The 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

  • The Book Thief Narrative Analysis

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    a variety of elements to keep the reader interested in what is going to happen. In the writing it states, “A SPECTACULARLY TRAGIC MOMENT/ A train was moving quickly. / It was packed with humans. / A six-year-old boy died in the third carriage. /” (Zusak 19). Anticipation is shown here because no one knows what the real cause of anything is. No one is sure why many people are on this train yet, and no one is aware of why the small boy died. This gives the reader a sense of anticipation because they

  • Jamaica Kincaid Compare And Contrast Essay

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    view and heavy tone to force the reader to understand her anger towards colonialism and how it not only destroys countries and cultures, but inhibits its natural development. I believe this method was effective, however, its success is dependent on the reader accepting the direct addressment through the second person point of view with a hostile tone. Whereas, Hamid is taking a much less subtle approach which can initially seem more successful. He is making the reader question the purpose throughout

  • Realism In Where Have You Gone Charming Billy

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    in the mind of a reader. An author may choose to write in the style of realism in order to show the reader a situation in a realistic and genuine way so that the topic of a story may be understood better. The use of realism creates believable emotions and ignite empathy in the reader. Realism, as used in “Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy”, gives the reader an insight into the reality that the characters live. Tim O’brien uses the style of realism to demonstrate to the reader that a soldier fighting

  • How To Read Literature Like A Professor For Kids Essay

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    Professor for Kids by Thomas C. Foster, introduces some that help readers make a joyful experience while reading. A few important and essential factors are symbolism, having only one story, and little details. Symbolism is very important to novels. It expands our creativity and imagination. Readers give writers all credits for creativity and imagination when “reading is also an event of the imagination. The creativity of the reader meets that of the writer and in that meeting we puzzle out what he

  • Analysis Of 'An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge'

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    dualities of two concepts such as life and death, and in many cases, subjective or objective reality of characters ' lives. The duality of the two concepts creates an interesting story for the reader, but it also allows the reader to acknowledge the difference between realistic and imagined aspects. For example, readers tend to be oblivious to see the real facts in a story about the main character and thus deceived by their subjective personal opinions and beliefs to an already established story. In the

  • Ben Yacobi The Limits Of Authenticity Summary

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    are from people who lived long ago(1). The author should have given recent examples for the readers to understand and feel it more. People are close with authenticity. They want to feel passionate about it. If the author provides examples of what someone said long ago, the readers captivated with his examples because things and people were different back then. His ending idas are not clear for the readers to his final statement and their final take on the article with construing examples and surprising

  • An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge Short Story

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    The short stories, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and “Chickamauga” by Ambrose Bierce are two completely different stories but similar at the same time, they have the same stylistic techniques and they impact the reader in a similar manner. The first story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, takes place during the American civil war where a wealthy slave owner is being hung for his sympathy towards the confederate soldiers. In the second story “Chickamauga”, a young boy wanders into the woods

  • The Tell Tale Heart Suspense Analysis

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    of dramatic irony that gave the readers information that the narrators didn’t know which creates suspense because the readers will anticipate what the narrators would do. In particular, dramatic irony was used in “The Raven” when the narrator heard tapping at his door heard loud tapping that came from his window after the tapping at his door stopped. He stated, “Let me heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;—‘Tis the wind and nothing more!”, and the readers were anticipating what the narrator

  • 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

  • Intercalary Chapters In John Steinbeck's Grapes Of Wrath

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    distraction or a “waste of space” to some readers. But, others believe that it is a great way to clarify what has happened in the preceding chapter. I for one believe that the use of intercalary chapters have assisted in aiding me with a better understanding of the overall meaning of Grapes of Wrath. The overall message is that people need to stay together and work together in order to survive tough times. In addition, intercalary chapters work to familiarize the reader with what has yet to come or in order