The key themes in the novel ‘The Outsider’ are innocence, discontentment, and social-class strife, and the language techniques that have been used to convey these key themes are hyperbole, allusion, and point of view respectively. Through a series of both coincident and unfortunate gang rivalry occurrences.
From this paper it is clear that by presenting this story in this unique non-sequential narrative style, Roy chooses themes and events are most important to reveal at that particular moment in the story even if the order is confusing to follow at first. The author has chosen a non-chronological order to emphasize the importance of thoughts.
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The paper stresses that Toni Morrison has focussed on two fundamental issues in this novel: Sexism and Racism. The reason why he addresses these sensitive issues was that she belonged to the same African-American background. The novel "Sula" told a story of female friendship, partly inspired by her own life as a single mother and a more complex.
Stephen Kumalo and James Jarvis may be argued to be the leading characters in the novel by Alan, Wear, and Durham. Their contribution assists in the shaping of the novel through the promotion of the respective themes. Their characters share a significant sense of similarity that is further coupled with a vivid touch of distinction.
The novel depicts the presence of racism in Los Angeles since the city was fraught with frequent conflicts of the race due to the large influx of white people and the African Americans who came to work in at the defense industries. Surprisingly, Jones cannot lead effectively since his authority does not receive assistance from the other white lead men.
Authors have a tendency of dealing with the subjects of real life and dreams in conjunction. They incorporate other dream-like aspects like hallucinations and visions. Writers focus on the relation of dreams to waking life in order to bring interest and liveliness to their work.
It was in the second last paragraph that the readers get a hint that the story is going against the expectation and this is what actually happens. The second last paragraph talks about Swift’s proposal as to why the poor people should sell their children and the debates on his proposition and at the end, he realizes how cheap his idea is.
The male and female dynamics in the novel Sula, by Toni Morrison, form the basis for the plot and the maturation of the characters. The main characters are defined by their relationships or the lack thereof with members of the opposite sex. The stronger female protagonists, Eva, Hannah, and the title character Sula, all have undeveloped personal associations with men.
From this paper, it is clear that the author’s use these conflicts to bring the protagonist to maturity and self-awareness. Jane Austen’s protagonist Emma Woodhouse is a wealthy young woman lacking in nothing, perhaps only modestly. Her growth and maturity revolve around her attempts at romantic matchmaking and especially her attempts to groom Harriet.
This essay analyzes that "The Color Purple" offers Hollywood, rather like a traditional trifle on a wedding gown, a bit οf something old and a bit οf something new. The old stuff is race, which, in this post-Dr. King age οf a perfectly integrated society, where indeed a Negro can marry his white boss's daughter.
This essay stresses that With the advent of the novel form, there have been experiments with the formation of a novel. The most initial forms of novel writing were satirical and realistic. Satire is a criticism on people and society. It is a mockery of people and society.
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The story focuses on the two young brothers as they grow up during the war in their southern state. The two boys get left in control of their farm following the death of their father in the war who became killed by the Yankees. Ben and Gant become faced with a dilemma on whether to join the war or remain simple and continue their daily lives.
Facts and discussion presented in this essay are meant to illuminate the reality of the claim that “though The Help aimed at showing how hope scored a victory against racial discrimination, it still failed to accurately sketch the painful torment and sexual harassment endured by black women at hands of their white employers by long shots.”
From this paper, it is clear that at the onset of the book, Stephen has a sense of self-awareness although he has not entirely realized his identity. He is on a mission to identify with his inner self through unreal characters such as Hamlet. Stephen subsists mostly within a world of his own, an imaginary world awash with ideas.
The overall theme of the novel and the main protagonist is reflective of the social values and the social modifications that took place over the period of time, predominantly towards the end of First World War. The end of the First World War era which marked the early second decade was one of the scientific developments.
As the report discusses a large pool of literature in various studies in recent days focuses on contemporary aspects of Basque literature. Nonetheless, it is critical to understand the important evolutionary aspect of this literature. Such concerns are the focus of this paper. The paper addresses Evolution of Basque literature.
