Throughout the collection of the short essays Anne Carson references many historical figures. The famous people she mentions include: Frans Kafka, Gertrude Stein, Prokofiev, and Sylvia Plath; by alluding to all these people, she inherits the authority they hold in the readers’ mind to fortify her own writing. To augment her authority, she even mentions Frans Kafka multiple times. Frans Kafka is first referenced in “On Rectification” about his life and wife, and then he is once
New York: St. Martin 's P, 1987. Ann Charters is a professor of American Literature at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. The morning of the lottery is a summary of the short story, and also offers a reaction of the people of the community after feeling that the lottery was taking place for real, somewhere near them. The reason why I choose this article is because it give us a picture of the creation of the people the day the lottery was publish.
The point of view is in first person narrative. First person narrative is when the story is narrated by one character. This character may be speaking about him/herself or sharing events that he/she is experiencing. In The Catcher In The Ray Holden Caulfield is telling a story. Holden Caulfield is the narrator and he tells the whole story from his own point of view.
In order for a piece of literature to live on throughout time, there has to be an element that makes it stick with you. There has to be something that makes you think about the book days after you have read it. Edith Wharton uses character archetypes in her novel Ethan Frome to do this. The use of common types of characters makes you relate the piece of literature to others you have read before, or even relate them to yourself. Wharton purposely does this with Ethan, Mattie, and Zeena for that reason.
The effects of belonging to certain areas in Cisneros stories Belonging: “(of a person) fit in a specified place or environment” (www.Dictionary.com 1). Generally, every person goes through a phase of figuring out who they are and where they belong. Cisneros illustrated what it’s like to question your sense of belonging through Esperanza in the House on Mango Street and through the main speaker in the Woman Hollering Creek. Both of the characters crave to fit in and find their place in life.
Many critics have seen in Faulkner “a credible authority on the South, a writer of fiction who had something important to offer about the regions and the meanings of its past”. The story of “A Rose for Emily” is told by one of the townspeople. The protagonist is seen from the outside and described by a first-person narrator, who tells the readers his point of view and others’ from the town. The narrator and these people had always regarded the character from the outside.
While looking back to Part VI in the book and reviewing the essays, I have learned a lot about the life experiences from different kinds of people and how their background influenced their life. The unique stories in this part were all really eye-opening and interesting to read, because you might not knew or noticed what was happening back in the days. People simply do not pay attention to the different lifestyle other individuals might have, they might be ignorant or they don’t understand their lifestyle including their life experiences. A great example is the essay from Mary Brave Bird’s and Richard Erdoes “Civilize Them With A Stick”. Here the author Mary Brave Bird is talking about how her family’s and her own life experience as a Native American was.
A glimpse into Alice Walker’s life reveals itself in one or two personas, arguably, in most of her fictional works. It must be noted that her ideologies pop up in several areas of her creative discourse. Therefore, some bits of her comes into the reader's consciousness, whenever a character speaks or an event occurred. Her ability to write stems from listening to her grandfather's oral stories. This developed the writer in her at the age of eight. .
The short story by William Faulkner entitled “A Rose for Emily” is the best short story from the reading assignments this week due to the authors use of characters, setting, plot, and symbolism in a manner that draws the reader in and makes the reader want to know more about the events leading up to the death and funeral of Emily Grierson (Kirszner and Mandell, 2012). As a reader you want to understand the sequence of occurrences that lead us to this event. Due to the events not being communicated in chronological order, the reader is forced to try to put the events together in a way that makes sense. Drawn in from the beginning, I wanted to know more about what got us to this place and the people and factors that result in this story standing the test of time. As I read the story, I also wanted to understand and appreciate the meaning of the title, “A Rose for Emily” (Kirszner and Mandell, 2012, p. 143).
In the short stories, “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” by Flannery O’Connor and “A Rose For Emily” by William Faulkner, a noticeable comparison is made between the two. Both short stories have alarming and horrifying plots that criticize southern corruption through the main character’s distorted view of the world. One is about a grandmother and her family being viciously murdered in cold blood, and the other is about a woman who murders her lover and then sleeps beside his decaying body. The two short stories both share uniquely similar characters and settings in the way that they view their own distorted reality of the South. Firstly, racism, which is evident in both short stories, shows the influence that the southern culture has on the settings for the two protagonists.
Symbols and themes are usually what makes a reader understand and interpret the book they are reading because it gives the reader a perspective on what they are reading. Also how each detail connects and how a symbol shows a specific theme and then shows how it can affect each situation that is shown. In the book my Antonia by Willa Cather she leads each situation the main characters go through using specific symbol that lead to bad things that changes and molds the characters and their way of living and thinking. In my Antonia Jim lives in a farm a little wealthier than others around. Living by Jim and his grandparents and their workers lived a Bohemian family.
Also, in the ensuing meetings with Senor Ramon, does Isabella learn anything new about him, about his life outside of the brothel? It would be a good time in that summary to bring some small details out. A story by Mary Gaitskill in Bad Behavior came to mind while reading called, “Something Nice” where the encounter of a patron at a brothel, albeit different, brings out threads of his life whether through conversation or observation. Good work and I look forward to your next