The most evidence of Blake’s influence is shown in the His Dark Materials trilogy. In the acknowledgements of Pullman’s trilogy, he states that even though he has stolen ideas from almost all the books he has read that, “three debts are to be acknowledged above all others: Heinrich von Kleist’s On the Marionette Theatre, John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and “the works of William Blake”” (qtd. in Whittaker 2). Blake's poetry is also frequently used in the chapter headings of The Amber Spyglass; in the opening chapter of the novel Pullman uses the first four lines of Blake’s Little Girl Lost (Whittaker 2, 8). Pullman also draws inspiration from Blake’s Little Girl Lost
Every book has at least one character that learns lessons throughout the whole story, regardless of the setting and the intention of the book. The epic poem Beowulf is not an exception. Having a didactic characteristic, the book tries to teach the characters lessons and morals through different approaches. Written by an unknown author, the story takes place in Denmark and Geatland, nowadays Sweden, during the early 6th century. Beowulf, the main character as well as an epic hero, learns numerous lessons during his adventure to Denmark.
Books provide knowledge, and knowledge provides power, yet throughout history, countless books have been banned by different religions, governments, and institutions, with varying intentions. Two authors of such banned books include Ray Bradbury and William Golding. Esteemed novelists, Bradbury and Golding both wrote many pieces that were heavily influenced by his distinct upbringing. Ray Bradbury was fascinated by futuristic, imaginative themes from a young age, dedicating much of his childhood to reading adventure and fantasy novels (“Ray Bradbury”). Striving to create a legacy through his fiction like his favorite fantasy authors had, Bradbury began publishing his writing out of high school.
He has been writing all of his life it was his destiny that brought him to the writing world. From the second that Tabitha pulled that copy of “Carrie” put of the trash can, his life has never been the same since. Restating what Garyn G. Roberts said we don't read Stephens books or watch his movies for the horror but for the name Stephen Edwin
As stated earlier, sailing expeditions became popular during the Viking Age as the Vikings searched for new lands to conquer and settle in. This led to the discovery of the uninhabitable lands Iceland and Greenland. Iceland was discovered by Naddodd, a Norwegian who was one of the first settlers in the Faroe Islands. Naddodd had set a course back to Norway from the Faroes, but a storm knocked him off course, and he landed in present-day Iceland. He didn’t see anyone else living there and claimed it for Norway.
Beowulf embodies the characteristics of a hero: bravery, physical power, more than the average human. Although well aware of facing death, the characteristics of bravery was demonstrated in Beowulf as he was eager to defeat Grendel “I shall show the strength and boldness of Geats giving him battle” (p.44, 39-40). Beowulf has proven his strength and bravery which allows him to boast being a hero. When he gets older, Beowulf’s courage and commitment to his country is still intact. Eager was Beowulf in his quest but timid, scared was the cross.
He gathered fourteen men to sail with him to Hrothgar’s land. After he arrived there, he waited for nightfall because he knew that is when Grendel would come. When Grendel came, Beowulf was ready. Beowulf fought Grendel with his bare hands. He had such a tight grip on Grendel’s arm, he actually ripped it off.
And the king’s dream is the best explanation. A dream made the king become lose his passion of live and have no joy and no peace, destroyed his normal life and influenced the operation of a nation. Then owing to the dream, the king spent a lot of energy and money on it to find the woman and he even didn’t know whether she was real or not. Fortunately, he found her and got married with her; this legendary story sounds so unrealistic but it does attract reader’s eyes. And we all know that’s the power of love story.
Beowulf had plenty of successful accomplishments. He had defeated the monstrous Grendel which would typically be not so easy to do, but it was for him. Grendel was out to destroy the Danes. Beowulf had put together a well thought-out plan and waited for him to step into Heorot before he attacked him. He was also going in without any weapons in order to make the fight fair since Grendel would not have any.
It comprises of 103 poems translated in English by Rabindranath Tagore himself. He became the first non-European writer to be awarded with Nobel Prize in 1913 for the translated version of Gitanjali in literature. Originally Gitanjali was written in Bengali which comprises of 157 poems and was published in 14 august 1910. Tagore began writing at very young age and many of his verses are in the form of prayer written during hard and painful period of his life during which he lost his father, wife daughter and son in quick succession. He became unshakably devoted to god and his verses are spiritual in nature.