A genre classifies books with similar characteristics and style together. Nonfiction is a type of genre that means that all statements in that book are factual. In Cold Blood, written by Truman Capote, is considered nonfiction, but there are many critics who think it contains elements of fiction. There are various flaws in the book that deny its nonfiction claim. Indeed, it is true that this book is based on a true account, but Capote’s descriptions seem too detailed to be true.
Though Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood is a non-fiction book, it is also categorized as a novel due to the different techniques the author uses throughout. Many of the scenes told in the book have fictitious elements to it, such as variations in sentence length. For example, some sentences are written with one word only, “A cloudburst. Rain. Buckets of it.
For example, Osama Bin Laden chose to be a terrorist because he was angry at two things: the corruption he saw in Saudi Arabia’s government and the western influence on Middle Eastern life. He organized the terrorist group Al-Qaeda which had a hand in this event. On the internet or the news, there are multiple stories of people taken hostage and forced to work for terrorist groups or engage in these sickening acts. Someone who uses violence and threats to intimidate or coerce others for a political purpose is the definition of a terrorist. It can be inferred with this definition that anyone is capable of being a
I also thought this book was difficult to read because it uses dense details that were hard to understand. Even though this book is only 200 pages it was cover to cover of elevated, thick diction. The next book that I thought was difficult was Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. This book was difficult for me to read because it was very broad, it uses a format that was difficult for me to read and it uses elevated diction that I could not always understand.
In Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the main character, Randle Patrick McMurphy, is a perfect example of a tragic hero. Throughout the novel McMurphy sets himself up to be the tragic hero by resenting Nurse Ratched’s power and defending the other patients. He can be classified as a contemporary tragic hero, but he also includes elements of Aristotle’s tragic hero. McMurphy’s rebellious nature and ultimate demise are what truly makes him as a tragic hero. A tragic hero must be fundamentally good but have a fatal flaw that ultimately leads to their downfall.
Throughout his characterisation, John Proctor is seen as a man of integrity, despite his immoral actions. He willingly tries to fix and rebuild his relationship with Elizabeth, whilst at the same time showcasing his reluctance to keep away from Abigail by not resuming to meet with her. Throughout his immoral actions, he performs conscious choices that highlight the great ideal of his character. Not taking away from that, he proves to himself even more to be moral by the way he acts in situation. Essentially, Abigail accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft, and John immediately runs to his wife's’ aid.
Free verse, the name given to his modern style, characterizes itself mostly by insufficient rhyme and meter within the work. The dialect focused on cadence, or the natural rhythms of spoken language, and were often read in a song-like manner. Most of these poems also lack proper punctuation resulting in enjambment, or the running over of sentences. Those who read the work of Whitman considered him the master of literary devices, as he offered a plethora in each of his works. Cataloging, one of the most common devices in Whitman’s content, contains the creation of lists.
The first chapter of Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange begins unlike anything we have ever read. From the first sentence to the last, the reader is faced with vocabulary that is unfamiliar and a narrative style that demands careful attention. This essay will focus primarily on diction and its historical context but also on the novel’s form. First of all, the unfamiliar language in this novel, while it may be straining, is ultimately intriguing. The invented Nadsat language, a prime example of linguistic experiments on the part of the author, left readers baffled.
Another one of my biggest weaknesses as a writer is my usage of Punctuation and Capitalization; therefore, there were a couple of times where I did not capitalize the names of particular people, or the names of particular places. Although paragraph unity and punctuation are two of my foremost weaknesses, my biggest weakness out of them all is my comma usage. There were multiple occasions in my paper where I placed a comma and it was not necessary; on the other hand, there were also multiple instances in my paper where my usage of commas was completely absent. Although I have many strengths and many weaknesses as a writer there are always different devices I can use to improve both my strengths and my weaknesses. Through the usage of these different devices such as Paper Rater and Online Dictionary I anticipate to continue my growth as a college level
Due to the actions taken by the characters in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald would agree upon the helplessness of desire. The love we have for someone makes us protective of them, like Gatsby who takes a stand for Daisy when she is frightened or in trouble. Although in society a husband is
The terrorist group Al-Qaeda knew they couldn’t beat the U.S. in a straight up firefight, so they tried to destroy us through economic failure and imposing fear into American lives. By doing that they sought out the world trade centers, it was a national symbol to Americas '
Finally I chose to put Cradle and All by James Patterson as my hardest book because frankly I did not understand it. I am trying to read more difficult novels, but I think I chose one a little too far outside my comfort zone. The plot is understandable but the language the author uses rather difficult for me to read. To sum it up, these books are all good choices and I would recommend them, but sometimes I just have to deal with what I can
Johnny idolises him, and Johnny is the only one who Dally loves, according to Ponyboy. Dally Winston is meaner, colder and tougher member of the greasers. Ponyboy describes him as ‘towheaded and shifty-eyed, Dally was anything but handsome. Yet in his hard face there was character, pride, and a savage defiance of the world.’ Dally was impulsive, and that was probably why he died. He was smart, and he knew the consequences of his actions.