His tone is singularly effective—wild, plaintive, thoughtful, and in full accordance with his themes... We look upon him as one of the few men of indisputable genius to whom our country has as yet given birth". Nathanael was a well-respected man and even Author Herman Melville dedicated his great novel Moby Dick to Mr. Hawthorne. I learned many interesting facts about Mr. Nathanael Hawthorne, but the one thing I absolutely loved was he was intelligent, inspiring, exhilarating, and inspirational when he wrote. The one novel I love and happened to read was The Scarlet Letter, It was about a red letter “A “being sewn onto a woman’s dress for adultery and was considered sinful. Can you imagine if we had the scarlet letter now days?
Two part Response to “ The Joy and Enthusiasm of Reading” Part 1. Summary In this essay, Ricky Moody writes an essay about the joy and enthusiasm of reading. He shares all of his beliefs about reading, like wandering through the stacks and picking out the first thing that strikes him. Ricky believes in books when others dislike them. Ricky choses the hardest books imaginable.
She portrays her personal voice through the use of sonnets, specifically Petrarchan. It is commonly used by males to woo their unattained love. Both composers portray love as idealistic, however it is interfered with by life. It is a universal theme shown through the different time periods. Nevertheless, Elizabeth Barrett Browning advocates that the strength of love can help overcome the obstacles.
i William O’Neil Dr. James Nutter ENGL 102—Honors 24 February 2015 Romanticism Unshackled: a Study of the Modern Prometheus Thesis: Frankenstein should bear the title of Romantic literature because the novel embodies trademark Romantic ideas, situations, and characteristics throughout the text. I. In an attempt to categorize any novel as Romantic, however, one must first attempt to identify what, exactly, makes a work Romantic. a. A group of poets, including the likes of William Blake, Samuel Coleridge, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Lord Byron and—Mary’s husband—Percy Shelley, who are commonly credited as being the ground-breaking authors of the Romantic movement b. Lyrical Ballads moved poetry away from the times of the mythical and fantastical,
Along with the invention of the printing press in the mid-fifteenth century, the Renaissance artistic developments spread to other parts of Europe and started the creation of the Northern Renaissance. Religion played a big part in both the Italian Renaissance and the Northern Renaissance, which is one of the biggest similarities in their art. With the central idea of Humanism, both Italian Renaissance and Northern Renaissance emphasized man and individualism. However, they were different in many ways due to the culture, social, timing and the geography differences. For example, while the early Italian Renaissance abandoned the traditional Gothic style during the 15th century, the Northern Renaissance didn’t break out from it so quickly due to a host of social and political reasons including the Reformation.
People thought that Brown’s irony was sharp, his ideas were exciting, and he was not only and protestor of his time but one of the first times. Brown’s Work protested the classical folklore in the way it was written. “He infused his poetry with genuine characteristic flavor by adopting his medium geniality and optimism” was James Johnson reaction to his
They must write in such a way that helps the man. “The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.” The writing must help him get through life, so to speak. Faulkner believes that this is what any writer’s duty is. In conclusion, Anne Dillard and William Faulkner have their own distinct responsibilities as writers. Dillard believes she must make her writing interesting, if it is dull people won’t read it.
There is no doubt that one of the most important literary elements in a work is characterization: The creation of a group of personalities who function as representatives of a fictional world are as vital to a novel's story as its many themes. For Twain, the challenge was to embody fictional characters with realistic traits and personalities; that is, his characters had to be as believable and as recognizable as the people readers confronted every day. To accomplish this feat, Twain frequently called upon his childhood experiences to create some of the most memorable characters in American literature. The expanse of characters that blanket the pages of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are numerous. Certainly Huck is an incredible character study, with his literal and pragmatic approach to his surroundings and his constant battle with his conscience.
Northern European artists produced art through tapestries, manuscripts, and furniture. This type of art was needed because the wealthy had many homes and they needed decorations and furniture for their homes. Italian and Northern European Renaissance generated Literature related to humanity and individuals. The Italians studied the knowledge of how man determined how to be a respectable individual. Northern European Literature focused more on the Catholic Church and how to reform the Church’s humanity.
Italian Renaissance art was heavy on symmetry and balance and giving the subjects a sense of mass and volume by using knowledge of the underlying anatomy of the human figure. This allowed for more realistic art with shadows and motion in sharp contrast to the flat art of the Middle Ages. A fine example of this is another work of Michelangelo’s from the Sistine Chapel, titled the Creation of Adam. Northern Renaissance art, while also more realistic than previous movements, focused heavily on the minute surface details and naturalism. A kind of documentary nature takes hold in this kind of art, as if the painters are capturing a moment in time, much the way a photograph would.