***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.
The Odyssey of Greatness Throughout time, books have opened the minds of many people. It permits people to travel to a dream world where every word captures their suspense and urges them to read on. Books that are so fascinating and vivid to the point they can not be put down are considered great. A great book is a piece of literature that allows the reader to relate their own experiences and feelings to that of the characters depicted. The Odyssey by Homer would be considered a great book; the reader can relate to Odysseus' longing for Penelope, his quest to be home with family, and the continuous wrestle with free will v. determinism.
Also there are unexpected twists and turns around the central theme to keep the reader in suspense. Finally, Homer ingeniously uses the words to create stunning pictures that help relate to the text, and disclose and heighten key themes depicted in the book. The Odyssey is clearly an exceptional piece of writing that will forever remain a classic. This epic is undoubtedly part of the elite group of books published over the course of time.
The Skystone and The Singing Sword Marion Zimmer Bradley, a book critic, says The Skystone is "one of the most interesting historical novels that I've ever read, and I've read plenty"(Front cover). In writing, success is generally a direct result of an author being able to keep a reader interested. Jack Whyte is an interesting and successful author throughout The Skystone and The Singing Sword because of his development of characters and his ability to write strategically. Character development is an important element in a story because if readers feel strongly about the characters, they are interested in reading further, and are more apt to enjoy the novel. Jack Whyte effectively develops the characters Caius Britannicus and Claudius Seneca through their words and actions in The Skystone and The Singing Sword, creating a strong impression of these characters in the mind of the reader.
Homer uses Odysseus’ narration to give the audience a better insight and understanding of the hero's adventures. In addition, through the poet's brilliant use of numerous literary devices, one can truly feel that Odysseus’ journey home is a great ordeal filled with infinite obstacles and temptations.
The history background in which O.Henry lived Declination of romanticism Prosperity of realism B. O.Henry¡¯s rich and complicated life experience which was full of great changes ¢ó.The impact of the above factors upon O.Henry¡¯s writing style A. The impact of O.Henry¡¯s complicated and dramatic life experience Inspiring him to write Emphasizing the ordinary but characteristic people from all walks of life Mastering the surprise endings with humorous or satiric effect B. The impact of historical background Realistic pessimism reflected in his works Remai... ... middle of paper ... .... His stories appeal to all because of his generic yet easy to relate to characters. People could easily see what the characters were about. The works of O.Henry are dramatic, satiric, and realistic conbined with romanticism, which carries the mark of his times, and reflects struggles between his mankind goodness and his desperation in reality.
In terms of literary quality, Chaucer went great lengths to give all elements a bit of attention. The work is primarily about a knight who is pardoned from a rape on the condition that he acquires the answer to one of life’s most difficult questions. He is sent out on a quest to figure out what women want from their men, and he is eventually successful in this task. Chaucer uses the action and the plot along with strong character development to make this a compelling story. First and foremost, he develops the Lady of Bath very well in the prologue to this work.
Miguel de Cervantes' “Don Quixote” is one of the finest books ever written. Cervantes makes us love Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. He puts that love to the test through various misadventures that seem to come from a place of fantasy. Instead, the Don and Sancho educate one another (and us) in reality through their conversations and cause otherwise hidden aspects of reality to appear. This novel is first and foremost an image.
Many of his literary heroes inspired him to do what he did, but one stands out the most. Leo Tolstoy, who is considered to be one of the best novelists, Leo really inspired Chris because they had a life that they could relate. He also appreciated him because he had realistic views of the life. Chris McCandless needed inspiration for his adventure, so he looked up to the literary heroes as his guidance to the wild. Chris McCandless went into the adventure, not knowing what to do.
This novel has become an inspiration to many authors around the world. Odysseus is what each hero should be, the many locations this story consist of are what a novel should have and the amazing plot is one all stories should have. The messages behind this novel are countless, the hero figure is admirable, the setting is beautiful, the plot is intricate, and that's what makes The Odyssey the great epic it is.