Many existentialists have also regarded traditional systematic or academic philosophies, in both style and content, as nonconcrete and faraway from concrete human understanding (Kaufmann, 1956). Sartre dealt with existentialist themes in his 1938 novel Nausea. Nausea is a philosophical novel by the existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, published in 1938. It is Paul Sartre's first novel (Paul-Sartre, 2010) and, as he would like to think, one of his best works (Charlesworth & Max, 1976). The novel happens in "Bouville" (actually, 'Mud town') a town like Le Havre, and it concerns a dejected history specialist, who gets to be persuaded that inanimate objects and circumstances infringe on his capacity to characterize himself, on his intellectual and spiritual freedom, summoning in the protagonist a sense of
History and historical fiction are virtually identical, realistically only being separated by one major difference; history is an account of the past, presented through facts while historical fiction recognizes the facts but is flexible with the author’s use of fiction. At face value, historical fiction appears to be virtually pointless; why would fiction be relevant in history, a recollection of the past based on facts? A historical novelist, Steve Wiegenstein, discussed the purpose of historical fiction in his writing “Understanding the Past” where he states, “We turn to historical fiction not for a comprehensive understanding of an era or event but for a sense of what the lived experience of that era would have been like; not for what happened,
Samuel Pepys’s take on The Great Fire of London Journals, specifically diaries are two forms of the most personal types of writings one can compose. Through such works it is only possible to learn about life in a specific time period, but it is also possible to enter the writer’s mind and further understand who the writer is as a person. One very famous diarist is Samuel Pepys, who went so far as writing in shorthand, to avoid his wife reading his diary. Throughout Samuel Pepys’s diary entries, specifically entries from September 2nd, 4th, and 5th of 1666, Samuel Pepys’s tranquil and optimistic tone along with his meticulous observations suggest an odd nonchalance with some fear attitude about the Great Fire of London. To begin with, in the diary entry from September 2nd of 1666 Samuel Pepys describes his initial eye-witness impressions of the impending fire in a calm tone along with strange optimism.
“Reflections on Gandhi” written by George Orwell is an article that gives a complete new dimension of one of the most renowned leader of our country, also considered to be the father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The article throws light on different aspect of Gandhi’s life, which is generally not known to the common man since Gandhi was always seen as a leader from the eyes of the common man. George Orwell begins the article talking about his sainthood and instead questions it himself by throwing light on Gandhi’s stint in politics. He also reminds that beneath the saint lied a very able person who could be a successful lawyer, an administrator or even a businessman. This instead creates curiosity among the readers, since this is lesser known fact about Gandhi.
5. Conclusion Having launched the first fin de siècle detective series, Arthur Conan Doyle established a certain tradition in writing such fiction. Over decades, his Sherlock Holmes has become the model for a successful literary sleuth: slightly eccentric, standing outside the society, but, at the same time, highly sagacious and observant, and – most importantly – nearly unfailing in his pursuit of justice. Since then, many writers complied with the tradition and introduced into their works the figures of the master sleuth and his faithful sidekick. Also Agatha Christie, despite the existence of the newly coined rules of the genre, followed Holmesian tradition and created in the 1920s the character of Hercule Poirot, a little shrewd foreigner who, due to some personal circumstances, has to practice his investigational skills in Great Britain.
Means the historian’s task is less mimetic and the novelist can create additions to the record. Milan Kundera illustrates the differences between the historian and novelist in the Art of the Novel: A historian tells you about events that have taken place. … A novel examines not reality but existence. And existence is not what has occurred, existence is a realm of human possibilities, … Novelists draw up the map of existence by discovering this or that human possibilities. If a writer considers a historical situation a fresh and revealing possibility of human world, he will want to describe it as it is.
CHAPTER TWO Great Expectations as an Autobiographical Novel Auto biographical novel is a significant genre of literature. It is a kind of novel in which the author records his own experiences of life by adding fictional elements. In this novel character, themes and incidents are taken from author’s real life; but they are presented in exaggerated manner. It is not a copy paste of one’s life. Thus presentation of real life experiences in a modified form is called auto biographical novel.
Even though books have similar, or this case, the same, topic, that does not guarantee you will get the same information from both books. Biographies include mostly facts and are researched by an author and checked to make sure that there is evidence to support everything they write. Facts can be proven true with evidence. Autobiographies contain facts too, but they are accounts of events in an individual’s life and even though they try to stick to the facts, often their own opinions are in the text too. An opinion is how a person feels about something.
If we take a non-fiction book that was written in 1922, we might ask ourselves whether the book is relevant in this day and age. One such book was written by the author F. Scott Fitzgerald and it goes by; “The Great Gatsby”. The contents of the novel actually hold pretty valuable and relatable materials regarding materialism in today’s society. It also touches on the idea that people are not what they seem to be even if they say they are. This in and of itself is highly relevant because human behavior stays fairly comprehensible throughout history.
Much of the work done to support the theory of personal identity has been through thought experiment and illusory scenarios. The psychological approach to personal identity discusses the theory of memory and the importance of our mind and brain in personal identity and creating who we are as an individual. Likewise, the psychological approach to personal identity addresses the role of our brain in creating what we’ve become through our past experiences. John Locke, the key theorist in the theory of memory believed consciousness and personal identity were strongly related. However, this theory fails to acknowledge a person’s beliefs, desires or characteristics through which they express themselves through.