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.
It is a struggle for people not to be able to think freely. However, the Council in Anthem has forbidden individual thoughts. They worked to create a society where everyone is supposedly defined as equal. These rules cause Equality to believe he is evil for not being able to prevent his individual thoughts. Equality thinks he is a sinner for thinking outside of his
The utopian idea of romance draws the attention of the reader at the beginning but the surprise of the brutal truth behind the plot . The detective genre, erotic genre, tragedy genre etc. come into play as soon as the characters become self-aware, in this case, Humbert's Paranoia. The Allusions only further this characteristic of the novel and perhaps makes it even more rich in literary culture and as discussed America is one of the most prominent symbols in Lolita mostly because, here, America is more of an allegory than a
He was faced with making decisions that did not favor him, regardless of which one he made. He could have led the prisoner to complete safety and risked legal action himself or taken the prisoner to jail and have that weigh on his conscience. But, evidently, neither of those decisions would end up having a positive ending, as he faced the wrath of the prisoner’s unruly acquaintances, even though he never wanted anything to do with the situation from the beginning. Many times in life, people will have to make decisions or undertake actions they do not necessarily want to do. And the decisions a person has to make will not always favor him or her or the rest of society.
Many reviewers noted that the novel has the plot which is sometimes chaotic. It is also reviewed that the novel’s imperfections meshed well with the flawed reality the book was trying to reflect. Jeanette Winterson, who is an award-winning English writer states about the novel as “Atwood knows how to show us ourselves, but the mirror she holds up to life does more than reflect…The Year of the Flood isn’t prophecy, but it is eerily possible” (17). Caroline Moore for the Daily Telegraph stated that “A sharp observer of the female psyche…Atwood’s richly fertile imagination plays to exuberant and often comic effect” and the Daily Telegraph also commented that “Margaret Atwood is genuinely inventive, rather than merely clever”. Michiko “Mitchi” Kakutani, who is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic for The New York Times, affirmed that “A gripping and visceral book that showcases her pure storytelling talents with energy, inventiveness and narrative
Realizing is to understand, while denying is to contradict. We as people understand that there is more to any relationship than the just the surface. The Great Gatsby, a mysterious but intense novel, is based off of the ideas of denying but realizing, leaving the story intriguing to readers. Not only does one of the most important characters in this novel, Daisy Buchanan, realize what is going on in her reality but she also chooses to deny it. In this case, her convenience is more important than the truth.
As explained in the topic paragraph, behaviors of characters in The Scarlet Letter are shaped by the “Public vs. Private” dichotomy. The narrator seems to imply that satisfying one’s personal impulses is more significant than conforming to cultural/ social demands. The overall main character, Hester Prynne, is shown throughout the novel on how she should either do what makes her blithe or to conform to what society thinks she should do. The idea of “truth” often plays a key role in the progression of events and development of a character’s personality. The Puritan community is a very strong presence mentioned throughout the whole novel.
Many claim that love is one of the most, if not the most, potent emotion. Yet anything with such power can sometimes engender uncontrollable irrationalities. To balance our overpowering emotions, we use logic, analyses, and ethics to quell our inner flame. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, touches on these ideas frequently over the course of its plot. Throughout the novel, the story’s central themes, social class, gender relations, religion, and love versus freedom, all connect to the development of the protagonist, Jane.
Arlene Stein’s book “Sex and Sensibility” is a literary masterpiece that develops the framework of content that was essential towards explaining the rise of the lesbian movement; though solid in its message, Stein’s bias is recognized throughout the text, she was cognizant of issues and factors that affected the movement but she fails to piece together the entire spectrum. Stein captures three fundamental factors displayed throughout the text: (1). The recognition of new sexual identities and their associated orientations (2). The separation of the Feminist and Lesbianist movements, and (3). The differentiation of the “Old Gay” and “New Gay”lesbian identities.
Therefore, here attempted to believe that Toni Morrison's very success as a writer may be a testimony to her power to examine themes from various angles and to accept unresolved situations as they are. Patrick Bryce Bjork in his conclusion observes that: "Her[Toni Morrison] characters waver within the contradictions and ambiguities o desire and repression, control and chaos, attraction and chaos, attraction and repulsion, connection and withdrawal" (Song of Solomon, 1977). Some scholars have even come to the conclusion that what Toni Morrison talks about in her novels is almost entirely foreign, different from the notion of the "rugged individualist" that characterizes the works of the Transcendentalists, even distasteful to many Americans
Have you ever thought why the author wrote the book or why the book was organized and developed the way it was? In the book, Wild, the author Cheryl Strayed made interesting rhetorical appeals that both hurt and benefit her effectiveness to relate to the reader. The author carefully and cautiously chose what and where certain parts go or even what word is the best. . In this essay, I will demonstrate Strayed’s intended audience, situation, claim, purpose, and her the