In 1998, Cheryl Harness published the simple yet forthright book titled, Young Teddy Roosevelt. Cheryl Harness is a very renowned author who produces picture book biographies. Harness is known for her simplicity in her books though being able to get right to the point and not losing interest in her audience. Harness portrays her books with beautiful illustrations and easy to read words in order to maintain her amateur readers, but still giving enough information to indulge her more intelligent readers. In the book, Young Teddy Roosevelt, Harness does a great job depicting a story of Theodore Roosevelt’s life with her graceful way of words and stunning imagery.
The characters are unique, well developed, and the tone is fairly steady, the twists unfold revealing new interesting facts about the characters, which kept me on the edge of my seat, wanting to know more about the characters backgrounds and what will happen next. If you like adventure fiction, then go for it. I’m giving the tale of Lord Zancrist 3 out of 4 stars, I liked the book and enjoyed reading it, but a couple of time I was distracted by the Suodain foreign phrases, even though the author explained some of them, I though it was unnecessary
Some truths are better left in the dark. Sophocles’ tragic play, Oedipus the King, tells about the lack and gain of knowledge and reveals that people can not always handle the consequences of the information they uncover. The tragedy begins with Oedipus, the King of Thebes, reigning over the city riddled with plague. As Oedipus is sought after and admired by his citizens, he vows to solve the source of the defilement. However, an oracle from the Greek god, Apollo, reveals that the plague will only be lifted once the murder of the deceased king, Jocasta’s first husband, Laius, is solved.
The Book Thief was one of my favorite books that I have read so far, the author, Markus Zusak used imagery and used foreshadowing to prepare the reader for more important events.The author switches from the first person and third person point of view and how it gave you different perspectives.In the book, there's a sad tone and some humor in the book as well. The author uses flashbacks to inform the reader of previous events.The author used the first person because he wanted to switch from character to character and to make the story more interesting.He uses symbolism in the novel and he did that, it made the story more entertaining and unique. In the book the main character is Liesel, her brother died and she was sent to her new home with her foster parents in Germany.The story took place in World war ll and the Jewish were getting killed by the Nazi army.One day a Jewish man came and took shelter in her parent's basement.She needed to keep the Jewish man a secret or he would get killed.She found love for books and use them for comfort and she gets the name the book thief because she took books that she found from anywhere.The author uses diction to create tone.In the novel, there's a lot of imagery that set the mood for the novel and creates an
Yet, his body is held captive in a hospital room that serves as a prison. He is closed off from the public because the leaders who rally war do not want the world to see the affects of war on servicemen. Trumbo reveals this by, “He was the future he was a perfect picture of the future and they were afraid to let anyone see what the future was like” (Trumbo 240-241). From Trumbo’s perspective, the government officials who rally war cover up the ugliness of war and the scars that it leaves on people’s lives. Through their use of propaganda and deception they make war into the cheap plastic rings that people buy in quarter
He has a hatred for Frankenstein and how he left him all alone. This would be similar to leaving a baby all alone and making it fend for himself when they do not know the basic needs to live. In addition of this Frankenstein became a threat to others because of his sheer size. The monster was traveling to find Frankenstein and once he reaches town he finds a little boy; the boy tells the monster that his brother is Frankenstein and the creature kills him out of hatred for his creator. The boy has to pay the price of death due to his brother’s wrong decisions and actions and frames Justine by putting the locket in her dress.
The next step, Karen recommends on our journey towards offering a professional self-published book is a good proofreader. I consider myself to be a good proofreader, but it has been my experience that I do not proof my own work nearly as closely as I do that of other writers, especially the one who wrote the cringe worthy eBook. This is because I tend to skim over my own words without really seeing them clearly since I already know what comes next and what I mean. For this reason I think it is a good idea to heed this
Victor, trying to act morally, destroys the monster for the good of the world. Victor thinks to himself “a race of devils would be propagated,” (163) if the creation of the companion occurred. If powerful enough, the monsters could do serious damage. Victor realizes that he cannot possibly doom the world to benefit himself, and argues with his creation “Shall I…set…upon the earth a daemon” (162). It is definitely not moral for one person to unleash a terror on the world to benefit only himself and his family.
One of the most significant of these deaths was Justine. She was working as a servant and when William died she was wrongfully accused of the murder. At the time of this occurrence Frankenstein intentionally does not mention his creation, as this would reflect poorly on himself. Justine was then executed leaving no one but Victor to blame, when he realizes the outcome he utters these words, “A thousand times rather would I have confessed to render her happy life, now all was to be obliterated, and I the cause!”, this clearly exemplifies how Victor is responsible for the actions of his creation (Shelley Ch.9). This unquestionably exhibits his egocentric conventions as he places himself above everyone else even in matters of life and death.
In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, it scrutinizes the punishments when a man creates life, and plays the role of God. Victor Frankenstein, is at fault for the creature’s actions. Victor was looking for some honor and triumph, but when he accomplished his experiment, not only did it bring terror to Victor, but to the whole world. The monster never learned right from wrong and was never raised correctly, his first moment of life, all he experienced was the fear in Victor's emotion, and was abandoned right from the start. Victor selfishly isolated himself from society and ran away from his responsibilities which caused destruction to the people Victor cared for and loved deeply.
Davis 's way of writing The Return of Martin Guerre is very easy to read. Davis says in On the Lame, a response to critic Robert Finlay 's review of the book, that she wanted it to read like a mystery novel for all readers. Davis backs up what shes says with historical facts and does ask questions on chronological events. Such as when the real Martin leaves, Davis states that it would be interesting if Martin went to his ancestral home or not after stealing from his father to escape. Davis does not spend a lot of time on the topic, but spends enough to make it interesting and remind the reader that these were real thinking people all those centuries ago.
The Princess Bride is an average book, meaning that there were interesting parts and some parts that were not engaging. I enjoyed how they included great detail when describing everyone’s live and what shaped them throughout time because it gives you an overview on what the character is like. Although I didn 't like how during the story when something interesting is happening, the author, William Goldman, would interrupt and spoil some parts, because as a reader, I like to find out what happens without having to stop in the middle of the story. Lastly, since I do not enjoy fantasy books, I did catch myself throughout the book zoning out because some parts were just not interesting and I didn’t like how the author would ramble on at some points.
If I didn 't have the book I still think that I would be able to follow along with the movie and know what is going on. I really did like the story. It was different than any other books. It was funny and adventures but at times it was very mature. The lesson that anyone can learn is don 't change something you believe in because other people say it is not true.