Marika Cabay British Literature Ms. Martina Diaz April 6, 2014 Sense and Sensibility By: Jane Austen Some novels written back then from authors have made huge impacts on authors today. The novel “Sense and Sensibility” is an astounding story that was able to enhance their readers point of view towards love, greed, and most importantly family. The novel presents the audience with extraordinary characters that created an experience of something similar to today’s society. Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in Stevenson, England. Where her family was close and her parents were well respected community members.
When reading older stories, like Hearts and Hands by O. Henry, this is an important process. By using the author’s biography, having a literary analysis, and responding personally the reader can truly connect with and understand what an author is trying to express. Author Biography Imagine a world where you were a famous author in the early 1900’s. You probably were a little popular then, but today you would be famous. Many authors started out like this.
Literature is a very effective way of understanding a culture of a particular time, of a particular class and of a social group. Literature can be entertaining, funny, beautiful and tragic. It takes us beyond our limited experience of Live to show us the lives of the other people at other times. We are intellectually and emotionally stirred by studying Literature. The study of Literature lends to an understanding of our history, our society and sometimes ourselves.
The authors are writing in their own time period, which I love for its literary history about the period, social classes, styles, and what was important back then. Good literature is never dull, and will always be interesting from generation to generation. Some read this book several times. For example, Jennifer Stevens read this book so many times because it is her all-time favorite book. She believes that reading it again helps put the novel more into perspective.
Conclusion In the process of reading stories like “A Worn Path,” readers can learn to connect to literature in a deeper way. When an author’s life and style become evident, the meanings behind the story are easier to notice and understand. Once a reader is well practiced in these skills, authors like Eudora Welty and their stories can be relatable to anyone in any time period. The kind of response and understanding gained from these tales are what has enabled them to live on into other generations and lifetimes.
Amy Tan is a prolific and acclaimed writer, for the past one decade she has specialized in mother daughter relationships. He has explored his creativity in storytelling, which can be traced from her book the Joy Luck Club where she explores mother-daughter voices persuasively and consistently. A Pair of Tickets, a short story in the Joy Luck Club is expressed with creativity and femininity. In addition, it is written with an approach of maternal subjectivity. In examining Tan’s work, it is clear that she has adapted the Chinese talk story in story telling between daughters and their mothers as a matrilineal reclamation trope.
Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne are some of the other influential writers in history. If you are going through a difficult time or wish to read about others’ views on a variety of topics, literature is the perfect choice of pastime for you. Reading is one of the many things that connects people. Chances are, at some point in your life, you will find someone who has read the same book as you. People are able to bond over reading the same book, or even the same author.
Juliusz Slowacki We all have our favorite writers. Many of them are using their own, original language that we like or don’t. Very often basing on the language they use we can imagine their character and what kind of people they are or were. Their style of writing makes us be more familiar with them and with their books. But sometimes, even writers that are using very unique style of writing make a huge impression on us and I would like to focus on a novelist that presents that kind of writing.
Therefore, the career of my selection was an author/writer. Thanks to the fine art of writing, people from different eras such as William Shakespeare of the Renaissance to Platus of Ancient Spain to Contemporary writers such as J.D Salinger, all have had the chance to share their tales and stories that vary from a wide spectrum of subjects. If you are an author, you will be expected to write not only books, (novels, novellas, short stories, etc.) but also screenplays, poems, articles, scripts, and so on. Some pros of becoming an author would be that you can use the power of words for self-expression and you can change someone’s perspective on things by simply stringing together letters into words into sentences that leave a mark.
While writing the novel, Tan was able to incorporate her own values of creativity, integration into both Chinese and American culture, and independence which were influenced by her parents and her surroundings. Therefore, Amy Tan’s ability to shadow her socially influenced values of creativity, integration, and independence in her critically acclaimed novel The Kitchen God’s Wife demonstrated the identity crisis that her characters go through when being tied up in a knot of two distinct cultures and opinions within society. The creativity in Tan and Winnie’s life is clearly evident through their occupations and leisure activities. Both Tan and Winnie decided to take the more artistic route for their career pathway to demonstrate their value for creativity. Tan is a critically acclaimed author who is known for her multicultural-fiction novels in which she embeds a mixture of her own life along with her family’s life.