Jack London had been an American novelist and is known for works such as The Call of the Wild, which McCandless greatly admired. Chris McCandless had greatly admired Jack London, going as far as carving “Jack London is King” at what came to be the site of his death. The Jack London quote used in the epigraph describes a scene in the forest but uses bitter imagery- yet somehow still romanticises it. “Alex” was unable to ever see past the facade London had built- given that London had hardly ever spent time in the wild himself and most definitely nowhere near as intense as Alaska. This chapter had described how he had been found and this quote leads back to that because though Chris was intelligent, he did not understand that London had to make nature sound beautiful.
This point is also sustained by the work of Emily Dickinson. She wrote at the tail end of the Romantic period, and even though she was influenced by some of the ideals of Transcendentalist, is commonly known as a writer from the Romanticism era. Her writing embodies the defining characteristics that were identified with this period. The main characteristic of Romanticism that Emily Dickinson portrayed in her poems is the emphases on how important Nature is for the transcendentalists. In most of her poems it is possible to find a kind of comparison of something found in Nature.
Reading the “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” the readers, also realize that one important thing in which Mark Twain unites the novel is that, Due to he was an humanist, he always appreciates the nature and always starts the chapter of his book, with some calm introductions for example sunshine’s, beautiful days, sort of heavenly surroundings and as the novel progresses one thing he makes the reader realizes is that Mother Nature is good but human Nature is Romantic and doesn’t make sense, for example the Injun joe scene, the humans are always greedy and want to use others. Due to Mark did not believe in any religion, he was influenced by both Romantics and Realists, but he adjusted that in two different perspectives for example, he was a Romantic in the case of Mother nature and a strict Realist in the case of Humans. Mark Twains methods which make the novel come alive is actually the language as the methods of Mark Twain were that He gets his facts first, and then he distorts them as much as you he pleases, as to the adjectives he states that “When in doubt, strike it out” and last but not least. He uses plains, simple language, short words and brief
This interview reveals aspects of Bradbury 's personality and influences. His voice and language demonstrate his incredible passion and loving nature, notably for books. He discloses how current events, specifically the Nazi book burnings, influenced Fahrenheit 451. With this, readers can better understand Bradbury 's warning and motivation against censorship. Brians describes the dystopia genre and its origins; lists prominent novels; summarizes common ideas and themes expressed.
John Muir’s essay, The Calypso Borealis, and William Wordsworth’s poem, I wandered Lonely as a Cloud, are two wonderfully written works centered towards their love for nature. They were able to create vivd images in the reader’s head through their writing as well as emotional transitions. Both works, inspired by events in the 19th century, have their differences, however, their emotion and love for nature is the same and creates the same impact with the
Sparks’ life experiences greatly influenced his writing. His real life love stories are shown through his writing. Love, tragedy, and fate are dominant themes in Sparks’ novels. The Notebook is one of Sparks’ most important and popular works. The Notebook is a story about having a second chance at love.
Heathcliff has the capacity to love, in fact he loves Catherine more than anything else, but her betrayal and his rough childhood destroyed what little hope he had of becoming a good, honest human. After Catherine and Edgar 's marriage, Heathcliff is hurt and bitter. In order to get back at them, Heathcliff decides to pursue Edgar 's little sister Isabella. He is able to easily convince Isabella to marry him, but he really sees her as nothing more than a tool he can use to upset Catherine and Edgar. Heathcliff has no regards for other people 's feelings because he
Within the literary world, the sociological approach can be presented within a widely multiplying range of dystopian and other literary works. They can either be functionalist, conflict, or interactionist perspectives. The Road, written by Cormac McCarthy, is a novel set in America, following a father and his son on a journey to the coast, however, it isn’t all pleasant. In a world of ash, destruction, and cannibalism, they must carry the fire, sacrifice, and love to survive each day on a dying planet. It is clearly apparent that the sociological approach is the most appropriate critical approach when examining The Road.
N. Scott Momaday is a Kiowa novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He devotes his life to protect and inherit the national culture heritage, and has published a large number of Indian literature with fresh content, unique style and light homesickness. Among his numerous literary works, the early published work The Way to Rainy Mountain belongs to a prose with beautiful style of writing and sincere affection. The way to Rainy Mountain is a Momaday’s journey to seek his root. He skillfully combines the life of his grandmother and the history of the people together, with a unique perspective, rich poetic language, delicate emotions to show readers the origin, development and decline of the culture of Indian 's Kiowa people.
According to Frank Madden, “William Stafford earned a Ph.D. from Iowa State University, and for many years taught at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon” (Madden 1164). Safford also wrote a tremendous amount, journaling many of his daily experiences. His first major collection of poems was published when he was forty-eight years old and later received the National Book Award in 1963. “Traveling Through the Dark” is one of Stafford’s most well-known poems because it, like many of his poems, tells an easily comprehensible story with underlying currents of greater meaning.
Everyone wondered why he dropped everything. Many believed it was because of his philosophical beliefs and his literary influences, but nevertheless they are simply wrong because he wanted to escape his imperfect relationship with his parents and he had a history of rebellion & risk-taking tendencies. A reason why Chris decided to leave everything behind and head down to Alaska, was because he wanted to escape the flawed relationship he had with his parents. Chris was the type of person who favored the world for it’s beauty rather than favor it for the materialistic items its people had to offer. When Chris graduated Emory University in May of 1990, his parents Walt and Billie offered to buy him a new car as a graduation present.
Chapters 14 & 15 explained Krakauer’s personal expedition to Devil’s Thumb. I learned a lot about Krakauer’s personal life and the factors contributing to his journey. After reading his personal experience, I understood his compassion for Chris McCandless 's life and journey and why he wrote Into The Wild. Krakauer explains how he had such devotion to climb Devil’s Thumb, but I interpreted this as him being type of guy who sets his mind to a task and then is extremely driven to accomplish it.
Jon Krakauer has a high amount of respect for Christopher J. McCandless; not only because they have many similarities, but because McCandless searched deep for the meaning of life and did as he pleased. In the book, “Into The Wild,” Krakauer not only tells the story of McCandless, but also of his own life, and how he has been shaped into his own. Krakauer had a deep love for the wild, just as Chris did. Though, the two did not do the same things, they both pursued their passions which made it easier for Krakauer to relate to Chris. Once climbing a mountain, Krakauer had ran into trouble, just as Chris did on his journey.
The writing style affects the reader by creating a connection between both the author and the reader. As he tells his story, he lacks quotation marks. Though I, myself, experienced no problem identifying who said what, other readers might struggle. However, McCourt wrote Angela’s Ashes long after his childhood. Remembering exactly