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.
Fahrenheit 451 brilliantly illustrates a life where censorship eliminates thought provoking activities and replaces such activities with those of instant gratification. Censorship is a controversial topic that often confuses the common person. “Censorship, the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are ‘offensive,’ happens whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal political or moral values on others” (“What is Censorship” 1). Knowing the definition of censorship allows for the ability to discern suppression from the whole truth. Why censor in the first place?
To be recognized is to have someone see one as he or she desires to be seen. Throughout the novel, the narrator struggles with the inevitability of misrecognition from characters, and thus struggles to form his identity. Ellison arranges the development of the narrator to incorporate the dialectical balance between an individual and a community when illustrating the narrator's cultural background, his thoughts of hibernation, and the counseling of certain characters along his search for identity. Cultural origin is a
For their dystopian ideas they both made them having some kind of rebel, who believes in more than just black and white or normal. They saw more to life and tried to make it better. The movie “The Giver” and the book “Anthem” both had a dystopian lifestyle, because they both had rules to follow and was under control by the upper class. The book “Anthem” by Ayn Rand was a good book. This book was all about a lie of a life.
The novel Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury follows the journey of Guy Montag over the course of many events and challenges. These challenges and hardships shape Montag and make him question his life. Is the information he is learning, give him power over others? Montag soon finds out that knowledge does indeed give him power and he must embark on a journey to protect that power from people who want to exploit it. This journey and the shaping of Montag is commonly known as the Hero’s Journey which was set of steps created by Joseph Campbell.
Unbroken The author wrote this story to inform the reader of the life of Louis Zamperini, while also telling the story in an entertaining way. Hillenbrand demonstrated the main idea throughout the book by using rhetorical devices such as diction, syntax, imagery, and tone. Hillenbrand’s use of these rhetorical devices contribute to the book Unbroken by emphasizing the main character, Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s, life before, during, and after becoming a prisoner of war. In the novel, the author changes the tone throughout the book to add emotion to the story. In the beginning, she uses a depressing tone while also including statistics and the death rates throughout World War II.
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.
Psychologist Irving Janis explained some alarmingly bad decisions made by governments and businesses coined the term "groupthink”, which he called "fiascoes.” He was particularly drawn to situations where group pressure seemed to result in a fundamental failure to think. Therefore, Janis further analyzed that it is a quick and easy way to refer to a mode of thinking people engage in when they are deeply involved in a cohesive in-group, when the members ' striving for unanimity override their motivation to realistically appraise alternative courses of action. According to Janis, groupthink is referred as the psychological drive for consensus at any cost that suppresses disagreement and prevents the appraisal of alternatives in cohesive decision-making groups. One Example of groupthink I read about is the "escalation of the Vietnam War”, 1. Summarize what happened (explain the event in your own words).
This pressure could have been one of the reasons that triggered his writer’s block in the first place, which would explain the anger-fueled apathy that he addresses the reader with. In summary, “8 Count” has an inherently ironic nature that is only enhanced by the way it is written As Russell Harrison explains it in his collection of Bukowski essays, “[…] we cannot fully appreciate the ironic situation of a protagonist unless we feel – to some extent – positively involved in his fate” (201). After all, the only people whose fate the reader is more concerned about than the characters of their beloved writers are the writers
Nobody else called me The Wanderer, just me. I’m the only person I’ve talked to recently, since everything went tits up and some of the conversations I’ve had with myself have been . . . well, I suppose weird might be a good word for them.
A Whole New Mind A Whole New Mind author Daniel Pink conveys his writing, which focuses on his grandiose ideas of what sort of minds should be most appreciated and what elements of life deserve the most respect, in an instructive nature that does not hesitate to yield to fascination nor proactivity. He maintains the sensation of a greater meaning within his expressive views of the present and future, but orates these philosophies through a casual tone. “…The left hemisphere will get a bit panicky and look beseechingly across the corpus callosum for assistance” (Pink 138). Through extended metaphors such as this one and informal sentence structures, Pink adds his own flavor into the novel without infringing on the motive of his work. He permeates
As we continue to read, we approached a new yet very familiar literary device that I would often see when people are repeatedly listing things. If I were the writer of a book, the device such as polysyndeton is definitely one of the necessary and helpful writing techniques. Like we have discussed, the author wants to make sure that the readers will pay attention to the context, what he 's trying to tell so he would slow down the sentence with the repeating conjunction such as "and", "or" as it 's also used to list out some of the important factors or matters that happened in the story. One of the examples of polysyndeton in this chapter have ensured me the definition as well as the use of polysyndeton. " And on Mondays eight
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn is a novel in which Dunn entertains his reader while trying to bring out bigger points. His message is evidently shown throughout the whole book. The points that Dunn wants to address in his book are that we as individuals are lacking critical thinking, language and communication and that consequences can come with it. Mark Dunn uses the epistolary genre, which is a style of writing comprised of letters, and by doing so he makes reading the book more personal, for the reader is reading letters in which the characters talk in first person, revealing more than any other genre would. All the while Dunn uses his ability to play with letters to show the reader about how language can be fun, manipulated and extremely