The Odyssey is a great example of the hero’s quest. It starts with him leaving Ithaka, making decisions that will affect him and his men and returning home as a new person. Which coincides with Voila in The Good braider she goes through hard decisions that affect herself also however how she is free from darkness is different. The process of going through suffering and making mistakes is a very human aspect that all humans go through. However, what
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.
The concept of the Hero’s journey is arguable a popular storyline for many stories ranging from Epic of Gilgamesh to modern day Harry Potter and is frequently seen in other literature and media illustrating that the concept of hero and a hero’s journey is not a new one however is still very prominent today. According the Campbell, "The first work of the hero is to retreat from the world scene of secondary effects to those causal zones of the psyche where the difficulties really reside, and there to clarify the difficulties, eradicate them in his own case”. While Gilgamesh does not have the proper morals to be a hero, his story does follow the hero’s journey and is still being told because the values are still relatable and compelling
Markus Zusak, the author of The Book Thief and Anthony Doerr, the author of All The Light We Cannot See both wrote award-winning novels that took place in the World War II setting. Each of these novels have their own ways of including symbolism, foreshadowing, and flashback. While reading each of these books, readers may be able to make many connections with each of Doerr’s and Zusak’s characters. Their novels may be similar, but the way they were produced is very different. Even though Markus Zusak and Anthony Doerr’s inspirations differ, their background and personal experiences influence their motivations for writing.
The supernatural is one of the elements of Romanticism. It may not be one of the more major ones such as nature or emotions, but it is a relevant one in Shelley 's novel, Frankenstein. It is very difficult to discuss only one of the traces of the romantic movement in a novel as they are all interconnected. The supernatural, for example, is very hard to distinguish from nature as an element in some scenes in the novel as there is a very thin line differentiating all the elements from one another. Furthermore, supernature can also be related to Gothic literature, which makes it hard to identify the exact genre of the novel.
Fiction is defined as written stories about people and events that are not real: literature that tells stories which are imagined by the writer. Nonfiction is however based on true facts and a real story. Works of nonfiction are meant to be factual. This means magazine articles, newspaper stories, encyclopedia entries, interviews and textbooks are all nonfiction. Like the article “Adler’s Psychoanalytic ideas on development”.
There are also characters whose main purpose in the story are to have contrast with the protagonist and help them develop. These characters don't necessarily have to be good or bad. They are called foils. Thorin Oakenshield is a foil in the Hobbit. Even though he’s perspective in the story is still questionable, but he plays one of the most important roles in Bilbo’s development of becoming a hero.
But, in my opinion, the most important one is not the most explicit one that is displayed on the title of the book (which, in this case, would be to never judge others if you were never in their place), but the most implicit one. Therefore, the most important theme in Sharon Creech’s novel is that Salamanca, the main character in the novel, learned that grief can really change someone’s behavior, and that can lead to even worse things. In the beginning of the novel, the reader learned that Salamanca and her father were moving out of their farm home in Bybanks, Kentucky because the mother of the family decided to go “find herself”, and staying in that farm can lead to a lot of distress, because of all of the memories she left behind. The mother, which name is Chanhassen or Sugar, was trying to find herself by going on a road trip to Euclid, Ohio in a bus full of unknown
In our own journeys, we have come across difficult moments where we just felt like stopping simply because of reasons like afraid of failing and the anxieties of not being well prepared. At times like that, it is where we get help from people around us to prepare ourselves for what is about to come. In the 3 stories we had read and watched in this past month, The Alchemist, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Odyssey, they all contained a similarity; a cycle of a hero’s journey. The hero’s journey is a cycle where the initiate travels into the unknown, going through a similar yet different cycle that every hero goes through, accomplishing their journey. Throughout their journeys, the 3 heroes had stumbled and fallen along the way, however, due
Bilbo’s Transformation/Maturation Some people say that people never change, while others believe that if given the chance, they will. In this case, J.R.R. Tolkien gives the character Bilbo Baggins the chance to change dramatically in his book The Hobbit. Bilbo undergoes many significant changes in his personality as a result of engaging in Gandalf's journey with the dwarves. The most important transformations include Bilbo going from fearful to brave, from being questioned to respected and from being helpless to resourceful.
In “Muller Bros. Moving & Storage” by Stephen J. Gould, he explains some of the memories that he is able to recall about his grandfather. However, he later realizes that he clearly did not recall every exact detail correctly as he once thought it had been. He states, “And the human mind is both the greatest marvel of nature and the most perverse of all tricksters,” (Gould 1). This relates to Hart’s point on chapter 14, in which he explains how it is important to know actual facts and to not to change information that may tamper with the story. Yet, sometimes it is really hard for the mind to analyze what actually occurred as to what one thinks happened.