As people read literature, it can pose many benefits to them by offering help in their lives. One of these benefits is that it warns people about hubris and teaches them to happy with what they have in life and not sad about what they don’t. There are some classic writings, such as Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut, and Macbeth, by Shakespeare, which are prime examples of pieces of literature which have subliminal messages warning us to not be over ambitious. There are also contemporary writings, specifically an article about Trump, by Callum Borchers, which give us examples of present day people who are being affected by their own ego. When people read others writing, whether it is contemporary or classic literature, they are taught about how it is human nature to always want more than they currently have and the dangers that can arise from not being humble, which helps shape their identity and can be used as a guide throughout life.
Literary Criticism in the Post-Truth Era Lying has become a new language in the post-truth era. It has become a solution for comfort and for others, it is to protect their loved ones from the harm it may cause. We now live in a society where political issues are getting bigger and bigger and getting recognized once again, as these things happen in real life. The topic will be brought up once again and people will voice their opinions and there will always be two sides, those who agree and those who disagree.
The fictional world is full of chaos, as people tend to prefer unstable theories to countless philosophies. Specifically, there is a literary shift from linearity and order to randomness and fragmentation. Consequently, Postmodernist writers understand that their works are subject to interpretation; however, they believe that the flexibility of understanding in texts is the basis for the development of innovative ideas in society. Moreover, Kurt Dinan writes in a nonlinear, flexible fashion by writing with a component of Mystery. Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature.
Fosters book, How to Read Literature Like a Professor, is useful when analyzing quests because it helps readers see the changes that a character goes through as they mature and develop through their quest to gain self
The main characters in both literary piece must overcome challenges by using their knowledge. They must conquest what is getting in their way by using their intelligence; whether it may be Gods trying to delay his journey back home or defying society and trying to create diversity. Another way these books were similar was that both of the main character’s mentors were very smart and use their knowledge to help them. In the Odyssey, Athena helps Odysseus when he most needs her. In Fahrenheit 451, Faber helps out Guy when he is struggling with reading and his stress.
Theme is defined as the underlying meaning in a work of literature. Authors develop theme to connect literature to our daily lives. “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, “A and P” by John Updike, and “Cold Equations” by Tom Goodwin, all have different themes, but place an important emphasis on the heartache and pain caused by learning the truths in life. In these short stories, each character has a realization about life and it changes their future perspective on the world.
The narrator, Nick Caraway, in the Great Gatsby guides us through the book, Caraway is believable, and the reader wants to trust in his narrative. Therefore, every time changes his mind about the protagonist, Jay Gatsby, the reader tends to change their mind too. In the book, the interplay between determinate and indeterminate meanings trigger several cognitive processes, that will help the reader construct the meaning of the text, for example: retrospection, anticipation of what will come next, fulfillment or disappointment of our anticipation, revision of our understanding of characters and events. The portrayal of Jay Gatsby is the best example, the reader´s opinion of Gatsby is always changing. When Caraway first mentioned Gatsby ‘there was something
In his quote, Stephen King was inferring that literature in general should make a reader get involved with what they are reading, so much that it will even affect how they are feeling from their comfort levels to how they react. I do agree with Stephen King’s statement, literature should make you feel something, it should be something that pulls you in and makes you want to know more. If you are reading something that gets under your skin or makes you react, it makes what you are reading more alluring, so much in fact that a reader could feel like they’re on a personal level with a book or feel like they are compelled to read more. The purpose of literature should be to have the reader feel something, making you want to react and feel an obligation
Expressive writing is a tool that people can utilize now and for the rest of their lives. It teaches people how to express themselves and understand how they can use their current situation to overcome future stressful situations. Ciotti explains that writing about a certain topic for a period of time allows people to “build off of older thoughts” and utilize life kong ideas that were previously written down. Cruder, when asked how writing about traumatic events motivates her says, “writing inspires me to not let upsetting life events control me.” Writing has the same effect on many others as well.
From everyday experience, readers know how things usually happen and how people react. A distortion of action or an understatement of effect gets a special response from readers, because they consider these changes improbable or the unexpected. The reader has to be alert to the actions of character because actions are the author’s way of showing, not telling, what the characters are like Appearance may be taken as a due to the nature of a character if the author leads the reader to attaché significance to it. Literary analysis is not pure description or a summary of the action, although it may include these elements.
The author uses several exclamation marks such as after “Heart!” , “tonight!”, Haste!”, and “remember him!”. This ads emphasis and is used so that the reader focuses greatly in those lines as they are the most important concepts to the author. The author, also uses personification and apostrophes like in the word “Heart”. A heart does not think or feel or forget.
One of the reasons why I chose to write about book banning is because of the book Fahrenheit 451. It has always been one of my favorites and the concept of not being able to gain knowledge from reading amazes me. Something that I have easy access to was completely denied to everyone in that society. I believe that there are arguable reasons as to why books should be banned and why they shouldn't, which is why I wanted to do further research on this topic.
As the digital age comes upon us, more and more Americans become dissatisfied with the state of literacy in this generation. Because the Internet paves the way for shorter and shorter interactions, namely articles versus novels and six-second viral videos versus films, many people that grew up in the age of the Internet have a preference for this condensed form of entertainment. Dana Gioia of The New York Times asserts in his essay “Why Literature Matters” that the decline of reading in America is destined to have a negative impact on society as a whole. Gioia opens his essay with a bittersweet account of which trend is occurring in the twenty-first century America arts scene. He notes that as college attendance rates blossom, the interest
You hate Hitler, and befriend the blacks? The bad news is, you would probably be beaten to death in the 1940’s. Although, the good news is you are not alone. The Book Thief and The Help are both very important novels showing people who see through the unpopular perspective. Both showing how important it is to stand up for the things you believe in.
C.S Lewis said, “Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become”. Literature is an appreciable and significant thing in society. However, some literature works happen to have some similarities or parallels in themes or characters with others. Two pieces of literature that do just that are Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and “The Wound Dresser” by Walt Whitman.