Colin G. Calloway’s The Scratch of a Pen 1763 and the Transformation of North America is a well researched, effective, and a creative story of North America during the year 1763. Calloway narrates his way through the year 1763 and talks about the effects on American History as a result of the Treaty of Paris 1763. The story illuminates the themes of racism, gender, and republicanism. Calloway has interesting techniques to approach important topics to show the topics significance. His book is very well researched and he cites a lot of different reliable sources to help make understanding the time period easier.
Ethos gives pathos and logos a backbone through real credible people and stories. Using first-hand stories and quotations from illustrators of the time, Katz’s appeal to ethos shows that these specials were real people who really did do the things that other people claim they did. Throughout the entire article, Katz make sure to give each story and quotation credibility through the names of the specialists involved and even the companies they work for. Examples like “Edwin Forbes noted that his sketches had been made ‘at considerable risk for the country is overrun with small gangs of sneaking Secessionists,’” show that Katz truly did give credit, even for the smallest of
A major way that the power of The Red Death was shown was through the many symbols that Edgar Allan Poe used. Ma... ... middle of paper ... ...of the people (even though the quote is cased in the present and looking back). The Red Death was instrumental in European History, and Poe did a wonderful and interesting job of exposing this history. The fact that really attracted me to this story was that I knew a lot about the plague, and I was able to make a lot of connections between the “The Masque of The Red Death” and history. This story shows how sneaky and powerful the plague was filters the history into the elaborate story very nicely.
***The Author*** The 1943-born Steven Pressfield lavishly constructs his stories using a very unique style. His characteristic techniques are worth savouring and reading at least one of his works is strongly recommended if you are interested in literature and/or writing. Most critics focus on the chilling way he gloriously recounts battles, narrating them in an epic fashion worthy of Homer's ageless tales. He deals with historic clashes of great importance and manages to transcend their essence to us, reading about them millennia afterwards. His clever and careful use of native vocabulary also aids in the immersion of the reader.
Through chronological ordering and well known knowledge, Walter Ehrlich presented information on the Dred Scott vs. John F.A. Sanford case. In the well structured document “Dred Scott in History” by Walter Ehrlich the comprehension of the numerous delays and controversial issues compared to the document’s importance to history in sparking the Civil War. The structure and importance were kept well supported in the document written by Walter Ehrlich. Walter Ehrlich was a credible source on the Dred Scott case due to his many years studying and teaching history aiding to the effectiveness and simplicity of the comprehension of the article.
Ellis, were his interesting choice in writing and the usage of quotes. Ellis’ uses, the figurative language, flashbacks all throughout the story. One of my favorite most helpful flashback used was during the explanation of “The Duel.” In order to describe what happened, Ellis needed to explain the end of “The Duel” to allow the readers understand what happened. Ellis writes, “For our story to proceed along the indisputable lines established at the start, we must skip over the most dramatic moment, then return to it later.” Due to Ellis’ style he allowed the readers to understand the story of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Another style used that I loved was how many quotes that Ellis used.
Escher’s early works are an odd mix of cubism and traditional woodcut. From these beginnings, one could already note Escher’s fondness for repetition and clean shapes. While simple and exploratory, these works were the signs of a nascent art career. Beginning in the mid-1930s, Escher’s work turned very pointedly to the style we associate with him today. Some of his most iconic works were completed in this period and his fascination with spherical distortion, recursion, and optical illusions took full force.
Fitzgerlald comments on the jaded old-wealth society of the Eastern United States and the corruption of the American Dream. Hemingway comments on the effects of World War I on the "lost generation" and the hope for the future in the next generation. By adding biographical features into their novels both Fitzgerald and Hemingway are able to give their novels that extra depth because the plot of the novels are more realistic and accurately reflect the society of the times. The story in Fitzgerald's book contains basic ideas from his life, not nessesarily actual events. Several characters have biographical characterization and the novel reflects his own experiences.
His mind and writing seems to dwell in the depths of the American people’s fears and nightmares and this is what causes his writing to reach so many people and cause the terror he writes about to be instilled in his reader. The short story “The Night Flier” King uses gothic elements to convey his vampire story from what we all know of vampires and brings in his own elements adding to the horror and terror. Instead of the traditional dark castle King picks a lonely and strange airport, but still manages to include gothic elements such as “thunderheads, some with lightning still going off inside them like giant fireworks” (Nightmares and Dreamscapes, 113-114). The main character is a man named Dees, he is a solitary reporter and photographer. This man’s goal in life is the story and he was “case-hardened and proud of it” (131).
With the example of "The Red Convertible", we get a good sense of how context can really make a story more interesting as well as it giving a reader a better understanding of characters and messages. This and generations ahead will only benefit from context that is in stories such as this. In addition to making a story, it also educates and brings the reader into a place and time in history long ago. This is important to readers of any audience. Works Cited Erdrich.Louise.