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.
Shaara also incorporates a lot of background facts into the text which helps the reader be more aware. The people leading their armies have to be smart. They need to know how to slow the other armies down from reaching Gettysburg, and they need to know know the armies’ weaknesses that will help them defeat them. Another thing the colonels and generals need to know during war is how to battle with ... ... middle of paper ... ...ee, yet in the aftermath much of the blame was placed with Lieutenant General James Longstreet. By the end of the book you feel as if you know each major character and how and why they acted as they did.
Not only that, he was able to include the elements of a novel: mood, tone, plot, setting, language, conflict, genre, and point of view. This novel definitely contributes to the genre, memoir, because it’s written from the personal knowledge of Beah’s history. I recommend this book to others because reading this will benefit readers, as it did for me, by helping us realize and see a different world. It transports us into the lives of children whose lives have been altered by war. It teaches us a lesson that survival isn’t easy and war can change a beautiful person to the most alarming person, but it’ll never be your fault.
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning is most definitely an effective book that gives personal stories and deeply insightful views and theories on war. Chris Hedges is a credible and extremely talented author. This book is definitely a piece of writing that helps open up our eyes about the ugliness that is going on in the world today. Chris Hedges' central message is to stop hating and start to learn how to love. This book is a deep, personal reflection on many wars by an award winning journalist.
In contrast, Adams embraced difficulty, conflict, and struggle. After reading this book I came away with a better understanding of the civil war, slavery, and other crucial issues facing America at that time. John Adams has given me an insatiable appetite to learn more about our founding fathers, I feel that I can never know enough about them. This was an absolutely fascinating book to read. I loved it!
This sound contradictory to me and the book left me wondering why we send soldiers into battle anywhere if we can not tolerate any loss of human life. On the other hand the book provided an excellent first person perspective on war and I believe gained from the reading. I think it helps me to appreciate the sacrifice my kin and others have made for this nation.
The effectiveness of certain punishments for offences is also evaluated through history. Thus we study history in order to learn from it, improve our past experiences and avoid repeating past mistakes. However this is not always the case. When World war one broke out in Europe, The Empires of Germany, Austro-Hungarian and the Ottoman, were fighting against the axis France, Britain, and Italy. The result of this conflict was total destruction for all of Europe.
All of these excerpts are talking about wars and their bad effects. Wars have affected not just the economy, social life of a country but also brought pains and hurts. In fact, many countries went through wars to show and prove their power and to expand their territory. But people are the only ones who actually fight and sacrifice on the war battles for their family, their relatives, or even for themselves and because of some force’s ambition. These are the points have been mentioned in the excerpts.
Once I really sat down and focused on it and the content the book read like a time line and everything flowed together to tell a story and that is what helped made everything clearer. The Scratch of a Pen is a wonderful read. The book takes you through a whole year of history in great detail. Calloway is a very strong writer and his work is well researched. He highlights some major themes throughout the book including racism, gender, and republicanism.
Roberts also tells the reader about the life that Attila the Hun and how he led the Hunnish army through many conquests. This part of the book proved to be very interesting, especially for those who are not al that familiar with the Huns. This part of the book is necessary to read in order to understand how the book was written. The book is setup so that the title of each chapter states a leadership quality. The first part of each chapter gives a little bit of brief history as an example of how Attila used those leadership qualities.