In Chapter 11 Holden walks down to the lobby when he all of a sudden gets stuck thinking about Jane. Holden takes a seat in a vomit colored chair and recalls memories with Jane. Throughout this chapter Holden ridicules himself, other people, and the world he lives in. The loneliness and depression Holden feels shows through in this chapter. The reader is really shown how depressing it is to live in Holden 's mind and see things the way he does. Just reading his thoughts makes you want to sit in a warm shower for extraneous amounts of time. This being said the conclusion I can draw from this tableau is how J.D Salinger saw the world at times. Writing with such detail, making the reader feel the alienation and depression the Holden feels, one
In the words of Steve Lopez, “You're only as good or bad as your latest attempt to make some connection with the world.” The novel, The Soloist, by Steve Lopez is an insight to Lopez’s time helping and connecting with Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless schizophrenic. When Lopez meets Nathaniel he is awed by his musical talent and soon discovers he once attended Julliard, a prestigious school of performing arts. Lopez’s story was transformed into a film produced in 2008. Lopez’s character in the book and film share similarities and differences in his personal life, attitude towards Nathaniel, and struggles that contribute to the overall theme of the novel.
In Chapter 9-14 Holden Caulfield leaves Penecy Prep and heads to New York City. Where he will stay for a couple days before winter vacation starts and he will head home. Delaying breaking the news to his family he got kicked out of school for as long as possible. These chapters are where Holden’s loneliness becomes abundantly clear. The reader is subjected to many long rants by Holden about the company he wants, though he attempts to settle several times. Betraying the strict rules he appears to had made for himself on not interacting with ‘phonies’. This is the type of person he has made clear he hates and never will become.
The novel Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury follows the journey of Guy Montag over the course of many events and challenges. These challenges and hardships shape Montag and make him question his life. Is the information he is learning, give him power over others? Montag soon finds out that knowledge does indeed give him power and he must embark on a journey to protect that power from people who want to exploit it. This journey and the shaping of Montag is commonly known as the Hero’s Journey which was set of steps created by Joseph Campbell. The structure establishes many stops for the Hero to take to grow and develop. Some steps are the Status Quo, which describes the Hero 's life and the situation he or she is in. Next is Departure, or when the Hero leaves his or her normal life to seek adventure. Later is crisis. Crisis is the biggest conflict or battle the hero must fight to prove and show the skills that he or she has acquired over the journey. Lastly is Return. This is when the Hero completes his or her journey and returns to the new they have created for themselves, only to have to repeat the process again.
Leading with Soul is both an inspiring book and a guide for becoming a better leader. The book alternates between telling the story of a leader who is striving to find meaning in his work, and regular interludes, which include summaries, reflective questions, and information regarding various spiritual philosophies. I was exposed to dimensions of leadership I had never previously considered. This paper will reflect upon how Leading with Soul helped me understand the spiritual nature of leadership, identify strategies for nurturing the spiritual side of my own leadership, expand my capacity for assisting others during challenging times, and increase my compassion while working with difficult others.
In his memoir, Stephen King includes a brief autobiography of his life as well as information on how to be a good writer. Throughout the text, King builds a sense of trust with his reader, drawing their interest to the writing. This sense of trust is created through the author’s use of rhetoric. In his memoir, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Stephen King uses ethical and emotional appeals to gain trust from the reader, in order to convince him or her to use King’s writing tips.
Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men contains a plethora of ubiquitous themes and tropes; it espouses disparate motifs such as corruption, fragmentation, and nihilism. However, the most conspicuous subject that is touched upon is that of the Judeo-Christian tradition. The paramount thematic concepts of Christian theology throughout the novel are explicated by use of literary devices such as diction, imagery, and tone; moreover, these convictions are hypostatized through Willie Stark, Jack Burden, and Tiny Duffy.
