James wrote this novella during the end of the 19th century when the United States women’s rights movement began to grow. This leads many scholars to address that not only can this novella be read as a traditional ghost story, but it is also possible to read it as a story about the governess losing her sanity due to her repressed desires as a woman. What makes this story so scary is the fact that it is unclear as to if Bly is haunted by ghosts or if the governess is going mad due to her isolation. James writes The Turn of the Screw as a text that is deliberately ambiguous, in that it can be read as a traditional ghost story or a story of a woman
Many readers acknowledge that the book they loved is riddled with mistakes, but they consciously overlook them because they love the plot and the characters of the book. Therefore, good writing is not just good grammar and a good sentence structure. It is true that they complement each other, but also a literary work must contain a purpose, inspire, entertain, or inform. Without a purpose, the piece would just be simple words written on a
Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott” serves as an allegory for the poet’s relation to society, which can be interpreted as a commentary on the existence of a Romantic poet in Victorian society. In this poem, the lady lives in a tower, away from the rest of the world and weaves a web night and day. This continues until she views Sir Lancelot in the mirror and is lured away from her work. As she leaves her loom, the mirror cracks, forever destroyed. She makes her way to Camelot, but her song dies as she expires upon her arrival.
Bearing in mind the facts about her distressing childhood life, her love for John and terror for her life it is possible to deduce that it was the fault of Abigail for the tragedy to occur in the town of the Salem. Her deceitfulness almost makes her impractical because she practices witchcraft in order to win back her lover, Proctor, she laid false evidence of witchcraft in Elizabeth’s home with a hope to direct her to the scaffolds and she persuades young women to dance in the woods which was an illegal act. The writer progresses from sightseeing the unconscious to exploring the unconditioned and raw responses that go deeper than basic desires and ambitions, particularly when challenged with ones’ mortality. A deduction can also be made that the more Abigail Williams learnt how to use her interim capabilities to upset the townspeople, the more she appreciated the power she had. Abigail Williams collects the information necessary to style the position of supremacy for herself.
Henrik Ibsen’s A Dolls House is “one of the greatest scandals in literary history” (4). Once it was performed in Copenhagen in 1879, critics and audience members seemed to misunderstand whether it was a feminist or anti-feminist play (2). The patriarchal society during the 19th century valued masculinity; therefore Nora’s decision to leave her husband aroused emotion. The first appearance of the book reflects the theme of women’s liberty, although Ibsen manipulates control within this play having it really be a tragedy. Thus it creates an understanding to why the play is “no more about women’s rights than Shakespeare’s Richard II is about the divine right of kings”(3).
• Juxtaposition of light and dark imagery Point #2: Hawthorne’s use of Mistress Hibbins, adds a supernatural element to the novel to display the hypocritical nature of the society. Mistress Hibbins is characterized as a witch who is the sister of Governor Bellingham. • Mistress Hibbens a witch shown in chapter 8. • The metaphorical representation of the society through Mistress Hibbins and her brother governor Bellingham Point #3: Through the presence of negative emotions catalyzing actions, Hawthorne, effectively illustrates the consequences for not confessing guilt while conforming to the gothic genre conventions. In the novel Dimmesdale had committed adultery as well, but fails to confess his sin in its entirety to the public until the
The Disney 2014 film Maleficent is a great example of a film adaptation that does not strictly follows the original written text. This film which is based on the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty has changed the focus of the story on Maleficent, the evil old fairy who casts a curse on Princess Aurora to fall asleep for one hundred years. The film director takes a different viewpoint of the evil old fairy by giving the villain a background story and put her as the main character instead of Princess Aurora. The audience is given a chance to understand why Maleficent act in such evil manner and sympathise her instead. This film is indeed an original work that does not follow the original text closely.
"Sanity is not a choice. You can 't just decide to get better." Many different forms of gothic literature contain protagonist 's who are fighting an internal battle. For example, in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" Peyton Fahrquhar refuses to accept his fate, creating a fantasy in which he escapes, only to die as his fantasy reunites him with his loved ones. The narrator of "The Yellow Wallpaper" mentally turns into one of "those creeping women" she sees out her window.
In the event of reading a book, reading fiction is not a waste of time because reading fiction makes better writers, strengthens the imagination, and it can be a fun thing to do. To begin with, the reason to why fiction is not a waste of time is because fiction can actually make better writers. While people will mention how fictional books is about things that are not real it can make better writers because of how fiction can make authors use language differently than non-fiction writers. It is important for any good writer to need exposure to a variety of writing techniques for not all readers are focused on one
Therefore, it is not difficult to understand why opponents of minimalism often address the “omission” as the first issue to criticize, and why minimalism was questioned by many critics for being incomplete and dismissed as TV fiction. However, “Critics Cynthia Hallett, Kim Herzinger and Arthur Saltzman, praise minimalist writers for their ability to do away with all unnecessary information in order to focus exclusively on necessary events and actions”, which we can see that it is actually quite a challenge to write a work of minimalism. An unskilled writer can certainly damage a story by omitting seemingly unimportant information but necessary enough. The “new” type of narration does enrich the literary writing style, and becomes a driving force promoting literature