This is another main thematic concern in Slaughterhouse Five that is simultaneously conveyed through the narrator’s blurring of boundaries between reality and fiction. Rather than use analepsis and prolepsis as narrative time devices, as proposed by Genette (Barry 226), the narrator attempts to reconcile the gap between reality and fiction through the use of time travel as a narrative technique in order to allow readers to experience a similar disconcerting effect of war, bridging the gap between the fictional element of the narrative and the reality of war for the
This article is relevant to understand the novel because it explains in detail how Stevens’s narration may be considered an unreliable, and how that particular fact has to affect our perceptions as readers of his story. “The novel also asks us to formulate new paradigms of unreliability for the narrator whose split subjectivity, rather than moral blindness or intellectual bias, gives rise to unreliable narration. Because Stevens himself is the conscious source of much
Title: A critical study: How Edward Said explicated the predicament of Exile through the works of 20th century novelists. Introduction: Postcolonial theory is the body of theoretical work, which is a study of colonial discourse and is usually called ‘postcolonial criticism’. It has pointed out the historical effect of colonialism and criticizing their persistence in contemporary culture, politics, philosophy and literature. So the attempting to discuss the theory of the postcolonial throughout critique various forms of imperialism and open a space for such critique because the theorists have struggled to accept the resistant power of the individual postcolonial means. However, the greater significance of postcolonial theory has been considered of the epistemological implications of the theme “Exile”.
John Gardner’s wrote Grendel in a first point of view whereas, in Beowulf epic had Grendel in third point of view. Gardner’s novel has made a significant picture for Grendel than the epic. The good and evil personality has been the main conflict for both stories. However, Grendel in Gardner’s novel is confused how the universe goes but realized that there is some sort of pattern going on. Grendel is seeking to find the meaning of the life.
No matter who and where people are, they face hardships and struggle for getting better in this or that situation. Writers try to cope with their scuffles by writing. Writing is one way of pain relief and also connection with those who keep up with them and their work. One of such writers was F. Scott Fitzgerald who wrote the collection of essays; the Crack-up that mainly gives the impression of being a monologue starving to be a dialogue. The author used the technique of simply addressing his ideas to the readers by breaking the formality.
CHAPTER TWO Great Expectations as an Autobiographical Novel Auto biographical novel is a significant genre of literature. It is a kind of novel in which the author records his own experiences of life by adding fictional elements. In this novel character, themes and incidents are taken from author’s real life; but they are presented in exaggerated manner. It is not a copy paste of one’s life. Thus presentation of real life experiences in a modified form is called auto biographical novel.
He does this to get the reader engaged in the story and want to read more. Authors use literary elements to convey multiple messages in a variety of ways to their audience. Every story is a quest. This means that the main character(s), or the questor(s), are trying to accomplish something or gain a better self knowledge. When the character is first introduced, he is first starting the quest, usually not knowing the end game.
Operation Shylock is Philip Roth’s most complex, convoluted and baffling novel, in which he uses the device of the literary double to parallel his identity and history in the text’s two leading personages. He thereby causes the reader to ponder the provocative and probably insoluble conundrums of fiction’s relation to reality and of autobiography’s role in the working of the literary imagination. Not only does the protagonistnarrator appear under the name, personal history, and likeness of the author as Philip Roth, but from the book’s opening chapter, another man obtrudes with the same name and in the same likeness, with the same gestures and in identical attire. The narrator, Philip, decides to name his double Moishe Pipik, Yiddish for Moses
Historical Criticism insisted that to understand a literary piece, we need to understand the author's biography and social background, ideas circulating at the time, and the cultural milieu. This school of criticism fell into disfavor as the New Critics emerged. New Historicism seeks to find meaning in a text by considering the work within the framework of the prevailing ideas and assumptions of its historical era. New Historicists concern themselves with the political function of literature and with the concept of power, the intricate means by which cultures produce and reproduce themselves. These critics focus on revealing the historically specific model of truth and authority (not a "truth" but a "cultural construct") reflected in a given
In a recent interview, the author asserts that the series of novels are mean to pose complicated questions for readers. The Ludlow series of novels have situations in which practical responses will typically be radically different from accepted theoretical responses to a given situation. It is the portrayal of the hard choices such as having to choose between justice and loyalty to family that makes the novels so fascinating. The chief protagonist in the series