Otherwise, it seems as if someone else’ thoughts are being pushed onto them. Authors claim that the pretty descriptions and illustrations are designed to make the books more exciting for students. On the contrary, the books are just as boring—they are just longer with pretty pictures. These authors unwittingly make it difficult for students—including myself--to form their own opinions. The books are not just biased; they change so often that it is difficult for students to learn.
Lord of the Flies as an Allegory to the Fall of Man Many times, we see that authors have used allegories in literature, not only because they supply good backbone and structure to create a story upon, but because they help to relay history to a younger generation in a way that is interesting and stimulating. This also serves as a reality check to an older audience that has strayed from the morals and values enshrined in the original story. More than any other, we see that these allegories are slightly abstract retellings of passages taken from the Bible. To be an allegory, however, a novel cannot simply draw a moral from the Bible, or any other work, and embellish upon it, but instead it must match in every symbolic way to the piece which it represents. This is the case in William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies in relation to the Fall of Man depicted in Genesis 3:1-24 of the Bible.
Many readers have different interpretations while reading It Calls You Back, written by Luis Rodriguez; it is often said the narrative has a weak structure, detracting from the work, due to Rodriguez’s word choice and writing structure. Luis Rodriguez often chooses to use the dialogue from the different cultures he has been a part of throughout his lifetime, helping to not only define who he is as person, but as a writer as well. Many critics of the narrative however, fail to pay close attention to the internal characteristics of the text itself, and often look for external evidence to explain the work, thus being an example of new criticism. One of the main differences between Rodriguez’s memoir versus others is the lack of education Rodriguez was able to receive. Although he did attend Cal State La, he was never able to graduate, due to being imprisoned.
I intend to examine, in this essay, graphic novel as a effective medium of expression of postmodern condition and as a step taken towards the realization of the ideals of Cubism and Futurism with special reference to India’s first graphic novel, Corridor. Wikipedia defines “graphic novel” as “a long-form work in the comics form, usually with lengthy and complex storylines, and often aimed at mature audiences”. Interestingly, Will Einsner used it in order to impress the publisher for his A Contract with God, And Other Tenement Stories (1978), the success of which established it as a publishing-term and as a distinct category. The term the enthusiastic Publishers seized. And the publication of Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus: A Survival Tale (1986) “helped establish the term and the concept of graphic novels in the minds of mainstream public”.
We may even choose to read books by judging the book by its cover. Judging a book by its cover doesn’t necessarily work when speaking figuratively, but when it comes to a story it may or may not amount to a good read. There is a form of literature that separated its form from many, and that is multicultural literature. The concept multiculturalism is actually controversial, and when it comes to education, there are some who claim multiculturalism is necessary, while others may claim that it goes against national values and unity. The importance of multicultural education and multicultural literature is to increase cultural awareness.
Minority Report: The Master of Science Fiction English 250 Class #1 Outline Thesis: Philip K. Dick is one of the most creative and original literary writers of social, religious and philosophical science fiction of the last century 1. What are the key events in the life of Philip k. Dick that shaped who he became as a writer? 2. What do typical passages from The Minority Report reveal about Dick’s themes and help us to understand the 60’s American culture? 3.
Death even notices it and apologises. By him being exposed as impatient, Zusak has been able to use the literary style of foreshadowing. Markus Zusak mentions in one of his interviews, “I deliberately made Death let the plot out of the bag. It lends to the idea of his knowingness, and that he is not human. He does not function exactly how a human would in his story-telling...
Although some people don’t enjoy writing, I claim that writing is magical because I believe it has many benefits. Writing is magical because by organizing ones thoughts in a journal can help facilitate problem-solving and therefore reduce stress of negative thoughts and troubling situations. I personally turn to journal writing rather than other forms of writing because I see it as a form of emotional release. As philosopher and psychologist William James once said”. If you can change your mind, you can change your life”.
Colin Harrison’s views on Reading standards and the reading process What are the key issues? Clearly that of reading standards is one. However, I share the consensus view of colleagues in the reading research community in the UK and USA, that researchers are not able to make reliable judgements on changes in reading standards over time. Definitions of literacy are neither agreed nor stable, and statistical techniques are not available to provide us with reliable data on reading standards. Martin Turner’s leaking of local authority test data in England and Wales to the press (The Daily Telegraph, 30 June 1990) helped to start the current debate on reading and the teaching of reading.
While there are undoubtedly subversive, or corrupt elements in the novel, arguments for censoring it generally misrepresent its more nobler intentions and greatly exaggerate its subversive designs. Putting aside the overinflated claims of the novel's most extreme critics and supporters, the diversity and intensity of readers' reactions to The Catcher in the Rye suggest that the issues it raises are significant ones. Consequently, it seems likely that readers will continue to have heated discussions about this "minor" classic for a long time to come. One of the issues that has been debated ever since the novel's initial publication is whether or not it qualifies as a significant work of literature. Does it offer significant insights into the complexities of human existence and the development of American culture, or does it simply appeal to vulgar adolescent minds with its obscene language, complaining about everything without developing any positive insights of its own?