“Daddy” reflects two completely different time periods in Plath’s life. The first age it reflects is her youth, particularly right after her father died. She confesses in an interview that her life was “sealed off after the age of seven and that her adolescence was not too happy, causing her to become introverted and to write diary poems between the ages of nine and sixteen” (Butscher 14). Her father’s death was the reason behind many of the poems she wrote, often serving as her muse (Rietz 418). This traumatic event appears in Plath’s poetry as an end to her wholeness and her perfect childhood (Kroll 1).
Loss appears in Gwilan’s Harp, The Washwoman, and The Last Leaf. In Gwilan’s Harp, Gwilan suffers from the loss of her precious instrument and Torm’s passing. Similarly, in The Washwoman, an old lady passes away, after working very hard throughout her lifetime. Finally, in The Last Leaf, an old man, loses his life, to give a girl hope to live. These three stories contain a valuable moral that the authors demonstrate.
When I was given the list of books we had to choose from, the title of a particular book fascinated me. This title is “The Paradox of Choice” by Barry Schwartz. Upon reading this book, I can gladly say that it was a good choice, not the best, among other books I had the opportunity to choice from. Like the title hints, this book discusses the different scoops of choice, why we make them and how they impact us in the short and long run. Because I did not read other books on the list, I cannot definitely say that my choice was the best choice, fortunately my book provided the solution to this concern.
In 1925, when F. Scott Fitzgerald first published the novel The Great Gatsby it sold a disappointing twenty-one thousand copies. Today more than twenty-five million copies have been sold worldwide (Lucey). Directors have take their turn making timeless novels, like The Great Gatsby, into a major motion picture. Forty-nine years after the book was published, Jack Clayton released the film “The Great Gatsby”. Now, American literature teachers are presented with the dilemma, whether or not watching the film would prove beneficial to students.
Many female authors have written books using pen names to avoid bias from readers and disguise their gender. E. Bennet stated, “Rowling’s publishers feared that young boys-the presumed audience of the Harry Potter series-wouldn’t take the boom seriously if they knew it was written by a woman.” This means that Joanne Rowling’s publishers had her use the name J.K Rowling in fear that using her actual name would cause bias among young boys. Avoiding bias is a big part of writing for many authors. This ensures that they can be successful in career, and using a pen name is one way that they can achieve their goal. Some authors like to switch up genres from time to time by using pen names to publish books with different topics.
In conclusion I recommend this outrageous piece of literature you call “If I Stay”. I recommend it to the romantic kind of type, to the what 's going to happen next kind of type, but especially to the I need a book to read kind of type. I didn’t feel like reading that day in my reading class so I just grabbed a random book and nearly fell in love with it. This book may change things in your life or it may just change at the very end. “If I Stay” is just the beginning of this
Tuesdays with Morrie is a non-fiction book which includes values and lessons inculcated in the story of an old man named Morrie Schwartz and a young man named Mitch Albom which had lost touch for several years. The book circulated in the events of their lives from the flashbacks and present times and how they were able to meet up again and change each other 's lives. The central theme of this book is about life lessons one can garner through death. It is how the encounter and visitation of Mitch to his college professor Morrie every Tuesday became lessons on how to live life. With this, Tuesdays with Morrie is the outcome of the remaining time they spent together while Morrie is nearing to his death.
In the introduction to the book their are two stories told; story number one is all about rules, structure, and order (WAW 2-3). It doesn’t focus on the creativity of writing or reading, but rather the rules. In my view, learning to read in a way that is similar to story number one killed all the enjoyment I could have found in reading. It forced me to be devious rather than to indulge in the creativity a book provides. If my experience had been more like Sherman Alexie 's who grew up to appreciate and adore books because of their creative aspect, I know I would have grown to love books (WAW
When reading Frankenstein people would not typically finish it and say this text has a good sense of feminism that comes along with it. Feminism in Frankenstein is very hard to distinguish, the reader just has to look in the right places. The audience has to really pay attention to the underlying concept that the female gender is important to the overall text of the story. Most people would argue that there really is not an underlying concept of feminism, but the book in itself is a statement of feminism. Even though the book says for Mary from Percy the fact that A women wrote a book back then and it was enjoyed widely and still is today is a shout out to feminism.