The book’s plotline went very fast and it was hard to keep up with all of the details. I think that the author should have explained the details more clearly. The book Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a book for someone who likes historical fiction and mysteries. Although it wasn’t my favorite book, I always wanted to keep reading to see what happened next. It also educated me on how many slaves were treated by people in earlier times in
I have never been much of a reader but somehow, the essays, documents and stories both encouraged my thinking and question my belief in historical truths. If anything, the truths that were presented are capable of making one see history through different eyes. Abzug states in the Preface, the book "offers a selection of original documents that illustrate the varied
He gathered sufficient evidence in favour of the majority of his hypothesis. I felt that the book was exceptionally thought provoking as I myself researched ideas of my own which led me to learn more about new contrasting theories’. After reading his book, I thought that it was a thoroughly riveting scientific book that presented his new theory coherently. However, towards the end of the book, Richard Wrangham goes down into a mess of sociobiological speculation. As the predicament with making any impressive theory about our history is that they are fundamentally based on too little
Supernaturalism is very common in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” The tale contains elements of supernatural including the headless horseman who was ghosted by one soldier. In the tale, the legends about horseman continued, and people believe in its existence. Nature in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” was part of supernatural as it contained horrific qualities in it. In the story, the Hudson River was part of supernatural as it becomes the force of mystery as the night becomes darker and darker and headless horseman came there. Considering the common man as a hero was spread in America and the hero was the one who separated from others by his voluntary positive actions for society.
They fight again and again throughout the whole adventure journey of searching of the treasure. It is a historical fiction that the author uses historical facts and situations as background for this story about fictional characters. From the reading of this historical fiction, readers learn to appreciate stories from the past as most of them feel bored while reading history textbook. It is good to engage readers with the exciting world of history. They can also develop an appreciation for the life experiences of those who may be culturally or socially different from themselves.
Historical fiction, loved by many. Historical Fiction tells a story through fictional characters who are placed in a real time in history. Hearing/watching a historical event through the eyes of a character, and sometimes an unexpected author of history seems to draw people in more than one would expect. The historic events are told in a more relatable and comprehensible way appeal to people. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak does just that, draw people into the story.
Tim O’Brien never lies. While we realise at the end of the book that Kiowa, Mitchell Sanders and Rat Kiley are all fictional characters, O’Brien is actually trying to tell us that there is a lot more truth hidden in these imagined characters than we think. This suggests that the experiences he went through were so traumatic, the only way to describe it was through the projection of fictional characters. O’Brien explores the relationship between war experiences and storytelling by blurring the lines between truth and fiction. While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted.
The Everglades is a much more complicated natural feature then known on the superficial level. When writing, Ogden breathes so much life into her pages with stories and facts that sometimes you can easily forget you are reading a work of nonfiction. If had not read this book, I would still be in the dark on this culture and the challenges they have faced and continue to. Not only did this book teach me about the culture but also allowed me to explore theories I had never interacted with, like the idea of rhizome. Now I see the Everglades for what it is, a superorganism with human and non-human activity giving life to its
However, the use of dialects in Twain’s novel poses the question; does it make the novel less of an achievement? Twain’s use of dialect, which has proved controversial over the years, certainly adds to the vividness of Huckleberry Finn. Because it is sometimes difficult to understand the speech while reading, we are almost forced to read aloud: at the very least, one has to be able to “hear” the voices in one’s own head. Performance is important in this novel, as Tom Sawyer’s follies and the duke and the dauphin’s cons demonstrate. In the world of the novel, the way in which a character converses is closely related to that character’s status in society.
It will describe the key parts of the graphic novel and explore the ideals behind it. The book brings in its early pages a brief historical introduction to the policy and Iran 's religion, areas that are closely linked; very profitable because the information conflicts in the Middle East normally is misled. Having a historical support helps in the better understanding in the country 's culture. The plot of the graphic novel passes in a region that has different values and habit, that even though it may not affect someone who is familiar with a different culture the discussed problems are universal. Marjane
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.
Historians approach history in various ways to catch their reader’s attention and make sure that their books are interesting at the same time. They tend to write histories based on concrete evidence from the past− ethnography, journals, and research. However, John Demos went beyond the normal stereotype. He approached history unconventionally by drawing hypothesis from certain historical evidence and connecting history to his subject rather than just speculating; he made it personal. In Unredeemed Captive, he made it clear that he wrote this historical novel based on research, also, journals and diaries left by the Williams family.