However, in the previous years, the interest for the Gothic has been much higher. Many writers produced novels filled with horror, death and sometimes romance, which had a substantial success and sparked general interest among the reading audiences. Austen, unlike many other writers of the time, did not show interest in such subjects. Just the opposite, she was not fond of the absurdities and excesses of the Gothic. She used her novels to comment on the society, values in life and importance of education, as well as to point out the irony of life.
In the last few years, there has been growing interest in Stylistics as it has been gaining its importance and becoming most frequently used. Qualitative and quantitative approaches are deemed as the most two substantial methods for Stylistics. Initially, Stylistics was a qualitative field but after developing computer software it began to be a qualitative-quantitative filed. According to Dawson (2002), the research methodology mainly depends on its method which is considered the device the researcher uses to collect data and information (p.14). The two literary texts (novels) that the researcher is going to work on are The Color Purple and The Handmaid’s Tale.
The twentieth century saw an influx of writers that assisted in creating the literary world that modern society lives in. Their stories and novels touched upon subjects that were once taboo in American culture. Instead of recounting dreamy landscapes and the idea of utopia, they focused on the realities of life. Their writings aided in delving deeper into the human psyche and its inner workings; they sought to understand the world around them. With the introduction of these pioneering authors, literature expanded greatly and covered topics that were once thought of as untouchable or inappropriate for discussion.
It was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2013. The paper reviews how in recent times, more and more people have studied the power of comic books in U.S. society. Superheroes have become important cultural figures to inspire hope after the feeling of hopelessness and devastation after World War 2. Superheroes also became a means through which people could explore social concepts such as class, race, gender and identities in a non-threatening way, Whilst the paper addresses an apparently lighthearted topic, it is a disciplined academic work published with peer review. It is logical, and is highly relevant to the research question as it deals with contemporary ideas of what heroism is.
J.K. Rowling impacted literature by changing genre type, target audience, and the popularity of reading. Before Harry Potter, the genre of Young Adult literature was hardly paid attention to. “What we now easily call YA has always existed, but it was the Harry Potter novels’ very broad appeal, crossing over between children’s books and adult books, that led to a mainstream awareness
The way he writes his stories with more of a post apocalyptic setting makes it more interesting. Also how he uses literary tools such as personification. He uses more imagery that Poe in his writing. So I think that he In conclusion, these two authors have differences and similarities. They both caused the reader to think about their stories and their meanings.
“The pleasure which we derive from the representation of the present is due not only to the beauty with which it can be invested, but also to its essential quality of being present” (Baudelaire 793). Baudelaire’s theory of the flaneur written in The Painter of Modern Life is relevant today, most notably in the works of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Man of the Crowd and Charles Dickens Our Mutual Friend. The reading of the flanerie occurring within these narratives is the representation of urban experiences through the depiction of the landscape of London and an exploration of city street life. Our Mutual Friend captures the panoramic urban city with its people, incidents and the flaneur who observes and records reality objectively. "An 'I' with an insatiable appetite for the 'non-I' at every instant rendering and explaining it in pictures more living than life itself,
Katherine Boo’s Stereotypical Delineation of Contemporary India in Behind the Beautiful Forever: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Under city Abstract The Western writing about India has always been a grotesque and is the common trend right from the day of Britain rule in India. This trend is still continuing in this 21st Century. Britain had lost its hold on Indian subcontinent in 1940’s and there persists the interest in viewing India through their colonial eyes. India’s embrace of globalization has reawakened their preexisting biases. Through their writings they distort real story of India so as to give emphasis to their superior status.
They fought for these rights in only way they could, by writing. In order to show the manner in which Dickinson’s and Plath's poems portray gender relations and, more specifically, how they granted women a strong voice, I will analyze several poems and a novel. Historical background of that time will allow us an insight of the important processes in which many women were engaged. These processes refer to the First and Second Wave of Feminism. Although Dickinson and Plath were not active members of these movements, they are considered to be one of the cornerstones of modern and more equal world.
This is something that is prone to happen and quite a few of Shakespeare’s words, for example, crimeless, insisture, primy, unsisting, etc. happened to disappear as the English language continued to evolve. This was the process which led to literary language slowly rising towards standardization. 3.3 Standardization of the English Language William Shakespeare’s writings are a part of one of the factors that led to the standardization of English, because as soon as they became popular, his words and phrases were put into full action and from this, the grammar and rules of English slowly started being established. Moreover, his writings represent the rules that are currently being used in the English language, for example, he reinitiated the use of suffixes in grammar.