Edgar Allan Poe is an American literary legend who has altered the way of writing we know today. Poe is not only known for his words on paper, but he is also known for how he has dealt with the difficulties in his life; Poe lost several parental figures in his life, because of this the austere John Allan was his longest fatherly figure. Though all the difficulties in Edgar’s life, he always prevailed to create incredibly descriptive writing. One of the most encouraging and positive people in his life was his loving wife Virgina, she of course, as all things in Poe’s life did not have the average relationship with Poe, she was his cousin. Edgar Allan Poe was often described as being intelligent and talented yet cocky.
Jack Kerouac lived through this generation and wrote his famous novel On The Road. In the book he shows what The Beat generation about, what freedom can do for an individual, and how it formed his moral beliefs. On March 22 1922 in Lowell Massachusetts Jack kerouac born. In his early life his brother Gerard died of rheumatic fever at the age of nine. This filled his childhood with grief and made him antisocial with very few friends.
The article “Zeopod 10: His Dark Materials– Blake and Pullman” written by Jason Whittaker, an author of several books on the subject of Blake, concludes that Pullman 's interest in Blake started long before his writings reflected his work and was even the President of the Blake Society in 2004 (2). It is also mentioned that he has extensively written about the Romantic poet (Whitaker 2). Pullman’s trilogy composed of Northern Lights, known as The Golden Compass in the United States, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass was published between 1995 and 2000. His critically acclaimed The Amber Spyglass was awarded the Whitbread Book of the Year prize in 2002 while The Golden Compass was made into a movie in 2007 (Whittaker 1). The most evidence of Blake’s influence is shown in the His Dark Materials trilogy.
The aim of this research paper is to unravel optimism with a parallel description of symbols and themes. Before analyzing the symbols, the story and the themes that reflected the elements of optimism it is necessary to shed light on optimistic attitudes and feelings of author that is highlighted in the novel ‘The Old Man and the Sea’. Earnest Hemingway-an American short story writer, Novelist and Journalist- is a famous figure in the literary world of 20th century. Moreover, he is one of the most celebrated figures of American English literature. He struggled hard throughout his life, yet he did not let loose the imagination of optimization.
Irving had a knack for making up authors for stories he created. Under his aliases he played the role of a satirist. For example, one of the authors he created was Jonathan Oldstyle, which was to imitate the British writers that could not accept the values of the United States. Even though writing was where his heart belonged, Irving’s father sent him to the failing family business overseas
Much like most logical arguments and narratives, Alexie guides the audience in a structured manner through his life, showcasing only the memorable moments. In fact, he introduces his entire narrative with an anecdote about the time he “learned to read with a Superman comic book” (Alexie 175). However, there was some aspect of conflict in the story. Alexie laments about how “a smart Indian [was] a dangerous person, widely feared and ridiculed by Indians and non-Indians alike” (Alexie 177). Although, instead of developing this idea, Alexie fought it, and showed how he was able to overcome this ideological barrier by harnessing the power of reading.
The Interesting life of Robert Frost “In three words I can sum up everything i've learned about life: it goes on” (___). This quote means this writer must have gone through alot, because that's the mindset you have to have for a hard life. Robert Frost used a a form of writing from New England.The first ever Pulitzer Prize winner lived long enough to be considered many times for the Nobel award,but was continually disregarded presumably because of his support for dictators Pinochet and Jorge Rafael Videla.Unlike Tolstoy,he was much distressed to have never been awarded the Nobel Prize. Mr.Frost only received 15$ for his first poem. You have to have some courage to write more poems after that.
Nick and Marjorie are very rebellious of what humanity wants them to be. “In Our Time” is a short story about Nick Adams, one of the characters created by Hemingway. He is a young juvenile who is looking for a destination to go. Throughout the story he experienced many obstacles such as going to war. Like Nick, Hemingway enlisted in the war and experienced some of the same hardships.
The textual evidence will show the reader how fictional mediums, such as literature and cinema, apply to one’s understanding of real-life circumstances. In the famous novel, Things Fall Apart, there are many characters worth analyzing. However, the one that showed the most promise is that of Okonkwo. He is considered the leader of the Igbo community and rises to his station through his fear of one day of becoming like his father. His father was sought as lazy, weak—things Okonkwo fought so hard not to become.
By the 1920s Frost became America’s most important poets and would win the Pulitzer Prize in 1924. It is known that his most famous moment in history is the honor of reading a poem for the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. At the age of 88, Frost passed away on January 29, 1963. Frost was and still is considered one of America’s greatest poets for his literature and since his death his reputation has not diminished. Writing in 1999, Joyce Carol Oates stated, “Frost influence is so persuasive in American poetry, like Whitman’s, as to be beyond assessment.