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. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
Louis Riel (1844-1885) On November 16, 1885, 41 year old Louis David Riel was executed. Riel was born on October 22nd , 1844 in Saint-Boniface, Red river settlement. Louis Riel was the oldest child out of the eleven children his parents, Louis Riel Sr and Julie Lagimodière had. Growing up Louis Riel was a smart student. For his education, he went to Collège de Montréal from 1858-1865.
character which you are reading, an example of this is the protagonist of “Gatsby”, Nick Caraway. Another technique of point of view that Fitzgerald uses is what is now known as “double vision”. Double Vision is “the discernment of events both as an outsider and as an insider”. One great example of this is Nick Caraway from Gatsby, he not only takes part in but also explains the novel, and he also calls himself and “entangled and then later a “watcher”. His stories also seems to convey a sort of gentleness but without any softness to it, they evoked mood, and were impressionistic, which has made his works stand the test of time.
The Metamorphosis: Critical Essay HOOK: “Just because your doctor has a name for your condition, does not mean that he knows what it is,” Franz Kafka’s chilling maxim alludes to the remarkable lore behind his masterful novella, The Metamorphosis. HIST: Franz Kafka was born in 1883 in Prague to a businesswoman and a haberdasher. His parent’s high expectations caused him to struggle to maintain relationships with them throughout his life. BRIDGE: This matter crossed over into Kafka’s melancholy story where the main character, Gregor Samsa, becomes burdened by his parent’s debt and demands, eventually driving him to no longer have the will to live. THESIS: Throughout the story, comparisons are made when Gregor instantaneously goes insane, the
Edward Miner Gallaudet (1837-1917) Edward Miner Gallaudet was born on February, 5, 1837 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was the youngest of eight children to Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Sophia Fowler. Edward and his family are known for their efforts in the education for the deaf in the United States. In some cases their efforts were seen as actions of lunatics because popular belief was that all deaf people could never be as smart as hearing people. Following his father’s footsteps, Edward Miner Gallaudet worked as an educator and administrator for the first higher institute for higher education deaf, Gallaudet University, which he helped established and named in honor of his father.
Joseph Frank Keaton IV, commonly known as Buster Keaton was an American comedian, actor, director, and producer. He was born in October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas and died in February 1, 1996 due lung cancer. He was known as the “Great Stone Face” and also for his expression and visual comedy in silent film industry. Born in a family of vaudeville, he was the oldest among three siblings. He has one brother name Harry and a sister name Louise.
Vonnegut uses literary devices to develop his unique style. His own style helps bring out the tone of “Harrison Bergeron”. In the beginning of the story the author used a lot of repetition sentences to really emphasize on the layout of the story when stating multiple times “nobody was” or “they were/weren’t”. Throughout the story there are plenty of negative sentences speaking of what people used to be like and what they weren’t allowed to do now. Hazel and George’s dialogue were made up of several sentences that are all really simple and random and illustrates to the reader that to them there is not too much to talk about.
He is the master of American horror yet with close examination he writing style is not so different from Wilde’s, just like Wilde he was partial to using aestheticism, his writing style is so often referred to his ‘addiction to adjectives’. Interestingly for Poe unlike so many of his contemporise, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson he wasn’t a ‘great American dream story writer’, whereas Emerson belonged to the mainstream national narrative, who saw American as new, full of potential and belonged to the transcendentalist movement, Poe illustrated America through a counter narrative. Emerson’s American offered hope, while Poe’s America offered death, decay and despair, not a new land but a decaying one; if Emerson looked outwards Poe most certainly looked inward. Poe’s narrative style can be seen as the great narrative of death and decay in America, but it is essential to examine why? Firstly modern readers can assume that a primary reason for Poe’s obsession with all things dead and decaying was because Poe suffered great death and loss in his life, described by Killis Campbell as “the saddest and strangest figure in American literary history”.
Not only the world but also the other writers and critics considered him as a person who was blessed with a mind full of imaginations. Ben Jonson says “He was not of an age, but for all time”  calling Shakespeare an all time favourite. Shakespeare’s reputation remained steadfast for more than three hundred years which is commendable and appreciative. William Shakespeare was born on 23rd April, 1564 at Stratford-on-Avon, a village in Warwickshire. His father was a grain dealer whose fortunes declined after some time and Shakespeare who attended the local grammar school had to give up his studies at the age of 13 or 14 in order to help in the family business.
Albert Camus, though denying the tag of existentialism, was and still is a great name amongst French existentialist authors who helped sculpt and define the movement in literature. His works deals extensively with the philosophy of existentialism and existential questions, often resulting in the only answer provided by him, and that is of absurdism. His characters, settings, and situations are dipped in a “tender indifference”, as quoted by him in his magnum opus L’Étranger or The Outsider as translated in English, which was published in 1942. Camus presents his characters amidst different stages of life, whether they are dealing with a moral fall, an epidemic, or a death sentence, and shows the reaction of these protagonist embracing the meaninglessness of life, whilst continually trying to reach an end and also being unfazed by that end at the same time. This paper will be analysing The Outsider, The Plague, and The Fall by Albert Camus and will aim at finding the instances of the idea of existence, the phenomenon of indifference, and the factor of absurdity towards humanity as presented by him in his works, proving him to truly be a writer of the Absurd.