Reader Essays

  • 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

  • Michaels 'Moral Dilemmas In The Reader'

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    Part 1 of “The Reader” explores the earlier concepts of Michaels’ moral dilemmas when he starts thinking that he is being disloyal to Hannah. Michael believes that by not exposing anything about him & Hannah to his friends, he disowns her and doesn’t acknowledge her. Michael argues with himself that he is being considerate or just being discrete but realizes that these are just excuses he is making up for himself and acknowledges what he’s doing, “But you, who is doing the disowning, you know what

  • Readers Of Pilgrim At Thoreau's Analysis

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    an observer able to appreciate the strangeness of the sector. Through her encounters with nature and her use of language, she awakens to her own participation in and distance from the organic world and to the dimensions of her very own thoughts. Readers of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek generally have the impact of the author’s palpable proximity to nature, and her intimate

  • On The Rainy River Reader Response

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    Reader Response of “On the Rainy River” The short story “On the Rainy River” by Tim O 'Brien explains to the audience that all men are influenced to go into war, and that they should hide the fears and emotions that they may have along the journey. Throughout the short story the author explains his journey and opens up about his emotions when he was sent to war. Being the audience of this short story explains to you what every man must go through if they were to be sent to war. When the short story

  • My Experience As A Reader Essay

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    My experience as a reader isn 't as extraordinary as many, but I love to read. I had some great teachers throughout my education that taught me to enjoy reading challenge oneself and not be intimidated by it. Through college and today I do not have much time to read, other than school books speech, education ,and reading. Those are the sweet books I know read. Beside all those school books I now read, I use to read books about life, and history I also lloved mystery books the ones that make one wonder

  • Pros And Cons Of Accelerated Readers

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    Accelerated Reader Program is in many elementary schools across the United States. AR is a big thing for students in elementary now a day the schools really push their students to read and take the AR tests. In this research paper investigates to see if students exposed to AR in elementary have lasting effect on the students. To see if its really worst spending all that time reading and doing to Accelerated Reader Program. Accelerated Reader has been around since 1986 and is still being use in

  • Analysis Of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader

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    The Reader by Bernhard Schlink was published in 1995 as a text about an inter-generational love affair. This is what the text would appear to be if the cultural, social and historical context was not known. Based in Germany, the reader must be aware of the atrocities of the country before reading, as this text deals closely with the perpetrators of the Holocaust. Without previous knowledge about this abomination in history, the book would read as an abusive love affair between a fifteen year old

  • Guilty In Eudora Schlink's The Reader

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    Throughout The Reader, from adolescence to adulthood, Michael is “haunted by a personal sense of guilt” (Munteanu). He feels guilty for a variety of reasons, predominantly his lifelong addiction to Hanna. Since the beginning of their ill-fated relationship in his teens, he knew there could be no future for them; not even as friends. Yet, when she reappears in his college years, the lovesickness Michael felt as a child seems to come creeping back. Even as he tries to forget her after the trial, it

  • Reader-Response Criticism In Literature

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    Reader-Response Criticism – sometimes called reader theory or audience theory – is quite unlike the other critical methods. In fact it is not a method at all in the sense of particular technique, a school of thought, or a systematic procedure used to approach all works of literature. Rather, it’s more of an attitude that can be an effective starting point for a classroom inquiry into criticism, offering a student – friendly perspective on exploring literature, a distinct teaching outlook

  • Anne Contrast The Courtly Reader And The Carnals

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    1) In the passage Anne contrast the carnal reader and the courtly readers. First she contrasts that the courtly readers where they believe the only thing they were allowed to do with books were to read them. Courtly readers never leave their bookmarks when they were done. While in the other hand, Fadiman believe in the carnal love, the carnals readers had more privilege and use to leave romantics mementos. 2) I can tell the carnal is superior to the other one because, even when they leave some messy

  • Character Of Sefia In Traci Chee's The Reader

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    In the book The Reader by Traci Chee, the main character, Selfia, is separated from her aunt who practically raised her and tries to understand why her aunt was kidnapped, by using a book, of which have been forgotten and lost. Sefia and a later mentioned character, Archer, are particularly similar in terms of both having troubled and traumatic life experiences, they both weren’t raised ordinarily etc. However, they are also differ greatly because they have different motives, they were raised differently

