Did you know that 1 out of every 4 high school students have reported that they have at least thought about suicide? This fact connects to many of the characters in “The Pigman.” The novel tells the tale of two high school Sophomores who have two very different perspectives on school. John, a rebel who is good-looking and notorious for pranks such as planting loud bombs in the boy’s bathroom at school, and Lorraine, a self-conscious, smart student. The fact relates to John in the way that his parents make him feel very unwanted. They show that they do not care and do not give him the attention he pleads for.
The novel The Pigman is written in the alternating point of views of the two main characters, John and Lorraine. John and Lorraine are sophomores in high school, whom had met and became friends because of their shared boredom of school and odd sense of humor. Lorraine was sitting alone on the bus and John sat down next to her. Out of nowhere, John started laughing and Lorraine was mortified that he was laughing at her. For the most part, Lorraine was very aware of what others thought of her.
The Pigman by Paul Zindel is about two sophomore friends, John, and Lorraine. John and Lorraine are very different, such as Lorraine is despiteful of smoking and drinking but it is one of John’s avocation. John’s life at home is atrocious. John has a rocky relationship with his parents and constantly telling prevarications to them. Lorraine’s life at home is mortifying for her, as a result of her mom pointing out flaws of her.
“’Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman ” by Harlan Ellison was initially published in the Galaxy Science Fiction magazine in 1965. The text is set in a dystopian future where the lives of its citizens are governed according to a tight schedule administered by a robot-like character known as the Ticktockman. They maintain an unflinching reverence towards punctuality to ensure that their lives progress according to the schedule without any delays. In the midst of all this, is the Harlequin, whose tardiness has landed him in hot soup with the Ticktockman. The text narrates his exploits and their effects on society and his subsequent capture and punishment by the Ticktockman.
Art Spiegelman wrote a graphic novel called Maus 1, which is basically about his dad's life during the holocaust. He uses a literary technique called a frame story to show how the story was told to him from his dad. Sometimes when Vladek (Arts father) shares his story he rides on a stationary bike. The first time readers are aware of this is on page 12, Vladek tells Art that it's good for his heart to pedal. On the whole page Vladek on the bike becomes the reader's focal point.
He wrote The Pilgrim Progress while he was in the jail. He could have freed himself by promising not to preach, but he refused. Later he was released and upon his release, he published the pilgrim progress in 1678. Bunyan itself has an impact on the book. The story is amazing and thrilling.
Introduction about Philips Pullman’s life and works: Philip Pullman is one of the most famous writers of the Norwich, England. He was born on19th of October 1946 in the place known as Norwich. He was the son of Audrey Avelyn Pullman Alfred Outram Pullman. His father was basically in the air force so he used to travel a lot. He travels to many countries and when he was in Australia, he explores his love with the writing.
The article “Zeopod 10: His Dark Materials– Blake and Pullman” written by Jason Whittaker, an author of several books on the subject of Blake, concludes that Pullman 's interest in Blake started long before his writings reflected his work and was even the President of the Blake Society in 2004 (2). It is also mentioned that he has extensively written about the Romantic poet (Whitaker 2). Pullman’s trilogy composed of Northern Lights, known as The Golden Compass in the United States, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass was published between 1995 and 2000. His critically acclaimed The Amber Spyglass was awarded the Whitbread Book of the Year prize in 2002 while The Golden Compass was made into a movie in 2007 (Whittaker 1). The most evidence of Blake’s influence is shown in the His Dark Materials trilogy.
When I finished the book, I presumed well-spoken and capital-letter-using Will Grayson was written by John Green and the other, more depressed Will Grayson was written by David Levithan. But I was wrong – I 'd presumed the first Will Grayson was written by John Green because that 's the way he talks in his videos on YouTube. But surely it shows just how great Green 's characterisation is in that he is able to fully immerse himself in his protagonists to the point where his readers don 't even recognise him behind the words. I didn 't even think that much of the authors when reading, I was so fully immersed in the two Will Grayson 's minds, and how alike but totally different they are.