The Neverending Story: A Classic Novel The Neverending Story by Michael Ende perfectly draws the image of a successful novel because it’s overall effect on the reader is intimate and it recognizes itself as a different novel from others especially using a metaphor of stories giving birth to other stories. Considered as a children’s novel, it should be given a chance to prove itself in the realm of other such intelligent novels. The novel expands this idea that stories are a result of other stories, it resembles the monomyth cycle for a simplified and similar understanding of its complex aspects and it finally reminds the reader of belonging and loving needs. Thus, this novel by Michael Ende should be considered a major part of English literature because it clearly demonstrates an archetypal flare similarly to how a classic novel would furnish. “Moo-oo-oon Child!” (Ende 225) Screams Bastian.
As Nafisi describes, it is paramount that the characters in a novel are relatable, even if they are not necessarily likeable. Whether it be Daisy’s flighty and shallow nature, Tom’s arrogance, or even Nick’s aversion to confrontation, characters in The Great Gatsby are memorable because the reader sees bits of their own personality in them. On that same note, the character of Jay Gatsby continues to cause debate and questions concerning the morality of the novel, and whether or not the book glorifies corruption. Touching on the main theme of the subject, Nafisi claimed that “this book is not about adultery but about the loss of dreams ” (Nafisi 133). While there is no denying that Gatsby is an incredibly flawed and mislead character, his redeeming qualities have left readers perplexed about what
Good and Bad The world is full of bad people and good people, but it is hard to categorize people with few details about them. People tend to say “never judge a book by its cover”. But that quote does not apply to everyone, sometimes judging someone based on their apparel is very effective, and in some cases more than enough to know which category they fall into, bad or good. In the novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” the bad guys and good guys are simple to catch, Huck and Jim are clearly the good guys and the King and Duke and Huck’s father would be considered the bad guys. The good guys are usually though of to be those characters in the book who help others and always choose the correct decision.
To the contrary, the author?s admittance of the characters as fictional creations whom he has pondered very deeply lend ... ... middle of paper ... ...ly ignored, it is important to understand Kundera?s purposes outside of this historical context. This is the fundamental purpose of the intrusive author figure in The Unbearable Lightness of Being: to strip the traditional novel of kitschy, political codes and grind beneath the surface to greater, more complicated questions of existence that, while unanswerable by the author, are more fruitful pursuits than historical or political messages. The philosophy can be summed up in Sabina?s mantra, ?On the surface, the intelligible lie; underneath the surface, the unintelligible truth.? Works Cited Angyal, Andrew. ?Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being.?
Although there are many moral truths that can be interpreted through Huck and Jim’s relationship, these three moral truths are more vividly expressed than the others. The first moral truth is the conflicts between Huck’s personal morals against society’s’ morals. Huck befriends a runaway slave, Jim, and treats him like a human contrary to society's beliefs that slaves are property and are not equal to whites. This causes Huck a lot of grief because he considers Jim a friend but also property to Miss Watson, Jim’s owner. Huck however decides to keep his promise to Jim about staying quiet by saying, “‘Well, I did.
Superstitious Times Some say that superstition is an impractical way of looking at life but the characters in Mark Twain’s, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn beg to differ. Examples of superstition are abundant throughout the novel. Allowing characters in a novel to have superstitions makes their lives more realistic and the reading more enjoyable. Huck and Jim’s superstitions cause them grief, help them get through, and sometimes get them into trouble in their lengthy runaway journey. Although both of these characters tend to be quite rational, they quickly become irrational when anything remotely superstitious happens to them.
If there is are aspects to really note about Harry Potter it is the wonderful and imaginative language and the parallels of similarity between situations Harry is involved with in the book to true situations everyday people experience. All to often, readers get tired of reading books or essays because they lose interest or can not keep the reader’s attention. However, Harry Potter is quite different. The main reason why it is delightful and fun for people of all ages to read Harry Potter is because everyone can relate to a character or conflict in the book. Not being accepted, being self-conscious of what others think, dealing with bullies overcoming obstacles and living up to people’s standards are all situations that we deal with in our everyday life and all those situations can be found throughout the book.
He believes that slaves belong to their rightful owners, yet in his honest gratitude toward his friend Jim, he helps him to escape the bonds of slavery. (181) This is something that tears at Huck throughout the novel and helps Twain show how complex Huck's character really is. "The recognition of complexity in Huck's character enabled Twain to do full justice to the conflict of vernacular values and the dominant culture" (Smith 125). Throughout Huck and Jim's adventures Huck is constantly playing practical jokes on Jim who seems to take them all in stride. But unknown to the reader Twain uses this aspect as another notch in Huck's moral 2 growth.
Pride is commonly debated and every character seems to have individual opinion on the theme. “His pride, said Miss Lucas, ‘does not offend me so much as pride often does, because there is an excuse for it. One cannot wonder that so very fine a young man, with family, fortune, everyth... ... middle of paper ... ...y a script in a novel. Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice is certainly a novel with serious themes but these themes are coupled with the light heartedness of every day conversation full of humour, ironic dialogue and events developed by the three different types of narration present in the novel. It is understandable some people will not understand the wit and humour in Austen’s writing yet it is only a small minority of the population that will read Pride and Prejudice.
Lewis’s masterful writing use of mythical creatures, allegory and notable themes allows the reader to become immersed in the world of Narnia (Lovgren). Lewis’s mishmash use of creatures in The Chronicles of Narnia lends the series a unique atmosphere. Nevertheless, his friend and peer editor J.R.R. Tolkien did not agree with his melting pot method for mythical creatures. Tolkien believed mythology should be neatly packaged.