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.
Style is an author’s unique use of diction, structure and vocabulary in order to elicit a particular response from the reader. Each writer has a different style, and this style often reflects the values of that particular author, for example, should an author experience the world by heavily relying on their emotions, the author’s style is likely to reflect this and may emphasise the feelings of the characters in the novel. The emphasis of the characters’ emotions may be the result of overly descriptive passages related to the characters’ emotions and metaphors to further clarify the emotions of the characters in that moment. Author’s utilise style in this way in order to better communicate their ideas with the reader. This is essential with literary texts, so as not to confuse the reader, and make them ponder the topics the author intended.
When writing the journal entries, which I intended to be more personal and insightful into Meursault’s character than the novel. I wanted to demonstrate how the actions from the past, such as having to quit school, affected him and turned him into the character readers see in the novel by taking away his meaning to life, getting an education. I did this by creating a shift in Meursault’s speech. In the first journal entry, Meursault is introspective focusing more on his dreams and ambitions. When having to quit school, Meursault’s speech becomes more like in the novel, monotone, simplistic, and focusing on the world around him and how he feels at the present.
Underliying the parts touching emition, taking notes down, and pondering over them have importance of writing well. As to me, i take care of devoting my time to read qualified books inspiring me to write. Still, there is such time that i do not get round to read even one sentence. At this stage, if i take the writing, i get a feeling that i repeat myself with the same words, or phrases. After all, writing is a process of creating a world with full of words.
Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
Gerald Graff began his career as a teacher before becoming an author focused on critical theory. “Disliking Books at an Early Age” is one of his publications that focuses on the teaching of critical theory. Graff’s argument is that students should be introduced to theory early in academics because a pure reading experience is impossible. Every person brings their own experiences and questions to a text that influences it. Therefore, literary theory gives them a scholarly way to shape their readings and develop the level of “intellectualspeak” that colleges seem to require, which teaches them the skills needed to discuss literature and add to the scholarly conversation.
In literature, the phrase refers to the flow of these thoughts and ideas with note to a particular character’s thinking processes. The stream of consciousness technique is generally utilized as an alternative to dialogue and description in forging a narrative in the form of the character’s thoughts. The main criticism of this method is that the freedom given to the writer to describe the raw feelings and emotions of the characters could give way to incoherency and chaotic writing. Sometimes "stream of consciousness" is used interchangeably with the term interior monologue. "Interior monologue" is reserved for that kind of stream of consciousness which depicts the ongoing conscious thoughts that occur in a character 's mind.
I have always considered that the quality of a literary piece depends greatly on the way it is narrated. To understand the purpose of this essay we must first be clear about what the concept “point of view”, stands for in the literary world. According to our textbook, point of view is the perspective from which a story is narrated (Kennedy and Gioia 26). It has sparked my attention the particular use of this element in these two pieces. Juan Rulfo, author of “Tell Them Not to Kill Me” varies between a third-person perspective and a first-person view throughout the story and in contrast to Tim O’Brien, author of “The Things They Carried” who uses a similar technique but inversely.
For Robinson, he tells about how learning is in our minds and can be both good or real reasons. In comparison to Robinson, Emerson, tells us how generations such as this one fear to leave its methods behind and do not contemplate different ways to learn nor plan to leave our comfort zones. These writers have their differences on whether or not people for themselves or if people chose to believe those who influence them with their own strategies. However, both writers show us how learning is about what we make of it and people control what or how they choose to learn. At the abolishment of these stories, the readers are able to pick up on what it means to gather knowledge and whether or not they decide to choose for ourselves or follow what people before us have
Understanding my peers strengths and weakness helps me translate what I can do with my writing. A writer that has stronger writing skills gives me the advantage to improve my writing skills just by proofreading. When I am reading my essay aloud, I do not notice writing errors until someone else reads. When reviewers are confused with parts of my paper, I take what they say into consideration and change what I wrote. In this class, we had a peer revision for our writing process essay.