The Visual and the Written in Persepolis An autobiography usually has a purpose as to why it was written, either to try and fight or change something, like in Fredrick Douglass ' Narrative of an American Slave, to tell a life story, or show historical and political history through the personal life story and experiences. One way of telling that personal story is through a visual autobiography, not the conventional way, but, in my opinion a much more powerful and engaging way of telling one 's life story. It gives the reader a chance to engage in the personal life story and really sympathize and understand it. In the following paper I will discuss the visual autobiography of Marjane Satrapi- Persepolis. I will show how presenting the life story in a visual manner contributes to a dipper understanding of what the autobiographer tries to convey, and how it helps to empathize with the autobiographer.
In Graham Greene’s novel, The End of the Affair, he was able to illustrate the story of Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles’ affair through various perspectives. Greene started with Bendrix, then in Book Three he changed the narrator to Sarah’s point of view. Overall, Greene was able to create this novel using nonlinear narration and unreliable narration. In the novel, the use of nonlinear narration helps the reader understand the story better. The readers get a better feel for what the affair was like because of the way the narrator flashes back to that time.
It is also worth to notice that John Hawthorne, one of the Salem Witch Trial Judges, was his great grandfather (Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography). Since Salem was his hometown, he developed his writing through the gospel of American Puritanism and intend to spread those principles through his literature which also gives the focus of his literature. Hawthorne’s writing style was unique and was well-regarded for several reasons. First of all, Hawthorne induces readers to use their own imagination to interpret the meaning of the tale, as it is evident in “The Minister’s Black Veil”. Moreover, he likes to present multi-fold and multi-perspective of a character.
He is an author who knows how to create protagonist in a story. The protagonist can also be called the main character, they center the story. He also knows how to make the protagonist more interesting. Oscar Wao was an interesting character in this novel. In an interview with Noah Charney, Junot was asked how he came up with the name for this novel.
Writing an autobiography also tends to be highly cathartic for the author, it gives the author a chance to redefine the ‘self’ critically and arrive at a place of acceptance. The eminent poet, naturalist, and author Henry David Thoreau once said, “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live” (ed. Wikiquote). This quote rings quite true when considering the self-titled autobiography of one of the most influential men of the 20th century, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of an independent and democratic India. Nehru’s autobiography was first published in London in 1936 by John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd.
John Bunyan book report John Bunyan uses many different literary styles and techniques in his works. He tends to use Allegory, Simplicity and Symbolism in his writing. Allegory is one of the literary techniques that Bunyan uses while he is writing to help portray his believes to the audience. The definition of Allegory is, “:a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.” An example of John Bunyan’s use of allegory in The pilgrims progress is when he gives characters in the book names like Mr. money-love. Mr. money love is a real person in the book but it also represents a real struggle that we deal with while on this earth.
Leading with Soul is both an inspiring book and a guide for becoming a better leader. The book alternates between telling the story of a leader who is striving to find meaning in his work, and regular interludes, which include summaries, reflective questions, and information regarding various spiritual philosophies. I was exposed to dimensions of leadership I had never previously considered. This paper will reflect upon how Leading with Soul helped me understand the spiritual nature of leadership, identify strategies for nurturing the spiritual side of my own leadership, expand my capacity for assisting others during challenging times, and increase my compassion while working with difficult others. Prior to reading Leading with Soul, I had never considered a spiritual side of leadership.
Stephen King’s life was not the smoothest, and understanding his life events is helpful in connection to his work. First, “Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947,” (King, Tabitha). Stephen King’s dad walked out on him and his mother, leaving her unpaid bills. Stephen king was upset about it, which made him lose his relationship with his father, (Greene). Despite this, Stephen King was not too phased about his father’s absence and he does not know how it really shaped his life (Greene).
It is form of regeneration of self. In literature, autobiographies are considered as history of self-hood, recollection of true events, mirror of society and a source of one’s moral vision of life. Autobiography is a faithful account which based on true events and focuses on existence of an individual. Autobiography articulates the journey of man towards self-analysis and self-discovery. Sometimes autobiography functions as a translation of one’s personality.The individual writer recreates own identity by providing intimate details of his life.
The Use of Symbolism in Young Goodman Brown In the short story, “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne symbolism and imagery are used in many ways, reading the story once is only scratching the surface. Hawthorne sculpts a story by tying intricate details together to create something that will absorb the reader. Through scenery, Biblical references, and even names and colors, Hawthorne has proven himself as a literary genius. Imagery used by Hawthorne starts off in the first sentence of the story with the use of scenery. In the beginning of the story, the scene is set by the author telling us that Young Goodman Brown and his wife Faith are in the streets of Salem, “came forth at sunset into the street at Salem Village,” (Hawthorne