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  • Imaginative And Travel Literature

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    in both imaginative and travel writing, modernity, the meeting of other cultures, and change are inseparable (Hulmes & Youngs 74). The co mmon concerns of the imaginative and travel literature of this time, and the mobility of the literary writers, probably account for the emergence of travel writin g in the latter part of this period as the more literary and autonomous genre. Earlier tra vel writing often came out of travel undertaken for reasons of work, education,

  • Writer Versus Persona in Travel Literature

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    or, possibly, a fabricated story with a main character that the audience can easily relate. That being said, many pieces this semester revolve around the notion of the writer and the persona, particularly in travel literature. By taking a closer look at Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, Samuel Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," and Lord Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage - Canto III, one can identify the technical differences in each writer's position dealing with the issue of the writer

  • Road Trips in Literature: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Travels with Charlie

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    on a road trip people expect them to go and see amazing places and then come back. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck and On the Road by Jack Kerouac are about road trips but these trips are not about the adventure. Duke from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Sal from On the Road and Steinbeck from Travels with Charley all go on road trips because of the American drive. I am also on the road and even thought it is not road trips I am moving

  • Rediscovering Bill Bryson

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    Many think Bill Bryson is just a travel writer, but he is more than that. Bill Bryson spends much time on researching how America’s language became what it is today and why it is so different from the rest of the English speaking world. Bill Bryson researches how the solar system and earth formed like he researched who Shakespeare really was in his time. He uses a comic tone to his writing, as in telling a story. Why would so many pass his works up in an education setting? Many feel he does

  • On the Battlefield with Good and Evil and Examples in Literature

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    just like in all of the other movies, the good guy always wins. Although, the theme of good vs. evil is not only found in movies; it can also be found in history, literature, and day-to-day lives. Though the battle between good and evil manifests itself in many types of literary work, good always triumphs evil. One major piece of literature has nursed the war between good and evil is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Although many characters in this novel seem to be involved in mini good vs. evil battles

  • An Exploration: Observation and Perspective

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    project and only the well off could afford to travel. It included long periods on ships and in carriages, and the baggage needed to accommodate for that. But at that time as well as today, individuals continue to view foreign places through their own eyes. The attitude towards people and places, the way of seeing and observing, and the way of writing about experiences indicate what is going on through the author’s perspective. It is that aspect of travel writing that I will explore with excerpts from

  • Literary Devices in Following the Equator by Mark Twain

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    1. Through repetition of key words or ideas, you can emphasize the significance of your point and help the reader understand it more clearly. Additionally, repetition used between separate sentences can help bring together the different ideas and result in a more cohesive argument. 2. Juxtaposition can be effectively used to compare or contrast two seemingly different things in order to highlight the differences between the two and create differentiation between the two. In characterization, these

  • Travels With My Aunt And Jack Kerouac's The Philosophy Of Travel Literature Analysis

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    its head. Such is the beauty of travel, and also its appeal, captured in a poignant point that George Santayana makes in his lapidary essay, The Philosophy of Travel. There is no question that the idea of travelling has always struck a chord in individuals, who often find themselves changed after it. Yet the fundamental question is: what does it mean to travel? This question forms the basis of my investigation, which I seek to unpick using Graham Greene’s Travels with my Aunt, Alice Steinbach’s

  • Travel Writing is a Fictionalised Account of a Journey of Self Discovery

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    Travel Writing is a Fictionalised Account of a Journey of Self Discovery "Travel is the best education that a man can have. There are things you learn in a few months of third world travel that you won't get on a job or in a classroom." Craig D. Guillot BootsnAll Photojournalist[1] The above quote was taken from a travel website, it was made by a photojournalist of the site and sums up the theory I have on travel writing. This essay will set out to prove that although there are those

  • The Out of Sight Transformation

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    Transformation Travel has always been associated with relaxation and enjoyment. People travel to explore new or revisit favorite places. The idea that travel could also be a conduit for self growth and awareness,as discussed in the article Transformative Travel,is a very new concept but old tradition. Various religious groups send people across the world as missionaries. Missionary work was identified as a group involvement. everyone on the mission fulfilled the same purpose. Transformative travel is a combination

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