The Cat In the Hat is one of the most famous books written by Dr.Seuss, and also the one to solidify his place in the writing industry. It shows children that they are plenty of activities to do if one uses their imagination (Porter). Geisel was challenged to write this story by William Spaulding. He asked Geisel to create a story children wouldn’t be able to put down, but he could only have two-hundred twenty-five words in it that all came off of a three-hundred forty-eight vocabulary word list. His inspiration for that book was that he would find words that rhymed and make them the title of the book, and the verses inside (Seuss).
Desperate times call for desperate measures. In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the Misfit is depicted as a violent criminal who has escaped from the federal penitentiary. At first, the Misfit appears to be compassionate towards the grandmother, but when the grandmother identifies the Misfit as the escaped criminal, the Misfit becomes volatile and eventually violent towards the family. Although many would assume that the Misfit is psychotic, he opts to kill the family in order to save himself from being put back in the federal penitentiary. In order to comprehend the thesis, it is essential that one understand the psychological makeup of the Misfit.
Williams deceives the court and everyone else so she would not be tried for punishment. The only reason all of the trials started was because of Williams and out of fear she was going to lose Proctor. She deceived the court because she thought she would have a chance with Proctor by accusing Elizabeth Proctor. When someone is in love they will go into desperate measures to get what they want. When Proctor wants to prove how bad of a person Williams is, is when he decides to tell the truth about his affair to the court.
This exhibits his reasons of being selfless and shows that these two myths both have a main character who undergoes a stage in which they have to leave their home to benefit others. This proves that characters in many cultures have the urge to go out to explore the world and the urge to help others. In addition, in The Odyssey the reward that Odysseus gets is to be reunited with his family again: “So she too rejoiced, her gaze upon her husband, her white arms round him pressed as though forever,” (Holt McDougal 1265). The books then ends with Penelope and Odysseus being joyous after all the adversities that Odysseus went through to get back home, making the treacherous journey worthwhile. In The Three Advices, John’s reward is, “A nice new-slated house, which the squire had furnished and made ready for him” (Crocker 1).
Charles Dickens wrote Christmas Carol in a novella form to let the people of Victorian Era England be kind hearted to everyone, especially the rich to the poor. Dickens portrays this as Scrooge being a rich, unhappy man, who is not satisfied with anything, but as people, or the ghosts make an impact on Scrooge, or the higher class. They soon enough change and become considerate of everyone and they are happy and helping out people who are less
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a fun, and intense story of past, present, and future through the eyes of a hateful old man. With the visions of his life, he sees how he has been, and how he must help himself, to clear his karma. With the obscure clothing and living conditions of the time era, it’s easy to feel as though you are part of the story yourself. By analyzing the themes in Dickens' A Christmas Carol: childhood innocence, social justice, and Scrooge's transformation; it becomes clear that Scrooge has a lot to deal with many problems before his death, and see how he must fix what he has done before his passing. The first theme is social justice, for example, “… the ways were foul and narrow; the shops and houses were wretched;the
Ba-room, ba-room, ba-room, baripity, baripity, baripity, baripity. Jess’s dad got his pickup going and ready to take him to school! The book chosen is Bridge to Terabithia. Kathrine Paterson is the author. Bridge to Terabithia is a children’s literature type of book.
Dickens teaches us a great deal about Victorian poverty, in London. The extract and novella as a whole illustrate the hardship and stigma the poor endured, which Dickens experienced himself as a child giving us a more vivid and accurate description. The novella was written, by Dickens, to verbalise the inequality and class division in Victorian society or else there was to be a revolution, like in France. Dickens conveys this through his use of language, literary devices, speech and characterisation. In this extract given we learn a lot about poverty through Scrooge’s clerks family; the Cratchits.
In the popular view, the late 19th century was a period of greed and guile: of rapacious Robber Barons, unscrupulous speculators, and corporate buccaneers, of shady business practices, scandal-plagued politics, and vulgar display” (Overview of the Gilded Age n.d.). The quote gives a good explanation of what Mark Twain’s hometown was like since it seem good but underneath it all it had a sense of evil to it that he was exposed to at an early age unfortunately. All of this reflects the boyhood experiences Mark Twain had to go through growing up which must have been pretty rough. All of the experiences in the book reflect the experiences Mark Twain has been through. “However, violence was commonplace, and young Sam witnessed much death: When he was 9 years old, he saw a local man murder a cattle rancher, and at 10 he watched a slave die after a white overseer struck him with a piece of iron” (Mark Twain Biography n.d.).
A Tale of Two Times Charles Dickens’ writing of the Tale of Two Cities is a reflection of the torment of his own life. The writing of A Tale of Two Cities is historically accurate. Dickens writes about a lengthy time span leading up to the French Revolution. As you read the book you come to see Charles’ personal struggles having great impact in his writing. There are instances throughout the novel that are comparable to Charles’ own experiences, such as one of the characters was put in debtors’ prison just like Dickens’ own father.