Methods utilized frequently are interactions between people, family bonds, descent into death, desperation for survival, indifference to the well-being of others, as well as generosity and selflessness to their fellow man. b. What are some themes in the novel? How do they relate to the plot and characters? Arguably the most important theme of Night is the importance of family.
They add depth by providing people or objects that mean something, which builds onto making the literature memorable. Symbols create imagery through the person’s or object’s meaning, for example, calling Mr. Lidner the devil creates a negative connotation about his character before one even starts reading, even though the reader knows very little background about Mr. Lidner. Pattern makes a story or plot predictable, making the story easier to read. There has been a time where my appreciation of the work was enhanced by understanding: The Percy Jackson series. Since I knew about and understood greek mythology, I really enjoyed the series because of how they incorporated many aspects of the mythology and added an enjoyable twist to the already known story of the Greek gods.
One of the closing lines of Elie Wiesel’s memoir states, “ From the depths of the mirror, a corse gazed back at me” (page 109). This quote highlights the pain and suffereing Elie went through during the Holocaust. The Holocaust left Elie with many painful memories that he had the courage to write about and share in his memoir called Night. This book will always be important to society and humanity as a whole as it brought awarness to the issues and inequalites of the past. The title Night is especially important to the message Elie leaves with the reader.
The tone helps the reader build the characters life story, and how they feel at a certain time. Sometimes the author may put figurative language to portray what the character is feeling, and sometime if the text is extravagant, it may cause the reader to feel the same way, such as this quote, “One more stab to the heart, one more reason to hate. One less reason to live.” (page 109). This is such a powerful emotion of hatred toward something that is very sad, such as when Eliezer lost his father. The tone and mood enhance the text by adding detail and facts.
Zusak’s parents have had experience with the Nazis in their life, so Zusak had a primary source to go to for facts. Zusak’s novel is told from the perspective of a narrator called Death. Since Death is obviously not a real person, The Book Thief is a fictional piece of literature. Although Death is a fictional narrator, he does describe factual events that happened during the time of the Holocaust and World War II. Liesel, who is another fictional character, is the main character of the novel and she learns about historical events that occurred during the time period.
The Montagues and Capultets come together and the zombies and humans decide to help each other out. Many would say that Warm Bodies is an adaption of the play Romeo and Juliet while others could say that they’re merely borrowed ideas, either way they both create somewhat similar effects among the audience. We see both arts of literature as romantic. However, Romeo and Juliet is a romantic tragedy where they both end up dead but whereas as Warm Bodies is seen as a comedy romance. Warm Bodies is a modern work of literature and that makes it more relatable to today’s society.
The words “entertainment” and “musical”;which are generally seen to be optimistic terms. The note that Vonnegut decides to compare the current situation of the war and the British officers with a Cinderella story brings a humour to the story; exposing a beautiful story out to a dark, miserable reality. The author also uses strong descriptions; he includes that “candles and the soaps were made from the fat of rendered Jews and Gypsies…” (Vonnegut 98). He finishes the following description with the phrase “so it goes.” It is believed that this is a fairly simple phrase to close off such a strong point and embellish it with how it relates to a Cinderella story. A real life example that is envisioned when I think about humour in a tragic circumstance is when a person begins to laugh before they
People pay to see him, to pluck his feathers, to get reliquaries. His existence is threatened by human need.” This shows the angel who could not speak so they kept him locked away and was punished for no reason. In conclusion “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, reflects on human’s nature and how sometimes it could be selfish. It is a fact that man’s greatest goal is his own happiness; therefore he can sometimes be insensitive to others. The Angel couldn’t do what everyone expected him to do so he was treated unfairly but no one cared about his feelings.
Something else that makes Winston a hero is how lone he held out under the torture, and even more admirable Winston joined the resistance knowing that this was his fate and doing it anyway. Yet as they say heroes are not born, they are made, and it must be understood that the events leading up to that point. In the beginning Winston is no hero, he seems to be like many people today. Faceless, not revealing any feelings to speak of and just doing what everyone else is doing. However, what is most interesting is that his actual desires and beliefs are not revealed until the middle of the novel.
Card displaying the great deal of misfortune that Ender faces throughout the book almost guarantees the reader will feel some sense of sorrow for him. So the reader is so full of sorrow for Ender that they want him to be innocent. The reader never gets to experience what the buggers had been through or even know their future intentions of the humans. The reader gets so trapped in sympathy of Ender that they never once question the morality of his mass genocide. The reader feels as if it isn’t his fault when indeed it is.
Parts of Night will leave you disturbed and uncomfortable; however, that is the point. What Jews encountered was horrific. Wiesel wants readers to know what happened in those camps. I think that this is one of the reasons this book is fascinating. Many prisoner felt the same, “We were not afraid.
Although it has been said by some critics that ‘a work that does not provide the pleasure of significant closure has terminated with an artist fault,’ this part of the quote definitely does not apply. The Road by Cormac McCarthy is 287 pages of torment, heartache and anguish for not only the main characters but for the readers as well; but it doesn’t stop them both from moving on. As the book progresses, it seemed to only be getting worse for the father and son which was immensely disappointing at the time because happy endings are usually heavily relied upon in order to feel like the book is pleasant; even though it is proven in other works that, that is not always the case. The ending seemed to appropriately conclude the work since it wasn’t
He refuses to soften the blow of his opinion by describing the script as an “abomination to God than any of the demons and ghost[s] in the franchise.” The script per Yiannopoulos was the worst part of the entire production of the movie. While he is entitled to his own opinion, Yiannopoulos fails to see that there are redeeming parts of the script. There were little comedic quips in the movie like “Ah hell naw, the Devil is a liar! Get out of my friend, ghost! The power of Patty compels you!” Leslie Jones’ character, Patty is a hilarious character because the character reflects Leslie Jones.
Because Meursault shut himself away from any outside emotions and didn’t care what choice he took, it became the downfall of him. All of those choices, of him taking the easy way out, could have ended up taking a different route, but because Meursault is a stranger to himself and to his life, his inability own up to what he has done was his flaw. That one choice made an incredible difference in Meursault’s life and he did nothing to stop it, as if he weren’t really there, like he wasn’t in control of his actions or of his thoughts. In a way, Meursault’s character is very similar to that of Hamlet. Both of their fatal flaws is there overthinking about life and in Meursault’s case his emotionless approach on life.
Miss Kinnian shows a glimpse of reality, that not all people are nice. She tells Charlie how people can be very mean, but how he is much better than any of them. Charlie does not get this at all right now, but later on he will realize what this meant. Charlie still has some misunderstanding when he states that all his friends liked him and they never did anything that wasn’t nice. Miss Kinnian had to go away because she knew that people did not treat him fairly, and he didn’t understand that all.