Williams has read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and where Julius Lester does not understand the novel, Williams does. He begins bye recapping the book’s long, history of censorship. “The earliest censors… believed the novel would corrupt the young” (Williams 98). In the story, Huck would spit and do rude things that were believed to be unsuitable for young readers at the time. These opinions have, however, changed.
Rarely was that world projected as full of anger at racism, struggles for justice, or revolutions of the body and spirit. It's better to be cute than political, individual than collective-minded, and you should pray to be compared with Like Water for Chocolate. Now come the new books by Julia Alvarez and Demetria Martinez, both with radical themes that include criticism of U.S. policy and Anglo values. They have had flattering reviews, but profound political or social questions raised in each book go ignored: most critics seem happier with the romancing. Julia Alvarez's book is a fictionalized biography that moves its characters forward in the shadow of impending doom, yet never victimizes, never negates human complexity.
It is difficult to decide exactly how many types of fiction there are and what kinds of fiction they are. However, most of readers will agree with the idea that there are two broad classifications which are literary and commercial fiction. The literary fiction focuses on offering intellectual stimulation and broadening understanding of the world, and of the human beings while the commercial fiction aims at satisfying expectations and needs of readers, and bringing pleasure to readers. “The Destructors” by Graham Greene is a short story that dramatizes the rebellion of a group of youths who had grown up in the post-war conditions of life, never known a reality other than war and its aftermath are against society. This drama story helps the readers to understand why a group of teen boys are against the society.
I'm much more of a "genre" fan, and I much prefer fantasy, surrealism and absurdism to realism. My preconceptions were throwing me off of the film initially. The realist drama stuff seemed to drag on, and it made much of the film a hard sell. I loved the touches of weirdness, but they were too little, too far between--at least until I reached my personal interpretation of the film around the halfway mark. The film is also odd in that it's so retro.
Well, let me set you all straight: not every Chick Lit book is a winner; some of them really are boring, predictable and just a plain waste of time! However, some earlier novels are exciting, light and frankly a breath of fresh air for anyone who wants escapism with a practical sense of reality. And as the genre evolves, the standard of writing has too. Writers such as Lindsey Kelk and Scarlett Bailey stride ahead with novels that are glamorous but realistic and genuinely get their audience excited about what they are reading. Sub-genres such as; “Marriage Lit” and “Christian Lit” have started springing up across the literary
With an abundance of asides, which the whole passage is, and bits of detail that create and amazingly complex set of ideas, Hawthorne manages to successfully conjure his image of Puritan society and how they treat Hester. Without using such circuitous grammar and syntax, Hawthorne might have failed to recreate the formal, deeply psychological Puritan society and ways that the novel attempts. The tones that Hawthorne uses in the paragraph are more so detached, moralizing, impassioned, formal, and skeptical, and he makes it very obvious that he does not care for the Puritan society (The Scarlet Letter - Linguistic
As stated by critic James Berardinelli, Citizen Kane was “a powerful dramatic tale about the uses and abuses of wealth and power.” Although Kane seems to have so much power, he never seems to be truly happy or satisfied. This leads the audience to think about if power and money only give people superficial happiness, will these things ever truly fulfil them. Another way that Citizen Kane moves and challenges us is through its characters. The characters in the text are all flawed, and it is their faults and failings that lend them credibility and make them fascinating to viewers. The audience automatically feels empathy for the characters in their tough moments, as we can relate their trials and tribulations to those in our own lives.
Can we trust Holden? Throughout the book, Holden constantly talks about others. He criticized others about being hypocrites when he continually says what he wants to do but doesn't do it. Everything he says in his book can we really depend on it? His views of phonies, sex/relationship, and talks about Jane, makes us hard to believe what he says is true or not.
Moore and Parker (2007, pps. 456-457) presents the reader with the article Controlling Irrational Fears After 9/11 which is an excellent of use of rhetoric in hiding premises and conclusions. The authors of the article provide a lot of arguments that use fallacies based on outrage and innuendo, which do not support many of the arguments that they make throughout. However, the authors do want to “influence our attitudes or beliefs,” (Moore and Parker, 2007, p. 117) which provides the basis for some argument exploration. Two primary arguments that are seen within the article are; 1) strategies currently used to fight terrorism are ineffective and; 2) the U.S. has over-reacted to terrorist attacks.
In particular, the novel Lord of the Flies, though it is critically acclaimed as being one of the best works of Literature in the world, it is fact that a number of students, and even secondary school English teachers are not especially fond of the novel. However, one may argue that though a certain work of Literature is not fully celebrated by all, if it is almost universally, or widely acclaimed and accepted to hold enough Literary value to be considered the “best.” Therefore, Lord of the Flies can be considered the “best”. Finally, the phrase “best” Literature must be taken in context. The level of appropriateness of a particular piece of Literature will depend on the context of certain situations. For instance, a four-year-old child would not be forced to read 1984 simply because many consider it to be “best” Literature; a young child would most probably read children’s stories such as Goldilocks and the three