At first I wanted to argue with his ‘one story’ ideology, Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead got inside my head I suppose. However as he continued to engage with it, providing examples of how past works foster and provide a way to increase the depth of a story, I started to appreciate it more. It wasn’t that he was saying good literature only comes from traces of older works, and then adding their own traces to be applied similarly to new works. What he meant was that literature is emotions and experiences that tell what it means to be human, and as people evolve over time so does literature. In both there is a history to keep drawing from that impacts what happens from there on out. It now has more substance after he explained how he sees it. I also found it interesting how much interpretations can vary. Obviously a person’s beliefs, opinions, experiences, and just about everything else can influence how they understand what they read, but seeing it in action is different. In the test case Foster sees Persephone, the history major focuses on the conflicts between the character and the social implications of the garden party, then the English major perceives that it’s a coming of age story where the character realizes that others hardships are not her own thus insignificant to her. Another thing that got captured my interest was the meaning of character’s physical appearance and what ailments affect them and by what the author means by it. I never thought about how physical deformities show that character’s distortion of morals. It stood out more prominently considering the other book I was reading on the side, which I will mention more on later. The way authors kill off their characters was also interesting: heart issue equals emotional turmoil, and the difference between going out with a bang or a whimper. It gives the characters’ deaths more significance and it can add layers to
This shows the change David has made with his views and choices. In the beginning of the book, David wished for extra arms as a harmless joke only to realize that making that joke costed him and got beat by his father. David then kept quiet as he didn’t want to express his own feelings due to trauma he has suffered. By the end of the book, David runs away with his friends in protest to his father’s rules and to express who he truly is.
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson is a fictional story that was created for the sole purpose of entertaining primarily, but not limited to a young adult audience. The tale takes place in a dystopian Chicago after the calamity, an event that bestowed several humans with supernatural powers, transforming them into Epics. The this event leads the book to attract young adults and children because “Since Calamity appeared in the sky. One year year since ordinary men started changing. Turning into Epics- almost like superheroes from the stories”(Sanderson 3). This also clearly displays that the author wrote the story as a means of entertainment as he uses a situation “where there are villains, there will be heroes,”(Sanderson 3). This will allow
As you can see this novel is full of theme. Most of the book revolves around fear and what others think about other people. At the end it is important to believe in what you think and not what others think. Also, to achieve your own success and not to fill other's dreams and
“God never meant 'em tuh try tuh stand by theirselves. Joe, Janie 's husband had died & lots of men came by to check on her, telling her that a woman needs help and couldn 't make it on her own without a man. Some had been friends & associates of Joe Starks the mayor.
Henry Garnet was a Minister and an educator to the black community. He became known for a speech that he done that later became known as “A Call to Rebellion.” In this speech he successfully presents an argument to his audience to allow them to see and understand his viewpoint. With the use of rhetoric in ethos and pathos, a long with his pronoun use, effectively convinces the audience that they could overcome slavery.
Secrets are like a personal, private jailer. They keep you locked away from others, isolated and alone in darkness. Every passing day makes your cell more condensed slowly trapping you between promises and morals. Secrets steal your freedom. Likewise, in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne refuses to expose the name of her husband and the name of her partner in sin; by not revealing the entire truth, Hester becomes a trapped soul in her own mind. The Puritan society isolates and publically humiliates the adulteress justifying the embarrassment as her need to repent. Her unnamed partner is trapped even more because he is completely living a lie. Symbolism is used by Hawthorne to show how imprisoned
In the short story The Most Dangerous Games, by Richard Connell, General Zaroff is both heartless and observant. These characteristics make the character in the short story a less likeable character.
Life has been and will continue to be full of changes. From the time humans are born, their bodies, their minds, and their surroundings will be at a constant transition. It is inevitable. Change can be sad and hard to go through, but it should never be something that someone is ashamed of. Lisa Parker conveys change frequently in her poem “Snapping Beans” through imagery, similes, internal monologue, repetition, and foreshadowing.
In the poem “Treblinka Gas Chamber”, by Phyllis Webb and in the TRC’s “The History”, both texts share a common theme of inhumane treatment towards children within certain cultural and ethnical groups. While the two authors explore distinct historical contexts, both texts are centred on racial segregation with nationalistic motives.
The sky somehow just gave ordinary people some very powerful powers. The people of the public started to call them Epics. The Epics are not very nice to the public, they started taking over everything. One of the most powerful epics took over what was once called Chicago. His name was Steel Heart, he can control more than ten men because he is so strong and he can control the elements. It was said that no bullet, no sword and no fire could ever hurt the man. A group of people named Reckners are the only ones that fight back against the Epics. David wants to join them and he has seen SteelHeart bleed. Through the experiences of a young man named David, Steel Heart accurately describes the life of David when he was young and lost his father to the 18 year old wanting to join the Reckoners and kill Epics and take down SteelHeart.
born in daly city (california) - parents are stephen pelzer & catherine pelzer : parents are both alcoholics
Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”
An important key moment in the passage was the second paragraph of the extract. It is when Ling
In his essay, Visible Sanctity and Specter Evidence, Michael J. Colacurcio illustrates how Hawthorne’s work reveals how “the Calvinist doctrine of election looks very much like the traditional sin of presumption” (393). The fact that Calvinist epistemology resembles the sin of presumption indicates that the notion of absolute certainty in of itself produces uncertainty. The first generation of Puritans, and those who followed, presumed they were God’s chosen people, yet in the same vein, they assert that God’s grace is not certain. Uncertainty then leads to a search for certainty; in certainty’s absence, there arises the path to the unpardonable sin, for there is no certainty without a singular, clear meaning to everything in the world. The