The “The Gun” was number six of the series of books called the Bluford Series. He told me it was a good book and I should read it. I took the book home with no intentions on reading it. Until, I had a brief flashback of Mrs. Gordon words. That then changed my whole perspective towards everything, so I decided to read the book.
ALLUSIONS IN FAHRENHEIT 451 Literary allusions often are used to relate a novel to various other pieces of literary work. Ray Bradbury used a multitude of literary allusions to enrich the plotline of Fahrenheit 451. These references provided subtle hints of depth in the novel to the reader. Some allusions helped the novel by adding to the plot, providing a relatable experience to the reader, referencing familiar stories and fables, and giving characters and settings that special something called an “it factor” that the reader could find special. Some allusions, however, were harmful to the plot or to the reader, most often by confusing the reader if they did not know the context of the original quotation.
FREE STUDY GUIDE FOR FAHRENHEIT 451 BY RAY BRADBURY CHAPTER SUMMARIES WITH NOTES / ANALYSIS (Note: The novel is divided into three parts. There are no chapters within the parts. For the purpose of commentary and comprehension in this study guide, we have separated the parts into sections based on the major actions or events that occur. These sections are not noted in the novel, nor are they intended to suggest the novel should have been arranged so. Instead, the author of this guide has given suggested section headings within each part to facilitate better understanding of the major events taking place in that section.)
It was almost scientific. I remember as if it were yesterday, I had written an essay on “The day I rescued someone” Could you imagine my utter delight when on the examination day one of the topics was “The day someone rescued me”. I switched my essay that I had memorized and did not look up until I had put my final full stop. My labor was not in vain I passed the National examination for my first choice school. On moving from Primary school to Secondary I thought that I had conquered the art of writing.
In the novel, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, none of the “three purposes” applied to the novel. Yes, in a fifth grader’s mind, the novel would be “to entertain,” but now there is deeper message behing the novel. It’s a message of warning. Bradbury wants to warn society about the future ahead of us. Today and in Bradbury’s time, all anyone ever worried about
In his interview with George Plimpton, Capote says (referring to the view of why Perry committed the murders) “I could have added a lot of other opinions. But that would have confused the issue, and indeed the book. I had to make up my mind and move toward that one view, always.” This statement can be enlarged in scope to resemble Capote’s editorial discretion througout the entirety of In Cold Blood: though his work is full of factual evidence, Capote admittedly edits the book with a certain purpose in mind, and his editing choices subconsciously affect the reader, possibly even moreso than a typical novel, since the reader is caught off guard while believing the book to be a “factual account.” For example, Capote portrays Perry in a very sensitive way, urging the reader to identify and sympathize with him even though some characters in the book, such as Perry’s sister, despise him. If Capote had focused on his sister’s point of view more than others, the reader would take from the story a negative view rather than a postive one; Capote’s real-life relationship with Perry, however, muddled his sense of objectivity and, in a strange way, cast Perry as a sort of fallen hero
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.
Write about the ways the story is told in Chapter 5. Chapter 5 of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ creates a contrasting tone to what has previously occurred in the novel. Fitzgerald generally creates a surreal atmosphere in order to control the manner in which many readers approach the events within the novel. Fitzgerald’s use of first person narrative enforces a judgemental perspective upon the reader, although Nick Carraway appears to set aside all opinions and therefore simply overlook the action-taking place. This is structurally emphasized by the layout of the novel on the page.
When the topic of writing is discussed, there are many different thoughts and feelings that arise within a discussion. Some of the thoughts that may arise include the following: what is writing, should writing be used as punishment, do we all construct horrible first drafts, and is writing really that difficult? These various topics are talked about in the following essays entitled, “Writing Is Not a Skill” by Stanley Aronowitz, “I Won’t Use Writing as Punishment” by Roy Peter Clark, “Shitty First Drafts” by Anne Lamott, and “Bonehead Writing” by Craig Vetter. Within each essay the author displays to readers his or her beliefs of how writing should be. Writing can be considered both an art form, as well as a skill.
To get a true understanding of what an essay is saying we must look well past what the cover looks like and even past what the words are saying, what we must concern ourselves with is what the author is truly trying to convey. There are often hidden messages in writing that the inexperienced reader often looks over and takes for granted. This is the issue that is at stake with both readings of “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift and Garret Hardin’s “Lifeboat Ethics.” We have one essay that is serious in tone while the other appears to be serious in tone at first glance but in reality is far from it. To truly understand what Jonathan Swift is trying to convey in his essay we must first understand the type of writing we have at hand. “A Modest Proposal” is not an essay you could scan over and understand completely what the author is trying to get across.