he also wrote humorous articles for magazines. And he started writing a humor column for VOYA, a magazine about YA books (Lubar). He also says. “I'd like to write a movie or a cartoon show.”(Lubar) According to Lubar the most important thing he can say about writing is that he really enjoys it. He gets to create whole worlds, and those worlds can be as weird or strange or magical as he wants
He grew up in a time of great protection and care, and it is obvious in his writing that he wanted children to not only enjoy and have fun with his stories, but to learn from them because he truly cared. There follows the running theme of Geisel’s belief of the importance and impact of proper education during childhood throughout his life. Although Theodor Seuss Geisel passed away in 1991, his lessons and stories continue to be as popular as ever. Not only are his books still being sold, many of which are classics, but several movies have been made recently, based on these books. Some of these that I have seen are a cartoon version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a ‘real-life’ version starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch, The Cat in the Hat (starring Mike Meyers), and Horton Hears A Who, which was another cartoon film featuring the voices of Jim Carrey and Steve Carell.
Miguel Cervante was a spanish writter. He’s work is well known for plays, poems, and novels. He impacted many people’s writtngs. One of his novel had a made an impact on society was Don Quixote. He was a elderly man that read many tales one to many about glourious knights way after knights were gone.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow refined American Literature by reminding Americans of their roots and in the process became an American icon himself. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a world renowned poet primarily known for his poem “The Courtship of Miles Standish,” lived through many depressing situations. Having his wives and one of his children pass away were a few of the causes that influenced Henry to write. A majority of the time Henry wrote of historical events, culture, and romance. Henry had a plethora of influences to write, but his greatest influence was Washington Irving's “Sketch Book”.
Thoroughly Reading Thoreau (An Analysis on the works of Henry David Thoreau) There are many classic writers that have come out of America. Many have made large impacts on the world and have truly changed the way literature is read. Inside there works, there are hidden meanings and messages written between the lines that readers are able to pull apart and study daily.Henry David Thoreau is an American writer whose works are studied daily in English classes and in other settings. He taught people that it’s okay to look at the world with a different perspective than other people. Thoreau once stated, “This world is but a canvas to our imagination” (Thoreau).
War, an idea that has been in the history of man even before modern civilization or even civilization itself. Due to this, war itself has become the topic of many forms of literature, because of its ability to transcend he normal aspects of life, allowing authors, writers and poets to include many pieces of knowledge, lessons and themes in their work. Two authors that have attempted to do this are John A McCrae in the poem “In Flanders Fields” and Thomas Hardy in “Channel Firing”, in these works there holds many similarities and differences. Such as in both works the authors are clearly speaking on the negative gory aspects of war, and both have a point view of a person who is in a middle of the battle. These texts though differ in the fact that they use literary elements in different way to emphasis a point.
With Stephen King’s many successful works, he has single-handedly changed the way people perceive the horror genre. People do not read King for just entertainment, people read King to face their fears. King writes from his personal experiences which is what makes his horror so thrilling because to a point, his writing is realistic. An article called Criticism of Stephen (Edwin) King states, “If someone in the future wants to see what American life was like, what Americans cared about, what our stories were in the seventies and eighties, they’ll read Stephen King” (2003). The article even claims that in 50 years Stephen King will be regarded as “the dominant literary figure of the time” (2003).
I read books my father brought home from pawnshops and secondhand”. What he was trying to say here was that he loved to read! He would read anything that he laid his eyes on. This love of reading motivated him to want to write his own stories and poems that other people could enjoy just as he did. One last example is, “ The words inside of a paragraph worked together for a common purpose.
Whether it is Postman’s text on the truth of our society engaging the written word or The Wire’s statement of causality and identification, there are multiple personal connections from the material that are relatable to one another. In Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death, readers learn that the written word is being replaced and even ignored. Print word was the media metaphor at the time, influencing discourse and classifying inferences in our history. Though, as explained by Postman, typography and exposition are replaced by show business and entertainment (Postman 63); this statement is truly relevant in our culture and can be seen in The Wire. With most characters denying their education and picking up troubled forms of entertainment, the print culture is ignored and misunderstood.
Books seem to have been made for nailing new perspectives of life into the reader's head, and I am sure that I've been a recipient. As social beings, we can often be swayed by the opinions of others, and it's no different when the proclamation is printed on paper. An especially insightful piece of literature that has affected me strongly is Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Almost nothing is as thought-provoking as a book in which the plot seems likely to happen to today’s society. Bradbury's style has made me feel as if a terrible future will be inevitable if the world continues on its present path.
“Oh the places you’ll go, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way.” This might sound a little familiar to some, but others might not know who wrote this quote. Many children, including myself, have grown up listening and reading books by Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss! Dr. Seuss is one of the most well-known American author and illustrator of children’s books.
“If wit and wisdom; style and scholarship and requisites to passage through the pearly gates, Mr. Lewis will be among the angles” (The New Yorker qtd. In Lewis Cover). “Lewis, perhaps more than any other twentieth-century writer, forced those who listened to him and read his works to come to terms with their own philosophical presuppositions” (Los Angeles Times qtd. In Lewis Cover). Do you know the difference between the good, the bad, and the ugly?