As for subject, Hemingway writes gritty, earthy material while on the other hand Fitzgerald's writing is centered around social hierarchy and longing to be with another person. Although the works that these two literary masters are so uniquely different, one thing that they have in common are their melancholy and often tragic conclusions. To explore the two distinct writing styles, one can begin with how the stories do. (That is, how they begin too.) The opening paragraphs of Fitzgerald's "Winter Dreams" and Hemingway's "Indian Camp" epitomize the basic difference between their writing styles.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises are equally similar and different. The two stories are similar in their commitment to the failure of the American dream and its moral hollowness. However, the means and literary methods which the two authors choose to prove their point are distinctly different. Hemingway and Fitzgerald attempted to evoke aimless traveling across East to West and West to East through their writing styles in which the various nature of modernism in literature is reflected. Hemingway adopts his original sentence structure called “cablese” which consists of ordinary speech and exact words without any vague expressions, while Fitzgerald describes the protagonist, Gatsby through Nick’s perspective.
He begins both tales drawing forth our contempt for the matters at hand, then ends both tales with images that arouse our pity. Throughout each story, our emotions sway between pity and disgust. Even though incest disgusts us, we sympathize with Byblis and Myrrha as they seek incestuous loves. Byblis' broken heart arouses our sympathy, yet Myrrha's "fulfilled heart" disgusts us. Ovid devalues our sympathy by showing how unstable we are with our emotions.
With the new pathway, he emphasizes the similarities of the opposing ideas until they meld into one solid grey idea. One without the other is nothing more than absolutely nothing at all. Poe creates the grey to both discredit society’s division between black and white and to stress that the first perception is not always the most accurate one. This is especially true when the subjects of life and death, love and hate, and fortune and misfortune, come into the game. In his short stories, Edgar Allan Poe uses the juxtaposition of opposing ideas to reveal similarities between what appear to be opposites.
The Great Gatsby’s themes are based on the American dream of 1922, upper class shallowness, and romanticism. Although these novels don’t seem to relate at all, some of the main themes are similar in both novels. These themes include emotion, romanticism, tragedy, and ambivalence. Different time frames, genres, settings, and ideas, but the idea of people making ruthless decisions is clear on both novels. Frankenstein is novel where a single man condemns himself, his family, and creation to complete misery.
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.
“A Rose for Emily” and “The Cask of Amontillado” are very different stories set in very different worlds, and the tone of the narration in each is equally different. Nonetheless, the stories both offer strong symbolism, and they each rely on how the short story amplifies the Gothic, or dark, by virtue of brief presentation. Poe's “The Cask of Amontillado” and Faulkner's “A Rose for Emily” both employ a narrator, if not of a similar kind. Each has a specific purpose and a unique story to tell, and the stories are uniformly dark, if not tragic. However, what greatly separates the narrators' voices is tone.
There are many similarities when reading Albert Camus’s novel, The Stranger, and Samuel Beckett’s play, Waiting for Godot. It is not that they were written in French, but that they both explore the absurdity of the world and that of existence. These books are characterized as being uneventful and morbid, but they carry significant messages beneath the plot and dialogue. Life is the passing of time, ultimately finalized by death. People want to assign meaning to their lives, a useless desire that takes its toll on all.
It must be stated their purposes are different because although it could be argued that both try to give different views on love; Hemingway’s story is actually lambasting people who believe and claim they are in love, and yet can’t even communicate efficiently with their love interest. Chekhov on one hand states what love is, while Hemingway defuses what many people could understand as love. Chekhov while more descriptive and elaborate, does not hold the opinion I favor. Hemingway although, vague with character description, in the dialogue, is very expressive in the use of symbols, and as thus manages to create the notion I favor the most out of the ones expressed by the discussed stories.
Disillusionment does not merely occur in only novels; every single individual to walk the Earth will experience mental displeasure at some point within their lives. Nevertheless, many choose to let unfortunate events circle within their souls and become encrypted into their memory. Once this happens, the role of aimlessness takes its course, adverse fate reigns, and the feeling of disenchantment dwells in the mind. Hemingway’s novel, The Sun Also Rises, grasps this very subject in a subliminal way; one must accurately analyze Hemingway’s somber tone and sparse writing style in order to find the hidden symbolism and themes captured within this literary work. His protagonist, Jake Barnes, has certainly experienced prodigious pain, but according to Hemingway, he must heal himself fully in order for the pain he endured to be worth it whatsoever.