Simultaneity in fiction chronicles the same events from different perspectives all with conflicting, but correct accounts. David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest collects addiction narratives where characters all suffer from similar archetypical human urges. At first glance, they compose a Stand Alone Complex, their actions uninfluenced by a sole originator, but nevertheless still capable of combining into a collective narrative that manifests in physical change. Their lives are chronicled unrooted in year or nonfictional location in the “The Year of the Adult Depends Undergarment” sections. By contrast, two clearly dated chapters, “WINTER B.S 1960 - TUCSON AZ” and “WINTER, B.S. 1963, SEPULVEDA CA,” chronicle Jim Incandenza’s clearly set memories
INTRODUCTION Bram Stoker had six siblings and was born to upper-middle-class Irish Protestant parents on 8th November 1947. His most famous work is considered to be ‘Dracula’ which overshadowed his other works and claimed the throne of his masterpiece. The gothic masterpiece published in the late nineteenth century in 1897 still retains its title of classic with its representation of the accumulated Carpathian Mountains folklores and myths through the presentation of the story in the form of letters, Journal entries and clippings of the newspaper articles by one of the character from the story Mina exhibits the gothic element of dread and mysteriousness through its first person perspective linking the reader with the events in the present
Some examples include cyber-bullying, specific targets, new methods of causing emotional abuse, and more. When thoroughly examined, you can really tell the differences and similarities between the past and present versions of almost anything. Emotional abuse, no matter how bad, will probably continue for a long time. Charles Dickens decided to portray this problem with his novel, and it truly brought light to this horrible
A Tale of Two Cities has a famous opening sentence that introduces the all-around universal approach of this book, the French revolution and the drama illustrated within. At the beginning, the novel starts by presenting a series of events that will later on shape the lives of the characters. Initially, by only reading the first paragraph, you will notice how Dickens begins by developing the central theme of duality. So far, he pairs contrasting concepts such as the “best” and “worst” of times, “light” and “darkness”, “hope and “despair”. Likewise, reflecting the images of right and wrong, good and bad, happy and sad; all of these will recur in the characters and in situations throughout the novel.
The Introduction “Through Dickens’ descriptions of London and its people, one can gauge the fact that his engagement with the Victorian city and its inhabitants goes way beyond the depiction of characters of the narrative as mere caricatures occupying space in a dull and lifeless city; but instead his creative genius lies in his ability to tap into the city’s vibrancy and miscellaneity by personifying the space with the complexity of dynamic attributes of both diversity and randomness that embodies the spirit and lifestyle of Victorians who inhabit Britain’s capital” (Williams 1973: 154). The following paper, through the use of extracts from two of Dickens’ works (one an article from a journal and the other one his novel, Little Dorrit), attempts
In many different short stories and poems, Poe is known for the strange and unreasonable reasons for murder, isolation, betrayal, insanity, and guilt. Edgar Allan Poe’s life more than likely influenced his distinctive gothic writing style. Poe’s most well known written short story is named “The Tell-Tale Heart” in light of the fact of the significant meaning it has behind it. Within the story, misery, a sense of darkness,
War and Peace defies facile categorization. It is a suitable generic combination of the psychological novel, the family novel, and the historical novel, with a liberal admixture of the scope and tone of the epic. Set amidst the historical conflict between the France of Napoleon and the Russia of Alexander I, it deals primarily with the events of the years 1805 to 1812 and ends with an epilogue set in about 1820. Against a backdrop of alternating periods of peace and war Tolstoy unfolds the stories of the Bolkonsky and Rostov families, and of Pierre Bezukhov.
That was me. That was the author of this book”. Vonnegut begins his novel with himself as the narrator, keeping the promise he gave to Mary. Vonnegut’s own appearance in his novel also allows for its metafictional attributes, meaning that the novel draws attention to its own structure and telling. Harold Bloom in his book Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations on Kurt Vonnegut’s
William Faulkner’s novel, The Sound and the Fury, represents an experiment in writing, as was said by the writer himself. It depicts the tragedy of the Compson family, and in the broader view, the fall of the Old South, in a very unusual way. The novel is an experiment in regards to the very specific use of the narrative technique, and the results obtained from it. The whole book echoes various forms of absence which account for the ever-present chaos, and disorder that render the book so hard to understand. Absence in some cases stands for the state of being away, or in other cases the non-existence or the lack of something.
There are a handful of examples of novellas primarily utilizes the Dark Romanticism as its central theme. One of this is the novel Oliver Twist which was authored by Charles Dickens. In detail, Dickens featured protagonists who were prostitutes, murderers, pick- pockets, and house breakers. In other words, it presented the rawness of the human nature with emphasis to the sinister side of humanity (Horne). Notably, Dickens had written in the 1841 edition of the Oliver Twist
Was Edgar Allen Poe a man both blessed and cursed? According to various biographies written on Poe, some argue that he was the first to develop the popular genre known as “Gothic” literature. Poe bore a natural ability to write horrifying stories and poems that appealed to many people of his time, as well as film makers today. However, many of Poe’s misfortunes and tragedies in his personal life influenced his many dark writings, perhaps foreshadowing his own demise.
Holden has become many peoples’ hero because of the things that his character goes though. In the book, Holden is a troubled person; he is looking to find his purpose as many young people do around his age. Holden is haunted by the death of his younger
In Robert Stevenson’s book The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde duality is a reoccurring theme. Stevenson shows his duality through the plot, setting, and character’s dialogue throughout the novel. William Shakespeare shares the theme of duality in his play Romeo and Juliet. The duality of society and the duality of good and evil are a couple of the dualities revealed. Robert Stevenson’s
Fear for the Future When people write they can intentionally or unintentionally use rhetorical modes to communicate their message. Two such essayists who make use of rhetorical modes include Frederick Douglass in his essay “Learning to Read and Write” and E.B. White in his essay “Once More to the Lake”. Douglass describes his struggle as a child slave and how literacy helped him and hurt him on his path to freedom. White reminisces about the past and his trips to the lake while on a trip with his son.
In the poem “on the subway” Sharon Olds brings together two worlds , one reflects the life of a common working person, and the other is referred to as the life of a common criminal. This poem has a lot of imagery that helps bring the meaning of the poem. The author’s tone is full of insecurity and fear. The poem is organized to let the reader notice step by step what the narrator is thinking. There is a lot of imagery used in this poem.