This discussion talks that the advent of Oxford English dictionary has been regarded as a milestone in the development of English Literature. The recognition for undertaking such a momentous task was received by the two protagonists; James Murray and William Chester Minor. The latter had a peculiar story ingeniously interpreted by Simon Winchester.
From this paper it is clear that Victor Frankenstein’s creation of his monster is an example of how man has the knowledge to become a creator yet does not have the will to take responsibility for his creations. Victor’s actions show a lack of ethical responsibility towards that which he has created and instead of working towards ensuring that he corrects his mistakes.
From the paper, it is clear that Jack London uses the different conflicts in the story to give the message that man’s fight against nature is futile because one way or the other, nature always wins. It can also be said that the conflicts take place as a direct consequence of the decisions taken by the man to travel in cold conditions.
The paper discovers Roland Barthes' "The Death of the Author". Barthes questions whether the author has as much power as is sometimes assigned to him or her or whether the reader is given the more substantial role in the way in which the communication is received. Artistic authorship can also be subject to this transfer of power in the communication.
The novel often brings the readers back to U.S. and England though its background is set in Mexico. From the descriptions of the novelist, one understands lost relations of Eric who is at present a native of Mexico. As he was descendent of an American Cornish origin, Eric decides to seek for his identity.
This essay stresses that whereas Hughes insisted on the necessity of engaging the condition of Black identity, Everett sides, as Margaret Russet has argued, with Ellison’s argument that the artistic obligations of the black writer may be served by engaging with formal and generic issues.
The novel highlights the typical human characteristics that existed in the contemporary society. Numerous choices and consistent hard work can make an individual thrive in the world. In the novel, we find different human efforts that helped them define themselves. In the story we find Spade explaining the story of Flitcraft to Brigid.
The essay shows that the novel has been regarded as a great source of information to get insight into several issues and incidents that occurred at the backdrop of The Great Game, Russian and British conflict in Central Asia and Second Afghan War. It provides great detailed description and reflection of the cultures, daily lives, political rituals.
From this paper, it is clear that the modern day novels also depict nearly the same. The various political issues, war related news and the hidden fantasies of people are portrayed by various writers. When the experiences of humans are written in words, then the words come to life in the minds of the writer.
In reality, however, the authors reasonably state that the human nature, namely such features as peoples’ concentration on material things and their fraility, is an obstacle on the way of establishment of the ideal state. It is necessary to describe the differences that are present in the views of the mentioned thinkers.
From this research, it is clear that it cannot be answered by a simple phrase saying that novels make lives beautiful. There is no connection between gender and the level of sophistication in literature. Through the mentioned study, there is already a glimpse of the fact that people are not reading novels for anything.
The novel is based t the Christmas time, as it is meant to be an occasion of happiness, love, and generosity to the people, especially to those who are not as fortunate as others. The novel focuses on the ill mannered and bad tempered character of Ebenezer Scrooge who later in the novel transforms into a loving, kind and generous old man.
This paper examines the feminist perspective and how it relates to the character of Bertha Antoinetta Mason, a fictional character in Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre. The book was written almost a century before the advent of feminism. Feminism is a worldview that emerged and gained prominence in the 1950s.
This discussion talks that John’s identity crisis evidently comes to the surface in the early sections of the novel where he is seen living in an alienated world. John Wideman projects the reality surrounding his identity by telling the story of Robert’s life through Robby’s words. John sees life and the world, in general, through Robby’s eyes.
In his article “Devious Truths,” Benjamin Friedlander presents the possible contradicting approaches to Dickinson's texts. He aims to address the questions of whether the poet writes about how “indirection and honesty are compatible” or whether “her ultimate aim is not veracity, but communication” (Friedlander 32). Friedlander states that Dickinson's work should be analyzed whether it aims to stress the importance of saying the truth accurately, or of blurring the truth by creative articulation to cushion its blow, or of the possibility of combining truth and telling.
The phrase Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress) was the title of a drama by Friedrich Klinger, first enacted in 1776 that was pivotal in creating a new trend among young writers in Germany during the 1770s. The European romanticism of the age leaves its impressions in many scenes of the play, showing the pathos of the inner self and human feelings.
Du Shiniang is a beautiful woman with standard moral with a desire to have a stable and respectable family with the man of her love. Her interaction with Li Jia explores her desire and reserved quality of a wife material. She sacrifices her job and sticks to Li Jia even without a penny.
