William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying In his book, As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner pioneers new and interesting literary forms. His most obvious deviation from traditional novel writing was the new style of narration in which he used all the main characters as the narrator at one point or another. This allowed the reader to gain insight into the character’s thoughts, and also to prove very interesting and entertaining. Faulkner also ignores all boundaries that sane people have placed upon the English language to keep it readable. Faulkner forges his own set of rules for syntax that allow for a very choppy yet elegant stream of consciousness in the character’s narration.
It had all the key aspect of many eighteenth and nineteenth century novels, authenticity, authority, antiquity and art... ... middle of paper ... ... rather interesting foretelling of the story, whilst still not giving too much of it away. The second preface was written later on and included in this edition but does hold much significance in my point of view as the first. It is nothing more than a literary preface in which he does not disguise himself any longer, rather he admits openly that he is the writer of the novel. To wrap up is a quip from a reviewer from The Critical Review, "the anonymously published novel is the work of a modern, not medieval, author." Works cited; Walpole, Horace.
His overall tone and strategy of writing was relatable and the least bit overwhelming, which quickly grabbed my attention and made me interested in things I would not normally be interested in. The ending of the novel was inspiring. The author suggests the reader to look into great novels, and even supplies a list of novels a personally suggests. He ended with a very ... ... middle of paper ... ...orcist” and look how many spin offs came from it. The spin off movies grew from the same idea, but had a little twist, just to give it a hint of originality, like “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.” While everyone’s minds are vastly different, we still get some of the same ideas.
Faulkner uses all of these themes in a very good way, a way that makes “As I Lay Dying” the great book it is. These themes are constructed in a way that really gets the point that he is trying to make across to his readers. Through the themes, Faulkner is able to show his readers real emotion, and a type of writing that not many readers get to see. With the way he is so descriptive with his writing the readers are able to paint a picture in their minds of what is happening in the story, just by reading the words. Overall, Faulkner uses these themes successfully, and I feel that without them “As I Lay Dying” would not be the great work of are that it is.
In Edgar Allen Poe’s short stories, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Tell Tale Heart, both protagonists are stricken with hypersensitivity. And ultimately, the acute senses of Roderick Usher from FHU and of the narrator from TTH prevent them from recognizing their own culpability. One would expect that through their acute awareness, Roderick Usher and the narrator would acquire a greater recognition of their own faults. Yet, strangely, both characters are unable to recognize their own culpability in the deaths of those around them. Once readers analyze the distracted behaviors of both characters as well as the parallel language of Poe, they will realize that Usher and the narrator accuse their peers of their own flaws because they are truly unaware of their own weaknesses.
The other problem brought up on our hand-out was Huck's lack of seriousness in what was a very serious situation for Jim. As for the coincidence part, it appears most obviously as you read towards the end. For example Huck ends up at Aunt Polly's, and I was thinking, yeah...right those chances are about one in a million. And then after Huck tells Aunt Polly that he is Tom, Tom shows up...uh-huh, I bet. It is things such as those I just mentioned that make it very difficult for me to read a book without becoming frustrated.
Its very hard to picture being in war, but his unique style made you feel Henry’s fear and allowed you to follow his journey as he survived shipwreck on a little boat. I really enjoyed both stories as they were entertaining yet convincing and believable. Too often one may read a book that doesn’t quite seem possible. However, Crane puts you into the story and causes you to not be able to put the book down. Many writers followed this realism model after him, and Crane should be regarded as one of the best writers of his time.
Ernest Hemingway is a world renowned writer who is known for his short and to-the-point yet unique style. While being greatly praised for his style he is also greatly criticized for it as well. His body of work includes numerous poems, short stories, and various novels as well. He even won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his story “The Old Man and the Sea.” The panelists awarded him for his overall mastery of the English language and for his modern unique way of narrating. Hemingway was one of the most famous people who represented the “lost generation”.
'; Throughout the novel Fitzgerald uses this type of description to put the reader into the story and give them a realistic sense of the time period. Not only do the words themselves paint pictures, but also the structure and form used is a delight. “…Every line of hard and intelligent effort'; (Mencken 148). The incredible part about this is that Fitzgerald does not do it too elaborately where the reader will get lost, but “written in sentences one can understand which is a comfort'; (Stein 149). Fitzgerald has written a complete novel which is his “best planned, best sustained, and best written [of Fitzgerald’s works]…not a whole in it anywhere'; (Wilson 147).
It can be seen as an artifact of its generation because it affords its readers a look at what it was like to be involved in WWI. The physical hardships endured and the mental struggles faced by wounded warriors are vividly captured in this book. #2 Hemingway’s use of syntax and diction has an impact on the style, tone and adds a ‘je ne sais crois’ to the novel. He is able to integrate short, incomplete sentences to show how while at the same time Hemmingway utilizes run-on sentences to construct a much better setting. One of his best features as a writer is that he is able to write in a straightforward manner.