I have zoomed through two short novels so far this quarter and I’ve enjoyed both very much. I have read Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway, and have now finished Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Stylistically, the differences in Hemingway’s simple, yet effective descriptions of the sea and events contrasted strongly with Wharton’s more sophisticated and more complex sentences. However, both styles of writing served the purpose of the authors to create captivating and moving stories. I do feel that Hemingway’s simple vocabulary and direct narration would make his writing more accessible to a greater number of people at all age levels, as opposed to Ethan Frome, which would likely appeal to those who could read through a more diverse, complex vocabulary and narrative style.
It is a historically accurate novel which is the kind of books I enjoy most. I was a little hesitant on reading The Battle of Britain because I have not studied the air force excessively, however I learned very much about the air force furthermore The Battle of Britain. Richard Overy successfully delivered his message to the reader with real life scenarios to entertain the reader, historical accurate dates along with historical accurate information, by applying his knowledge with his writing skills Richard cleverly put together admirable sentences/paragraphs to educate the
In the main character, Dennis’s voice. To my opinion I really enjoyed the novel I have read. Pete Hauntman is way of writing really catches your intention, and keeps me on the edge of me seat. Though I wished he included more ways for the character to overcome his addiction. Hautman's writing style is quite straight-forward, occasionally humorous, and attention-grabbing.
A.O.W #13 Soapstone ~ Sophie Perez Period 5 ~ 455 words While reading an excerpt from, “There Will Come Soft Rains,” Ray Bradbury can be easily identified as a skilled author who uses a perfected use of imagery to show the setting of the story. The author may believe that the Cold War was a time to unite friends and achieve a sense of relief only after society’s problems are resolved. He may have lived through the beginning to the very end of the Cold War since all the details seem precise. To capture the tension that he showed in his descriptive writing. I think that the author wrote this story because he wanted to share an experience or certain thoughts.
Nathaniel Hawthorne's ideals and beliefs are no secrets to any readers of his works. Critics seem to enjoy the challenge of deciphering his hidden messages within the literature elements he utilizes. It is with good chance that Hawthorne's 19th century puritan background has shaped these beliefs he speaks of through his writing. Quite often, his ideas of faith, sin, and divine intervention are the ones at the forefront of his underlying messages. This becomes the most obvious when the reader looks into some of Hawthorne's most notable short stories.
Fitzgerald in Nick and Gatsby The Great Gatsby can be categorized as an autobiographical novel because F. Scott Fitzgerald life events and characteristics are portrayed in the main characters of Nick and Gatsby. When reading the novel The Great Gatsby the audience primarily favors Nick over the other characters because they appreciate his honesty. '' I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.'' (Nick, 59) nick masquerades as an honest man when in reality he is dishonest and highly critical just like Fitzgerald. “They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves.
In yasunari kawabata’s writing he really doesn’t shy away from melodramatic plots or grotesque people or characters, but at the same time he used an intensely compact and complex almost lyrical prose to call attention to extreme moments of beauty in everyone’s day to day life emotionally and physically. Yasunari kawabatas writing comes in a very minimalistic tone, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t very detailed when in fact he was insanely worried about the small details. Yasunari Kawabata learned the hard way in life that
The central idea of this movie is the lessons learned by two geniuses. Through William’s help Jamal is able to discover the amazing writing talent he has, and through Jamal’s help William is able to discover the world that he only saw through his window for the past forty years. This move was able to bring this idea across clearly through its amazing characters. The characters of Jamal and William worked well together, and the metamorphosis that underwent both of them was clear. Jamal’s writing became amazingly good and William was able to see himself as an actual person rather then just an author.
“I was entranced with the magical journey that Tom and Huck take, as well as Mark Twain’s brilliant weaving of this timeless tale with all of its indigenous flavor. It never occurred to me that certain words were offensive. They were part of the language norms of the era that the book depicted, and so they seemed natural enough,” said Carol Lucas (source 1). Fact of the matter is that Mark Twain was a lyrical and literary genius in the way he wrote all of his pieces. Mark Twain himself said, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” In truth, one word can make a huge difference, and for this reason, Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with every
Isaiah Ku ENG 214 – Readings in Fiction Professor Miriam N. Kotzin December 01, 2014 Reflections of Themes In a well-written story, there is a theme that portrays the main idea of the story and usually depicts the central meaning of a literary work. The theme ties everything together and focuses the point of the story around that idea. What attracts me to these fiction stories are that they can show how creative someone can be by incorporating any theme that inspires the author. In my opinion, the short stories “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” by Ernest Hemingway, and “Red Fox Fur Coat” by Teolinda Gersão all provide an underlying message that relates to one another. Hemingway is one of my favorite authors because I feel as if he captures the essence of reality that people can relate to as well as portray a more fictitious setting that most people usually don’t come across.