cry, but because it is book without an intended moral. Books like these have no gray zone, no middle ground, the reader is forced to love it or hate
Wahington Irving had both long and short term impacts on Literature. Irving was known as “The father of American Literature”. “American Literature was actually greatly influenced by Irving, and many later American authors may not have existed without his effort.” Many people even say that they think Washington Irving 's works influenced Literature so much they believe that if his work had never existed and the potential authors of the past didn 't read his works that American Literature would have never existed. “Irving started out as being a not so outstanding student and became a lawyer. His true passion from the beginning was writing.
This literary device consists in exaggerating an idea to add emphasis and to create a strong impression of the real situation of something. The hyperbolic statements are unreal, so they are not likely to be true and they are not meant to be taken literally. For example, when Capote talks about the fury Dick has because of Perry’s insistence that the newspaper is a trap, he exaggerates Dick’s emotion by telling that saliva bubbles appear at the corner of his mouth.“Nevertheless, Perry observed with some misgiving the symptoms of fury rearranging Dick’s expression: jaw, lips, the whole face slackened; saliva bubbles appeared at the corners of his mouth.” (Capote 99). By exaggerating Dick’s fury readers can have a strong impression about how he feels in that
In spite of the fact, that Bradley also proved his points by giving examples from the text. Leavis called Bradley’s criticism on Othello “extravagant in misdirected scrupulosity” (p.136) and accused Bradley for lacking knowledge. The reason Leavis assume of misunderstanding by Bradley is that Bradley didn’t fully understand the text, therefore the evidence he give lacks ‘weigh’ (p.136). Bradley’s wrong interpretation of text was due to the lack of understanding of words on text, which happened due to him being sentimental, and that’s the reason he excessively ‘misdirected’ (p.136) the quality of moral integrity in Othello. Leavis disagree with the Othello being centre of the play “Othello”.
Edgar Allan Poe is described as “... being low in agreeableness and conscientiousness since he was argumentative, untrusting, and lacked self-control” (Erica Giammarco 5). Poe 's unreliable and lack of self-control ways can be seen in the stories’ protagonist Montresor. This story is about revenge which Montresor takes from his friend Fortunato because of the insults he bears. In the story Montresor tries to persuade his readers as if he speaks the truth. This can be
Vaughan appropriately evaluates, one of the novel 's central clashes is the "conflict between pastoral and industrial-urban living ", as it "becomes an angry repudiation of industrial life as destructive to human values ". Utilizing both naturalism and pastoralism to overstate the conflict, Attaway exceptionally breaks out of these two representational modes with a generally minor secondary character named Smothers, a farsighted representative for theearth’s pain: "[o]ne of the men whispered that Smothers was off his nut. However they listened and heard a different kind of story: ‘It’s wrong to tear up the ground and melt it up in the furnace. Ground doesn’t like it. It’s the hell and devil kind of work” (52-3).
It shows that for a change from the rules of genre can be jarring to critics. That for any films to try and be different need time for people to adapt. A perhaps example of how critics vast knowledge of genre in fact works against them as it may blind them to great art because it does not fit into this mold they made up that is in essence imaginary. As Andre Tudor puts it genre is what we collectively believe it to be. The critics fail to give adequate praise to Leone who actually saved a dying genre.
It was a more strict time period with old idealistic ways. Tennessee Williams showed a different side of literature; where everything is not perfect and subtle but rather harsh. Harshness of reality is what he focused on. Certain ideas that some playwrights avoided, he exploited. In Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche Dubois is a arrogant liar who lives in a false reality.
In addition both characters do not follow a strong religious background. They lack God and this helps draw them to do wrong. To conclude, Hulga and Pointer represent evil presence from their lack of goodness and religion in O 'Connor 's opinion. Not only does Good Country People depicts this but also The Life you Save May be Your Own. Lastly, The Life You Save May be Your Own is the final example of good and evil.