shawnzelle dillon Sept 10th 2012 Mr.Jones Active reading , critical thinking, and the writing process is important because it helps you to become an active reader, and a better writer. Active reading, critical thinking, and the writing process shows you how to read authors work properly, how to analyze, and discover and really take a deeper look at the authors words in a different way. Its helps you to find evidence beneath the text and find a new meaning to what the writer is trying to portray. Active reading is reading an authors work and examining it, and looking at how they are thinking. It is looking at and reading how others write, and at the same time comparing it to the way you write.
“They’re a rotten crowd…You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.” These words stated were the last words Nick Carraway said to Jay Gatsby before he met his demise. Nick Carraway, who said he was “inclined to reserve all judgments,” as stated in the beginning of the novel, finally makes discernment here. He called Daisy, Tom, Jordan, and all the upper class morally rotten. He knows and believes that Gatsby is worth more than them all. Gatsby’s heroism in the war, determination in the pursuit of his dreams, and his tenacious devotion to the love of Daisy forms Nick’s final opinion which leads him to give him the compliment.
Tory can only present facts about what happened, he couldn’t write about the emotional side because it is impossible for language to accurately bear witness. The narrator’s tone reflects the disgust that he has for the Rauca, the disgust at the simplicity the Rauca has with ending hundreds of lives. For instance, the Rauca, with the “cynicism and the utmost speed” decided who would leave merely by a “flick of the finger of his right hand” (225). Tory uses words such as “fiendish”, “separated”, “blood-stained”, and “scornful” in the passage (224-226). This is important because it forms within the reader’s mind the sentiment of the selection at the Ghetto.
The author’s use of the verb “camouflage” to describe him hiding his “torment with smiles” further enhances this war imagery—an internal war (also echoed by his churning, muddled “Sea Lung”-like thoughts at the end) brought on by the rejection of his family and his resulting shattered self-image. The author also creates sympathy for this character in his determination to put on an optimistic front (his smiles) rather than lash out in bitterness and hatred. Good syntax comment: The brief enumeration of Quoyle’s jobs, without any real descriptors or conjunctions (asyndeton! ), emphasizes both their overall lack of meaning (“third rate newspaperman”) and his own simplicity. To highlight Quoyle’s sense of desperation for purpose, the author notes that his destination (presumably in the pages ahead) lies in Newfoundland (its name ironic as it echoes Quoyle’s hope to find a “new land” of his own, where he’s accepted), “A watery place.” The author then develops Quoyle’s fear of water, how it is merely an example of one of several longstanding consequences of his father’s abuse.
The Tell-Tale Heart Assignment: We notice that some details in Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” make a literal reading of the story rather difficult. Advance and defend a figurative reading of the story consistent with the story’s details. Poe seems to focus on creating mood throughout his story. Many symbols in this story are interpreted in several different ways depending on the reader. These symbols throughout the story include the old mans eye, the heartbeat and the contradiction between love and hate in which I will be talking about in this paper.
The tendency in his essays to digress into anecdotes and personal ruminations was seen as detrimental to proper style rather than as an innovation, and his declaration that, 'I am myself the matter of my book', was viewed by his contemporaries as self-indulgent. In time, however, Montaigne would be recognized as embodying, perhaps better than any other author of his time, the spirit of freely entertaining doubt which began to emerge at that time. He is most famously known for his skeptical remark, 'Que sçay-je?' ('What do I know?' in Middle French[->16]; modern French Que sais-je?).
Hardy isn't noted for writing satire, which is what "ridicule" is most commonly associated with. His characters are more noted for tracing reality, albeit painful reality. His characters are not noted for tracing satirical exaggerations of society's types. His works were criticized for their reality--and now and then burned--not for their ridiculing satire but for their real depictions of actual persons and situations. He was known however to add twists to the endings of his short stories and poems to produce a chill of ironic horror in the reader, which is notable in "The Son's Veto" as Randolph rides atop his mother's hearse on the way to her final resting place as the route leads past a mourning yet snubbed and rejected--by Randolph, not by Sophy--Sam, the grocer.
After receiving this information, the reader is dazzled, how could he love these people who called him a “nutwagon”? Mr. Smith was underappreciated and treated poorly, but the most heart wrecking part of it, was that through the whole “abuse[ment]” he still
This is revealed when she says, “But Hindley hated him, and to say the truth I did the same”. This makes it clear that Heathcliff did not give off a good first impression. Furthermore, when discussing Earnshaw, Nelly says, “He took to Heathcliff strangely”. By saying “strangely”, it suggests that Nelly thinks very little of Heathcliff and is surprised that someone should actually like him. She also says that she couldn’t dote on Heathcliff and wonders why Mr Earnshaw admired him so much.
The two techniques used are the omniscient narrative voice, and a letter. In this essay I shall discuss these techniques as well as the themes in the passages, and will also attempt to examine how these techniques are used to best effect in bringing the novel to a satisfactory conclusion. The narrative voice that has been present throughout Pride and Prejudice is an anonymous, omniscient or ‘all-knowing’ one which shifts between simply relating events as they occur, reflecting on such events and sometimes directly giving opinions of the characters. Austen’s narrative voice is as much an invented persona as the rest of the characters in Pride and Prejudice. Through this persona, the author is able to tell the story ‘behind the scenes’ and even directly influence the reader’s opinions of the characters.