He used some ideas and technics he learned from these stories like his use of imagery. He uses imagery to paint scenes how a reader would imagine it, without explaining in plain detail. Washington Irving was a very important author to American literature and even to literature across America and Europe. He is credited for creating the fictional short story in America and for being one of the first American Romantic genre authors. Washington irving should be more famous for all his accomplishments
The Great Spirit in these two books will eternally change the familiar story of recent centuries, putting it back with a far more comprehensive and evocative story of tribes and peoples who have suffered extremely yet tolerate and augment the American experience. References Allison, Alexander W. "The Literary Contexts of 'My Kinsman, Major Molineux.'" Nineteenth-Century Fiction 23 (1968): 304-311. Bailey, Thomas A., and David M. Kennedy. The American Spirit.
This is through telling the reader that the founders won the war through luck, intellect and perseverance. He also tells of how the US is the longest surviving republic in the world. He also tells of how the revolutionary war was in different perspectives. An example was some of the founders thought America can unify and become an economic power while others just wanted to secede from England. He then talks about 1787 and how the American Constitution was made and then about how George Washington formed a new country under his leadership.
(page 147) Jefferson was also a substantial leader in the American Revolution. (page 26-47) Thomas Jefferson had huge confidence in himself and knew that America was destined for great things and that he had to do his part in helping the country to become a great nation. My perception has changed substantially since I began reading Thomas Jefferson. When I started the book all I knew was that Thomas Jefferson had been a former president and that he had wrote the Declaration of Independence. After having read this book, I now have more insight into Thomas Jefferson and the American history.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, is lucky enough to be on my list of agreement with most critics. This almost ninety-year-old, historical fiction novel has been said to embody impressionist ideals about World War I. Great characterization on three different levels also helps the reader come to a better understanding about the Great War as an event and the ideals people were feeling as a direct result. This tale was so great that it was snatched up by Hollywood’s affluent of the time and produced. I cannot argue the likelihood that Hollywood picked it up because it was well-written.
As a writer, Irving understood the value of fiction, and set out to change the minds of his peers. He would accomplish this by showing them what the literature of a young nation ought to look like: full of optimism and spunk. Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle,” is the first truly and uniquely American tale. One thing that makes “Rip Van Winkle” American is that it is an allegory representing America’s need to remember its history. The character of Rip is the epitome of the footloose and fancy-free attitude that Irving attributes to the early colonists of before the American Revolution.
Irving uses his main character, Rip Van Winkle, to symbolize America. Rip goes through the same struggles that America was going through at this time before and after the Revolution. Irving uses such great symbolism in this story to describe the changes that American society went through. This story covers a wide variety of time periods including: America before English rule, early American colonies under English rule, and America after the Revolutionary War. One main issue of the story was one of identity, especially at this time in history.
Inside its borders, America had the greatest nationalistic movement it has seen since the forming of the Union. Nationalism boosted the economy, the arts, and transportation. "The American System" was formed and an anthem was created that Americans can sing to show their patriotism. As the War of 1812 concluded the world's super powers, France, Spain and Portugal, are stunned once again. For the second time the Americans control the British in North America.
Gatsby is America. The rise and fall of our identity as an emerging nation is the true subject matter of F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. It is the story of illusions, of what lies within everyman, and what we are willing to overlook to acquire what we desire. This paper will focus on the characters of The Great Gatsby as they represent different aspects of America in her post war growing pains. After WWI, the dismemberment of the American dream had torn its way into the hearts and minds of the American people.
In 1776, the year the Declaration of Independence was signed, John Hancock, one of the founders, said to the Convention of Maryland “Our affairs are hastening to a Crisis; and the approaching Campaign will, in all probability, determine for ever the fate of America.” (Document F) These men took great risks by signing the Declaration of Independence knowing that this action would most likely worsen the war between Great Britain and the thirteen colonies and could change the country forever. After the Revolutionary War ended, the founding fathers still deeply influenced the establishment of our nation. By writing the Constitution, they created a republic form of government based on equality and fairness. They believed this would be most beneficial to the colonies and for ... ... middle of paper ... ...ophy...” (Document B) In the end, the founding fathers wanted to do what they felt was right for their country. Our forefathers are very important historical figures and deserve to be looked upon with honor and respect.