Ryan Lawson ENG-101 10-09-09 Anne Lamott has written a humorous essay describing the difficulties encountered by writers when attempting to write a thoughtfully composed work. When reading, “Shitty First Drafts,” several strategies were encountered regarding the successful composition of a piece of writing. Considering how writers work in reality, writing an unorganized elementary first draft, and blocking all pressures surrounding the composition of a certain work are all useful strategies when facing the difficulties of writing. The following paragraphs will describe the usefulness of these strategies during the complicated and often dreaded writing process. In her essay, Lamott emphasizes that both professional and amateur writers encounter obstacles during the writing process.
The second technique the author employs is irony as an effective literary device useful for giving the story many unexpected twists and turns. It is applied to give the reader a clue on something that is occurring that the characters in the story are not aware of. For example, “For the third time Lee has indeed proven he is indeed a champion…” the reader is aware of Lees’ manipulative nature and that he is in fact a cheater and in no sense of the word a champion. Irony highlights this learning experience for the reader, allowing them to realise that a person will get no self satisfaction out of cheating a win. For a
A Reality Check With the use of symbolism, Aldous Huxley creates a beautiful novel that in essence warns his audience of the future. Huxley’s clever use of symbols in the Brave New World, is often apparent, but just as often, they are deeper and less apparent. With his satirical references to sex, drugs, technology and the naming of his characters, Huxley relates his novel back to his readers and their future. Without recognizing these symbols, the readers could find this novel confusing and ridiculous; but with each symbolic object and person comes a clearer picture of what Huxley us really trying to convey. When reading the Brave New World, the sexual references are often the first things that stand out to the audience.
Area of Study: Belonging Immigrant Chronicle by Peter Skrzynecki | Sweeney Todd directed by Tim Burton | “In order to belong, we must adapt to challenges in life” Truly, “In order to belong we must adapt to challenges in life” Before I go on, Human Beings are one of the species that don’t like change. We prefer to play it safe, and stay in our own comfort zones. And when tackling change as such leaving one’s homeland for varied reasons, including a desire for better opportunities or to escape persecution, poverty or conflict. It instantly becomes a rather constant tackling challenge to adapt to. Like so, poet ‘Peter Skrzynecki’ in “Immigrant Chronicle” visibly demonstrates his struggle to feel united with his own parents, it also demonstrates his struggle to feel united with the world that is different to his parent’s or ancestor’s.
It could also be a chivalrous gesture against an evil tyrant, even if it is not sincere like in “A & P” by John Updike. “Quote here.” (Updike). Any point in a story where two or more characters have opposite goals that they are trying to accomplish, and it creates a problem for the characters involved. Every character has a Voice in which they speak, and a Point of View in which they see the events of the story and think about them. There is no way to have a story without keeping each character's voice and opinion unique.
By calling into question the truth of his stories, he disorients readers who are expecting to read a standard fiction, where the events are undoubtably false. He also shows readers why reinventing a story may be more important than telling the story just as it is remembered. Norman Bowker disapproves of O’Brien’s first attempt to describe a horrific battle, and, therefore, O’Brien feels the need to rewrite the story. Essentially, O’Brien must remember the event in a new way that makes the story more real for Bowker and other readers. Finally, O’Brien explains to readers why stories must be told, even with the risk telling the story the “wrong” way.
A nigger should know nothing but to obey his master—to do as he is told to do. Learning would spoil the best nigger in the world!” (Douglas, 1955, p. 20), Douglass’ life took a turn for the better. This was the time where his thought process began to turn and wonder what else was there to learn. Again, Douglass is keeping the reader engaged and feeling every bit of emotion he felt. He continued to learn, by any means possible, how to read and write.
The story gives importance about hope when venturing into the reality of life. People are afraid of what they don’t understand and can easily make assumptions out of it which becomes our fears. The movie also teaches me about writing where the main character was accused of plagiarism. More importantly, it teaches me that in writing I should write deep down from my heart, just let the words pour and let the thinking becomes second. I can say the movie is spectacular due to following reasons.
The boy feels like he is carrying on the legacy of “the good guys.” This compels him to retain his moral center even when the father does not. Whenever the father and son come into contact with evil, the boy pleads with his father for mercy. The father and son’s experience with exile is essentially a synopsis of the theme of the book. Their journey through the living hell of the world is harrowing; filled with narrow escapes and brushes with the pervading evil. Throughout it all though they retain their hope, the only thing they have.
This theme of freedom from society and the ability to use the fight club as an escape is demonstrated when the narrator says, “After a night in fight club, everything in the real world gets the volume turned down, and nothing can piss you off. Your world is law, and if other people break that law or question you, even that doesn’t piss you off”(154). The point of going to fight club is much more than just going to get in a scrap and potentially winning or losing a fight. They are there to do what they could not accomplish otherwise if not for the fight club. The story revolves around a theme that is in the form of a couple of rules that are originally determined by Tyler and the narrator when fight club became