Another style used that I loved was how many quotes that Ellis used. I loved reading these quotes to get into the characters minds and seeing how Ellis interpreted Hamilton and Burr, such as, “Burr had nothing to gain and everything to lose.” This phrasing has been used throughout many books and story and is so powerful. Even though Burr thought killing Hamilton would help him replace Hamilton, he didn't. The uses of the authors diction and usage of quotes helped the story move along and increase in
As you can tell there were many reasons why I choose Chaucer. The man wrote one of the best Fair Tales of all time. Also all the things that went on during Chaucer's life effected his writing. Just like I said before many people think that the writings done by Chaucer were about real people in his life, and what was going in society. So in closing I think I went the write way on picking Chaucer.
One of the greatest horror stories of all time, Dracula, has changed many different people’s lives, including the life of the man who wrote it. The places that Bram Stoker has visited and experiences the he has gone through can be seen in Dracula as well as in several of his other novels. His experiences have led to a novel that is still widely read and has inspired other author’s works. All of this success from a man who was not expected to live long. Abraham (Bram) Stoker was born on November 24, 1847 in Clontarf as a premature.
It was courage more than anything else—the courage to take and give from the heart, while there was time.” -- T.H. White When it was discovered that Guenever and Lancelot were having an affair, White used this quote as an attempt to justify their behavior by explaining the difference in morals during war as opposed to any other time. This concept continues to apply to this day, with a relaxation of judgment and punishment during times of turmoil. This idea was especially prevalent during the World Wars of the 20th Century, featuring a delicate balance between chivalry and violence. Despite the stories of King Arthur and chivalry resulting mostly from legends, they have their roots in true historical events.
Review of Russell Baker's Growing Up Works Cited Missing Autobiographical works tell a story of their authors by compiling antic dotes and accolades. Most autobiographies are that of famous authors or other celebrities and provide a synopsis of life according to them. Russell Baker's autobiography, Growing Up, achieves all these things as well, but, it does more than just tell of his life. As American citizens, history is a big part of our identity not only as Americans, but as individuals. Russell Baker lived through a depression, a world war, Utopia, a sexual revolution, and a lost cause conflict, among other things.
After the assassination many citizens were devastated, but it came to their realization that it was a wakeup call for the political system. Rauchway makes it clear in the novel of how Roosevelt faced one of America’s toughest times, but through that time helped American grow stronger as a nation. What I like about Rauchway writings is that he organizes the storyline and it is detailed in every chapter explaining the smallest parts of the story. For example, he mentions the time of the hour, the emotions of the characters, Czolgosz life history, etc. He does not miss any facts, which is very helpful to know background information when just learning about a
His books on the art of war have been quoted and acclaimed by many ancient authors. Despite his many great qualities Pyrrhus was a lousy politician. Many people believe that if he had had better political sense he would have been able to keep control of the land he conquered and his battles against Rome Pyrrhus became king at the age of 12 but was soon dethroned by an uprising in 302 BCE. For the next few years he served as an officer in the wars of the Diadochi. In 298 BCE, he was sent to Alexandria as a hostage under the treaty of Demetrius and Ptolemy.
I enjoyed reading some parts of this book. Especially the beginning and the middle because I thought the End dropped off and slowed down. Starting even before the war begins, she tells the tale of John Sassamon which she uses as the basis of ideas. This is a center point of the first part of her book. Why Sassamon was either killed for no reason or assassinated?
His presidency may always be best known for the scandals that led to his downfall, but the passage of time and the study of his accomplishments by historians have led many people to conclude that he was a good president. Work Cited DeGregorio, William. The Complete Book of U.S Presidents. Richard M. Nixon. New York: Wing Books, 1997.
Joseph Heller and Catch-22 War has been around for many years; there have been many famous that have fought in war. Many of them have written novels that have reflected their experiences in war whether it was good or bad. Joseph Heller a war veteran, who fought in WW2, wrote a novel that would go on and changed his life and also went on to add a word on the dictionary. Catch-22 made Joseph Heller famous, but it made it a lot more famous. It was a book so big it broke free of its author, and then flattened him like a boulder.