Capote made use of many literary techniques in order to grab the interest of his readers. He wanted his novel to be more than just a newspaper description of the crime. Finally, In Cold Blood was a great success because it told a true story in an interesting way. Capote overcame a big milestone by discovering a way to write a nonfiction novel, which appealed to everyone. First, Capote knew that he was creating a new art form when he wrote his greatest work, In Cold Blood.
Awareness of all these factors gives the novel a number of new implications and possible points of view, and yet it never deprives it of its essential, humane perspective. That is probably why Remains of the day stays, to this date, Ishiguro’s most read and studied novel. In Ishiguro’s own words: “I think it’s always dangerous to have a writer in a novel. That leads you into all kinds of areas, unless you’re specifically interested in talking about the nature of fiction. But I try to avoid that very postmodern element in my books.
The theoretical impasse in narrative adaptation studies is represented by an ongoing dominance that is usually referred to as “fidelity discourse”. This is a common way of determining the worth of an adaptation work’s success in terms of its faithfulness or closeness to the ‘original’. To be able to understand an adapted film from a point of view of a piece of art is only possible when we distance ourselves from the literary text. It is difficult to watch a cinematic version on screen of the books we have loved and internalized so intimately and made them an integral part of our imagination. When we read a book, it has the ability to take us into a magic realm, into an atmosphere where all our senses are embraced.
To write an effective book in this writing style an author must be exceptionally talented, and thankfully Mr. Salinger is just that. The S. of C. writing style is used effectively with the character of Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye because the story line Mr. Salinger developed follows Holden specifically as well as the fact that the subject matter of the book is one of an personal nature. The ideas in the book are presented as thoughts of Holden through out the story. These topics include the fakeness of the world, as well as the rebellion against the world that many teenagers have. Holden does not like the phonies in the world and constantly voices his opinion about it as well.
This statement is one most indicative of the unique authorial style found in all of Kundera?s works, particularly his most famous novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Unlike previous traditional, non-autobiographical novels, Kundera chooses to indirectly reveal himself as the narrator, who, while omniscient in the control of his characters, poses questions of deep philosophical interest that even he cannot answer. This method has become problematic, however, as many critics have wrongly proclaimed this technique to represent the author?s hatred for the totalitarian regime under which his novel was written; in doing so, not only have they wrongly labeled Kundera ?a passionate defender of Western culture? (Angyal 4), but they also have ignored the larger, philosophical issues that Kundera attempts to accomplish in the novel. While many of the themes in the novel undoubtedly reveal the totalitarian regime for what it is, it will be argued that the role of the intrusive author serves to create a sense of play and freedom of movement that digs deeper than history or politics to get to the heart of more important philosophical issues.
Even though he is harmful to the world, unbeknownst to him, he still ends up helping others. The Day of the Triffids is composed of a dim outlook on life after world failure and the way characters are able to go about this life. This novel is able to provide vivid details as if you are witnessing this world first hand. I was intrigued till the end with all of the complexities Wyndham offers. Writing about this literature is almost more interesting than reading the book, because you are forced to finally experience the influence that the book has resonated with you.
Through Tim O’Brien’s storytelling structure, specific details, and vivid imagery, the blurring of the lines between truth and fiction successfully exemplifies the story larger in meaning as it becomes an integral part of the narrative itself. As the story starts off, there is grave uncertainty that exists everywhere with O’Brien’s way of storytelling of the Vietnam War experience. This uncertainty helps to establish the blurring of the fiction and truth as readers fail to get an idea of what is believed to be factual. The author begins the story with a short intro of Jimmy Cross and his beloved Martha. However, Martha did not love Cross the way he had loved her.
Frankenstein might have been one of the most monotonous texts to read. The words were outside of my vocabulary, things were dragged on and it was a lot of reading, but beside all of those things, the structure of this story is very fascinating. The very concept of it is outstanding. To have the imagination and writing skills to pull something out like this is truly amazing. I respect Shelly highly of this, even if I found the book torturous to read.
I actually wrote about it for my second essay. Although I did not agree with Gladwell’s opinion, I found his ideas to be really interesting and sparked my own countering ideas. His article by far gave me the most to write about because all of his points and ideas were laid out clearly and he explained himself nicely, which was really nice for countering. One of my favorite readings from They Say, I Say was “Why Women Can’t Have It All” by Anne-Marie Slaughter. I thought that her point of view was extremely valuable and fair.
This is why I believe it may be a bit harder for me to comprehend articles or books when it is required of me to read them. Sometimes if I see a magazine or a book I think I’d really enjoy or think is interesting, I’ll read it. Although, my work as a reader has changed very much since I entered the class because now I realize the importance of reading, even when it is not necessary. After having to read all the group articles, I found it interesting to read about topics in other majors besides nursing. My work as a writer has changed because I realize how much my writing skills have improved.