Throughout the years there have been many poets and writers who all have different thoughts and ideas on things that they write. In some way or another all stories are alike. How they are interpreted and read are important factors in reading. When reading a poem or a story there is always a deeper meaning involved in them. The authors of the literature try to capture the readers by utilizing characterization, rhythm and realistic experiences.
In order to emphasis it, authors often use more than one writing strategy to help reveal it ("Literary Devices"). Authors frequently incorporate the use of a narrator’s point of view, along with symbols to emphasis their underlying messages. The narrator’s point of view allows a reader to see the story in a particular perspective, which often times expresses the main theme the author wants to get across. The objects that represent ideas or values that do not have material existence, which are called symbols, can also add to the underlying message in the story by creating symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense (Kennedy). As seen through the numerous readings that have been discussed in class, one can see that each author used the writing strategies of a theme, a particular point of view for the narrator, and also symbolism.
In a novel, the writer has the freedom to develop the plot, characters, motifs, and theme slowly. The novelist can also circle the main plot with subplots that flesh out the tale. Furthermore, novels have numerous shifts in time, place, and focus of interest. Because a novel is a concentrated segment of life, the ending is usually drawn to a pre-designed conclusion. A narrative is the autobiography of one’s life experiences and views.
Duality is an intrinsic element of human nature as it reflects the internal moral struggle within most individuals. Therefore, it is easy to see how renowned authors like Shakespeare might be drawn to writing about said subject. Duality is explored throughout many great works of literature, such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Romeo and Juliet, and is often examined through the use comparison. Often, authors include elements within their stories that emphasize importance of balance when examining character qualities. When discussing duality, as shown in many different mediums of literature, the contesting qualities that characters possess often greatly impact the work as a
History and culture play a role in the ever changing status of genres, which are difficult to define because the concept encompasses so many different literary qualities and conventions that can be broken or accepted, overlapped or mixed. Rather than define genre, some theorists approach the discussion of genre using Ludwig Wittgenstein’s concept of “family resemblances'; among literary texts. Although a literary text rarely has all the characteristics of... ... middle of paper ... ... are interpreted, and expectations and emotional outlooks are the individual results of reading literature. The expectations prompted by conventions in a literary text play a large role in the discussion of genre. For example, Mavis Gallant’s “From the Fifteenth District'; cheats the expectation that arises from the first sentence, “[a]lthough an epidemic of haunting...'; (Gallant 115), and surprises readers with the discovery that the story is a reversal of the ghost story.
Notions of power and class can be presented in different ways in literary texts. Some texts seem to pride themselves on the use of such ideas and ideologies, while others somehow subtly absorb the impressions and build them into the work. Nevertheless, conceptions of power and class can still play a huge part in the detailed understanding of a piece of work. Not only this, but they can also portray an author's own feelings and thoughts on things such as the class system and stratification of society. Two highly acclaimed literary texts which address the class and power ideologies are Geoffrey Chaucer's The Miller's Tale from The Canterbury Tales collection, and Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent.
These characters are the uniting factors, because they interact with each other and are part of each others life later within the novel. Both John and Bernard have feelings for Lenina and vice versa. Their lives are intertwined, but Huxley also explores the separate part of each character’s life. This form of plot within the novel is similar to a parallel plot structure, with each character’s plot being shown alternately, but it is more episodic due to the fa... ... middle of paper ... ...iduals deemed normal in the “brave new world”. When Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World, he created an intriguing and effective novel, designed to captivate the audience and provide them with a story that is easy to digest, even though it is complex.
The Effects of Sir Thomas Malory’s Life and Culture on the Arthurian Legends In many cases, authors write books in order to comment on the culture they live in. In addition, the personal life experiences of the author are also expressed in the work. In the case of the Arthurian Legends, the major contributor was Sir Thomas Malory, who lived from 1405 to 1471 (Abrams, 420). The first section of this paper will examine why Sir Thomas Malory should be considered the greatest contributor to the Arthurian Legends. The second section of this paper will examine many themes expressed in Malory’s work, Morte Darthur, such as courtly love, brotherly love, chivalry, magic, and resolution, showing how the culture and personal life of Sir Thomas Malory helped shape his commitment to translating and writing the legends of King Arthur.
The theme “work and identify” is very strong throughout the story by Kafka especially, as the reader, you start to learn more about the characters and their overall mission as the story progresses and eventually digresses at the end. We also are able to learn more about the author during this story and how he relates to the term existentialist with his writing. When reading the story The Metamorphosis the reader is able to identify how work and identify are themes while realizing what makes the author, Franz Kafka, an existentialist. Existentialism emerged as a movement in twentieth century literature and philosophical works. It described the belief that took the human subject, not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living human individual and his or her conditions of existence.
Doing a close analysis while reading literature is very important. William Carlos Williams was an extraordinary writer. He was inspired many great write of his time, including Keats. He also strived to create his own style of writing. Williams filled his plate with activities during his life.