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.
Life in America James Baldwin is one of the most inspirational writers to live, so it comes to no surprise you can find similarities in other writers’ work. In one of his better writings, “My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation,” James Baldwin warns his nephew white people are going to hate him simply because he’s black. Baldwin abvices his nephew throughout his letter to ignore what white people tell him because they want to see him, and everyone else with colored skin, struggle. Garnette Cadogan “Black and Blues” is a similarly successful story, the story depicts how Cadogan grew up in the dangerous streets of Jamaica, and then went to America during his adult life. Growing up in Jamaica
Not only are there conflicts between Keiko and Henry, but also Henry and his father, and Henry and his son, Marty. Within the novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, there are several conflicts between characters which the setting aids in shaping Henry into the man he is by the end. An illustration of this would be the relationship between Henry and his father. Henry’s father helps further shape Henry as a character throughout the novel using conflict. Without Henry’s father’s accustomed Chinese beliefs, Henry may have never liked jazz or became so infatuated with a Japanese girl named Keiko.
When it comes to his family, Jason aligns his ideals with and draws his inspiration almost entirely from his mother and Julia. While certain scenes present the father in a tolerable light, the chapter ‘Souvenirs’ stands as a symbol for the discourse in their father-son relationship. Jason’s dad is actually far to similar to his son, as shown by the quickness with which he shirked from an altercation with his boss, to serve as a proper role model. In the later half of that same chapter, however, Jason recounts “I had no idea mom could be so bulletproof”(193) when depicting how she stood up to the spoiled, highschool thieves. Far more than just a juxtaposition to the father’s frailness, the mother’s action serve as an idealized metaphor for Jason’s own struggles.
The symbol of the vehicle is a complicated symbol because its meaning changes as the story advance. It represents the bond between Henry and Lyman. The car was bought at first because the brothers admired the beauty of the car, and after their summer-long trip together and time spent on the car. However, over time, even when Henry comes back to the car and the brother’s relationship was distant, the car brought the brothers back in unison. At the end of the story when Henry takes his life into this own hands by drowning in the river, Lyman knows that he has lost his innocence and his connection to his brother, and, therefore, he has no use for the car.
These three men are Leonce Pontellier, the husband, Robert Lebrun, the emotional need, and Alcee Arobin, the physical need, In “Awakening” the first man that shows the qualities Enda wants in a man is her husband Leonce Pontellier. Leonce is the husband that Edna should have. Leonce and Edna share a father/daughter type relationship, Leonce wants her to fit the role of a wife and mother, and worries about Edna throughout the novel. Edna and Leonce share a father/daughter relationship due to Edna doing as she pleases and Leonce following behind cleaning up the mess Edna leaves in her wake. “He grasped the situation with his usual promptness and handled it with his well-known business tact and cleverness,” Leonce needed to fix the messes that Edna created because he needed to save face to the outside world.
During this period, some author such as Scott Fitzgerald wrote novels and short stories criticizing materialism and the selfish individualism of the age. For instance, the novel “The great Gatsby” which tells us the story of Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire that lives his life trying to win the heart of Daisy Buchanan, with Nick Carraway acting as the narrator. This fiction is not only a love story but also, a portrait of the society Fitzgerald was immersed in. During the whole novel he represents the most outstanding characteristics of the society of the jazz age. Based on this I am going to analyze the characters of Tom, Daisy, Gatsby Myrtle and George as representative of the three Social classes presented and its connection with the American dream as well as the places where they live.
Influence in The Picture of Dorian Gray And The Book of Job The Picture of Dorian gray is a novel written by Oscar Wilde. Dorian Gray is the main character in this book and it revolves around his life and how the characters in the novel influence the protagonist’s life. Dorian Gray is depicted as a wealthy, beautiful, and unspoiled male who changes his life completely by sinning and pleasure after meeting Lord Henry who totally influenced his life. Wilde writes a story whereby the main character Dorian Gray is influenced to embark on a hedonistic life; a life he had feared for a very long time. Dorian was an innocent man who was forced to pursue his desires and later on became hopeless because he never looked into the ethical side of his desires.
The husband, Philemon, is a little bit of a control freak who loves his daily rituals almost as much as he loves him beautiful wife, Matilda. Upon hearing a rumour, Philemon returns home early and catches his wife sleeping with another man, who accidently leaves his suit behind. Philemon then uses the momento to exact revenge on his wife with the use of mind games and humiliation. The Suit has a deeper meaning to me though. I feel that it is a story that touches on the human self-centeredness and the judgment that comes along with it.