The Impact of Robert Frost on American Culture “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” This is a quote from Robert Frost, one of the most influential writers in American history. He is most remembered for his realism writings and informal writing methods. Frost has been quoted by many great authors and even recognized by John F. Kennedy himself. He received a numerous amount of awards in his lifetime. He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his work, and on July 22, 1961, Frost was named poet of Vermont (William H. Pritchard 2000).
The sad woman, Hester, commences to watch her delightful child grow each day; and each day she grows more beautiful, more intelligent than the last (Hawthorne 41). However, as we begin to see more of Pearl, it is obvious that the little gem has inherited all of Hester’s main characteristics: her moodiness, her passion, her defiance, and her constant mischief. Although Hesther sees Pearl as the best thing that has ever happened to her, she begins to worry about the little girl. This sparks the everlasting conflict between Pearl and the Puritan
Whitman worked the majority of his life, including employments as a writer, instructor, government representative, and medical attendant in the Civil War. It’s very obvious to see in their poems the distinctions they had when communicating thoughts regarding basic themes. Although, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman had numerous contrasts in their composition styles, they had death as repetitive point in their lyrics.
Larkin’s early work shows the influence of Yeats. His first book, The North Ship, published in 1945 at his own expense, reflects his early infatuation with Yeats. Afterwards The Less Deceived, published in 1955, marked Larkin as an up-and-coming poet. The title itself makes clear Larkin’s newfound disillusionment with Yeats and modernism in general. Two more collections followed at similarly lengthy intervals: The Whitsun Weddings (1965), considered by many to be his finest achievement, and his last collection High Windows (1974), confirmed him as one of the finest poets in English Literary History.
Both his parents had also passed away by now and this only resulted in him becoming stronger and producing works of greater quality on the stage. In 1936, he became the first American playwright to receive the Nobel Prize in literature for, ''the power, honesty and deep-felt emotions of his dramatic works, which embody an original concept of tragedy." He soon suffered from another personal tragedy when he had a falling out with his daughter Oona and ended their relationship after she decided to marry actor Charlie Chaplin. After a notable absence from the dramatic world and the stage, O'Neill returned to the theatre with one of his most celebrated plays, The Iceman Cometh. In 1953, at the age of 65, Eugene O'Neill passed away due to bronchial pneumonia.
Mary Shelley was a born in London, England on August 30, 1797. Following in her parent’s footsteps, she became one of the most famous authors of her time (Means). Her most popular work is Frankenstein or, the Modern Prometheus (Leighton 69). Since Mary Shelley was homeschooled, she was more intelligent than most girls her age. Her father, being a famous writer, caused Mary Shelley to be exposed to many different writers.
How many times have we heard about the Shakespeare's influence? Because of the particular and flawless works of William Shakespeare, it is not surprising that why he is an influential person in the literary society for more than century. Undoubtedly, there are many people willing to let their heart be broken and cry for his work over and over again. Although his body was consumed by the time, his name and spirit are still breathing in our world through the poetry, literature, book or even movie. It can be found Shakespeare's influence in every entertainment industry, especially his shortest and bloodiest tragedy like Macbeth (1610), which is the most famous one.
In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin readers realize how the main character, Louise Mallard, shows how she is joyful while gaining her independence after a tragic accident. The hysterical crying, continuously staring out the open window, and having heart trouble are key symbols throughout the short story. Chopin’s title of the short story is spot on as well. She is quick to the point and describes all the events during the short story that are covered in only an hour time. “The Story of an Hour” is introduced by readers learning that Louise Mallard has heart trouble.
The “American dream” has always been the idea of achieving success through hard work and determination, and has been a topic for discussion for quite some time. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote extensively about it as one of the central themes in his magnum opus, “The Great Gatsby”. However, instead of attempting to inspire his readers with characters who made the dream come true for them, he tries to lecture the reader on how the dream died in the 1920s. One might even say that the overall mood of the novel might be one of strong cynicism, as it is distinctly indicated by the personalities of two characters in the book: Daisy and Tom Buchanan. While Daisy is portrayed as narcissistic and self-centered, Tom is shown as manipulative and forceful.
Amongst some of the greatest teachers of poetry in the 20th century it is not surprising that Theodore Roethke would be one of the names that is normally quoted. Some of the greatest American poets of the late 20th century have been inspired by his common theatrical classroom style and his passion. Suffering from a spells mental illness that were undiagnosed, Roethke also has an obsession for a lust for life. Although Roethke wrote many diverse body of works, it was "The Waking." that won him 1954 Pulitzer Prize for his poetry Some of his other works famous literature includes "Open House" and "The Far Field."