As the discussion, Mama in the A Raisin in the Sun, stresses Mama, the matriarch of the family, wants to purchase a house to fulfill her late husband’s dream. Mama’s son, Walter, would prefer using the money to start a liquor store with his friends. He believes that the venture will solve the family’s financial problem.
The essay analyzes the figure of Dorian Gray, his psychology and style. His morality and psychology are uniformly narcissistic while his sexuality can be considered an extension of this narcissistic personality, resulting in an ambivalent asexuality but with no qualms about appearing promiscuous. One word that describe Dorian's personality is indulgence.
The theme of identity crisis is the subject matter of Sonny’s Blues (1957), which is a short story by James Baldwin, and Weary Blues (1923), a poem by Langston Hughes. Besides, both the works belong to different genres of literature, but the undercurrent of identical elements like music and the theme of identity crisis binds both the works together.
A reflective analysis of "Brave New World" and "THX 1138" confirms that both the works effectively deal with several pertinent themes of the modern world including sexuality, technology, reproduction etc. This paper makes a comparative analysis of the novel by Aldous Huxley and the film by George Lucas in order to determine the importance of control and freedom in human life.
This essay analyzes The story of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. The protagonist in the story has no odor of his own leaving people somewhat put off by him for reasons that they can never quite understand. This leaves him alienated and alone. However, the protagonist, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, referred to by his last name throughout the book.
Between the year 1881 and 1924, over twenty three million immigrants found their way into the United States of America, and the nation has since never been the same again. Most of us are connected to the wave of immigration, which makes a better comprehension of the incorporative approach appropriate.
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“The Cuban Swimmer” is the story of a Cuban-American family whose daughter is taking part in a swimming competition. The family is going with the girl on a boat where Edoardo the father is instructing the girl on a megaphone, the brother is sailing the boat and mother and grandmother are praying for the success of the daughter.
Written in Horatian essay form of satire, this poem deals with a general theme and that is the character of women. Then, formally, the poem alludes harsh satire of Pope’s “Of the Character of Women: An Epistle to a Lady” which was published in 1735 and Mary Leapor observed this in a couple of varied forms before her death.
The interesting point in the author’s position is that almost entire human activity is somehow related to and aimed at consumerism and multiplication of comfort and profit. Chemicals polluting water, soil, and air, greenhouse gas emissions - all these things are tolerated as long as people can make ends meet, live comfortably or even afford certain surfeits.
Beowulf is a world-renowned epic consisting of 3182 alliterative lines and is thought to have been written between the 8th and 11th century. This paper tells us about the plot and Tolkiens opinion about the theme of Beowulf.
In Anton Chekov’s short story the action of the story comes as both of characters become physically involved despite the fact that they are both married and have spouses waiting for them at their respective homes. They meet in Crimean vacation destination of Yalta; as they are both trying to inject some much needed change into their own lives.
In the novel, Virginia describes the social system in Britain on how a society’s members start to scrutinize the Victorian values which included the will power and the manliness. These values that the boy was ingrained with from his youth were seriously put into question. The author uses Septimus Warren Smith, a war hero suffering from ‘shell shock’.
The paper tells that France has always been the headquarters of literary movements, starting with romanticism. The idea of this research emerged from the author’s interest and fascination in why France remained as an almost singular force with the exception of Germany, in its influence to the world literature.
The main theme in the film is that of the relationship between female sexuality, the male that is visually oriented and technology as it is applied in the creation of films. It can thus be concluded that the metropolis films is not only a conflation of the stereotypes in gender but also the phobia in relation to technology.
The word “modernity” was hardly used in the study of the English language of the Chinese literature prior to 1989. Since the field is described as modern, this appears ironic. Nevertheless, it denotes the ideological nature in the way in which modernity in China is thought of, particularly in the West as well as China (Lu 35).
This essay discusses that in the consideration of Edgar, Catherine demonstrates both the need to honor time-honored tradition as well as the need for personal material gain. In seeking a match of equal or greater significance than her own family name, Catherine’s marriage to Edgar could be seen as a means of bringing honor back to the family line.