Writers utilize their literary abilities as a tool to create a piece of work that transmits a meaningful message that will create an impact on their audience. This is the case of Octavia Butler’s Kindred, a historical science-fiction novel evolving around a twenty six year old woman named Dana who lives in Los Angeles during 1976. What makes the story unique is the fact that the plot alternates between the past and the present as Dana travels through time from the commodity of her house in 1976 Los Angeles to Maryland during the antebellum period. The catalyst for these trips to the past is the near death experiences of the son of rich southern planter, a boy named Rufus Weylein, who is one of Dana’s ancestors. Every single time Rufus is put in a situation where he fears for his life, Dana is summoned to the past in order to save Rufus’ life in order for her
The symbols in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald is a highly symbolic book on 1920s America, in particular the fall down of the American dream in a period of materialism and idealism. And also, which was known as the Roaring Twenties. The book basically talks about a tragic story between Gatsby, a “New Money” gentleman and Daisy, a noble girl from “Old Money”. And also, the author tries to transform some ideas to the readers by using some symbolic examples, such as, the green light, Doctor T.J.Eckleburg’s eyes and Gatsby himself. Fitzgerald use The Great Gatsby to show the social situation of America and the real psychology of Americans.
She knew that it wasn’t all perfect and good but she also knew that it was not a cesspool of despair and darkness that some people make it out to be. So, she wrote the novel in a very smart way, she uses literary devices to show and tell a fantastic story but at the same time uses it as a way to talk about the problems and good things about Iran in the 1970s. This allows Persepolis to live longer and be discussed much longer if she simply didn’t use metaphors. It is also a way to show and teach people about a very heated subject and show them not everything is totally black and white in this world and that sometimes the monsters are actually men but at the very same time people can be great, people can work together to further a cause, people can care and at the end of the day people in Iran are exactly that, people and Marjane Satrapi simply wanted to show that in her novel and she succeeded
Ethan Frome is a novel published in 1911 written by Edith Wharton. In this novel a man named Ethan Frome, who is married to Zenobia Frome, falls in love with another woman named Mattie Silver. Mattie is a bright light in Ethan’s dark life. Wharton utilizes symbolism to create emotion and meaning throughout the story. She uses objects, numbers, and the setting to shed light on the various elements of the story that she deems important.
Authors often integrate symbols and motifs to their writing to foreshadow later events. In one of the most famous pieces of American literature, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald drops hints to forecast terrible outcomes. The novel occurs during the roaring twenties and accentuates the wild and extravagant lifestyle of Long Island’s enclaves. In between East and West Egg’s opulence, there is the Valley of Ashes, a dark, grey wasteland. Even though their opulent lifestyle seems magnificent, one couple, Tom and Daisy Buchanan, faces marriage troubles because of their loss of love.
Literary Analysis The Quest for Independence Has one ever wonder what makes the world’s greatest novels so hard to put down? The ones that make one gasp aloud and bite one’s nails frantically; great novels that leave you on the edge of your seat, like, Romeo and Juliet, The Notebook, and even the Titanic. In each of these novels, they display a story of, the search for independence. In the novel, by Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God the protagonist, Janie Woods, begins her search for independence through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trails and purpose. When we first and last see Janie, she is solitary.
How do rites of passages affect the characters in the novel The Looking Glass Wars? The rites of passage affect many characters in the novel by putting the characters through many changes throughout the book and it test each character's ability. In author usually use rites of passages to change their characters. These rites of passages are shown when a character has to do something out of there comfort zone. In The Looking Glass Wars, Beddor uses imagery, detail, and figurative language to portray the rites of passages in the novel.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby, is full of themes of wealth, love, and tragedy, as well as a subtle but powerful representation of gender. During the time this book was written, women’s suffrage had begun, so women were taking their first steps towards equality with men. The three main women characters in the novel - Daisy Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson, and Jordan Baker- all have things in common but can be vastly different; they reflect both man and society’s view of women in the early 20th century. The Great Gatsby portrays the characters Daisy, Myrtle, and Jordan as stereotypes of women during the 1920s, which is shown through their behavior, beliefs, and ultimate fates and their personalities display both powerful and potentially harmful stereotypes of women at this time. The era’s “perfect woman”, Daisy Buchanan, is a bubbly, conflicted woman whose choice is between two men: her husband, Tom Buchanan, and her former lover Jay Gatsby.
Device Rhetorical Question & Hypophora: Nabokov uses rhetorical questions extensively in his third paragraph. He asks, “Can we expect to glean information about places and times from a novel? Can anybody be so naive as to think he or she can learn anything about the past from those buxom best-sellers that are hawked around by book clubs under the heading of historical novels?” He continues with more questions until he ends with the use of hypophora, “And Bleak House, that fantastic romance within a fantastic London, can we call it a study of London a hundred years ago? Certainly not. And the same holds for other such novels in this series” (3).
Orwell also was taught by dystopian novelist, Aldous Huxley, from whom Orwell could have adopted his dystopian writing style. After graduating in 1921, Orwell discovered his natural calling for writing. In 1932, Orwell hired his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, who issued him his pen name, George Orwell. As years passed, Orwell found himself drawn to the conflict of the Spanish Civil War. Unfortunately, an injury in the neck and the persecution of Republicans in Spain caused Orwell and his wife, Eileen, to flee the
Harriet Beecher Stowe is most famously regarded as being the author of anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. However, before publishing this famous novel, she started off writing short stories and newspaper articles that were not nearly of the same caliber as Uncle Tom’s Cabin. When she was still just known as Harriet Elizabeth Beecher, she was inspired to become a writer by the vibrant literary culture in her hometown of Litchfield, Connecticut (Joan D. Hedrick "Stowe 's Life and Uncle Tom 's Cabin" par. 3). At the age of 21, Harriet Beecher and her large family relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio, due to her father’s new role as president of Lane Theological Seminary, a training school for Presbyterian ministers (“Lyman Beecher”).
Jacqueline Le McLoskey IB English HL 1 14 November 2017 Symbolism in the Great Gatsby: In-class Essay What is a symbol? A symbol is an object or figure that represents a broader concept, like how the color red symbolizes anger or love. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald writes about Jay Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire, from the limited perspective of Nick Carraway. As Fitzgerald unveils Gatsby’s secret past and story, he uses various examples of this illicit metaphor. From the green light to the weather, to the characters themselves, there is no doubt that symbolism is used to illustrate a more complex idea.
It is often an aspect of literature analysis to consider the historical circumstances surrounding the text. Authors are often inspired by the events and culture of their era and the ones before it. Perhaps more importantly, though, is the impact that literature can have on history. To truly understand the history of a time period, one must be familiar with the literature surrounding that time period. Through nonfiction and fiction political publications, dystopian novels, and even fictional novels for entertainment, American literature has had a significant cimpact on United States history.
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel that fully encompasses the harsh realities of living in America during the 1920s. The story digs into territory of the lives of men and women from that era that is far more detailed than any history book could ever dream of achieving. We as readers get the pleasure of grasping the traits of each character on a more individual level rather than simply scratching the surface of character development like a vast majority of books seem to. The struggles we see progress throughout the story are issues we still can empathize with in modern day. Some of the obstacles the individuals in this novel face are financial discrimination, marital/relational dissonance, and the clear separation of statuses