Literature is a wonderful thing; it explores the relationships between humans and their nature, historical events, and can be used to express one’s creativity. It can also be used to give moral guidance; this was Arthur Miller’s reasoning behind writing The Crucible. In this dramatic retelling of the Salem trials, Miller ensnares his reader with stories of adultery, betrayal, and material greed. His intention, however, is not to entertain with operatic drama. This play is a cautionary tale about finger pointing and its potentially fatal consequences.
Another example is the author cited was "In fact, no surviving documents from this time, including letter from Ponce de Leon himself, ever mentioned such a fountain." To explain example two in my own words, means that there are no proven facts the on Ponce de Leon's voyage he was looking for the
Even though the character of Harley never actually meets the character of the Constable in person and can thus only imagine what might have happened at the meetings, the above quoted passage still questions the credibility of official accounts. Even if in this particular case the fictive critique of the Constable’s attitude towards accounts is wrong, the general critique nevertheless remains eligible. And even if it is taken into consideration that both the narrating I and Constable Hall are nothing more than characters in a novel, invented by the author Kim Scott, the critique doesn’t forfeit its
Using Disguises In stories like The Odyssey, The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Alchemist, each character uses their disguise a little differently depending on their goals. Santiago, the main character of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, does not use a disguise. Unless one counts the fact that the real alchemist told the chief that Santiago was an alchemist. But even then, that turned out not to be much of a disguise because Santiago showed potential for alchemy when controlled the wind. Other than that, Santiago does not need a disguise.
Crooks pushed others away because they are not alike himself. Crooks is very sealed of the author had described him as the following. “Crooks kept his distance and demanded others keep theirs,” (Steinbeck 67). Crooks has trust issues because of how sealed of and private he is. His
The soldier didn’t know anybody when he came back in town and he felt unnoticeable because nobody said anything to him at all. In conclusion, violence, a sense of place, characters who are outsiders are what makes part of Southern Gothic Literature. In any type of song or movie it always have Southern Gothic Literature. The song “Goodbye Earl” by the Dixie Chicks is part of Southern Gothic Literature because
When Ken and Leon find the old man, they do not speak to each other. Additionally, the author does not give almost any input herself; the tone of the story is neutral. So, all contributions of the theme are not derived from characterization, but instead the setting.
Not only does Nick serve as a vessel that Fitzgerald uses to narrate the story, but also is placed amidst the climactic plot-- “where he is and where he stands is as important to the story’s import as Gatsby… like Marlow, Carraway provides a moral center” (Eble 40). Nick’s mesmerizing voice and physical presence in the book urges readers to examine his presence in peculiar ways. This is another indication of how Fitzgerald manipulated scenes and excerpts of the novel to get the effects he wanted. To conclude, with the use of Nick’s unreliability due to his lack of self-constraint, the reader is forced to differentiate between reality and fantasy as Nick Carraway provides not only a
Holden Caufield is not insane because he has never talked about being diagnosed with a mental illness. While Holden may show symptoms of many mental illnesses, it was never mentioned in the novel that Holden ever had a diagnosed mental illness. In the novel, Holden is the type of character to admit what he is thinking and be direct about what he is thinking. As the novel narrated by Holden Caulfield, he