What core elements define the essence of humanity? In Mandel’s novel, one is compelled to reconsider the defining characteristics of humanity. Mandel structures the plot of Station Eleven around the main character Arthur Leander’s life. Throughout the novel, Mandel explores a series of sub character’s perspectives of the flu pandemic and each of their roles in the post-apocalyptic world it creates, encouraging the reader to delve into the relationships between humanity and art. Book reviewer Justine Jordan from The Guardian summarizes the book perfectly by claiming that “Station Eleven is not so much about [an] apocalypse as about memory and loss, nostalgia, and yearning” (Jordan, par.
He also utilized symbols in order for the reader to find significance in divergent objects that would have otherwise been ignored. He then provided various things for the reader to have in order to parallel and further understand Meursault’s characterization as well as the vital transitions. Camus used figurative language, motifs, and Meursault’s development throughout the last passage in order for the reader to fully comprehend the work as a whole. Camus properly produced various aspects in his craft in order to contribute to the meaning of Meursault’s characterization in relation to the work as well as towards the previous novels, plays, and dramas that the reader has read and will read. Camus’s craft is indeed unique which made Meursault a unique character due to how he was introduced in the work as well as how he was
This term paper makes an attempt to elaborate the portrayal of Canadian women whose survive in Canadian society at the time of World War II, with especial study of Gabrielle Roy’s The Tin Flute (1947). This novel based on the restless period of “World War Second” and the “Great Depression”, explore the suffering of common people and their concern for the future of their young generation. In each and every literature women writers have played an important role, this term paper discussed the agony of Canadian women at the time of World War II. There are innumerable Canadian female writers who excelled in literature. Such authors are Anne Hébert, Antonine Maillet, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Gabrielle Roy and many others.
Throughout Canadian history there has been a battle for equality, whether it be equality for gender, age and race. In the novel In Search of April Raintree, by Beatrice Mosionier, the protagonist April faces many hardships, especially with her race. Although Mosionier’s novel is fiction, events she writes about strongly correlate with tragic events that have occurred throughout Canadian history and even present day. Despite being set back in the late eighties, the racial discrimination April faces still exists in today’s world. Racism is an issue that seems to have no resolution although the solution seems simple.
Bernhard Schlink’s novel The Reader, set in Germany in the post-World War II era, explores the social and cultural tensions between the Nazi and Post – Nazi generations in the aftermath of the Third Reich. Schlink uses literary techniques in The Reader to evoke the reader’s sympathy for flawed characters. Schlink does this through using motifs, symbolism, and foreshadowing to portray the protagonists flaw of inferiority and Hanna’s illiteracy. Characterisation and imagery are used to portray the character’s actions, and as a result, the reader’s perception of the characters change throughout the novel. Schlink uses tone, narration, and juxtaposition to convey to the reader the emotionless and monotonous way in which Michael narrates the story,
The immigrant female characters and Maya are in “The Hero’s walk.” Her novels handle with intricacies of Indian family life, cultural gap that was encountered by the immigrants who settle in the West. The hero’s walk describes the problems in the family life and at last how peace evolved in the family. In “The hero’s walk” Anita Rau Badami depicts expresses the emotional tensions that present in the south Asian diasporic as a diasporic text. The novels reflect Canadian culture and society. Narrate the Indian society and poverty-stricken communities, patriarchal set up, socio-religious rituals, colonial set up etc.
This paragraph from Kesaya Noda’s autobiographical essay “Growing Up Asian in America” represents the conflict that the author feels between her Japanese ethnicity, and her American nationality. The tension she describes in the opening pages of her essay is between what she looks like and is judged to be (a Japanese woman who faces racial stereotypes) versus what she feels like and understands (life as a United States citizen). This passage signals her connection to Japan; and highlights her American upbringing. At this point in the essay, Noda is unable to envision her identity as unified and she describes her identity as split by race. Using the image of a line, she writes, “My race is a line that stretches across ocean and time” (K.
I will be also able to give them an access to an incredible tool - a new language. I will also have an opportunity to learn from them - as each human being is a different story that influences their environment and the people they meet.
However, they achieve existence only through the words of the narrator. The first person narrative with typical postmodern detachment unfolds the lives of these women, shrouded in mystery, indefinable pain, and an acute sense of loss which the decentred and apathetic narrator recognises but cannot fathom. Rubin notes another peculiar tendency in the narrative, which however, is only evident in the original Japanese versions. He writes: It is important that the word Murakami uses for “I” throughout is boku. Although the “I-novel” is a long-established fixture of serious Japanese fiction, the word most commonly used for the “I” narrator has a formal tone: watakushi or watashi.
“Think Globally, Act Locally” is the message conveyed through her writings. Atwood proposes the world for women with peaceful and healthy life and no place for domination and suppression. Margaret Atwood is a well known critic, fiction writer among the international contemporary writers. The London Review of Books writes her as “the most distinguished novelist currently writing English”. The editor of Canadian Literature, George Woodcock marks her as “No other writer in Canada of Margaret Atwood’s generation has so wide a command of the resources of Literature, so telling a restrained in their use as Margaret Atwood…” (327) Atwood’s literary career begins as a contemporary novelist with the publication of her first novel, The Edible Woman in 1969.
For example, we must understand the author’s argument and the one they are responding to. Not only does this grasp different views of the argument, but it also helps comprehend what we are reading. Understanding different perspectives helps us engage and challenge our thoughts to new ideas.
Anne developed a unique writing style that relied on metaphors and dialogue, both techniques most likely developed from her literary way of looking at the world as a young girl. Braden’s memoir about the sedition case, The Wall Between, is a metaphor in itself. Braden continually refers to a wall between blacks and whites and the negative effects its division has on the people of both sides. She uses this and other metaphors as a means to simplify ideas, like that of racial unity to overcome segregation: “For it can’t be crashed through – not from your side alone” (Braden, The Wall Between 8). In “Free Thomas Wansley” and The Wall Between, Braden recounts conversations like dialogue in a novel as a way to make her writing more approachable and vivid, something that is key to impacting her
As we continue to read, we approached a new yet very familiar literary device that I would often see when people are repeatedly listing things. If I were the writer of a book, the device such as polysyndeton is definitely one of the necessary and helpful writing techniques. Like we have discussed, the author wants to make sure that the readers will pay attention to the context, what he 's trying to tell so he would slow down the sentence with the repeating conjunction such as "and", "or" as it 's also used to list out some of the important factors or matters that happened in the story. One of the examples of polysyndeton in this chapter have ensured me the definition as well as the use of polysyndeton. " And on Mondays eight