Introduction For the current book review the novel “Ivanhoe” of the great Scottish writer, Sir Walter Scott, was chosen. Among the classics of the world literature the name of Sir Walter Scott takes far not the last place. The admitted master of the historical novel, Walter Scott, is well known as an author of numerous works of literature and real masterpieces in the world literature treasury. Interesting fact is that he was starting his literary path as a poet, but the biggest success Walter Scott gained as the prosaic, his novels made him a world-known writer and gained his place among the greatest names of world literature legacy. The big master of the Word, Walter Scott, with all his mastery, takes the reader to ages of past, to a journey
A Very Short Story Ernest Hemingway is considered one of the most significant fiction writers of the 20th century. He is famous for his specific style of writing, the so called iceberg theory, which is clearly seen in his short stories and novels. Undoubtedly the unique thing that makes his short stories so special is the fact that after you read them you get the main idea but there are many things that remain unspoken or have a deeper meaning. You have to reread the text and use your imagination to get the whole picture of the text. Hemingway accomplishes that outcome by making use of his iceberg theory - the ability to omit as much as possible from the context and interpretation of the story, leaving the reader to intuit its entire meaning.
Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel is the author of widely read Nobel Peace Prize novel, Night. The novel is not only a widely read Nobel Peace Prize But also widely taught because of the extensive amount of subtext that helps create the meaning of this novel. There are several types of rhetoric that Elie uses to create this subtext, including tone, organization, and repetition. With these rhetorical devices, repetition is the most effective to create his meaning in two of his speeches called “Elie Wiesel's Acceptance Speech for the Nobel Peace Prize,” and “A God Who Remembers.” Elie Wiesel gives the audience a certain tone to manipulate the audience emotions. Tone is the one unique elements of the author's attitude towards the subject.
Steinbeck was a unique and notable writer among many Americans novelist during 1930’s. His novels are rich in variety and touched each and every aspects of life. That is why he is called as realistic, socialistic, naturalistic, regionalist, pragmatic, and mythic writer. These adjectives define him as a great writer and his writings are mostly based on Man and his Life. He was called as a social critique by the use of sociological approach in his writings.
The “greatest American humorist of his age”, Mark Twain once said, “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” From Missouri to Nevada, apprentice to father of American literature, short stories to novels—Twain became the well-known author he is today because of the impact his life adventures and trial had on him (5). Author of the excerpt from A Presidential Candidate, Twain often used humor and wit to illustrate his stories and make his point known. Through his use of satire, irony, and rhetorical questions, Twain exposes the perceived truths of the Presidential campaigns and candidacies. In his excerpt, Twain uses satire to illustrate how anyone can run for President regardless of experience (14). He believes, “What the country wants is a candidate who cannot be injured by investigation of his past history, so that the enemies of the party will be unable to rake up anything against him that nobody ever heard of before.” Therefore, if a candidate has no
Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor and successful author of more than forty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction. Including the book Night, a story describing his experiences during the Holocaust, which is also a nobel peace prize winner. Along with a moving speech called Perils of Indifference, telling his audience about Indifference and how it can affect someone’s life. Throughout both prices of writing, Wiesel had a common message and goal to inform people to think and act versus staying silent. Although both pieces of writing are very good, which piece is more conveying of Wiesel's message?
The Story Behind the Veil “The Minister’s Black Veil” is arguably one of the most famous short stories in the history of American Literature. The author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, is an extremely well known writer who is recognized for his many works. From The Scarlet Letter to The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne’s exceptional literary skills are portrayed in each and every one of his stories. In his short story, “The Minister’s Black Veil,” Nathaniel Hawthorne uses irony, symbolism, and stereotypical Puritan beliefs and behavior to expose humanity’s hypocrisy in an effort to create change. Irony is an extremely important literary element that Hawthorne uses in “The Minister’s Black Veil.” Throughout the story, many different examples of irony are evident.
Introduction: "She shot very well this good, this rich bitch, this kindly caretaker and destroyer of his talent. Nonsense. He had destroyed his talent himself.“ - Harry (The Snows of Kilimanjaro 54) Full of emotion, confusion and open to countless interpretations to this day, Hemingway has proven to be one of the greatest and most discussed American writers of the twentieth century. Hemingway is known for “writing about the truth” in the simplest of ways by using only few words to describe a situation accurately in an artistic way. The various literary techniques and styles he has created and uses within literary works, has made him an important influence on the English language and literature of the twentieth century.
In addition to his poetry, Yeats devoted significant creative energy in writing plays. According to the official Nobel Prize website, Yeats was selected for his always inspiring poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation. The publications of ‘Last Poems’ and ‘Two Plays’, after his death, cemented his legacy as a leading poet and playwright. He died in 1939 and is remembered as one of the most significant modern poets of all times. Yeats was an impressionist, he used symbols.
The Life of Mark Twain Called “The Father of American Literature” by William Faulkner, Mark Twain was the one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century and realized the accomplishment of the American Dream that has eluded so many other authors. “He was America 's greatest humorist, yet he ended up mankind 's darkest cynic and most savage critic”(Otfinoski). Mark Twain stands out as one of the most impactful writers of his time and depicted the America that he knew with his literature and with his life. Mark Twain became one of the greatest and wealthiest writers of his time but was originally born under the name Samuel Langhorne Clemens to a poor family in Florida, Missouri. He was born two months premature under the light of Halley’s Comet, a sign of good things to come and was sickly for the first ten years of his life.