Reader Essays

  • Reader Response Criticism In Literature

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    be able to relate the story to the readers, for example plot, setting, dialogue, audience, characterization and character. Characters are people, animal, plant or other imaginary creature that has responsible for the thoughts, plot and actions within a story. Characters are important because they are the intermediary of a literary work. Every character has his or her own personality which depends on author’s creation. Characterization is the way in which a

  • Reader-Response Criticism In Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

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    to see valuable and critical things missed by the reader since as critics they looked at different functions within the play. With that said, this paper is going to explore two critical approaches seen in “Death of a Salesman” a play written by Arthur Miller (1915 – 2005). Those critical approaches are Reader-Response Criticism and Psychological (psychoanalytic) criticism. Reader-Response Criticism is as important as the author is since; readers are active participants in literary works and has

  • The Reader Response Theory

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    theoretical framework of the reader response theory are mainly headed by the criticism of the important terms and approaches that are brought about from studies of the different interpretations. The reader response theory, a one-hundred-year-old criticism is governed by having a piece of literary work that is created for an audience. The interpretation is focused on the readers’ and their relationship to the text. Direct personal connections when reading leads to the reader bringing forth their own personal

  • Analysis Of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader

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    A very important theme in ‘The Reader’ by Bernhard Schlink is the “unbearable burden of remembrance.”1 The shame and guilt the second generation from Germany was forced into by the majority of their parents who partook in the cruel actions of the Third Reich. All this began to quite down and the hardened memories slowly started to fade, the Second World War was starting to divide in time and more generations covered the horrid history. Until in 1995 ‘The Reader’ was published, this literary work

  • Smart Reader Kids Case Study

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    organization use. Smart Reader Kids have unique, imaginative and vibrant 21st century model child development center. The center has emerged very aggressively and accredited by the Malaysia Book of Records as The Largest Chain of Child Enrichment Centers in Malaysia. The vision of Smart Reader Kids to nurture the leaders of tomorrow to be creative, productive, articulate and eloquent in English, while having high self-esteem. While, the mission is to promote the Smart Reader programs throughout the

  • The Uncommon Reader Analysis

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    British author Alan Bennett’s novella The Uncommon Reader (London Review of Books, 2007), set in modern-day Britain, focuses on the “uncommon reader”—Queen Elizabeth II—who narrates the story as she becomes obsessed with reading after a random encounter with a mobile library. As she becomes more interested in reading than with the duties of the monarchy, her fascination with books has major consequences for her, her household and council of advisors, her family, and her position as monarch. Overwhelmingly

  • Analysis Of Edward Hirsch's How To Read A Poem

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    could a poetry reader and a pilgrim have any similarities? In Edward Hirsch’s “How to Read a Poem” he directly relates the two. After reading his essay, I too, understand the comparison. By using this he makes understand poetry easier to people struggling to find the true meaning of a poem. When reading poetry, I use his three main rules to understand the work; without these rules comparing a pilgrim to a poetry reader understand poems would still be difficult. The comparison gives readers a mind set

  • Theme Of Dramatic Irony In Roald Dahl

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    Dahl’s use of dramatic irony intrigues and entertains the reader. Skin shows evidence of his ironic work comes from stories such as “The Champion of the World,” “The Surgeon,” and “An African Story.” Dramatic irony is the unequal distribution of knowledge that puts the reader in a position where he or she experiences a smug sense of self-satisfaction. Roald Dahl’s use of irony in “Skin and Other Short Stories,” entertains and intrigues readers. In the first example, “The Champion of the World,” two

  • Characters In Kate Chopin's The Story Of An Hour

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    short story by drawing in her readers emotionally, using a simply style of writing, and keeping the readers with many unsolved questions that keep the readers interested. Usually a story that is extremely filled with lots of elements of fiction would be a great story and because this story lacks some of that information Chopin found a different way to capture her readers.                 First, we must begin with the emotional state that this story puts its readers in. In this story Chopin gives

  • Language In The Empty Family

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    collection indulging and interesting for the readers as the readers don’t experience a feeling of being overpowered from an excess amount of information. Alternately readers become fond of and familiar with each of the characters. As a result, readers become engrossed by the character’s situations and backgrounds which cause the readers to become emotionally attached to the characters in the short stories. Tóibín juxtaposes and perplexes the readers through his use of powerful language in his short

