Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
Within a story, the author uses techniques to better the reader’s understanding of his or her writing. Throughout Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “Everything That Rises Must Converge,” O’Connor uses many techniques to develop her theme; however, setting, point of view, and symbolism have the largest impact on the reader’s understanding of the story. The use of the three techniques conveys the message: a change in society’s viewpoints will overthrow older beliefs. O’Connor uses a setting that is very important to the development of her intended theme. O’Connor writes, “‘there are no more slaves,’ he said irritably” (661), “they had reached the bus stop” (662), and “a large negro got on” (664).
Eggers attempts to change the mind of his readers in his novel is seen through his use of a pathos, ethos and a critical tone. His use of these rhetorical strategies exhibits his passion for human rights, and his effort to stop another story like Zeitoun’s from happening
The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst is an exceptional story which demonstrates several separate examples of foreshadowing. The author James Hurst most strongly uses foreshadowing in order to predicts the death of Doodle. Now to elaborate on the examples and importance of foreshadowing in The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst. The first chance we get to see the brilliant foreshadowing used is quite early on when Doodle is named William Armstrong. The author describes the reason William Armstrong was chosen as “a name which only sounds good on a tombstone”(Hurst 1) this is very clear foretelling the eventual death of Doodle .
By evaluating and analyzing these works, I intend to show what Hardy believed was wrong, and how it differs from times today. Along with the work themselves, I plan to use literary criticisms of the works to also support my argument. These will provide good insight into other people’s thoughts of the Victorian Era and Hardy as a whole. By using their criticisms of his novels, I am opened to different opinions on the same topics, which would in turn strengthen my
Yet, a key difference between the two texts is that Bradbury conveys his message using a dystopian novel while Henry is using his speech. By using his dystopian fiction, Bradbury is able to create a fictional, but realistic world, allowing the reader to see what grim future awaits should his issue remain unresolved. Once the reader knows more about their bleak future, he or she will be more proactive in combating the issue. Conversely, Henry speaks to his audience rather than present his arguments in a textual format because he wants to personally encourage revolution and form a direct connection with the people. Only then will his audience be able to make a stand.
First, to decrease the impact of implicit bias Kang suggests that his readers expose themselves to counter association in order to counter the stenotype with vicarious exposure. He suggests that in order to break the link we should alter the decision-making of judges and jurors. Judges should doubt their objectivity and begin learning more about unconscious thought processes; this would lead judges to be more skeptical about their own objectivity. We should scientifically educate judges with knowledge about implicit social cognition and judges should undergo early training and take IAT or other measures of implicit bias. Furthermore, jury selection and composition should be improved significantly according to Kang.
Award winning writer, George Orwell, in his dystopian novel, 1984, Winston and O’Brien debate the nature of reality. Winston and O’Brien’s purpose is to persuade each other to believe their own beliefs of truth and reality. They adopt an aggressive tone in order to convey their beliefs about what is real is true. In George Orwell’s 1984, Winston and O’Brien use a variety of different rhetorical strategies and appeals such as parallel structure, pathos, and logos in order to persuade each other about the validity of memories and doublethink; however, each character’s argument contains flaw in logic. Winston debates with O’Brien that truth and reality are individual and connected to our memories.
Dystopian literature are stories that is set in the future and involves a society with dystopian themes, such as flaws and rebels. Studying dystopian literature helps us understand that we need to accept diversity, make sure violence isn’t used as a solution and entertainment, and also to start watching and controlling our impact on the environment. To start off, in our society right now we need to make sure that we are able to accept diversity. For example, Harrison Bergeron tells the story about a teen boy named Harrison who fights against the government to start a revolution that will allow people to use their unique strengths and the text states “... he didn’t get very far with it before another
Irony in Pride and Prejudice • Novels in Austen’s time included an educational notion in order to address society’s expectations, yet as Andrew H. Wright very aptly remaks,irony, at the hands of Jane Austen, is the “instrument of a moral vision’’ and this is what makes Austen’s novels so interesting, as even in modern times, one cannot simply categorise her novels as being conservative, modern, or feministic literary works. Although various meanings of the word irony may be sought, one must keep Austen’s use of the word irony in mind to understand the novel the way she wanted to illustrate it; uses a tool for unveiling and describing. • Austen makes use of irony throughout her literary career yet in this particular novel, there is a great deal of reference to verbal, thematic, situational, and dramatic irony. This idea is seen from the very beginning, within the title: the reader might get a
Therefore, if a text were to be chosen that encapsulates real world application and relevance in a modern society, that obvious choice is Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. At its inception midway through the 20th century, the novel was speculative fiction dealing in “what if” and “if only.” However, the world around us has developed in such a way to mirror the world Bradbury created. A supposed intent of the author in writing the text was to provide a warning, to prevent the real world from becoming like the one he created. If the focus of instruction for the novel is rooted in cultural relevance and real world application, then teaching Fahrenheit must first begin with
Historian as a Citizen written by noted political science Professor Howard Zinn , regarding historian 's views of human behavior. The passage reminds the reader to critique their perceptions of history and politics. Making the compelling argument that the position of the historian keeps evolving with the times and sociopolitical landscape. Ultimately , the proper role of the historian is to understand how history affects the present. Zinn starts off by saying " Traditionally , he is passive observer, one who looks for sequential patterns in the past as a guide to the future, or else describes the historical events as unique and disorderly- but without participating himself in attempts to change pattern or tidy the disorder" (Zinn 43).
In this response paper I will discuss what it means for a something to be a “cultural work” and how Ender’s Game qualifies as one. In particular, that Ender’s Game qualifies as a cultural work for many reasons, but the two I will be specifically focusing on are how our culture values someone who rises above misfortune and the fear of the unknown. In her book, Science Fiction: A Guide for the Perplexed, Sherryl Vint defines a cultural work as “…their role in imagining a world that is in some way different from the one we take for granted and their power to create mythologies that help us grasp the experience of human life in a world dominated by scientific thinking.” What I think Vint means by this is that it cultural works such as science
A thorough interpretation of the assigned source is required prior presenting argumentation regarding the extent to which the source should be embraced. The idea that is communicated in the source is that by rejecting oppressive governments, society will improve and individuals will become an important asset to the nation. The author of the source is Ursula K. Le Guin an American author that mainly writes science fiction and fantasy stories. Most of her stories involve alternative worlds in politics, the natural world, gender, religion, ethnography and sexuality. Her story “The Dispossessed” is part of a trilogy, The Hainish Cycle which takes place in an alternative world and how different worlds and cultures come into contact, there will be
First of all, the genres encouraged me to create my project with a more deliberate, serious style and diction, rather than satirical or light hearted. I wanted to ensure that my audience comprehended and related to my ideas, although an apocalypse via Benzene is not an imminent threat. The most effective method to achieve that in my opinion was through realistic fiction and nonfictional aspects. Furthermore, if I had the opportunity to change any components of my project, I would revise my topic of apocalyptic threat. I chose Benzene to ensure that my project was original, yet I regret not using a more familiar and relatable topic such as nuclear warfare.