The Secret History Donna Tartt Analysis

Satisfactory Essays
"I am world trapped in a person." I did not like reading until I came across a novel called The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Tartt shows the dangers of romanticising people and the past. She creates this ideology that no matter how good, everybody is bad. Tartt uses her characters to portray how literature does not shy away from the truth. She exposes her characters; making me develop a love-hate relationship with them. In reality I would hate them but, in written form, I find myself defending them. Ever since, I have been obsessed with the way authors manipulate the mind of their readers. Contemporary authors that I love are Colleen Hoover and Tabitha Suzuma. Their novels are captivating and innovative. They are the reason why I write. When…show more content…
My ardour for Literature grew when I read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Both novels are similar and revolve around self-discovery. As a reader, it makes me feel like outlaw reading novels about knowledge and reading being a crime. In Huxley 's Brave New World, those who accept the new world lose their humanity. Bradbury shows how the lack of books can give the government too much power. In both novels, there were people fighting for books, knowledge and…show more content…
English literature is about expressing all the things a person does not say. It is freedom for those who feel too much and say too little. There 's no fear or shame when it comes writing. It is either used to destroy or heal and both are just as art. There 's no fear or shame when it comes to reading because everything that is written is meant to be read. I prefer reading books that make me not be where I am when I don 't want to be. After all that is why books were made. A book that does this for me is the Alchemist. It filled me as a reader with so much zeal. To own the ability to write such a seductive story is power itself. It takes a lot of practice and talent to create such vivid scenography. In College, I study English Literature, History and Citizenship. Studying English Literature helped me perfect my analysing skills. I have the ability to find the themes in a text and connect them with other texts. Working with historical events and theories has allowed me to work with complex ideas. English Literature and History were a perfect match. I am able to use my planning and research skills in my other subjects like citizenship. Citizenship has helped me with my anxiety. It involved a great amount of debating which helped boost my
Get Access