King took the inspiration for his stories from the thoughts he had and the nightmares he had as a child. One of the things that is said to have a big influence on King’s writing was his use of alcohol and drugs (Leafe). This contributed to the warped sense his tories gave off. Although King created many gruesome, horror novels, Poe had a leading role in the influence of his writings. Without the inspiration of Poe 's stories, King would not have been the author
Motifs are recurring structures, contrasts, and literary devices that can help develop and inform the text's major themes. One of the prominent themes in the novel The Catcher in the Rye and one of great interest to the narrator himself, would be the omnipresent theme of death. It could be argued that the novel is not only full of references to death in the literal sense, physical disappearance, but also in the metaphorical, taking the form of spiritual disappearance, something which Holden often focuses on, along with the actual theme of mortality. It is possible that this occurs in his reluctance to interact with the living world, as his means of escaping from the reality he despises, his mundane thoughts and the “phoniness” that he is surrounded with. Holden becomes increasingly attracted to the idea and comes close to obsession, as his mind is flooded with thoughts of death and disappearance, as well as questions which are revealed throughout the novel.
Death. It is inevitable for all of us. In the story “The Dead” by James Joyce, the protagonist Gabriel is portrayed as deadly through diction and symbolism. The author uses a certain type of diction that contributes to express death. In the story, James Joyce uses an unique word choice including “soul,” “death,” and “black.”
Symbolism In Red Death Symbolism has taken form as an object, person, or situation that can represent a different meaning other than its literal meaning. It can be personal, emotional, physical, mental, memorable, or something with significant importance described to the reader. In many works done by Edgar Allen Poe, he expresses symbolism in his writing to let readers think about the things he included in his stories and what they mean. In the following story “Masque of The Red Death,” Poe uses symbolism with the colors of the rooms, the masquerade, the clock, and the red death to express how life leads to death. In the beginning of the story, Poe writes detailed descriptions about each room where the blue room is farthest to the east,
Catch 22 Paper In Catch 22 by Joseph Heller the book is a complex novel. Heller uses many themes, does not have the storyline in chronological order and often uses irony in his descriptions. Many of the themes can be compared to other literature. One of the themes that can be compared is fear in war.
H.P. Lovecraft in “The Dunwich Horror” depicts the way insanity takes over one 's mind for not conquering your greatest fears. The Dunwich Horror is about an unusual village where the Whateley family lives. The townspeople won’t even go close to this family. The Whateley family consists of the Father, Old Whateley, the daughter, Lavinia, and Lavinia’s son, Wilbur.
“Whenever the creation order is inverted, there is disorder, destruction, and death. When we tamper with this order, even a little, we become life-takers rather than life-givers”(J. Ligon Duncan III ). This quote plays a large part in the overall literature that is Frankenstein; it pulls together the attributes of the story in a way I haven’t seen before. This essay will be focusing on the relationship between the gothic novel of Frankenstein, and the greek myth of Prometheus. It will be a compare and contrast of the dueling stories.
In her novel, "Sula," Toni Morrison addresses a wide range of topics. In any case, one of the subjects that truly snatched my consideration was the topic of death. The demeanor of the characters and the group toward death is extremely surprising and existential. Passing imprints the end of the life of a man. In, "Sula," this can happen through disorder or mischances.
In this essay, I will present and analysis some of her poems that contained death, immortality and religion. Her poems centering on death and religion can be
Dickinson on Death An analysis of the perspective on death and the afterlife presented in the poem “Because I could not stop for Death”. Death, and what happens to us afterwards has always been a much debated, highly controversial topic. Every era has its own take on it. This view on death is often reflected in the art and literature of that particular era.
The Book Thief Author’s Craft “Even death has a heart” (Zusak, 242). In The Book Thief, during the late 1930’s in Munich, Germany lies a family struggling to get by. In the heart of WWII and the Holocaust, protagonist Liesel Meminger in the mourning of the death of her brother, unknown location of her father, and the disappearance of her mother, is moved to a foster home where all her adventures just begin. Hans and Rosa Hubermann, Liesel’s loving foster parents, help her through the maze of growing up, along with her best friend Rudy Steiner. Together all of them face Germany’s strict laws from the pressure of having to be a part of the Nazi Party, and the attendance of Hitler Youth for children.
Death, The Book Thief’s narrator, keeps the reader constantly focused on mortality. Set during World War II, death continuously intersects with many of those that lived in Germany. This novel shows that death can come at any time, in any number of ways, and is a ruthless and inevitable part of war, and of life. The narrator of the novel, Death himself, has the task of separating the souls from their bodies and carrying those souls away. Because of the war and the Holocaust going on, many deaths of innocent people occur.
In the essay “An Hour or Two Sacred to Sorrow,” Richard Steele describes how different types of deaths afflicted him through life. Steele’s first encounter with death, occurred when he was a young child and his father had passed away. Not understanding the reason why he thought that “he was locked up there” until he saw his mother sobbing by his coffin. Steele argues that “a body in embryo; [receiving] impressions so forcible, that they are hard to be removed by reason,” stating that a loss as an adult is nothing compared to a loss as a child. The second type of death is the death of a soldier, who “move rather our veneration than our pity.”
To “pass on” to “die” or to “reincarnate” is not only a prevalent part of our society, but an important subject that we all must address. When someone dies, most often we journey through and emotional upheaval. Authors use death to show character development in literary works. Diction and Syntax will be examined through two sources. The first source is an excerpt from the book by Mark Twain entitled “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”.
Edgar Allan Poe creates this menacing tone by the repetition and description of his senses. In the killing the narrators explains that the eye of the old man is the reason why he killed him in the first place .The description of the old man’s “eye of a vulture- a pale blue eye, with an film over it. Whatever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees”(1). The senses of the narrator helps to bring on the mood of menace into the story.