Aunt Fay writes to her niece Alice in the hope of teaching her about Austen and her writing and what better way to do that than by direct reference to Austen’s most successful text, Pride and Prejudice? Weldon in turn helps the actual reader understand Pride and Prejudice by commenting on the characters’ behaviour and the plot by giving her personal opinion, as well as identifying typical language features and explaining why Austen is valued today. She expresses empathy for Mrs Bennet which encourages the reader to reconsider their own opinion Her use of first person language tells the reader that they are reading a biased opinion, but also helps the reader trust Weldon as she is speaking
Leonard Bernstein Ms. Vowles ENG4UV-03 7 July 2014 Essay Analysis Upon reading the essay, I believe that the overall essay was very effective. The introduction of the essay was strong, and had an interesting “hook”. By asking the reader a rhetorical question, the author was able to lead into his main idea. The examples the author used were effective; Dan Brown and Stephen King have an international following for their mystery novels. However, I felt that it was irrelevant when the author said, “Although many female writers claim to be the ‘Queen of Crime Fiction”…” I believe this phrase could be eliminated.
The constant use of "I" puts us right in the narrator’s head and allows us to empathize with her. Ironic Indirection If we took the narrator’s words at face value, we would believe that her husband is kind and loving, that she really is physically ill, and that women really do get trapped in wallpaper. All of this is questionable at best and mostly dead wrong. This is part of the fun of first person narration – you’re never quite sure if the narrator’s perceptions actually reflect what’s going on. The narrator's tone also clues us into her character – her uncertainty and hesitation at the start of the story, and her determination towards the
Catherine, ignorant to politics, is dealt another contemporary element of the time. The struggles with modernity extend 200 years in to 1996, the year of publishment of Bridget Jones’s Diary. Bridget is influenced by what she reads, the same as Catherine; and her genre of literature is also contemporary for the age. The struggle with the contemporary for the female heroines can be thus considered universally relatable and a case for Austen’s work’s lasting popularity. Her first work, of course, being Northanger Abbey.
“…Janie looked down on him and felt a self-crushing love. So her soul crawled out of her hiding place” (128). Hurston uses this metaphor to emphasize the fact that Janie could never really be herself and that now she finally found someone who would let her be who she wanted to be. As a reader I feel like Janie is finally content with herself and is happy enough to where she can be herself around someone. Teacake made her realize what love was all about and it opened her eyes to what love could have been like in her prior marriages with Logan and Joe.
But other than that I have really loved this book mainly because of the mystery behind the story. I couldn’t let the book down since I started reading it. It puts you at the edge of your seat which made me love it so much. I would rate this book a 10 out of 10. I also liked one quote from this novel “That’s what being crazy was, wasn’t it?
Being surrounded by people has proven time and time again to ease pain and provide comfort to those who need it. In the novel The Secret Life of Bees Lily heals from experiencing her mother’s death, the racism against Rosaleen, and the tyranny of her father with the support of others. Trying to overcome these obstacles by herself her efforts would be futile. In the house of the three beekeepers, Lily finds comfort in the hospitality of August, “…August befriends Lily, but not in the ways of the father. She does not deliver edicts and punishment like an Old Testament god or T. Ray; instead, she lets Lily find her own way in her own time to the facts of her mother’s death”.
One of the expectations of a successful novel is ‘Entertainment’ this is needed to keep a reader amused and not bored with the book. This can be done by providing many funny events, relationship highs and lows and of coarse drama. This is clearly shown throughout the whole book, but a main point of interest was at the beginning of the book when the author creates a humorous an witty situation when Josie is reading ‘Hot Pants’ magazine in
Life of Willa Cather What would influence some authors to create the wonderful novels they make in their life? Is it how they eat, sleep, live, breath, or are they just simply gifted with the gift of literature.For the people who are fans of the writer Willa Cather it is pretty simple to see what influences her astute writings. Willa Cather’s writing reflects her life and the cultures that surrounded her. A few things that were affected the most by the influences were her many novels. Cather’s bold prose and detailed tales often worry the artistry and overture in her stories ( Pollard 81), but Cather's fiction has another layer to it than other writers, a great connotation of emotions which turns away from love dreams of character
Many novels in this genre tackle personal issues such as dating, relationships, weight issues, life issues and many more. Often told from a point of view that pulls the audience in as if the narrator is confiding in them, Chick Lit novels offer something to identify with, and a great percentage of the audience take comfort from this. I love the odd book to read that’s light and funny and easy going and I am one hundred per cent a sucker for a happy ending; everything that is beheld in a Chick Lit novel, but can we call it literature and is it really any good when compared to Authors such as Stephen King and