The way the author wove the story together, we could not have anticipated the ending. Not all stories end with an open ending as this one did. Although I was frustrated with the ending, it was a new way to look at a piece of fiction. Was the author’s intent to torture the reader as he tortured Oedipa? Perhaps the author’s intention was to encourage a more meaningful dialogue from the readers.
Flaws in Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is by any means a classic. However, there are several flaws. First of all the coincidence that everything happens with in my mind detracts some from the story. The other major problem is that the book seems to drag on and on the closer you get to the end, as if Twain had a page quota to fill and was not worried about the story. The other problem brought up on our hand-out was Huck's lack of seriousness in what was a very serious situation for Jim.
Not that the subject matter was all that entertaining, but couldn't they have spruced up their writing with a little creativity, a little humor? I was so bored, I had a hard time wanting to pick the book up once it had fallen from my bored hands. Ah Ha! I do believe I had inadvertently stumbled upon the result of "Official Style" writing. It stifled the creative, humorous, and personal tendencies that I, and most creatively-intended people, personally look for in a piece of work we would like to tag as interesting.
My introductory paragraphs always lacked in complexity which was not a good thing. “…quality of an opener tends to forecast what follows” and in my case, the forecast was always cloudy and boring (Trimble 24). From reading this book I want to be able to amplify my openers by making a strong impact on the reader to attract their attention. To do this, I plan on implementing Trimble’s strategy of writing bold openers with concrete ideas in order to climax toward the thesis statement and the rest of the essay as a whole. I have always noticed that when I am not confident in what I am writing I tend to generalize my ideas and topics to the point where my thesis also begins to get muddled.
The Flaws of To Kill a Mockingbird Is it possible to judge literary classics to have failings or are they beyond contemporary measurements? As perfection is not attainable in any media, "classics" such as To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel by Harper Lee, can be found to have many instances of fault and flaw. A great novel should ease the reader into learning the story's characters and histories. It should include a plot that keeps the reader up all night wanting to read more. And it should also include a theme that remains clear and focused; to reach out to a reader without being encumbered.
This story came to me as a surprise. It was not a happy ending and I was very sad at the end. The author knows how to control people’s emotions and can easily change them. Now I know that a piece does not have to be what someone might expect to be thought of as “good writing”. A piece can change up the rules of writing and still be considered “good writing”.
To keep the reader guessing and to hold the attention. Blurring these boundaries between Fiction and Non-Fiction has always been a great way for authors to make their points, yield their arguments, and to keep interest. If authors did not utilize this particular technique, most non-fiction accounts would become boring and uninteresting to a reader who did not want to learn about the particular. It is completely acceptable as long as the readers are told of the fictional aspect of the work. This is not one of the easiest techniques to use but if written correctly, creating a fictional account cannot be considered anything but excellent writing.
I intend to fine wether or not the author of these storys was sucessful in making it readable in the sence of comprehanceability and fluency. The first story I will be discussing is called "The Jade Peony" by Wayson Choy. I did not enjoy what this story was about nor did I enjoy reading it. Luckly it was short, If It wasnt I doubt i would have made it throught the whole thing. The main problem with this story was the inconsistance of the sentences, some sentences were too long while others were very short.
I enjoyed The Giver because it shows how important feelings even bad ones are to life. The best part of the book is when Jonas finally escapes to the “past world”. The story made me realize that even my most saddening memories help me in the end. Unfortunately I do not get feelings from books, especially fiction. I would recommend this book to friends; I don’t particularly like this author’s style so I wouldn’t specifically read another one of her books.
It looks good to me when I read it, but when I turn the paper over to someone else; they do not find the point I was trying to convey. Typically, I have to verbally express the meaning of the paper to them. This is the area in which I would like to excel in this class. Second, I have never really enjoyed writing. I just tried to make the best of it when I was forced to endure it.