Several newspapers across the United States hired Clemens as a reporter. He wrote short stories for the papers, which gained him fame, immortalizing his pseudonym, Mark Twain. Clemens possessed the capability to discuss various subjects within his works and form connections to events of present with legends from the past. “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” serves as a prime example of Twain’s linking current events with tales relating to the past. Twain also possessed the ability to create fables that pertained to factual events with fictional characters, as seen in “The Private History of a Campaign that Failed.” Mark Twain used both works mentioned to discuss the American Civil War, yet the two pieces contain different approache... ... middle of paper ... ...he danger.
His later novels include David Copperfield (1849-50), Bleak House (1852-3), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-1) and the unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drod (1870). In addition, he gave talks and readings and wrote many pamphlets, plays and letters. His... ... middle of paper ... ...orable characters which the reader can relate to. To call someone a 'Scrooge' is now instantly recognizable as someone who is mean. In addition the idea of Scrooge being visited by Marley and three spirits is very imaginative and appeals to the reader's natural curiosity of the unknown.
As a romanticism writer, he worked in many fields. His major was horror and mystery. In our text book, there is short phrase that introduces Poe; “most brilliant, but erratic”. We can be inferred that Poe gave strong impression to readers. He created short story in American Literature.
He lived an adventurous, unconventional life that was stained by alcoholism and depression; still, he had the unique ability to appeal to an entire generation. Hemingway’s writings of futile effort and the inevitable events of life are staples of the literary philosophy of naturalism; his hobbies, lifestyle, and tragic experiences throughout life molded his outlook on the world which he presented in his novel The Old Man and the Sea. The harsh depiction of the world that Hemingway presents in his works label him as a naturalist writer. Naturalism flourished in Europe in the late nineteenth-century. Inspired by authors such as Emile Zola, who is “often pinpointed as the genesis of the Naturalist movement,” naturalism’s influence quickly spread to other countries (Rahn).
Poe is one of the most dramatic writers of his time. Many of his works deal with romanticism or dark and dreary moments that reflect his life. Studies have shown that The Fall of the House of Usher contains various representations of unhealthy relationship. In most opinions, the short story was one of Poe’s most outstanding pieces of work. “He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America’s first great literary critic and theoretician.
All three of them had both similarities and differences between their own qualities as a person and their journey. All three adventurers displayed their affection for the wilderness through how they lived after leaving society. After reaching Fairbanks, Alaska, McCandless set up his camp and began to live off the wildlife nearby. In his journal, he noted what he caught each day and showed his gratefulness through his writing font. He believed that “it [wildlife] was morally indefensible to waste any part of an animal that has been shot for food” (166).
Dame Van Winkle is a character that is not liked throughout the story, whereas, Rip is a character that is liked by all. Therefore, it is evident that the protagonist of the short story is in fact, Rip Van Winkle. Rip shows he is a flat character during the story. "I have observed that he was a simple goodnatured man..." (Irving 155). This proves to the reader that Rip is always nice to everyone in the small village that he lives in.
Many of Bierce's works are compared to Edgar Allan Poe because their stories share an attraction to death in its more bizarre forms. Bierce also worked as a novelist, journalist, poet, essayist, and a critic. Bierce has also written many other works which include The Devil's Dictionary, "The Secret of Macarger's Gulch" and "The Middle Toe of the Right Foot." In the short story "An Occurrance atOwl Creek Bridge" Bierce uses flashbacks of the soldiers in war to descibe what happened to them throught out the course of war. Many of the soldiers have scary flash backs.
Fred Lewis Pattee asserted, "American short story began in 1819 wit Washington Irving." (Gale Group 4) Irving is best known for his fictional works. These pieces include the popular "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", "Rip Van Winkle", and "The Devil and Tom Walker". Each of these works left a mark on American fictional literature. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", from The Sketch Book by (pen name) Geoffrey Crayon.
Introduction The story I had read was the Devil and Daniel Webster it was written by Stephen Vincent Ben’et. This story is a lot alike most of his other stories discussing what it means to be an American. Also this story is one of his most famous stories it combines folk-lore and history also it has been made into a play and so to be coming out a movie. Story Summary In this story it begins speaking about a character named Daniel Webster, which was from Marshfield, but, later the story begins to unravel and they begin speaking about a character named Jabez stone. Jabez Stone was from Cross Corners, which makes both Webster and Stone from New Hampshire.