Without the dramatic scenes and characters, the gothic era would not be as successful as it was. Today, science fiction continues to be popular. Science fiction allows for writers to write about anything that they can think of; the options are endless. The readers fantasize, create their own world, and get lost in their thoughts. The existence of the unexplainable keeps readers guessing and not being able to predict what is going to happen because in fantasy and science fiction, anything is possible (Lake 2008.).
Stephen King is a creative and massively popular author of horror fiction with the ability to make his readers squirm. Rated one of the best writers since early 1970s due to his prolific work, which is immensely intriguing. Stephen King is acknowledged for producing a novel each year or more. Some of his best sellers comprise the “The Shinning” (1977), “Salem Lost” (1975), “Carrie” (1974), and “Dead Zone” (1979). Even though, Stephen King’s writing style is bizarre and bloodcurdling, his characters have become iconic, because he has acquired a technique that makes him masterful.
Unfortunately, Charlie has to undergo many challenges: the loss of friends, lack of emotional advancement, discovering people are not as nice as they seem, discovery of "The Algernon-Gordon Effect", and the rapid decline of his intelligence. Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction novel; it is different from our perception of science fiction, but it is science fiction by definition, and science fiction does not have to be in the future. Our perception of science fiction is only futuristic rather than science, such as experimental medicine. For example, everybody thinks of books such as Divergent as science fiction, because they are futuristic, but not medical science fiction, like Flowers for Algernon. When people think of science fiction, quotes such as “‘We use a more advanced version of the simulation here,’ he says, ‘a different serum, no wires and electrodes for you.’” (Roth 231) from Divergent.
Blade Running to Cyberpunk Labels are a product of too many ideas that describes a field. Cyberpunk fiction is a genre that has only recently received its due respect as an art form. This label is the cause of great controversy when it comes to actually defining cyberpunk. To any definition, there are arguments to its validity and consistency, but there are some generally accepted traits of Cyberpunk (CP). CP is a reflection of the pop-culture of the eighties, an extension of Science Fiction that entangles hard and soft technology, and its stories contain realism.
Roland Truly a Hero in The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three Throughout history on science fiction and fantasy novels, the hero has always been portrayed as someone who is more than just your regular human. Someone who has no flaw in their qualities other than compassion, which often causes their downfall. Always, in the end, the hero triumphs over great evil, to the dismay of the villain, and the applause of those he saved. What happens when the hero is superhuman? Is he still a hero?
Once he defines that object in detail, Crane will then use it as a key detail in the story. Crane uses this in many of his stories, most notably in The Red Badge of Courage (“The Red Badge of Courage” 261). These literary devices were widely used in Crane’s writers, and the use of all the devices together make his stories unique. During all of American History, there have been few writers of Stephen Crane’s caliber. His short but eventfull life was full of many life events and many great pieces of literature.
The Metamorphosis of Grendel The majority of John Gardner's Grendel revolves around a monster-like character named Grendel. The reader is allowed access to Grendel's subconscious and inner monologue, giving one the sense of a very close relationship with the main character. This tends to beguile one into sympathizing with him and thinking of him as a protagonist because historically in literature the main character of a novel has always been the "good guy." However, he proves himself to be very much the anti-hero in the novel many times over. Grendel's social contact with the world is extremely limited, but his persona is greatly influenced by each brief encounter with another character.
Finally, Leo Tolstoy’s literary works have impacted many other authors such as Thomas Mann, Marcel Proust, and Stephen Crane and his literary works still hav... ... middle of paper ... ...n inspired many famous political figures. First of all, Leo Tolstoy has written many books that are still widely recognized in the world today. Some of these books include War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Also, Leo Tolstoy has made his own style of writing and has recreated the way people see literature. His style of writing intertwines moralist themes and the theme to give life meaning, created a superb balance between these two themes and an enthralling reading experience.
And, as in other of White's novels, "the author's presence is apparent" (Fries 260), giving the feeling of an oral storytelling. These "almost too frequent histori... ... middle of paper ... ... often" (28). This depiction of Merlyn shows his amusing and funny personality, which White exposes throughout the novel. The frequent use of comedy gives White's novel a unique twist which cannot be found in the traditional versions of the story. When T. H. White decided to write The Once and Future King, he realized that his task would be an ambitious one.