  • Billy Collins Poetry Analysis

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    is a very important aspect to poetry. It allows the author to visualize scenarios that go along with the reader’s purpose without specifically saying the reader’s purpose. It allows the reader to connect the dots and come to their own conclusion. Collins uses a ton of imagery to get is point across to the reader. One example from the passage is: “I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out.” In this sentence he gives us the picture of a mouse and a poem. He tells us to watch the

  • Alias Grace Book Comparison

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    There are numerous amounts of techniques authors use in their novels to project a message, and interest the reader. However, certain styles may not work due to the fact that it possibly can result in an overdoing of such style, causing the reader to get bored and stop reading. The novel “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley Is a novel about developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that come together to change society. This book has

  • Empathy In Across The Narrow Sea By Hilary Mantel

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    and his knowledge of Thomas through the narration of the text. When reading a book or a text, the reader could experience many feelings. Depending on which situation a specific personage faces he could be affected emotionally. In the text “Across the Narrow Sea”, Hilary Mantel tells a part of the story of the young Thomas Cromwell. This passage shows many situations that he has faced. The reader could see for example when his father was beating him and also when he decided to leave home at the

  • Betteridge's Narration In The Moonstone, By Wilkie Collins

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    necessary to complete the puzzle. In the novel, The Moonstone, information is given piece by piece and the reader has to be able to figure out what is significant to solve the mystery. The author, Wilkie Collins, uses a nontraditional style of writing where he creates seven distinguishable narrators.The multiple differences in the narrators’ styles and opinions confuse and frustrate the reader, which prolongs the discovery of what happened to the diamond and who took it. The first narrator of the

  • Hearing The Lost Sounds Of Antiquity Analysis

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    Adrienne LaFrance the writer of, “Hearing the Lost Sounds of Antiquity” does not only give the reader insight on a new way of preserving history, but she does it through specific elements in her writing which include; many quotes from experts, insisting on a sense of urgency to preserve history, thorough explanation, and a direction for the information the reader has gained. LaFrance’s article is built almost completely from the words of experts. She leaves out all of her personal ideas and feelings

  • Rhetorical Analysis Essay On Guys Vs Men

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    writing. He goes into and out of ‘academic’ style and uses informal language to make a connection to the readers. Barry makes his readers feel like they are reading a book written by a good friend, not someone they have never met before. He does this to embrace his story telling for the differences between guys and men. His voices and opinions help move the story along, yet keeping the readers engaged throughout the whole passage. For example, in the passage, Guys vs. Men it says, “There is a serious

  • 'A & P': John Updike's Provocative Understatement

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    attention of young adults. With a main character that can relate to the reader; Updike adds to the story and grasps the reader’s attention. In this particular story Updike uses theme, setting, and characterization to captivate his reader. In one story an author can create many themes in which combined together create a captivating story. In “A&P”, Updike creates a variety of elements that tie in with the main idea so the reader is captivated. Some of the themes are: class, individualism, and sexuality

  • Fear In Ray Bradbury's There Will Come Soft Rain

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    mood of fear and warns the readers of the dangers of technology in "There Will Come Soft Rains" through the use of repetition, simile, and personification. Ray Bradbury creates a mood of fear in "There Will Come Soft Rains" through the use of repetition. In this story, there has been a nuclear explosion which has killed the entire population and there is only one house left standing in the city. When one night, a fire breaks out inside the house and the reader hears a voice shouting "Help

  • A Sound Of Thunder Foreshadowing Analysis

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    author of Jurassic Park, and Ray Bradbury, author of A Sound of Thunder, use foreshadowing, A Sound of Thunder creates more suspense for readers. Both are excellent, but Bradbury uses outstanding diction to emphasize the importance of certain events in the plot. While the pair of stories are equally well written, A Sound of Thunder uses it's foreshadowing to allure readers into continuing the short story.  In A Sound of Thunder, there are many instances of suspenseful foreshadowing. One of the first is