This misrepresentation is evident given that Barton’s year on the island did involve any cannibals or “bloody deaths” (Coetzee 67). Her use of Foe’s materials and the pen “growing out of her hand” symbolizes her first encounter with authorship. Foe is set in the eighteenth century, which, according to Gilbert and Gubar, was the period that female writers would suffer the most intense effects of the anxiety of authorship. This could explain why Barton did not continue writing her own story. Despite Barton not continuing her piece of writing, her letters themselves become her narrative, a "subculture which has its own distinctive literary traditions, even though it defines itself in relation to the "main," male-dominated, literary culture” (Gilbert and Gubar 50).
It might be because it’s boring, depressing and lacks knowledge. These two writers invested their time and energy grabbing their readers' attention by creating a strong plot. Though Maxine Hong Kingston and Stephen King have many styles of writing in common, these two writers expressed their similarities of language used in their characters, creativity and plot between their stories. Thus, they show similarities in their characteristics. The central character in the story Woman Warrior Chapter No Name Woman.
Having read it like an idiot. Looking in it for symbols” (156). In will do just that: look through and examine three of Nabokov’s, Lolita, Pale Fire, and Speak, Memory, for their symbolic elements. Nabokov did not use beautiful symbolism to advance his novels, he used beautiful language; nevertheless, within that strict prose, Nabokov slipped in some symbolism into his works. In Lolita, for example, the first description of the nymphet is followed directly by a quote from the girl’s mother: “That was my Lo[lita]… and these are my lilies.” To which, the pedoplile-narrator, Humbert Humbert, responded, “Yes.
Literature is composed with many thoughts and ideas, the limitations are miniscule. For example, Sylvia Plath formulated her experiences and time period into a plot to compose her novel. As the book progresses, the protagonist provides insight on her journey and struggle to find happiness. In The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath utilizes an autobiographical protagonist to express purity versus impurity, as well as mind versus body in a world of double standards. Before one understands how Plath's experiences were influential upon her writing, it is crucial to know about her as an individual.
Exploiting the ideologies of feminist criticism, it could be reasoned that The Great Gatsby promotes an obscured masculine agenda. Through Fitzgerald’s treatment of the fundamental female characters in The Great Gatsby, the novel seems to uphold and corroborate with the traditional gender roles, neglecting any positive alternative view in the process. Fitzgerald himself is said to have been greatly affected by an affair his wife Zelda is supposed to have had, during the time the novel was written. Thus it is somewhat understandable he would write with contempt towards certain female characters and their portrayal (Bruccoli,1994). The author’s unwillingness to change his outlook and worldview seems to indicate he, himself, has become a slave to the established male dominated society.
The Disconnect of Dialogue and Interiority in Selected Stories in Olive Kitteridge Introduction After reading a short story or novel that leaves me with that intangible effect that I think all writers want their stories to possess, I like to read interviews from the author. For me, reading about the genesis of a story keeps it alive longer. I want to know how the writer arrived at her idea, how many drafts she went through, what the complications were regarding plot, what questions she asked herself and how she came to solve, answer them. Most of the time I want to know how her characters came to be and how they evolved into their fullness. Reading these interviews always leads me to reflect and compare my own process of writing.
It meant that if one constructed complicated shifts in tone in sentences, felt out ambiguities, referred on texts about which one cared passionately -Paradise Lost, The Faerie Queene- somewhere, somehow, there might be someone on the lookout for the subtleties which you couldn’t expect everyone to understand. Five novels, one booker prize, and dozens of short stories and critical essays later Bratt has established a place for herself in the literary canon. One cannot imagine a course on the contemporary British novel without her. About her writing method she says that she still writes anything serious by hand and continues: This is not a trivial question. There is that wonderful phrase of Wordsworth’s about “feeling along the heart,” and I think I write with the blood that goes to the end of my fingers, and it is a very sensuous act.
(Narasimhan 23) The most common theme in her novels is the complexity of human relationships. Another theme most frequently occurring in her novels is that of withdrawal, alienation, loneliness, lack of communication. Madhusudan Prasad observes: “Desai is always preoccupied by an eternal quest for meaning and value, freedom and truth that can sustain us in this chaotic and seemingly meaningless world.” (Prasad 2) Since Desai believes that “literature should deal with most enduring matters, less temporary and less temporal than politics,” (Desai, “Reply to the questionnaire” 4) she is opposed to the use of contemporary material. A novelist should not write immediately about an incident but should allow it forth to settle down in order to develop a detached perspective. Anita Desai’s world, like Jane Austen’s is a restricted one.
Marriage in Crisis :A Study of Anita Nair’s Lessons in Forgetting Abstract In the contemporary society one of the latest burning issues is, various crises in the family. Today both men and women adhere to free modern life style and so they hate to live under marital roof. Both are also conscious of their personal salvation and individuality, so to attain an independent status they shatter the marital norms and run to seek their roots. In this way, the main intention of this conceptual paper is to bring out how Anita Nair, an outstanding Indian literary writer has brought out the issue of today’s marriage, with particular reference to her novel Lessons in Forgetting. Key Words: Modernity, Marriage, family, crisis, individuality.
THE EXISTENTIAL PREDICAMENT OF WOMEN CHARACTERS IN CHITRA BANERJEE’S NOVELS Chapter 1 Writing must come out of t we know, what we feel…. But ultimately it must transcend all that to reach across time and space and memory to touch those who have never – and who will never – live as we have lived. What else is literature for? Because if it is only the specifics of a culture we want to record, surely a sociologist or an anthropologist could do it better. ~ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Literature is a metamorphosis with an artistic experiment over discovery of cultural worlds and issues done with the hold of many lenses, but often times the narrative is one of the most dominant ways to communicate