superior to that of plain old text. He is able to do this by presenting dimensions of time and space in a way that cannot be reproduced through text. Not only this, he also gives the reader perspectives and landscapes that would take far too long to explain through text, but only a couple seconds to comprehend through a picture. The human mind is able to recognize the meaning of a visual much faster than through text because there is no ambiguity, and more room for symbolism both in the literal sense
Texts deemed to be ‘classic’ works of literature have been the subject of debate and criticism in recent decades. The very definition of literature is continually being challenged, and the way in which works of literature are analysed constantly fluctuates (Moon, 1999). Classic works are held in high esteem, as they are said to be of the highest class of literature and become a part of a traditionally valued literary canon (Harris, 1992). The term ‘canon’ is used to signify an authoritative list
others. This book could be read in 2 or 3 sittings, which is appealing to a high school teacher required to teach this novel. The length also coincides with Bloom's comment about current students' short attention spans. Apart from dated terminology, the text is easy to read and the story has enough mystery and twists that it should hold a reader's interest. Another important criteria for a literary work to be chosen as part of a curriculum is whether or not there is an appropriate movie version of the
around a young man, in his alienation, suppressing his need for attention and satisfying himself through his own world established through his seclusion. The author, Willa Cather, renders this main theme by her insinuations of the character, by the point of view she chooses to illuminate Paul"'"s characteristics, and by key symbols that contribute to the overall work. The character presented by Cather through Paul, withdraws himself from his environment creating the base for the theme of his progressively
stories. Out of those, one very memorable short story is called "Hills Like White Elephants". The author, Ernest Hemingway, has created many intriguing stories with his recognizable syntax. The specific style he is known for may be childish and use only a few small lines, but nevertheless his writings are continuously read by many people. Like any exceptional author would, Hemingway manipulates his text to get across certain themes in the plot of his stories. A couple themes found in "Hills Like White
appropriate literature of all kinds, including plays, poetry and prose and also the Prayer Book and Bible. Less appropriate material for a child, such as newspapers, was “available through Aunt Sophie’s economical cutting squares of newspaper for lavatory use” according to Vaughan Williams’ wife, Ursula, in writing of her husband. Although Vaughan Williams received music lessons from this aunt, unlike Holst, Vaughan Williams’ family language was literature and the u... ... middle of paper ... ....jstor
ironically different from the symbolic understanding that Beckett promotes through his characters and the scene. Beckett’s work does not suggest total hopelessness, but rather that the fears of change, self-centeredness, and despair of Hamm and Clov contribute to their miserable existence. He opposes the Modernist attitude of focus on the subjective, internal state, and reveals the soul of the Modernist to be shallow and starving. Many scholars suggest that the room in which Endgame is staged is a
discuss the ways setting and atmosphere were utilised, to make the stories successful for their designated audience. Victorian stories, especially those with a supernatural theme, cleverly utilised a range of devices to make them a literary success to their respective audiences. The range, which we have studied, covered a time period spanning all of Queen Victoria's reign and consequently created tension in similar and different ways, as I will show in this essay. The setting of Dickens'