3. Social Realism in Sherman Alexie’s Literary Works If we scrutinize the literary works of Sherman Alexie, we can realize that social realism has been impacted in most of his writings, especially, poems, short stories, and novels. Alexie wants to show a faithful image of social reality of postmodern age through creating characters, plot- construction, and themes. Alexie wants to highlight his subtle attitude towards social issues of his home country. What he wants to share with the people of the postmodern era is, equally true for any country of any age.
How does this text BUILD on our knowledge and understanding of the writer? Source title formatting Text #19: “Tomson Highway: Interview with Sherman Alexie” (Book Review) 2. How does the text deepen our understanding of Alexie and his writing? The text deepens our understanding of Alexie and his writing because it tells us that he was inspired by native American authors to write because it connected to him personally as he is a Native American as well who had to endure common ordeals. It is quoted in the text by Alexie, “I got into the class, and my professors, Alex Kwo, gave me an anthology of contemporary Native American poetry called Songs from this Earth on Turtle’s back.
Poe believes that stories that dealt with gothic literature needed to have allegories in them to have a second level of meaning in addition to it’s literal meaning. Theses types of elements were popular in this time period because they taught moral lessons and contributed to the dark feeling a person undergoes when finding the true meaning of not only the story, but are able to personally understand the true feeling the author is trying to make individuals feel. In “The Tale and Its Effect”, Poe stated that he used and supported unity of effect to go about discussing the themes he embedded within his stories in order to make the reader to feel a certain way. He believes that they need to be short and sweet so that the author can get all the details to the reader. Poe exclaims that short stories are superior to novels because one is able to sit down and finish it in one-sitting rather than breaking the experience, with the possibility of forgetting important elements.
I read this book not only because it was on a required reading list for one of my school classes, but also because it had been recommended to me by a friend a while ago. The book was an instant best-seller and was also one of the first mass-produced books in America. It's considered to be Hawthorne's masterwork. The main characters are the center of a story; they make the key decisions and experience the consequences of those decisions. Throughout America's bestselling writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, we learn about the fascinating main characters.
Although morality may seem complicated at times, Gulliver 's Travels and Huckleberry Finn provide different perspectives on the issue and how to discern right from wrong. Jonathan Swift 's novel centers around the question of power over inferior groups and its appropriate use, while Twain 's work deals with the morality of racism and slavery. These authors show how one can judge between right and wrong by considering the truth of society 's cultural rules, the impact of a choice on others, and the advancement of a righteous cause. Despite the fictional nature of these two novels, they provide valuable lessons, tools, and thoughts for
In the novel, “Sula”, author Toni Morrison addresses a series of obstacles faced by individuals who find themselves entrenched within marginalised societies. Morrison’s writing style differs from most other authors in the sense that it sheds light on imperative issues that would otherwise remain concealed; issues such as internecine racism, patriarchy and scapegoating within the African-American context. In “Sula”, Morrison introduces the question: What is the relationship between the individual and the community? She manages to do so by describing the conflict that exist between the Sula Peace and her local community. As a consequence of this conflict Sula, one of the main protagonists in the novel, becomes the scapegoat of her community.
The most powerful way to reach an audience is through a character’s emotions. For only when we connect with the characters on an emotional level, does the interaction become deep and meaningful. Well written scenes that include character’s emotions allow the audience to viscerally take part in the story and bond with the characters. S. Selina Jamil, PhD, English professor at Prince George’s Community College, is the author of the critical essay entitled “Emotions in THE STORY OF AN HOUR’. This is a scholarly article published in “The Explicator”, a quarterly journal of literary, in 2009.
‘Refugee blues’ is a narrative poem which creates a feeling of a refugee telling a story to the readers. The narrative poem helps creates empathy and compassion as the readers are put in a position where they understand the state of withdrawal. Furthermore, in the poem, repetition is used at the end of each stanza with the phrase ‘my dear’. This structure gives emphasis on the feelings of self-pity, tiredness, and alienation. To add on, the repetition of ‘my dear’ creates sympathy as the victims were the families of the refugees.
Since his books are sold like hot cake the way they are written, he favors news paper column, speeches and other means of communiqué to moralize people for the awakening of India. Whatever may be the case but Chetan Bhagat finds rewarding niche in chronicling lives of the youth of middle class. He is the bestselling writer in English one has ever heard of. His name doesn’t grace any Booker list, but it is found on the lips of every ‘college student in India. While the global literate dwell on the fiction of India’s wonderful past, Chetan Bhagat has become India’s favorite author by accepting the' present.
The poem My Mother The Land by Phill Moncrieff poetically describes the struggles the aboriginal people faced at the hands of the European people and colonisation throughout history. The fact that the author based the poem on accurate historical events adds to the authenticity of representations and engages the reader in an emotional journey with the struggles the aboriginal people faced with the somewhat loss of their country, culture, identity, people and place. The author uses a variety of language features and text structures to create this view point, for instance the author uses several language features and text structures throughout verse one to demonstrate the loss of culture and people. The poet uses effective language features throughout the poem to describe the loss that the narrator feels in their country, culture, identity, people