His life deserved a tribute as truthful and respectful as Jon Krakauer’s. Through his use of literary techniques, the author creates an intense, and emotional piece of literature that captures the hearts of most of its readers. Irony, characterization, and theme all play a vital role in the creation of such a renowned work of art. “Sensational…[Krakauer] is such a good reporter that we come as close as we probably ever can to another person’s heart and soul” (Men’s Journal). Works Cited Krakauer, Jon.
He wants everyone to that, it's very easy to not be very discriminated by the way you look but the way your skin color. Mr. King is very descriptive of his words and his meaning for them. He can really make the world change if everyone really did follow. King's reason for the speech is because he is trying to make a difference, he is a very good well taught speaker and he speaks with so much enthusiasm and nothing could really stop him from anything he's doing. His argument is very reasoning to his defence and he eats so many reason to why the work works in its evil ways of discrimination.
Throughout the story, both seem very noticeable. "Rip Van Winkle" covers many literary elements, all of which are very noticeable to the reader. He makes them easier to point out so that the reader can have a better understanding of all the themes he covers in the story. The characters of this story are believable and they are appropriate for the theme of the story. Dame Van Winkle is a character that is not liked throughout the story, whereas, Rip is a character that is liked by all.
The Skystone and The Singing Sword Marion Zimmer Bradley, a book critic, says The Skystone is "one of the most interesting historical novels that I've ever read, and I've read plenty"(Front cover). In writing, success is generally a direct result of an author being able to keep a reader interested. Jack Whyte is an interesting and successful author throughout The Skystone and The Singing Sword because of his development of characters and his ability to write strategically. Character development is an important element in a story because if readers feel strongly about the characters, they are interested in reading further, and are more apt to enjoy the novel. Jack Whyte effectively develops the characters Caius Britannicus and Claudius Seneca through their words and actions in The Skystone and The Singing Sword, creating a strong impression of these characters in the mind of the reader.
The English frontiersmen could be as "savage" as the Indians. Brumwell does very well dispelling the clichés and stereotypes that many have become accustomed to. He uses records of the Abenaki Indian oral tradition to give a voice to both sides. It is a great book from start to finish. This is a true history buffs companion and a great addition to any library.
Many critics agree, “The Gift of the Magi” is, in all respects, an amazing and one of a kind story. One critic says, “Ironically, Fagin arrives at something utterly crucial to the success of 'The Gift of the Magi': that it has everything—an absorbing (if short) narrative drive and a twist ending that makes it wholly original” (Korb). Even renowned critic, Rena Korb, agrees; O.Henry did an excellent job with this story. Though O. Henry wrote many great stories, one of his most famous, and favorite, stories of all time is “The Gift of the Magi.” “The gift of the Magi” is a classic about a couple who sacrifices their happiness for the other. It is one of Henry’s most popular stories by far; even being remade many times.
Interview. ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre Website. 13 April 2002.
Equally important, the storyline is the most crucial aspect of the composition of this book because the characters bring life and meaning to the pages. In other words, my favorite book (inside and out) floods me with a sense of luxury, enjoyment, and imagination every time I crack open the cover. First of all, fascinating books do not always have glamorous covers, but 'Looking for Alaska' has possession of quiet a distinct one. For example, the texture is smooth and sleek on my fingertips. However, edges of the pages are rough and bent at the corners which gives the book a rigid touch.
Eds. Nina Auerbach and David J. Skal. New York: Norton, 1997. 404-5. Print.
Ed. Paul Lauther. The Heath Anthology of American Literature. New York: Houghton 1998. 1342-1354.