  • Theme Of Irony In The Eyes Have It

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    When writing short stories authors can use irony as a reference to interpret and support parts of the work. The short story “The Eyes Have It” by Philip K. Dick is about a man who finds a book on the bus and interprets the idioms with in the book literally, which leads him to believe he has discovered another life form among earth. The author wrote this piece using irony through word play as a literary device. By taking something that is a normality in society, and twisting the words to be literal

  • To Kill A Mockingbird: A Timeless Classic

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    a mostly a classic due to Lee’s usage of sensory details to immerse the reader and propel the story along along with using characterization to make characters more relatable but falls short on appealing to a middle and upper-class demographic instead of just a poorer group when talking about the Ewell family. It is important for stories to create a rich world because that is much more enjoyable and immersive for the readers. Rich worlds are one of the number one categories for not only good books

  • Literary Experience In 'An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge'

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    author writes a work can mean the difference between interest or the lack of interest. When first reading “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” a reader may find the ending quite a shock. However, if another author would write the same plot, the shock may not exist, but, because of the many techniques displayed by Ambrose Bierce throughout his work, readers remain interested and shocked upon first reading the last line. Techniques Bierce display in his work, such as use of point of view, literary devices

  • Flannery O 'Connor's' Everything That Rises Must Converge

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    setting on the bus, the reader can infer that the story takes place after the passing of the thirteenth amendment which abolished slavery. The society around Julian and his mother has begun accepting the black population as an equal entity while he and his mother still believe that black people are inferior to the white population. Without the addition of a post thirteenth amendment setting, O’Connor cannot convey her theme as easily because the setting informs the reader on why society perceives

  • The Struggle In Edgar Allen Poe's 'Cask Of Amontillado'

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    Thesis Statement: Each story shows the reader how the characters struggle making them feel compassionate and empathetic towards the characters.     Paul Haggis,  a famous screenwriter once said,  “You have to have empathy, knowledge and compassion for your characters if you’re a writer.” Paul is giving a statement to writers that they have to show these emotions so the readers can connect to the characters. This is most certainly relating to James Hurst’s, “The Scarlet Ibis”, Edgar Allen Poe’s, “Cask

  • Raina Telgemeier's Drama In The Little Free Library

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    to boy trouble, Callie realizes that all drama isn’t that bad. Raina Telgemeier’s Drama should be included in the Little Free Library due to its heroic lessons, Telgemeier’s confidence boldness in attempting to socially broaden the minds of young readers, and its established popularity. First off, Drama exemplifies heroic values such as strength and persistence that can be found in the book’s role model, Callie. Callie Marin, the main protagonist, is faced with many challenges during her seventh

  • Tim O Brien's How To Tell A True War Story

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    through the reader starts to get a glimpse of the war in itself. The scene where O’Brien describes listening for a whole week to what we as readers think is nonsense; in the jungle, they make up all these noises like orchestra, parties, and foreign yells, but most importantly it is the quiet that they would hear the most. They listened to everything except for the danger around them. Tim and his comrades not listening is what makes the reader slow down and focus on Lemon’s death scene. The reader feels

  • Faith In Young Goodman Brown

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    some confusion and hope. The author Nathaniel Hawthorne leads the reader into being confused at first and making them wonder what all he is saying really means. Hawthorne grabs the attention of the reader with the confusion and the hope to find out what will happen next. The short story "Young Goodman Brown" is mainly defined as a suspenseful story yet the story expressed a great amount of symbolism with many lessons for the reader to take in. The author expresses that having faith is very important

  • Dialogue In Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

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    Austen uses dialogue to portray the personality of her characters, which means to allow the reader see the underlying feelings and meanings behind the character’s words. True nature reveals itself every time the characters speak and it is easier for the reader to distinguish every unique characteristic and every character’s development that is represented with the best way through dialogue. In this way, the reader has access to the character’s thoughts and emotions and is able to understand plenty of

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of 'A Designing Mind'

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    Warren. This text was written to prove that the poems of Robert Frost said a lot more than what the surface suggests. This author goes into in-depth detail about each poem that she included giving the reader facts about his life and breaked down each poem. The author starts out by telling the reader how Robert Frost told several times that his poems were more “designing” than what people thought the author then looks at some of his poems like Nothing Gold Can Stay, The Oven Bird, A Designing Mind