Stephen King’s birthplace is Portland, Maine. His parents are Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. Stephen King is a university of Maine graduate, he graduated with a B.S. in English and a minor in dramatics. King has several major achievements for his literary masterpieces. King is most known for writing novels, short stories and screenplays; not many people know about the children’s book he published. Stephen King, American author, writes about every nightmare producing topic imaginable, and Stephen King is one of the best horror fiction novelists, who has written the greatest horror fiction novels of the twentieth and twenty first century.
Reading and Writing are Important Stephen King's "Reading to Write" (72) give details about King's methods on becoming a better writer. To become a better writer, you must read a whole heap of books. There are so many other things you can read other than books like magazines, newspapers, labels on food, and papers. As a student in college, I understand Stephen King's methods. Reading and Writing will help me further my college education, and it will help me get to my goal.
Philip K. Dick’s successful short story The Minority Report construes a post-crime system called Precrime. Precrime police officers prevent homicides with the aid of precog mutants; precrime methodology has boldly and successfully abolished the post-crime system of jails and fines. Mutants: Mike, Donna, and Jerry’s every utterance and syllables were analyzed, compared, and reassembled in form of visual symbols, transcribed on punch cards, then ejected into various coded slots. This research paper will discuss three points: Who really has knowledge and power, comparing the differences how The Minority Report and today’s society treat different people and the rudimentary balance of finding solutions.
Lamb to the Slaughter is an action packed short story about a wife who is let down by her husband and proceeds to kill him as an act of revenge. Obviously much more happens in this story consisting of humour, action, mystery and irony. Roald Dahl is a master of writing short stories in ways that attract readers, draw them into what is happening through using literary elements and universal themes to make the story relatable to the readers. In this story the main literary elements were foreshadowing, situation and dramatic irony, imagery and symbolism which really drew me in and kept me attached to the story. Literary elements are what make a story powerful and attracts readers to continue reading in the story and in this story they highlight the universal theme of Revenge and Betrayal. This essay will explain those literary elements, how they allow
The maze runner is a young adult, science fiction and post-apocalyptic book that has the purpose of introducing the reader into a fantasy world where things can get a little out of control and surviving remains the main focus. The story starts mysteriously with the title character named Thomas, a teenage boy, who wakes up with no memory after arriving with a moving box into a Glade surrounded by a Maze. The book explores different psychological stages of the characters and help up understand how it is like to live with no memory and surrounded by people you do not know. The author, a young man also, has a particular interest in adventure and survival plots due to their excitement upon readers.
“Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man 's soul in his body long past the point when the body should have surrendered it” (Hillenbrand 189). In the novel Unbroken, written by Laura Hillenbrand, Louis “Louie” Zamperini goes through several life-threatening experiences. After being a troublemaker as a child, and an Olympic athlete, Louie straps up his boots and becomes a bombardier for the Army Air Corps. After a traumatizing crash and a forty-six day survival at sea, Louie is taken captive by Japanese officials. Shortly after being captured, Zamperini is taken to a POW camp where he is abused physically and mentally. Throughout the novel the readers learn that the hardships of war effect Louie, causing the loss of his dignity.
Adulthood is when we mature into a person that continues to live life in reality as we let our childhood and adolescence become a faint memory. The memories, however, taught us lessons of acceptance as we cannot always shape the future. Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye takes a journey through the rite of passage by experiencing the innocence of youth and the phoniness of adulthood.
In the book the above concept is given when Alex takes a group of boys (boy scouts) on an overnight hike adventure. Hiking in a single file line, slowest boy in the group, Herbie is defined as constraints in the process of hiking the trail. Alex find that because of Herbie’s extremely slow pace, it is impossible for Alex to keep the boys in single file line. Because of Herbie’s slow pace, the gap between the boys in front of Herbie and Herbie is created in the line. This overnight hike helps Alex to discover the theory of constraints. This hiking trip also gives example of the concepts of dependable events and statistical fluctuations. Jonah explains the statistical fluctuation and dependent events prior to the hike: Dependent Events is a