Edgar Allan Poe, to begin with, was an author who has left a heavy mark on the culture of the whole world. He was influential on many latter authors and he was a precursor in many specific genres, beginning with dark romanticism, and going through horrors and gothic to short mystery stories. He is considered to have influenced authors such as Steven King, Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as many musicians and trends in cinematography considering science-fiction, including movies full of monstrosities and horror. First of all, considering his life as rather harsh; he was born in January 1809 and he died in October 1849. He was born in Boston, as a second child in family, and then he was orphaned in tragic circumstances which are his father leaving the family, and his mother dying right after.
Benjamin Franklin is best known as one of the founding fathers of the United States. He is also well known as a scientist, politician, activist, inventor, and author. His literary career began in his apprenticeship to his older brother, James, the editor of The New England Courant when he was 12 years old. His style of writing was greatly influenced by the English periodical, The Spectator, which was widely read and popular at the time. He contributed letters and essays to the Courant under various pseudonyms.
The subgenres were indicators of the different kinds of science fiction, which helped in identifying and dfferentiating it from the other literary genre. Mentioned above are 10 of the most popular science fiction subgenres of all time namely; (1) Hard SF, (2) Soft SF, (3) Cyberpunk, (4) Alternate History, (5) Military SF, (6) Superhuman, (7) Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, (8) Alien Invasions, (9) Space operas, (10) Terraforming. Many novels and movies were made under these subgenres (Stableford, 2006). Each has produced a milestone that changed the course of literature and films. The objective of this research paper is to determine the student’s preference when it comes to Science Fiction: SF in books or SF in movies or TV shows?
Nicholas sparks is an american novelist, producer and screenwriter. His first published novel was The notebook, and it was published in october, 1996. Sparks lives in North Carolina with his wife, his three sons and his twin daughters. If you’ve read his novels and if you’ve payed attention then you can see that he names all the charachters after his kids. An example of that is the girl in A walk to remember, her name is Jamie and the boys name is landon, and so is his childrens name.
Largely known for his more popular books, such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury is a widely celebrated author in the 20th and 21st century. He was highly appreciated in 2012 after his death, The New York Times even stating how he is most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into literary mainstream. (The New York Times, 2012) Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 in Illinios, to a Swedish immigrant named Esther Bradbury. His middle name was Douglas, after the actor Douglas Fairbanks. Bradbury was related to the American Shakespeare scholar Douglas Spaulding and his ancestor was Mary Bradbury, a woman who was once tried at the Salem witch trials.
The story of Beowulf is a well known story and is used in many schools as a teaching model and in many schools around the world. The movie The Lord of The Rings is a very popular movie that many people have watched and know about it. The creator of The Lord of The Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien, was a huge fan of Beowulf and used many of the ideas from the story into The Lord of The Rings. There are many similarities and differences between the two stories.
Many stories that have been told throughout the ages talk about the hero. Some well-known examples include the Odyssey, Beowulf, and Finding Nemo. In some tales the hero is obvious, while in others the hero is more subtle. In Mary Shelley’s book, Frankenstein, the hero is Robert Walton. He goes on an adventure thinking he can change a part of the world, and the world ends up changing him.
The idea of transformation has long been a well-used theme in Western literature. Popular examples include Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography. The following essay hypothesizes and analyzes the multiple award-winning movie The Silence of the Lambs produced in 1991 and the poem Lamia by the famous Romantic poet, John Keats based on the research question: Transformation of physicality in The Silence of the Lambs and Lamia. Previous researchers have presented and described content-based moments of physical transformation in both texts, “This will be the nearest Gumb will come to metamorphosing into a woman: by making, and wearing, a suit of female skin.” (Ullyatt, pg 21), “Gumb’s attempted transformation from male to female is obvious and visual.” (Dubois,pg302) , “Lamia’s transformation gives her new condition of womanhood. Having adopted a woman’s form, she is now “a maid / More beautiful” than any human maiden.” (Yang,pg 54) However, there is not a sufficient amount of researches that show how the common theme of transfiguration in both works can be fortified through different evaluation angles to show femininity.
Putting the true story aside and focussing on the novel and movie “in part adaption”, both were great for their own standards. In this sense I would like to categorize the book and movie with a historical fiction genre. Although I want to say the movie was better just because Leonardo Decaprio was in it. In my honest opinion, I don’t know why Decaprio won an Oscar for this movie rather than all the other amazing movies that he’s previously acted in, such as Titanic, or the Aviator. His acting is always great, but I think he won the Oscar for the sake of winning it, because it was due time.
“The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring” was the first part of the amazing three part trilogy that was written by J. R. R. Tolkien. In 2001, Peter Jackson released this tale as a film for all to see. This film shows the journey of Frodo Baggins and his eight companions, traveling to Mordor to destroy the great ring of power. Being a huge fan of these movies myself, I was grateful for the chance to give this film a critical analysis. There are several main concepts in the film that are highly relatable to Norse Mythology.
It is very possible that Wilfred Powell had read the above passage from the acclaimed book. It is written by a man he had a few things in common with: that of being a Victorian Englishman, adventurer (or 'gentleman explorer ') and writer. The passage and book, written before Wilfred 's 1905 trip, could have stirred his need for adventure from his position as the British Counsellor for Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. By 1905 Wilfred had many achievements to his name. Born in Coventry, England he entered naval apprenticeship as he became an adult and set out to do his own exploration for Her Majesty.
What inspired him to become an author ? J.R.R Tolkien has had a passion for writing stories since he was 7 years old The earliest story he could remember writing was about a green dragon. He and his brother also found joy in writing and creating new languages. This is shown in Lord Of The Rings where his own language Quenya is used as the primary language for the Elves.Tolkien’s writing was also strongly influenced by his personal experiences throughout all of his life For example the battle of Somme, throughout many of Tolkien’s stories Mordor has been compared to the gruesome battlefields of the war. A lot of this is based on his personal experiences in his trenches Tolkien 's inspiration for Hobbits came from the quiet country folk he grew up and lived around.
John Ernest Steinbeck Jr. was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, United States. In 1962, after achieving success for multiple of this books, Steinbeck later became a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote twenty-seven books, which included sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. Although many of his stories were prized, The Grapes of Wrath is considered to be Steinbeck’s greatest masterpiece. During the Depression Era, there were also many other American writers who were writing at the same time as Steinbeck.
However, Jay Gatsby, claiming otherwise, is concocted from "new money," which he is repeatedly rumored to have made through bootlegging. Meyer Wolfsheim informs Nick of these However, in chapter four of the novel, Gatsby continued to cultivate his story, allegedly stating that he is the “son of some wealthy people in the Middle West” and attended Oxford University in England because “all [his] ancestors [had] been educated there for many years,” professing that it was a family tradition (65). Gatsby’s remarks were proven ostensibly fraudulent when Nick recognizes his hasten