It is often able to distinguish what makes a story "great", and there are many debatable reasons; but it is a unanimous decision between readers that what makes a "great" story is one that makes you want to keep reading. There are some elements of literature that simply make a story good, such as mood, character development, foreshadowing, and symbolism. They could all be potential candidates to what makes a good story, but it is rather the way that the author will use them which is what gives the audience the ability to deem it simply "good" rather than "great". There are many similarities and differences between "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell and "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe; however, "The Most Dangerous Game" is the short story that deserves to be called
The title, “Pride and Prejudice,” is the most attractive object to me, as explained in the book - “Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” Thus, the book focuses on the personalities of the characters.
Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez seemed as an unusually confusing book on the surface, but after the discussion, the book started to make sense. Though at the same time, the discussion only raised more questions about little details within the book. The first point brought up within the discussion was the changing perspectives was the most interesting aspect of the book. Because I am person that enjoys things being in order, I do not agree. The switching of perspectives made the book have a messy feel to it.
Leaving Houston, for Paul, is a way to escape his past and and start over. Tangerine by Edward Bloor is a novel that I would rate at about an eight or a nine. It didn’t quite make a ten just because there were certain parts that the pacing of the book threw me off, whether it be everything happening too slowly or too quickly. Other than that I really enjoyed the book overall, and especially liked and related to Paul’s character.
This was a really fine written book, showing a great deal of value in remembering the past and the importance of family. And the movie was portrayed extremely accomplished, even though there were alterations that I didn’t appreciate. In my opinion, the book was superior over the movie, describing in depth the suffering and sadness in the camp effectively, which the movie did not, and developing the characters in a suitable way. I would recommend this to anyone who delights in history along with fiction. It contains the reality of the holocaust while including fictional characters and plot lines.
Progressively in my opinion, the inherent value of literature as being genuine and sincere portrayals of societal ideas has been dilapidated, as the novels, which appeal to the modern-day generation, are more fueled and driven by action rather than the ideas themselves. It is, thus, rare to encounter literary works which have a degree of literary realism and contain the inherent value that comes with literature. And, hence, it is satisfying to people, whose are eyes are opened to the value of literature, when such a literary work is found. New York Times bestseller, The Secret Life of Bees, is one of these rare works of literary art as it serves its main purpose to enlighten us of the ideals and beliefs which people held during the era of
Alexander Solxhenitsyn once said, "Good literature substitutes for an experience which we have not ourselves lived through. " This quote means that good authors have the ability to help transport the reader to an event that they have never experienced by giving vivid details, figurative language, and easy to comprehend text. I agree with this statement. Two works of literature that support this statement are “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut and “Raymond’s Run” by Toni Cade Bambara.
Persepolis can be a perfect example that can leave an impact on the readers about the issues that are addressed. For example, the unfair treatment of women in society or inequality between men and women, religion vs modernity, and etc. Reading such kind of novels can help the readers understand the world more
The book is a great tool used to open up hard racial conversations. Its historical accuracy makes it even more of a necessary read. Twain wrote Huck Finn to inform about racial issues through the eyes of an innocent child. Although the novel may use derogatory terms over and over again that is more of a reason as to why it should be read. Racism in America was pervasive during the time of the novel.
However, I do feel that he leans too heavily on sadness
Many critics loved this book and some believed that he was not the author. New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, are all well-known newspapers that wrote wonderful reviews on Satchmo. Personally I did not enjoy the book because of the writing style and the tendency for the story to jump all over the place. I think Armstrong should have focused on the creating a better timeline of events and following that. I still would recommend this book to my friends who are from New Orleans and who are music lovers.
I adore the characters in the book it’s a very enjoyable book. The mystery in this book is very admiring because there are very different elements that can make it a great book. The fact that Justice Lawrence Wargrave ended up being the killer came to a surprise to me. Usually I am not one for reading but I highly enjoyed this book because the characters all had different personalities that helped support the book being such a great read. My favorite character had to have been Vera Clawthone because mostly she was the protagonist and that means that she was the main character in the story although I also liked philip lombard too.
Short stories are a beautiful thing, mainly due to the fact that anybody can read them. You don’t have that anxiety of opening a new novel with uncertainty that you’ll finish the entire piece, and the satisfaction you feel when you reach the end is better than ever. Not having time to finish a novel once you’ve started it is extremely discouraging, and can make you want to give up reading all together. However, with short stories you will always feel that feeling of accomplishment once you’ve gotten lost in the characters and experienced something new. You may love it so much that it acts as an incentive to pick up another story to read.