Although all sharing similar qualities they are unique in their own ways. Considering this there is a perfect example between the two novels, “The Lord of the Rings” and “The House of the Scorpion” owing to the fact that both books although by different means, are greatly influenced by the author’s influences, both main characters are scorned because of being insignificant in size or society, and although by in different forms both main characters have heavy influences in the novel.
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.
Dr. Frankenstein, the so labeled decent, no-fault man, is actually irresponsible, stubborn, and extreme in his actions throughout the novel. From the very first encounter with Victor Frankenstein we get a hint if his insaneness when he asks R. Walton, "Do you share my madness?". That is the first thing that he says when he recovers from his illness. Right from the start we know that something is awry with Victor. Dr. Frankenstein's irresponsibility shows through many times in his feelings toward his creation.
The reason why I went out of the subject of English and mentioned these comparisons are because writers from past and present compare Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorn as being vastly different writes. They were both allegorical writers whose stories were giving a message to the reader, so in comparison there are in some text the same and only the way the write separates them. Edgar Allan Poe was an allegorical writer whose stories often left the reader feeling tricked, more understanding of his personal tragedy, and messages in all his tales telling us something. One story that caught my eye was the "pit and the pendulum." It was a good and suspenseful story about a prisoner locke... ... middle of paper ... ...issues, and people to get an overview about certain perspective that have been skewed throughout time.
Throughout all of Edgar Allan Poe's works are common ideas that oppose each such as madness versus sanity, reality versus the imagined reality and life versus death. Usually these sentiments are taken as contrasting ideas with little similarities to each other, like black and white. However, many of these motifs are situated in the grey category. Poe uses the communal thought pathway to highlight its antithesis; the pathway of grey. With the new pathway, he emphasizes the similarities of the opposing ideas until they meld into one solid grey idea.
It is only when we consider the unfulfilled social ambitions of Daisy Miller and the hopeless, empty life of John Marcher as tragedies that we begin to feel for these two works and discover the unmistakable depths that make them so touchingly, and sometimes disturbingly, profound. Their tragic conclusions are about the only thing these stories share, though; there is a stark difference in the way Henry James approached his narrative and characterization technique to convey most fully the underlying tragedies. And yet, despite such differences, which draw mainly from the use of opposing tones of voice in the two stories, the bleakness of the stories of Daisy and Marcher is unmistakable. Edith Wharton proposes an interesting theory as to what makes a tragedy, and it has very much to do with our reading experience. What we know about the events slowly unfolding before us, or what the author allows us to know, heavily influences the way we feel about the story and its characters, ... ... middle of paper ... ...knowing that comes from reading is sometimes also granted to the characters we are reading about.
Comparison of A Brave New World and 1984 A Brave New World is a story about Bernard Marx, who rejects his society because he finds that he is not satisfied with living a controlled life. 1984 is a story about Winston who finds forbidden love within the restrictions of his society. These books are both in the same genre, so they can be easily compared and contrasted. The main similarities in the two pieces are the topics of the novels, the endings of the books, the nature of the characters, the way history is handled, and the role of science. There are many important differences between the two novels.
"Ignorance is bliss" and "knowledge is power" are two proverbs that are both supported and rejected in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Frankenstein is a romantic ghost story classic written in the 19th century. There are many symbolic actions and themes throughout the book that represent humans and their interactions. The danger of knowledge and the insatiable desire for perfection and discovery almost ruin the lives of three men. Dr. Frankenstein is a student with a strong desire for science and the supernatural.
Mary Shelley’s use of a frame story in her novel “Frankenstein” generates the problem of reliable narration as many narrations do. However unlike most novels, this story is told through three different narrations allowing much room for bias and a slight change in the tale. The title character, Victor Frankenstein, is not trust worthy due to his deep personal loathing for his monster or another narrator. This narrator cannot be taken as an accurate depiction due to its lack of empathetic behavior and constant vying for pity but also acts in a manner that is gruesome. The last narrator proves to be most reliable because he has the least amount to do with the actual story other than to pass along Victor’s story and to carry on what happens when one is tainted by science and the pursuit of too much knowledge.
Confusion and despair are his only companions while he is learning to understand his body and its signals during these early days. Later, the creature persuades Victor to hear his story by reminding him that while he was vulnerable and ill equipped to deal with life, Frankenstein abandoned him. The demon then reveals all of his good deeds and how much he craves acceptance from society. He says, “believe me, Franke... ... middle of paper ... ... (Foster). In conclusion, Mary Shelley, the author of “Frankenstein” did indeed give some characteristics to her monster that make him a tragic hero.