Author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, in his novel, The Great Gatsby, recounts the story of two love-struck people through another character called Nick. Fitzgerald’s purpose is to show how different characters change throughout the story by using many rhetorical elements like descriptive imagery, the choice of strong diction, and metaphors/similes. The author focuses on the characterization of three main characters which are Gatsby, Daisy, and Nick because they are seemingly connected. These characterizations relate back to the themes of achieving the American Dream that is to be rich and powerful but still have love and a family to come home to every night. Even though many of the characters have changed and evolved throughout the story, some of them
With the use of interior monologue, Faulkner developed the method of “stream of consciousness” (Hathcock, “William Faulkner”). Faulkner uses stream of consciousness to narrate the degradation and downfall of the Compson family. The Sound and the Fury is divided into four sections each told through a different viewpoint. The first chapter is narrated through the understanding of Benjy who has no sense of time. The next chapter is told through the thoughts of Quentin who in contrast to Benjy obsesses over time.
They portrayed poverty, survival, hunger, alienation and cultural conflicts in their novels. Many of the American writers expressed disillusionment following the World War. The stories and novels of F.R.Scott Fitzgerald capture the mood of the 1920s, and John Dos Passes wrote about the war. Hemingway became notable for The Sun Also Raises and A Farwell to Arms. According to Richard Chase, The American novel was born out of cultural contradiction.
The extent of the work allows for the novel to contain an elaborate plot, delve into several characters, and encompass several themes and universal truths (Burgess, 2014). Baudolino is a historical novel, set in the Middle Ages in Constantinople. It was the year 1204, when the 4th crusade was happening—Constantinople is being sacked by the knights of the crusade. This was the time when Baudolino met and saved Niketas Choniates. It was April 14, 1204, Wednesday when sixty-year old Baudolino began recounting to Niketas Choniates his story.
Chopin is a forward thinking author who wrote for women and minorities. Racism and gender bias are problems that have continued to persist in our society despite activism attempting to rid our world of it. Identity is another problem many people have trouble muddling through. Chopin tackles relevant issues she witnessed in her lifetime of racism, gender bias, and identity issues utilizing the literary elements of foreshadowing, irony, symbolism, figures of speech, misleading of the reader, imagery, and setting; the literary devices assist in emphasizing the expectations Armand feels he must live up to because of the responsibility of his wealthy, powerful name by exacting a harsh rule on his slaves, commanding absolute supremacy over women, and casting away the wife and child he supposedly once loved so much even though he himself is partially black one. While Armand’s father possesses a more lax rule over his slaves, “Young Aubigny’s rule was a strict one, too, and under it his negroes had forgotten how to be gay, as they had been during the old master’s easy-going and indulgent lifetime.” High amounts of respect is given to dominant, in charge men especially during the Antebellum time period which is when this short story took place.
In the novel of Fitzgerald we see cynical post-war judgments about love and human actions, the novel is a kind of synthesis that graphically demonstrates us the entirely period of time, tragic period of time, period of the loss of human values, period when the human lost himself, frustrating period. The Great Gatsby is about love and money, but its greater subject—the tragic nature of aspiration—links these two in ways that deepen in the broadest, profoundest way our sense of who we
It is a mock-heroic poem which sarcastically details the subject of a struggle between two aristocratic families in Pope’s contemporary society. Intriguingly, the powerful satirical reasoning and the pulsating epic streak that govern the particular poem have rendered it an epitome of mock-epic poetry. The objective of this article is to critically analyse the first 22 lines of the poem, The Rape of the Lock. Thus, the paper discusses the writer’s essential fidelity to the epic character and his strong satirical perception in the present poem with special reference to the select lines. Given a careful reading to those lines, it can well be contended that Pope’s The Rape of the Lockremains unexampled in the mock-heroic genre and hence it can judiciously be hailed as one of the finest works of the whole corpus of English poetry.
This allows for the novel to expand upon and revise the basic themes and motifs of previous traditions and to further examine the issues that lie within the mulatto’s designated space. Throughout The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man there are four main ideas that the overall story can be condensed down to: namelessness, the importance of outwards appearance, movement or the lack thereof, and attitude toward family and acceptance. The stereotype of the tragic mulatto stemmed from authors attempting to win the sympathy of readers by creating characters who were physically like them (Brown, 8). By approaching these four main ideas with the lens of the tragic mulatto and slave narrative troupe, the text approaches a single conclusion in that the Ex-Colored Man can not achieve a satisfying sense of self-identification with either of his two sides and ultimately fails to truly belong to
The Sound and the Fury is an odd novel written by William Faulkner in 1928 that tells the dramatic story of the Compson family. The story takes place in Jefferson, Mississippi during the Easter weekend of 1928 and in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Harvard University) during June 10 1910. The book focuses on this family, and their struggles to adjust to change, told from four different perspectives: the mentally handicapped Benjy, the sensible Quentin, the vile Jason and the family´s old black servant, Dilsey. In each chapter of the book, the narrators show their desperation and hopelessness as they each try, in their own way, to mourn the dissolution of the family caused by the promiscuity of their sister Caddy. The novel has four different narrators: Benjy, Quentin, Jason and Dilsey (omniscient narrator that follows Dilsey).
Begun in 1801, completed in 1810 and subsequently running into four editions, Robert Southey’s The Curse of Kehama (hereon referred to as Curse) is one of his four epic poems about the Orient, which would go on to immensely influence other Romantic poets such as Byron and Shelley. These poems were immensely popular and reflect the confluence of his ideas regarding British politics, religion, economics and social well-being. His interest in the Orient, ultimately resulting in this poem, begins during his childhood in the city of Bristol which had become a thriving centre of colonial commerce. According to Daniel E White, it was the Dissenters of Bristol who engaged the most in the early expansion of the missionary movement, directing English ships overseas, and having that same people bring back a diverse and rich array of foreign artefacts and curiosities (White 153). This material wealth of the Orient would shape the public’s imagination about the East and stir their appetite for more Oriental products, both from the East and in the West, that is, in the translation and writing of works about the Orient that had become a thriving enterprise in the West, especially after the work published by the famous Orientalist Sir William Jones.