In a paragraph, discuss how these three essays meet the criteria for literary nonfiction. Use specific information from the content of the unit and quotations from the readings. Literary nonfiction is a form of storytelling as old as the telling of stories. It is a form that allows a writer both to narrate facts and to search for truth, blending the empirical eye of the reporter with the moral vision. The first essay written by Jaschik meets the criteria for literary nonfiction because it discusses the huge controversy of plagiarism and how it affects literature today.
Bernadette Devlin once said, “To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.” He is saying that to achieve things of great value, it could be essential to sacrifice all other things. Authors often use this theme of loss in their literary works. This statement is supported by the novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the dramatic play, “Macbeth,” written by William Shakespeare. These two works of literature support the quote through the use of characterization, conflict, and theme. Characterization refers to the techniques a writer uses to develop characters.
The OWI would manipulate the scripts and outcomes of many films for the benefits of the country as a whole. These books were historical contexts on films during the time of war. The books found were historical because they went over the history of World War II during this time, and they were also able to glimpse at the history of film. Both books made it obvious to their readers that the government played a major role in cinema during this time. Pressure from the war was high, and any way for the government to interlude propaganda to the public in order to boost morale was
‘The Tragedy of King Richard the 3rd’ was a revolutionary play of its time due to its appeal of all classes ranging from the noblest Queen to the street pheasant. King Richard also explores the concept of what it means to be evil; Pacino’s film reflects this giving an insight on the faces, motives and free will of Richard. Shakespeare’s integrity lies in his accessibility to an audience and his ability to explore values within his plays. King Richard is a man who presents copious ideological characteristics and also throws into confusion many traditional values set into the mindsets of the Elizabethan and post-Elizabethan peoples. The opening lines of the play have Richard speak directly to the audience in the form of a soliloquy ‘Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious by this son of York,’ this metaphor is a direct link to the character of Richard, a man who is discontent.
Nazifa Alam 03/07/11 B/D3 Beowulf Compare and Contrast Essay Within a new trend in the Movies Industry, a lot of classic books are selected to be turned into films for the big screen. This is the case of the epic poem Beowulf, which dates from Anglo Saxon times and is considered as the earliest poem in the modern European language. In 2007, the American director Robert Zemeckis produced Beowulf. In my opinion, he chose this poem as a source for a Hollywood movie because it carries valuable information about revelations and controversies of Old English social life and kingship. Moreover, the story is very interesting and it is full of amazing descriptions.
Two world renown short stories, “The Killers,” by Ernest Hemingway and “It had to be Murder,” by Cornell Woolrich, are original novels that were later then adapted into major motion pictures. “Rear Window,” is a 1954 American suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Michael Hayes, based upon the short story “It had to be Murder.” This film was not only considered by many filmgoers and critiques to be the one of Hitchcock’s best, but was also considered one of the best short story to film adaptations. Although the film has major differences between itself and the novel, Hitchcock’s adaptation was very well done. With many difficulties upon changing a novel that is completely internalized within the main character’s, Jeffries, mind, the point of view is seen and spoken to the readers on his internal thoughts and gives a suspenseful taste in that he is completely immobile and can only see and hear that of which can be seen from his apartment balcony. In the sense that the readers must travel on a journey in Jeffries’ point of view, there is an intimate connection that the readers can easily obtain while moviegoers must receive near the end of the film after attaching themselves to the story upon being passive onlookers.
A Tale of Two Kings The Hobbit and Arthurian legend are two of the most famous works of British literature. While Thorin Oakenshield may not be the main hero of The Hobbit, he and King Arthur are fairly similar. Joseph Campbell's basic steps of a typical hero's journey apply to both characters. The steps are based on years of literature and myth. People's values and beliefs about what makes a hero a hero are so common that Joseph Campbell was able to recognize the similarities between all the different stories and myths (Campbell Myth 4).
King Lear by William Shakespeare and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe considered as classic novels that gained huge popularity in the world. In both stories reader is introduced with ideas and traditions of two different cultures – British and Ibo tribe. King Lear by William Shakespeare and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe provide reader with examples of two powerful male protagonists, whose personal pride impacts their beliefs and relationships, which later results in their downfall. At first this essay will argue on how both characters are powerful and are respected in their societies. Then, it will prove that characters’ personal pride impacted their life principles and prove that this was the cause for their downfalls at the end of each story.
Tennessee Williams and Gloria Naylor are both successful American novelists. Their respected works such as, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Women of Brewster Place are classic stories in part because of the authors abilities to instill their personal experiences and views to their fictional characters. Besides having in common being great writers; Williams and Naylor share the proficiency of using symbolism to increase the way the audience feels about their stories and the message they are trying to express. Williams relies heavily on symbolism throughout, A Street Named Desire; one of the most prominent symbols is the use of music in his play. The Varsouviana tune and Blanche’s rendition of “It Only a Paper Moon”, are the most important songs in the entire play.
Gatsby’s love or obsession The novel The Great Gatsby was written by F Scott Fitzgerald. At first the novel was highly criticized. People believed the novel was overrated and was disregarded. However, it later became America’s greatest novel. What makes this novel so popular is the form and style of writing, the elaborate wordings, and the storyline of the book.