Throughout the history of American literature, several astounding authors have risen the public eye. Ray Bradbury, one of the most successful American authors, attracts attention to societal problems. "The Pedestrian," one of Ray Bradbury 's infamous works, distributes and highlights the problems that technology enforces onto citizens. Unlike countless other works on the defectiveness of technology, the short story "The Pedestrian" relates to the reader; the underlying themes such as loneliness and individualism are universal. Perhaps the key to Ray Bradbury 's success is his use of literary elements to enhance the themes and moods behind his works.
The Importance of Being Earnest written by Oscar Wilde is an excellent play which has many underlying themes and suggestions especially with regards to the Victorian era, during which this was written. Many themes within the play are reflective of Wilde and his life, including his secrecy and supposed “double life,” his interest in aestheticism, his life pertaining the mannerisms and social etiquette during his lifetime. Today, Oscar Wilde is often remembered in part due to his well known homosexuality trial of 1895 (Linderd, 1), but his “second life” per se had been speculated on for years prior to it, in fact many of his plays contain subtle yet effective implications towards a possible piece of his life kept hidden from the public eye. The Importance of Being Earnest mirrored this double life through the utilization of Jack and Algernon's “Bunburying,” and their motives for lying to the ones whom they love. It is a simplistic connection to make that these characters feel as though
Melville’s time aboard many ships influenced his writing tremendously. His friendship with Nathaniel Hawthorne also influenced him to write a masterpiece of American literature and one of the greatest novels of all time, Moby-Dick. A major theme of Moby-dick is sexuality. Melville does not hold back when discussing homoerotic and sexual topics in the novel. Nonetheless the intense language used in the novel helped it become such a remarkable and well -known novel today.
Romantic Features in Robinson Crusoe The book of The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719) by Daniel Defoe is usually viewed as contained of modern values, compared to the chivalric values in previous age. The change of language, style, characterization, and the essence or idea interests people of the age to this newness. And the book becomes regarded as the 'novel ' because of its innovation. Anyway, the novel is noticeably worth to study not only from the aspect of its newness, maybe it leaves more the word 'novel ' but also the effects on the later age, in Romantic literature. Many Romantic tropes seem to be founded beforehand in The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; Defoe 's characterization of Robinson Crusoe, setting, language,
More accurately, however, the novel depicts a man’s journey in finding himself and his values, with Gatsby’s love story as a catalyst for his revelation. The Great Gatsby is a great novel as it depicts uniquely human and American experiences and ideals, in so that the novel’s ideas still resonate with readers today. The Great Gatsby understands the intricate struggle citizens possess with their desire for wonder and fantasy, particularly in American society. As Gatsby had with Daisy, fantasies for the future are a universal experience. The search for wonder and fantasy occasionally leads to the point of self-destruction, of which Joshua Rothman in his New Yorker article “The Serious Superficiality of The Great Gatsby” states is “most appealing about ‘Gatsby’; its mood of witty hopelessness, of vivacious
Stories play a significant role in our lives, they inspire us to reason, recognize and to discover where we can relate it with us, in our lives. Among many legendary story writers, who are recognized worldwide through their strong hand on writing, this article is raising on a very famous and appreciated prize treasuring author of his times ‘William Sydney Porter’ who is lionized as “O. Henry” by his passionate lovers. The writing of O. Henry depicts a great blend of S³, where sobs, sniffles, and smilestell us, a deep connectionism of life. All his short stories have great integration of characters, jocularity, shades of life and a surprise ending.
The values and attitudes that the protagonists carry with them into new worlds can influence their perception of their discoveries and its significance, giving the protagonist a growing depth of understanding and discernment. Discoveries, driven by wonder or necessity, can be challenging and confronting, compelling individuals to leave their comfort zone. Consequently, they are prepared to sacrifice the old to embrace the new, transforming and gaining new insights of themselves and the world around them. “The Tempest, a pastoral romance by William Shakespeare, portrays individuals who were faced with confronting experiences that assess their values, and who rediscover the necessity for compassion instead of abuse of power, leading them to re-evaluate their relations with other characters. In comparison, Ang Lee’s film, “The Life of Pi” is primarily focused on the process of self-discovery through isolation.
Like Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, E.M. Forster, Roy is at once critic and creative writer. Most of the Indo-Anglican novels are the result of a deliberate planning and plotting. In case of Roy, they are an instinctive outcome of her inner motivations and compulsions- her desire to show as well as to see. It is a natural and vegetative growth. The object that triggers her imagination could be very trivial and insignificant Unlike the other Indo-Anglican novelists Roy's predominant concern is not with the society or society forces but the individual psyche and its inter action with social values.
Introduction In his introduction to Collected Short Stories E. M. Forster writes: “These fantasies were written at various dates previous to the First World War, and represent all that I have accomplished in a particular line.”1 John Colmer observes: “Fantasy occupies a curious middle ground between allegory and symbolism. It establishes its own laws, revels in swift flights of fancy, is playful, often, witty, makes great demands on its readers. This is the central critical question to be asked about Forster; and the short stories are the first of his works to pose it.”2 Forster has used fantasy as a technique with his characteristic ironic prose style combining poetry and symbolism. So it is necessary to define fantasy and examine its use as a fictional technique in general and E. M. Forster in particular because as Forster claims, most of his short stories are fantasies in form. Fantasy has been variously used by novelists as well as short story writers as a convenient narrative technique; it is akin to Aristotle’s concept of marvelous.
According to him, the purpose of literature is to raise a mirror to society. Many writers are successful at expressing what's in their hearts or expressive a particular point of view. Chetan Bhagat's Novels do both and more. Starting with him in the picture, he goes on to describe a real life story combined with real events intermingling with a grave, dark background. He catches the pulse of the nation by using a language that the youngsters swear by.