The supernatural entities are never referred to as vampires in the Cosmorama. However, the Count draws close comparisons to a vampire: his name, his ability to appear out of thin air, his ghostly white appearance and red eyes are clear similarities. (127) Furthermore,early vampire folklore, is heavily connected to misunderstandings about death. (source) Once the Count returns from the grave Doctor Bin reflects,"Well, it was exactly as though he were dead.", (117) displaying the unbalance between the living and the dead in the story. The assumable laws of life and death are out powered by another force in this narrative. Another common theme between vampires and the Count is the notion of females are subservient. Eliza's relationship with her husband is described as being torturous, she is trapped and held against their will by the Count.
Which of the authors in this chapter provided you with the most useful information for improving your own writing, and why?
“When writing a novel, a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” ― Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon. The connection and love for characters in a story is very important for the readers to experience. Three short stories including “The Scarlet Ibis”, “The Sniper” and, “The Most Dangerous Game” have characters that one either connect strongly to or has no connection, which therefore affects the reader's mood towards the story. The main characters include a handicapped child named Doodle, a sniper who kills his brother, and a man stranded on an island. The connection to the characters in the short stories enhances our emotional connection to the story.
This chapter can help young writers in English class with their papers in many different ways. For instance, Trimble gives examples on what a veteran writer does in order to make their writing interesting. He also gives out techniques on how you can get a reader’s attention or how you can fix your writing to make it readable instead of having nonsense. What makes this difficult for me as a writer is that I write what ever comes to my mind and it will not make sense. Another thing that makes it difficult for me as a writer is that I am not good at getting the readers attention and having him hooked on to my work. This is how this chapter could help me in English class and how it can make it difficult for for others, including myself
For this task, I created a diary because I think that this style of writing would be an extremely effective way to show another major character’s emotions and ideas, as it can be written from a first person perspective, giving a huge amount of insight. I based my task on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe, titled “The Tell-Tale Heart.” I chose this piece as it gives the opportunity to be very creative in my writing, but also introduces various constraints, such as writing in a similar style to Poe, and trying to avoid any plot holes. This task specifically relates to part 4 of the language and literature course, being; literature, as the stimulus text is a piece of literature, as is my piece of writing. “The Tell-Tale Heart” contains two characters, an old man, and the man’s servant. The story is written from a first person perspective, which gives insight into the servant’s ideas. In the story, it is implied
It was July 15, 2012 my heart was pounding as fast as a racing car,as I slowly walked the steps of the enormous plane,I slowly thought of how different my life was gonna be, in new place i’ve never been to.I felt exited to meet this place but at same time I felt scared……how different was Latin America gonna be?
Welcome to my WordPress in English 11000! This website reveals the progress I’ve made as a writer throughout this course. After reviewing all of my essays, reflections, and experience in the English 11000 course, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve made great progression as a writer. I extend my progression beyond reference to my grades and measure my success based on achieving all of the Couse Learning Outcomes throughout the semester.
As a child, I always wanted to scare other people by creating my own haunting fantasies. Now that I’ve matured, I face nastier creations compared to my juvenile stories. Although frightening, I develop a craving when watching horror. I face some of my fears that develop while watching horror, I redevelop my average self, and experience a different kind of fun. All it is is the dark side of our Human Condition. These childhood experiences supports the claims that Stephen King made in his essay, “Why We Crave Horror”. Stephen King claims that humans crave horror to face our fears, to re-establish our feelings of normalcy, and to experience a peculiar sort of fun due to our human condition.
First I want to say welcome to New York, the city of my birth. You are going to experience NYC like never before. I also want to say welcome to LaGuardia, a school that has done nothing, but give me a great college experience. Like most students, many of us has had to take English 101 and I will tell you firsthand how valuable this class is. You won’t learn about how to be a good writer, but how to become a great one. In this class I’ve transformed my writing from novice to expert and I am very proud to say that. Most importantly above all you will learn about yourself in ways that you never thought. That’s through the writings and projects we’ve done on others identity. The writings that shape our own identity were through blogs we’d have
The first challenge is: “How would you describe Edmundson’s ethos, or self-representation, in this essay?” In answer, he clearly established his ethos in his introduction as a college professor that cares about his students and how they learn. He then explains that, while he gets good feedback about his teaching from his students, he feels that he is being too easy on his students and he isn’t teaching them the way he would like. He also compares himself to a professor that asked the two part question: “What book did you most dislike in this course? What intellectual or characterological flaws in you does that dislike point to?” He makes this comparison to represent that he has lightened his teaching style to match today’s consumer attitude.
RIIINNNGG!! The buzzing alarm sounded at 6:30, and I frantically jumped out of bed eager to begin my first missions trip. I scurried down the stairs with my bags and jumped into the car en route to Eureka High School to meet the team I would be experiencing my journey with for the next week.
When first writing in my journal I struggled with how deep to go with my discussion questions and what I should be asking my classmates. I feel that I have struggled with this because I lack confidence on what I am trying to prove or say in my writing. When reading in the past I have never pushed myself to question the author’s purpose or ask questions that invoke much thought. Up to this point in the year writing in my journal as well as annotating in the text, has helped my reading and writing immensely. My journal this year mostly contains quotes from texts and points from in class discussions that I felt were useful to understanding the novel and its purpose. I do not journal as much as
Writing essays and other types of posts has always been difficult for me. But, throughout this composition class, I have learned many interesting and new things about the different types of writing styles. When starting this class, I considered myself to be an average writer with run-of-the-mill vocabulary, ordinary sentence structure and typical finished products. This class has helped me greatly improve my writing skills in a variety of ways. I have learned multiple things by taking this class, such as new ways to approach writing and that there is much that I still need to learn about composition.
Each essay I wrote took me several time to write, several drafts which show that I have improve every time I do the drafts to write a perfect masterpiece. I learned a lot of skills and techniques this quarter, which has helped me to improve and progress my writing skills for the future. I will remember the skills, techniques, and tips that professor gave us in this English class for my higher education. For example, all the time that I went to visit professor Sapozhnikov office hours to receive help on my out-of -class essays has helped me to improve, grow, and progress in my writing skills as a writer. Some of the significant changes I have made as I was progressing and growing were to develop a strong thesis to help support my claims as I write my essays, such as facts, observations, illustration, and examples. There are other areas in my writing that I have improved on. I have improved on my grammar, verb constructions, use of verb tenses and organizational skills to make my writing flow better when reading. My overall progress in completing this ten weeks course was wonderful. Every steps and skills I learned in this English class will help me to improve on my writing skills in my other classes and will also help me in my future
For as long time age’s, we have been fascinated with the idea of other worlds and other creatures that are somehow 'supernatural'. All around us is the physical world and the reality of that world is something we deal with on a daily basis. But since the dawn of man we have been telling stories of something else, something 'other', which might take the form of ghosts, of demons, of aliens or of elves. On the one hand these are horror stories, designed to scare and frighten and that makes them popular around campfires. The supernatural includes all that cannot be explained by the laws of nature, including things characteristic of or relating to ghosts, gods,