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.
Ray Bradbury, one of the most prolific science-fiction authors of the 20th century, wrote of the complexities of the human condition in his novel Fahrenheit 451. Montag, the protagonist, is a dutiful servant of his society, and is perfectly content with his life. He lives with his wife, Mildred, and they are well off and their lives appear to be fulfilled and untroubled. After a chance encounter with a curious girl named Clarisse, Montag’s perception of aspects of his world, specifically his happiness and the happiness of the people around him, changes considerably, and his life is forever transformed. Through a journey of questioning, analysis of his society, and contemplation, Montag’s idea of happiness develops throughout the novel until he reaches a state of understanding.
What Makes Happiness Happiness? Everyone defines happiness differently, but everyone needs happiness. The book Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse talks about how Siddhartha finds happiness through many ways. He leaves home and his friend, Govinda, to find enlightenment. He starves himself, he learns love, he thinks of suicide… Fortunately, he meets a ferryman, who becomes his best friend also his “teacher”, and helps him find the ultimate way to achieve enlightenment.
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.
This paper evaluates realism, which is a major theme in the narrative “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” To begin with, the book provides a real account of a small society in Mississippi. Realism is entrenched in every aspect of the text from the manner in which he describes the events to the occurrences. First, Twain’s book was a subject to a huge literary criticism owing to the language employed. Some of the critics cited it as being coarse due to the use of
Literature during the Romantic period ignored problems such as poverty and discrimination. In addition, those writers used condescending tones regarding people who could not control these harsh conditions in which the lived under. Realism challenged this unawareness and ignorance by addressing the facts of American life and the different perspectives that a broad spectrum of people had. According to James Farrell, “It seeks to present in the more humanizing terms of literature much of what the newspapers sensationalize and view with alarm”. In other words, realism created a stage that placed the general population’s problems in a spotlight.
In fact, it’s like the alternative because Romeo and Juliet are allowed to be together and they never died. Further, the modern ending ended with no real lesson of their true love, but showed how the dads can cooperated and make peace. In this situation, Montague and Capulet worked together to create a plan that had worked, but also making their children happy. Modern Romeo and Juliet may not be as involved with drama as the original, but they sure do find a way back to each other. As well as a cost of humor which came from the kidnapper in the end.
His writing gives his stories interesting and funny traits not a lot of authors have. This makes O. Henry’s style very different. In conclusion, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and O. Henry each have an extraordinary signature writing style. As you can see classic authors have different writing styles shown in the previous writings. They use these styles to hook people’s attention in their story.
Also, the quote from the congressman that reads “He [John Murphy] married her [widow of Mr. Harris, the first victim], and is happy and respected and prosperous yet. Ah, it was like a novel, sir - it was like a romance” provides the mood that contradicts the earlier part of the story (Twain). The ironical statements provides antithetical moods or other aspects that further enriches the humorous
Although love at times can inflict harm, love is a force of good as it joins people together, brings out the best qualities in a person, and provides joy. Looking at the book Romeo and Juliet, you see love as a good impact as it brings people together. In this book, there are two teenagers, valiant Romeo, from the Montague family, and beautiful Juliet, from the Capulet family who fall in love and marry each other secretly. In the end, they kill themselves based on their love and when their parents find out, they end the feud to honor their children saying, “O’ brother Montague, give me thy hand.” (5.3.296) Here, love connected the Capulets and Montagues. Because of love, a feud ended and peace was restored between the families and the streets of Verona.