This is partially due to writers and artists that were employed. (Coppersmith 167) Well known political cartoonist Thomas Nast who is credited as the creator of the Republican Elephant and the Democratic Donkey was one of the core artists at the time, as was Theodore R. Davis, Henry Mosler, and the brothers Alfred and William Waud. The New York Herald which operated from 1835-1924 sold over 81,000 copies throughout the whole war. The paper was staunchly Democratic, and anti-catholic. It was also one of the first papers to report on the Battle of Fort Sumter.
The Rattlesnake as a Symbol of America 1751 Benjamin Franklin is famous for his sense of humor. In 1751, he wrote a satirical commentary in his Pennsylvania Gazette suggesting that as a way to thank the British for their policy of sending convicted felons (Georgia colonists) to America; American colonists should send rattlesnakes to England. 1754 Three years later, in 1754, Franklin used a snake to illustrate another point. This time he used it in a not so humorous context. Franklin sketched, carved, and published the first known political cartoon in an American newspaper.
Amir Hassan Ap English 3/20/11 Amir Hassan Ap English 3/20/11 Pink Flamingos Jennifer Price is widely focused around the pink flamingo and American society with the bird. See how flamingos were native to Florida but were extinct in the late 1800’s by early Americans the flamingo was never forgotten and is bigger than ever. “Claims to boldness”; also Jennifer says had made this bird synonymous with wealth around the “vacationing Americans.” This colorful bird has given Americans a style of art as well. With the playful art deco style, and replete. Now is this Author really talking about “pink flamingos” or is she really saying something more?
His magazine work has been nominated twice for National Magazine Awards for feature writing. He is known for his bestselling works of narrative history and literary non-fiction. His novel Ghost Soldiers was the basis for the 2005 Miramax film The Great Raid. The book also won the 2002 PEN USA Award for nonfiction and the 2002 Discover Award from Barnes & Noble. The story Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II Most Dramatic Mission is based in the Philippines during the 1940's.
Roald Dahl James and the giant peach Boy Roald Dahl is a well known children book writer. He was born on the 13th of September 1916 and died in Llandaff, Wales on the 23rd of November 1990. He has not only worked in the children genre as an author he has also worked in adult fiction, screenplays, poetry. The total amount of his works equalled to 64. James and the giant peach and also Boy were the two books that I chose to work on What influenced Roald Dahl was specific childhood memories for example the loss of his father when he was young can be seen in "James and the Giant Peach".
Javillonar 1 Shemaiah Javillonar AP Literature Period 0 The Great Gatsby In the book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick, the narrator, narrates in 1st person; involving interpretation of the novel’s events through the narrator. Nick watched the events unfold, like the illustrations of the book are two eyes looking over the city, which would be Nick, who is a witness in the story. There are so many reasons why Nick is a reliable narrator. Nick is a reliable narrator because first of all, Nick is cousins with Daisy whose husband is Tom which they met at college and he is also next door neighbors with Gatsby so he makes a great eyewitness for these three, off the batch because he links all of them together which sets most of the main ideas of the story. If Nick wouldn’t have known or have been close to most of the characters he wouldn’t have been reliable because he could’ve been making up the story and making assumptions about all of them.
Verne became one of the most devoted admirers of the American author, and wrote his first science fiction tale, 'An voyage in Balloon' (1851), under the influence of Poe. Later Verne would write a sequel to Poe's unfinished novel, Narrative of a Gordon Pym, entitled The Sphinz of the Ice-Fileds (1897). When his career as an author progressed slowly, Verne turned to stockbroking, an occupation which he held until his successful tale Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863) in the series VOYAGES EXTRAORDINAIRES. Verne had met in 1862 Pierre Jules Hetzel, a publisher and writer for children, who started to publish Verne's 'Extraordinary Journeys'. This cooperation lasted until the end of Verne's career.
As one of the greatest American authors ever, "He wins our assent, perhaps now more than ever. His emotions were prophetic, his antennae were out to the truth"(Bloom 201). These words, nonetheless, describe the great Ernest Hemingway. Born in 1899, Hemingway covered nearly every war by way of journalism, as well as fighting, until his passing in 1961. With this journalism came his signature journalistic style of writing to express feeling and emotions, such as in one of his well known short stories "Indian Camp".
Kurt Vonnegut Jr., born November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007, is one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century. He was known for his humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association. His stories range from war-time epics to futuristic thrillers, given with satire and Vonnegut's unique edge. The stories are often inter-twined and convey the same underlying messages on human nature and present society. In this report I’ve chosen 3 short stories from his book Welcome to the Monkey House, which is an assortment of short stories first published in August 1968.
With the publication of “The Most Dangerous Game” in the January 19th, 1924 issue of Colliers Weekly, journalist Richard Connell, won his second O. Henry Memorial Prize, two years in a row. While most of the fiction written by Connell, who was twice nominated for an academy award for best original screenplay, has long vanished into oblivion, it is this sole piece of short fiction that has granted him his place in literary immortality (Stedman 1). Connell’s stark exploration of the duality of themes and purpose throughout “The Most Dangerous Game” has allowed his masterpiece to still resonate with readers to this day, 87 years after its first publication. His masterpiece has been published as both: “The Hounds of Zaroff” and “The Most Dangerous Game,” each title conjuring two very different and distinct, yet appropriate images and themes. The double meanings can be inferred by use of the term: “hounds” in the first title.