Gloria Louise Hiatt College Composition May 23, 2011 4th Religion in Uncle Tom’s Cabin Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a commonly read American classic written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. There are many different opinions of Uncle Tom’s Cabin; some people love, yet others find many flaws with the book. Jane P. Tompkins praises the book by saying, “…this body of work is remarkable for its intellectual complexity, ambition, and resourcefulness…Uncle Tom’s Cabin was, in almost any terms one can think of, the most important book of the century”(Tompkins, 504). One such fellow who disagrees with Uncle Tom’s Cabin is James Baldwin: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a very bad novel, having, in its self-righteous, virtuous sentimentality, much in common with Little Women. Sentimentality, the ostentatious parading of excessive and spurious emotion, is the mark of dishonesty, the inability to feel; the wet eyes of sentimentalist betray his aversion to experience, his fear of life, his arid heart; and it is always, therefore, the signal of secret and violent inhumanity, the mask of cruelty”(Baldwin, 496).
To Kill a Mockingbird was a huge success and a true one hit wonder, becoming an immediate best seller and highly acclaimed by critics. Lee did not expect such success; in 1961 she stated “I never expected any sort of success with Mockingbird”. In her work many characters were based on real people, such as Scout, based on herself, and Dill who was based on a good friend of hers as a child. Harper Lee’s novel questions the value of living by your personal morals in spite of the feelings of those around you, strength of an independent mind. The impact of this novel was huge in its day, proving that the next generation can be better, less racist people, which was motivating to some and still is to this day.
Woodward and Bernstein were good reporters because they were driven, determined to get the facts straight, and determined to find the truth. Woodward and Bernstein ran into tons of obstacles on their way to get the full, true story of what happened, but they never gave up. They never took "no" for an answer, as corny as that sounds. The two literally went from door to door searching for information, got in touch with anyone that might know anything about the scandal, went thorough hundreds of library records, and even risked their lives for the sake of the story. On the other hand, Woodward and Bernstein were at times not so great reporters.
A Wrinkle in Time Reflects the Cultural Clime: Madeline L’Engle and America It is virtually impossible to pigeonhole A Wrinkle in Time. It is, first and foremost, a children’s novel. Its subject matter, however, deals with good and evil on a universal scale, tackling matters that confound many adults. It was groundbreaking in its approach, assuming that children would be more than capable of grasping its moral and scientific concepts. In fact, the scientific concepts themselves were quite revolutionary in their presentation.
The wonderful world of reading transports one to witness one of the worse atrocities of mankind. If one is looking for a good nonfiction holocuast book, this is a must-read. Not only was this book well written, but it gave great detail that made one feel like they can see, taste, hear, and feel almost everything as if one was really in the story. However, because of the vivid detail, some parts of the book seemed a
Benjamin Franklins “The Way to Wealth” was an extraordinary piece of knowledge and wisdom. The passage that really grabbed my attention was on page 221 paragraph 3. After I read that paragraph I stopped for a second and just thought about the quotes, then I read the paragraph over and over again. I really admire Franklin’s quotes in this passage. In this paragraph Franklin states “lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough, always proves little enough:” This quote means a lot to me because it is extremely true, no matter how much time we have in the day it never feels like enough.
Quiet deserves a very large readership.” —CHRISTOPHER LANE, author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness 4/929 “Susan Cain’s quest to understand introversion, a beautifully wrought journey from the lab bench to the motivational speaker’s hall, offers convincing evidence for valuing substance over style, steak over sizzle, and qualities that are, in America, often derided. This book is brilliant, profound, full of feeling and brimming with insights.” —SHERI FINK, M.D., author of War Hospital “Brilliant, illuminating, empowering! Quiet gives not only a voice, but a path to homecoming for so many who’ve walked through the better part of their lives thinking the way they engage with the world is something in need of fixing.” 5/929 —JONATHAN FIELDS, author of Uncertainty:
There’s nothing romantic about “Lolita” Literature has proven to have immense power in our society. It shapes our culture, our experience and perception of the world. For a famous novel, such as Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, this is no exception. Lolita is known for its controversial subject: the protagonist and narrator, a middle-aged literature professor named Humbert Humbert, is obsessed with a twelve-year-old girl named Dolores Haze whom he nicknames “Lolita”. Through Nabokov’s incredible use of poetic language, this book has often been romanticized.
第 7 卷 第 11 期 Vol. 7 No.11 2010 年 11 月 读与写杂志 Read and Write Periodical November 2010 Jane Eyre: A Rebellious Woman ——An Analysis on Jane Eyre’s view of Love — 孙瑛瑛 （ 河南省信阳师范学院大学外语部 河南 信阳 464000 ） Abstract ：It may be the complicated plots of a novel that fascinate its readers at first and for some time, but it its great character that makes it stay in our memory forever. Jane Eyre is such a novel. The reason why Jane Eyre holds its remarkable status in the history of English literature and ever becomes one of the most famous novels in the world is just that it successfully depicts an intelligent, faithful and brave woman who has the courage to revolt and strive for equality. Anyone who reads the novel will —— remember the female character—Jane Eyre and be very impressed by her rebellious spirit, which is discussed in this article through the analysis of her views on love.
Ray Bradbury is known as the “World’s Greatest Living Science Fiction Writer.” His writing style is so distinctive, making his works, such as Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes, very unique. His diction, tone, and mood in his stories gives his writing an intriguing twist that no other author has. Analyzing Bradbury’s style is interesting, because it is so different from all other writers. Describing his style is more of a challenge than identifying it. Bradbury’s diction is very creative.