There is quite a bit of violence, vulgar language and restrictions for anyone under eighteen. The attributes toward lighting is scarce when they are committing violent or illegal activity. Nevertheless, the gangster became a fascinating figure in American culture promoting certain values and practicing violence for certain reasons (Ruth 1996: 2). "Some of the most popular writers of crime fiction are Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Raymond Chandler and Edgar Allan Poe and their inventions of such characters as Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and Philip Marlowe" (Priestman 2003:
Lewis is a fictional story written in the form of a series of letters. It gives us a look at a demon named Screwtape, who is giving a young demon (Wormwood) advice on how to make his “patient” stumble in his walk of faith. I think Lewis ' s style of writing does a fantastic job of helping the reader recognize subtle deceptions of the Devil. There are several reasons why Lewis ' s writing style is able to do this so well. The first reason is the way he structures his writing.
Many classic novels are identified as such when they can maintain their relevance despite the historical context. Joseph Heller’s novel, Catch-22, is a notably classic piece of literature since several of its themes are still applicable today. The philosopher Voltaire states: “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong”, and this concept is expressed as a theme in this novel. Voltaire’s quote is proven true through the unjust lives of the bombardiers as well as scenarios with a falsely accused chaplain and mistakenly dead doctor. Furthermore, I concur with Voltaire’s quote due to my knowledge of the current conditions and events in Iran.
The links between song, “It’s all over now, baby blue” and the story are very interesting. The serial killer, Charles Schmid inspired the character, Arnold Friend. Arnold Friend is also used as a symbol for the devil throughout the story. In the story, there were many indications that represented him as the devil. Along with symbolism, Oates used themes in this story to emphasize
Even though it’s nonfiction, it reads much like a fiction novel would, getting comparisons to ¬To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. What makes it even more compelling than the fictional novel is that these are the stories of real people, of those wrongly convicted or unfairly sentenced. Stevenson’s memoir truly shows the power of mercy and what it can do for those wronged by judiciaries. This book’s story of justice and redemption and Stevenson’s struggle to free convicts from unjust or excessive punishment is deeply moving and powerful. The reader will root for him as he struggles to do as much as he can for the accused.
Edgar Allan Poe is most famous for the gothic themes he presents in his writings, this was no exception for Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”. Several important ideas are brought up about the story’s central theme of revenge. These ideas can be broken down into 3 parts: the incentive, the extent, and the reaction of the person partaking in revenge. It is essential to consider these ideas while reading Poe’s story, in order to comprehend his views on revenge. It also provides the reader the ability to question their own views on revenge as well as compare it with Poe’s.
When faced with adversity, people become stronger, wiser, and are forced to discover abilities they didn’t know they had in order to survive. Horace’s quote on the subject is absolutely correct, because adversity is what prompts people to build character. In instances such as The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester and the United States during World War Two, Horace was proven to be accurate in his statement. The Professor and the Madman is a brilliant non fiction novel that shows the life of Dr. William C. Minor as he faces charges of murder. Throughout the book, Minor is a man searching for his purpose in life.
He took into consideration many elements to ensure his works reached a point where the reader would feel awestruck and could feel the many feelings pictured in the writings. Poe’s characters and stories were represented often by the rejection of the rational, a characteristic of the Romantic era, exchanging it with intuition and emotions. In "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", considered the first detective story, Poe introduces us to Auguste Dupin. Dupin, throughout the story, tries to constantly think like the criminal, following his intuition in order to resolve the crime. The display of emotions in his stories is what draws the attention of the reader.
Point of view is very important when it comes to writing, especially fiction books. The point of view determines through whose eyes the reader experiences the story. There are various types of different point of views and each one has their strengths and weaknesses. In the Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, the point of view used is an unusual one. The narrator speaks in first person plural, “we” which allows the reader to see things from the perspectives of a group of teenage boys.
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a very dense novel that focuses on the development of the main character and the supporting characters which could be defined as Bildungsroman. The narrator, Kambili, takes a reader through the psychology of the characters and explores them in different ways. At the beginning, we are exposed to the family that has a patriarchal figure as a father and a husband who is the perpetrator of domestic violence. Yet he is a role model and a remarkable figure to the public. The novel penetrates deep through various forms of violence which are coercive, discursive and domestic and are the ones that separate families, communities and the Nigerian nation as a whole.