Means the historian’s task is less mimetic and the novelist can create additions to the record. Milan Kundera illustrates the differences between the historian and novelist in the Art of the Novel: A historian tells you about events that have taken place. … A novel examines not reality but existence. And existence is not what has occurred, existence is a realm of human possibilities, … Novelists draw up the map of existence by discovering this or that human possibilities. If a writer considers a historical situation a fresh and revealing possibility of human world, he will want to describe it as it is.
Historical fiction novels allow the reader to explore outdated philosophies by presenting the information from a different perspective with pressure on having an authentic mindset from the time. Historical fiction authors such as Whitehead use the idea of “entertainment” value, better described as emotional appeal (pathos) to their advantage, manipulating the reader into learning details from a historical time period that they wouldn’t otherwise obtain from a textbook. The genre breaks down extensive topics such as slavery into individual accounts that are representative of the overall ideas in history, without overwhelming the reader with seemingly endless content. While at first glance historical fiction seems to be a rather trivial concept, with further examination it proves to be much more complex, using literary devices to leave the reader with an unforgettable view of
The author used the technique of simply addressing his ideas to the readers by breaking the formality. The masterpiece was Fitzgerald’s way of not only escaping the darkness that he felt surrounded by but also being helpful for those reading his essays. The crack-up contains Fitzgerald’s personal breakdowns that were the key to connection with the audience. He struggled to keep balance which lead him to making a masterpiece for his faithful readers and not only. The Crack- up was Fitzgerald’s way of sharing his philosophical ideas about life.
“Odysseus sprang to his feet and gazed at his homeland. He groaned, smacked his thighs with his forehands, and in a voice choked with tears, said: ‘What land have I come to now?... I should have stayed with the Phaeacians’.” Odysseus finished a long, treacherous journey and finally returned to Ithaca. However, it had changed so much that he could not recognize it! All the efforts Odysseus made to come back home were futile because it looked like an unknown land.
Les Miserables: Morality and the Human Experience Les Miserables by Victor Hugo focuses on the interactions between people and society, as well as how the actions of a few can affect the whole. Jean Valjean, Javert, and Thenardier were catalysts for this novel, each in their own ways. By studying how their Hedonistic, Utilitarian, and Kant’s Categorical viewpoints evolved throughout the story, one can better understand the message that Hugo is conveying to the reader: that although love can completely change someone’s life, selfishness can do the same. Jean Valjean began with a very Hedonistic view on life, as was expected due to his time as a prisoner. In jail, it is an “every man for himself” mentality: they only look after themselves, because caring for others is a liability, an invitation to be considered “weak,” and a target.
That is an esteem that dependably gives you a superior notoriety. Integrity respectability demonstrates your actual character. It uncovers such a great amount of you without you regularly saying a word. Individuals dependably acknowledge activities that are conceived of uprightness. I imagine that where it counts we as a whole need to have great esteems.
Accessed on 10 January 2018. According to Segal, though the gods hold different reasons for their contempt, it is above all else Odysseus’ hubris that prevents his voyage home. Though intelligent, Odysseus lacks the wisdom to control his nature. “He comes to grief because he cannot resist the temptation to gloat over his victory and make sure that his enemy knows the identity of his vanquisher” (494). Over the course of his journey for self knowledge, Odysseus slowly becomes more and more aware of his fault in character.
Abstract: Chokher Bali is an outcome of immense sensitivity on the part of the novelist, Rabindranath Tagore, who was interested in documentation of human psychology in his novels. Tagore could no longer take delight in dead metaphors of idealism, at a time when he perceived that the whole world around him was rapidly changing. Written during the phase of cultural transition, the novel presents the confusing state of slippages from moral line, which Tagore has considered more obvious than sinful. It was almost like beating the same line, if the novelists sought to preserve in their novels moral ideals and virtues in traditional style. Tagore, in Chokher Bali also, like in his other novels portrays human beings in the light of their idiosyncrasies,
This is most probably the reason that causes the changes in Singh’s attitudes towards the people around him and towards life itself. He becomes pessimistic and only sees the bad things instead of other good things that life has to offer. Therefore, once he is thrown out of his position as one of the politicians in Isabella, he exiles himself to London in order to be this so-called Englishman so that he will be able to find a sense of belonging in the vast world that he has been searching
It exemplifies reader friendly language with a style so novel and fresh. His novels are ―tugs at the emotions rather than moralizes serious literary aim. He places the facts comically and mockingly mesmerizing the readers. His writings have gained the greatest legacy of refined postmodernism literature by dismantling the authority of the West. Five Point Someone, Chetan Bhagat’s first entrance novel deals with dilemma of today’s engineering students in India who