The Metamorphosis and A Doll's House

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The Metamorphosis and A Doll's House Many writers are distinct in their work, some better than others. A couple of these writers include Franz Kafka, Barbara Kingsolver and Hendrick Ibsen. Their works express the elements that make literature interesting. Franz Kafka, a writer of the silence and one of dimension. But what makes Kafka better than other writers such as Barbara Kingsolver? The answer is simple: writing the silence and adding the representation of space. Kingsolver explains the details of the story unlike Kafka. His writing represents space without the word explaining it. He allows you to write the setting as a reader. It's a difference that makes his work distinct as compared to modern writers. An example is in the opening of Kafka's The Metamorphosis, where Gregor the main character is waking up. "When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin." With no reason for this miraculous change, we the readers have to decide for ourselves why this man is now a bug. This written silence adds interest to the story. The use of architectural terms adds a visual dimension as well. Kingsolver lacks this in here work. If she were to tell this story, it would begin by describing the room, Gregor himself and telling every detail to why and how he is now a bug in a bed! Another interesting writer is Henrick Ibsen. In his play "A Doll's House" he pulls off a work of modern tragedy. To most, tragedy is a play by Shakespeare, but not so. Ibsen, in the time period of this play, wrote a true tragedy. Going against the belief and ideas of the people, he denied them of their thoughts on modern plays. The play opened and was soon being acted, as well as read, all over Scandinavia. Nora's startling "declaration of independence" was a perfect reason for the play to later be barred from theaters. This play was rejected based on the premise that Nora simply left Torvald after she wasn't happy with their marital relationship. Unheard of in those days! Therefore, Ibsen himself called the play a "Modern Tragedy." An important element in "good writing" is foreshadowing. An example is in the TV-Drama series Felicity.
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