Vonnegut’s struggle to write an antiwar novel was actually a struggle to find a suitable perspective to represent an experience that goes beyond human comprehension. Vonnegut in Slaughterhouse-Five narrates and shaped his own life in the similar way he later narrates the life of his main character with reference to Tralfamadorian’s time theory that everything is laid before us to see at the same time. In first chapter, Vonnegut introduces us with his difficulties and struggles he had to remember what had happened and find the right words to illustrate what he had seen during the war. He mentions that he thought the book would be easy to write—all he would have to do is to simply report what he had seen. But this does not work.
SPENSER AND VIRGIL: A LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP Spencer’s Faerie Queene seems to have developed itself from Virgil’s works, using the same stories, yet contextualizing them differently. Spenser, in this way, points out that the stories we know may seem like one thing but indicate another, through these four adoptions and borrowings he makes from Virgil: a travelling hero, a divine mission, relationship between love and war, and poetic style. Spenser borrows the concept of a hero that is going through a special journey from Virgil’s Aeneid where we witness the quest of Aeneas to establish Rome, as indicated at the first stanza of the epic: “…and many losses/ he bore in battle too, before he could found a city,/bring his gods to Latium, source of the Latin race, / the Alban lords and the high walls of Rome.” Like Aeneas, Redrosse in Faerie Queene is travelling, too, as stated: “Upon a great adventure he was bond” However, Redcrosse’s quest has no such political ambition, his quest is to “winne him worship, and [Gloriana’s] grace to have” . He is a rather young, inexperienced knight, “nothing did he dread, but ever was ydrad.” , as opposed to Aeneas who has fought in Troy and whose fame as a warrior has spread widely. Although he derives the journey of a hero from Virgil, Spenser converts this concept into something his Christian and English audience could relate to.
Here the novelist has shed a new light of his autobiographical issues through his protagonist. In this regard, Alexian Indian Killer can be compared with David Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers. Both novelists have focused on their own familial conflicts, forbidden attraction, psychological trauma of their respective age, because both Alexie and Lawrence have tasted the
That is what I intend to discover in my work. To do so I will analyze one of King’s masterpieces It. This novel by King is filled with Lovecraftian elements. There are parallelisms between King’s entities and Lovecraftian gods, King’s characters and Lovecraft’s characters, King’s settings and Lovecraft’s settings, etc. Analyzing King’s work, one can see how strong Lovecraft legacy is and will be.
Example: How does the desire for power and position affect the character of Okonkwo throughout Things Fall Apart? What do we learn from this? LITERARY ANALYSIS QUESTION: Write a question dealing with HOW an author chose to compose a literary piece. How did the author manipulate point of view, characterization, poetic form, archetypal hero patterns, for example? Example: How does the use of nature imagery in Frankenstein affect tone throughout the novel?
How important is geographical location to the action of the texts on this course? Choose two novels on the course and explore the relationship between environments and the formation of plot and character. For my essay, I have decided to explore the importance of geographical locations within the texts Alice in Wonderland and Northern lights. Both texts play with the idea of make believe, and take place within fictional worlds. These worlds dream like contexts create an alternative reality in which common sense references are constantly questioned and challenged.
Q1- Speculative fiction texts frequently have a clear political critique at their center, offering warnings about the present and the future. How can dystopian fiction go beyond warning to testimony? Use texts by both American or European and Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) authors to explore how dystopian fiction can be a medium for testimony or bearing witness, as well as criticism. Are there aspects of dystopian speculative fiction that make it particularly appropriate for testimony? Focus your analysis on three or four novels, though feel free to reference other books from your list.
While sticking to the main theme of Nationalism, the novel goes beyond it and explores the varying themes of Love, Modernity, Role of women, Morality and the concept of the inside home and the outside world. The author’s use of paradoxes like home/world, love/politics, and tradition/modernity make the novel seem almost allegorical. Rabindranath Tagore himself lived through the tumultuous times that led up to India’s independence and the novel ‘The home and the world’ was a way of him voicing his own thoughts disguised in the form of literature and it can be said that Tagore uses his real life experiences and opinions to form this novel. Swadeshi literally means “of our own country”. It was a nationalist movement where foreign goods were to be boycotted and there was promotion of buying domestic goods.
E-mail: email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ___________________________________________________________________________ Abstract A writer may use ancient myths, legends and folklore unconsciously in his works. Raja Rao uses ancient mythological motifs deliberately as a technique of narration. In Kanthapura he depicts the epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavatha.
Subject:The Cultural Study Of “River of Fire” by Qurratulain Hyder : Abstract The research is intended at the the study of culture in the novel “River of Fire” by Qurratulain Hyder. The main objective of the research is to contribute to the cultural significance of the novel .It is also aimed at the exploration of a composite culture of subcontinent Indo-pak through various epochs of history and factors that shattered it. The novel timelines spanned over two thousand years starting from the time of Chandargapt to the partition of India. It encompasses the fates of four recurring characters over two and a half millennia: Gautam, Champa, Kamal, and Cyril—Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Christian. The researcher