Censorship The novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has recently been revised to remove the word ‘nigger’ which appears over two hundred times. The censorship of this piece of classical literature is devaluing the novel and the ideas portrayed in it. The “harmful epithets”, which also include the word ‘injun’, serve as an integral part of this novel and sanitizing this book for the goal of political correctness is also stripping a historical document of information that acknowledges America’s blatantly racist past and makes our youth aware, through education, the toxicity of prejudice. Twain’s work is dependent on his conveyance of the actual state of things and relation of ideas popular to his era. The content in the work is imperative to the messages it communicates.
Salman Rushdie shows through the character Rashid’s eyes the value that freedom of speech holds and through the character Mr. Sengupta’s eyes what happens when you don’t value it. In the beginning of the story, Rushdie uses Mr. Sengupta to represent the character who does not support the freedom of speech. “Life is not a storybook or joke shop. All this fun will come to no good. What’s the use of stories that aren’t even true?” says Mr. Sengupta.
But in this story the bad guy is the one you pity and want to help out at the end. The story makes you believe that Tub would be the one everyone pity and he was in the beginning, but when he defended himself and shot Kenny it was definitely not like any normal fiction story. 6. What other elements of the story suggest that this is a serious, literary work rather than merely an entertaining yarn about three hapless hunters? One key element that suggest that “Hunters in the show” is a more serious literary work is the plot twist in the end.
(D.H. Lawrence, "Morality and the Novel") Aesthetically, the fiction which reveals a truth by explicit sermonising rather than as a natural conclusion drawn from the relationships and events it presents, is displeasing, even "immoral." Indeed, Martel's statement is likely to have the opposite effect on his reader, provoking a determined counter-reaction not to succumb to a didactic religious agenda. Surely enough, Life of Pi fails to meet its ambition. As he travels through its pages, apparently on the Damascun road to enlightenment, the reader will not, atheist or already committed follower, experience some major revelation to the spirit, coming to, or restoring, a belief in God. Nor, despite Martel's explicit but deceptive statement, is he intended to.
Brave New World Personal Analysis Near the end of my book I found this quote that made me think a different way of the whole book and life in general. The quote is: ‘But I like the inconveniences.’ ‘We don’t,’ said the Controller. ‘We prefer to do things comfortably.’ ‘But I don’t want comfort, I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom ,I want goodness. I want sin’ ‘In fact’ said Mustapha Mond, ‘You’re claiming the right to be unhappy.’ ‘All right then,’ said the savage defiantly, ‘I’m claiming the right to be unhappy’ (240). John or also known as The Savage really like how all the factors of positives and negatives in life which life is worth living for.
And, is one category better than the other? Noel Gallagher voiced his frustration in an article in the guardian, stating that “read fiction is a waste of f***ing time” and that he only takes interest in factual books, in which things “have actually happened”. He points out how it is often difficult to suspend belief in something fictional, often reverting to thinking as he puts it, “This isn’t f***ing true”. Although Gallagher’s argument may appear rather blunt, it does raise an important point about ‘snobbery’ from people who feel comfortable with words, looking down upon those who aren’t. We must remember however that Noel Gallagher is a song writer himself, so naturally he writes his own fictions in his songs, which like reading, are just another medium of expressing emotion and creative ideas.
“Orientation” meets the criteria for Goldwag’s rule of postmodern fiction story telling due to the way the character contradicts himself within the same sentence, “ This is your phone. Never answer your phone” (484). It is also expressed through the random series of events that appear to lack a plot. However, this is what Orozco is aiming for. He is comparing the real world to the style of his writing, which at first seems messy and insignificant but comes together at the end and
Irony-Holden/13- “One of the biggest reasons I left Elton Hills was because I was surrounded by phonies” Explanation- Holden constantly calls everyone in his life a phony, when in reality, Holden is the real phony. Theme- The Phoniness Explanation- Holden constantly sees people in the book as “Phony” and most of the time he appears to be right. Most of the characters in the book so far such as Stradlater and Ackley, appear to be phoneys due to the fact that they do and say things that don’t reflect their appearances. Voice- Stradlater/44 - “Shut up now Holden ,” he said with his big stupid red face “Just shut up now” Explanation- This shows how angry Stradlater was from Holden calling him a moron. =This shows how his anger begins to foster, and is eventually used in way to inflict Holden.
The most important conclusion Shakespeare has drawn about the nature of humanity in King Lear is the fact that evil is not something the gods have cursed you with at birth but it is something that you choose for yourselfACt . The contrast he uses shows us that Edmoud had everything he needed to be good, he had the look and he had the attitude , but ultimately he chose to wrong path, he was blinded by power and his need to be treated as an equal. Later in that scene  after his brother is wounded Edgar affirms his belief that the gods play no hand in the evilness of the world through his dialogue “The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices make instruments to plague us” he states that the gods are fair and only punish us with our own wrong doings, even Edmoud agrees with him. Edmonds good side does make an appearance, towards the end of act 5 scene 3, “ Despite of mine own nature. Quickly send – be brief in it – to th’castle; for my wit is on the life of Lear and Cordelia” , in this remorseful dialogue Edmond`
Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me.” (Page 20, line 18). This supports the idea about him being mad and therefore an unreliable narrator - we don’t know whether the story is true or not. Edgar Allan Poe has chosen this retrospective point of view, because he wants the reader to experience the working of the human mind - the working of a madman. This wouldn’t be possible if the story was told in present tense.