Ayn Rand, in her book, Anthem, chose to argue the most intense version of collectivism against the most extreme form of individualism. While her actions seem bold, her writing style fits this story very well. The setup of her novel was difficult to understand, however it portrayed the main character’s feelings and actions well. It helped the reader understand the main character’s frustration with collectivism. It The main character of Anthem makes many daring decisions throughout the novel.
Many a literary critic claims that the strongest aspect of the book 1984 by George Orwell is its plot. Indeed, there is some merit in this conclusion, as the entire purpose of Orwell’s writing of this book was not to create a literary classic, but to warn the public about the dangers of communism if it got out of hand, and what better way to do this than to write an engaging plot? Others may claim that 1984’s greatest strength is in its character development. This aspect, too, is quite strong in the book, as not only are the minor characters effected in serving the dystopian theme, but the major characters are believable and very human in their failings. Winston’s transformation from an oppressed office worker to revolutionary and finally
Although all her examples, evidence, and points make her writing more effective it also becomes problematic for other, unintended audience members, and to the way society might begin to portray Millennials. Tyler ends her article by stating that millennials are “intelligent, well-educated and quick to draw remarkably accurate conclusions,” (482) but when she uses words like “deal,” (482) and “prepare” (481) that have negative connotations, it alludes that we are a burden and that people need to be concerned. Not only does she mention Helicopter parents, but she also doesn’t hold the older generation accountable for raising millennials the way they did or still do. The article, although it is well written and makes many frank points that many of us do, becomes problematic when we consider that not all people are the same. Every person is an individual and unique, not only are people individuals, but also in this day and age many people, older and newer generations, do the things that we stereotypically do.
Unbroken The author wrote this story to inform the reader of the life of Louis Zamperini, while also telling the story in an entertaining way. Hillenbrand demonstrated the main idea throughout the book by using rhetorical devices such as diction, syntax, imagery, and tone. Hillenbrand’s use of these rhetorical devices contribute to the book Unbroken by emphasizing the main character, Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s, life before, during, and after becoming a prisoner of war.
Another conclusion readers can draw from Thomas Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor: a Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Line, is in his chapter “ More than It’s Gonna Hurt You”. Although, Foster doesn’t use any new vocabulary he does introduce a new idea about the importance and depth in violence. As well as the fact that violence always has a deeper meaning than just a brutal encounter. “Violence is one of the most personal and even intimate acts between human beings, but it can also be cultural or societal in its implications” (Foster 88).
When describing events, Fagles translation, which is for more advanced readers, goes into every last detail of the situation by using literary devices and descriptive words. Mccaughrean on the other hand does not like to show the details, and just summarizes because her books are written for less advanced readers. Fagles’ translation tells the story much more effectively than Mccaughrean’s. Fagles’ story is told more effectively because his showing really helps the reader understand what’s going on in the
As well, Shirley uses themes in the hole story to not forget the main topic in different sections, and to understand how important the values and the manners are. My opinion of “The Lottery” is that sometimes the writer can express herself with the readers using different literary devices on the story, and this helps to understand the main purpose of the story. The story was very entertaining and it has a great conclusion because we never expected that kind of end. She also used a lot of different characters to demonstrate the different perspectives that each part of the
There are many lessons throughout the novel that could be taught and learned in our world, this society, today. They may be true; however, the reasons the lessons are taught in the first place is because of the society being presented in this literary work, The Road. This gives the sociological approach a more appropriate understanding approach to the road. The society and the characters can be analyzed thoroughly and effectively this way. “When your dreams are of some world that never was or of some world that will never be and you are happy again then you have given up.
The title of the literary work, Persepolis: A Story of a Childhood describes itself within the title Marjane Satrapi wrote. The word Persepolis is understood as the ancient city of Persia. Persia is now known as Iran, the country where Marjane Satrapi had a piece of her childhood and the place where her parents and family members had lived all their life. In addition, Marjane Satrapi’s parents demonstrated how the Iranian government also robbed them of their personal freedom. Marjane Satrapi’s father expressed his views on how the Iranian government and civilians thought that certain people thought they had more value than other individuals within their communities.
For me, the book went by relatively quick. For readers who enjoyed the book, there is good news due to the book being a part of a series. Meaning that the fun does not have to end at just Wild Seed. Some of the themes within may only affect women or men such as gendered identities or people of color such as colonialism or race, but it is a read that can educate many. The book should be read and analyzed
The Princess Bride is an average book, meaning that there were interesting parts and some parts that were not engaging. I enjoyed how they included great detail when describing everyone’s live and what shaped them throughout time because it gives you an overview on what the character is like. Although I didn 't like how during the story when something interesting is happening, the author, William Goldman, would interrupt and spoil some parts, because as a reader, I like to find out what happens without having to stop in the middle of the story. Lastly, since I do not enjoy fantasy books, I did catch myself throughout the book zoning out because some parts were just not interesting and I didn’t like how the author would ramble on at some points.
Prejudice in your favor", is undoubtedly one of the common phrases that I usually hear people on television saying it. Like what we have discussed, the phrase means that people make assumptions about a person while those assumptions are not always true. I could think of some stereotypes that could be the examples of this phrase. Like sometimes people assume that all Asians are smart, they can all easily get an A in every subject but it 's obviously wrong and prejudiced.
Nova wants to be a detective someday, which sort of fits perfectly with the situation she is thrown into. She is smart, fierce, vulnerable, and thick skinned all at the same time. I actually really liked her even though I had a hard time getting into her head at first. When you have such a developed character, like Nova, the little things that would normally bother me had absolutely no effect. Sure, I still got annoyed with her sometimes, but it no was nowhere near the scale of making me want to quit the book like some others have before There were so many great characters all packed into this one story, I think Kelly deserves some serious acknowledgement for that