According to Tero Liukkonen, a critic, James Baldwin’s writing is known for his “sexual and personal identity and civil rights struggles in the United States” which is evident in his short story Sonny’s Blues. It presents suffering and survival within the black community and throughout the characters family as well. Sonny’s Blues takes place in Harlem, New York in 1950’s were the Narrator, an unnamed character, as well as his older brother Sonny, tells the story. Characters like the Narrator, Sonny and their mother are strongly impacted by the pain of their families suffering. Throughout the short story, each character understands his/her own suffering and plan to attain a better life.
“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” Edgar Allan Poe’s writing is still famous to this day. Not only his writing, but his life. He is known for having a difficult life and writing about it. Through all his poems and short stories there are little hints everywhere that relate to his life. Depression, insanity and tuberculosis were all common topics of Poe’s writing that related to his life.
Steinbeck used characterization often to display his theme of loneliness and prejudice, especially through Crooks, Curley’s wife, and George. The author wrote this book in attempts to bring awareness to readers of what it was really like to live and work in such a pivotal time filled with negativity and
The general effect of Burge’s deliberate use of literary technique emphasizes the motif of appearance versus reality as he shows the readers the unknown dark side in the underdeveloped world, suggesting the lamentable conditions for those who are currently bound by poverty and cruel traditions. Written in five stanzas, the persona conveys his feelings about the child weavers methodically, bringing each aspect to focus one at a time, through sensory
Hemingway was a prominent American author and is best known for his intricate stories. He uniquely manages to highlight the trials that Nick faced in ‘Indian Camp’ and the struggle and adversity that Santiago faced in ‘The Old Man and the Sea’. He also displays the different types of stoicism of within the two stories. The themes that I am going to explore in 'Indian Camp' are: suffering and Innocence. The themes that I am going to discuss in 'The Old Man and the Sea' are: suffering and the friendship between Santiago and Manolin.
Means’ work is most often compared to the writings of renowned authors like the Nobel Prize winning, Alice Munro, Ernest Hemingway, and Flannery O’Connor. Like O’Connor’s work, Means focuses on the troubles and corruption of American society while hinting subtly at underlying themes of religion, grace, sin, or redemption, and like O’Connor’s stories, his writings often become teachings for his readers. In an interview with Tom Barbash for the Rumpus, David Means says his stories are deeply personal and says he wants to “tell stories that were compelling and sparked my creative energy, but also to find some way, each time, in each
His use of allegory and symbolism make Hawthorne one of the most studied writers. (https://www.biography.com/people/nathaniel-hawthorne-9331923)”. From Nathaniel Hawthorne’s stories such as “young Goodman brown” it helps us relate to his up bring and his life living in Salem during the witch trials he expresses his feelings on them. In the short story of Nathaniel Hawthorne, he refers to himself as “Young Goodman Brown” who was once a great man who with time living in Salem now sees everyone as a sinful and bitter person because of the actions of them in the story. There are many assumptions to the story of Young Goodman Brown; some say he had a dream of walking into the dark forest and seeing everyone from his village/town at the witches sabbath and some say it happened and was not a dream.
Dirty Realism in Carver 's Work In this journal, Kita(2014) considered Carver 's work as "dirty realism"(p.385) because he wrote stories about "the dark side of contemporary life "where Carver write about characters who live in disorder daily life where they feel the pain of their failed marriage and their life count as useless. Kita also explained more that dirty realism is a new force of American authors, where the characters are a neglected husband, thief, and an addict and the aim of this style is to create "realistic and sad destinies" (p.385) and by comparing with the background I have mentioned before, Carver 's male characters are matched with dirty realism character. By observing Carver 's work, Kita defined Carver 's characters, language, and style. She added that Carver 's stories are stories of "the middle-class" (p.387) which focus on more on their up-to-date appearance. She also included the major themes in Carver 's work where the characters are being delusional, as they consistent in drinking alcohol, being isolated or lonely, where in story like "Vitamins" the narrator feel lonely and cheat on his wife because his wife is too focused and stressed on selling her vitamins and then there are tragedy, inaction, detachment, alcoholism, communication, morality, masculinity as homophobia and epiphany.
Because O. Henry led the readers to believe that the story is just about two old friends meeting up after twenty years, it shows his classic plot twists(CX). This is a classic connection between life and style because O. Henry went to jail for embezzlement and the character Bob in the story went to jail, too for his crimes. O. Henry also writes with awkward or difficult situations for the character.
Sethe and Paul D are such characters who struggle to find who they truly are after opening up their pasts. They still, again try to repress it. “He is the only principal character who must deal with two forced sexual encounters, and these encounters are central to his constant mediation on the meaning of his manhood” Psychological Effects Of Slavery Through Beloved Beloved’s identity is tricky, complex identity but it is central to our understanding of the novel. Maybe going by what