Maggie: A Tragedy of Fantasy Stephen Crane’s writing career was not an instant success. Most people know of Crane from the Civil War novel, The Red Badge of Courage, which earned immediate acclaim. Although he only lived to be twenty-eight years old, Crane managed to write many novels and short stories, including “The Black Riders and Other Lines,” The Third Violet, and “The Open Boat,” which is considered by some to be Crane’s best piece of literature. This, however, was not Crane’s first work. In 1893, Crane self-published a small novella about New York City’s poorest areas, which gained him little recognition but from a few critics (Literature 3).
I kind of lose interest. Although I guess the point in Haddon writing his novel in first person is so readers can understand what life is really like for someone with autism. I do find it really neat how different Christopher interprets situations then an average person. I can’t help but wonder how much different this novel would be if it was written in the point of view of someone else. To me Christopher Boone is a very inspiring character.
Techniques such as evidence and assumptions are used in this essay to persuade readers. However, though it is an engaging piece of work, it cannot persuade me to support his proposition. "Bring Back Flogging" was published on February 20, in 1997 in the Boston Globe. In this essay, Jeff Jacoby describes the weak points of today's criminal justice system, and claims that flogging should be our option because it is a much quicker, cheaper, educational and effective way than imprisonment. In his argument, Jacoby does furnish a good amount of evidence, yet he seems to choose many wrong proofs.
As I tried to figure out what have I read I found several interpretation of this work but they did not fit to my conceptions or to say my ideas. Many scholars wrote several critical essays and resource papers on this story and of course they focused on several different things but rewriting history. According to Christopher James – who won the national poetry competition in 2009 – this novel is: “Essentially it’s Robinson Crusoe meets Bear Grylls meets Life of Pi set in the 1940s and in the bleakest possible surroundings.”(James). That is one side of this multi shaped coin. After this I searched further interpretation of the text and I found Howard Babb’s words who said that many critics found this novel Golding’s most challenging book (Babb 65).
Two great works known for irony, in one a great author, Albert Camus, creates a masterpiece and in the other, a masterpiece creates a great author, Shirley Jackson. Camus had been known to the world and his works had been studied even without the presence of "l'hote" or known as The Guest, but Shirley Jackson was a nobody till she wrote The Lottery and stunned the world. Both works are studied as pieces of irony but I believe both to be great works in other, with a twist of irony in the conclusion, although, worth mentioning, the ironies both serve to the other purpose rather than the plane simple sake of irony. The Guest, a pen and paper advert for Paul Sartre's Existentialism, carries traces of this thought throughout, while, The Lottery, being a symbolic society questioner, with its many symbols undermines the American society. But both short stories carry within them even more, they talk of breaking the norms, they speak of minorities, giving up, and waste of life.
Sean Mullen Ms. Demarest English 201A 3/1/12 Historically Inaccurate, Accurately Fictional Every once in a long while, there comes along a piece of art that makes society question the bounds of creativity. In the last couple of centuries, works such as, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” and, “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” walked a thin line that teetered on creative freedom and social taboo. Now in the twenty-first century, “The Help” is the most recent of novels that has vibrated the fibers of our society’s ethical standards, and in turn makes us question how much authority an author truly has when writing about the racially disturbing times we have gone through as a nation. Though set in the time period of the 1960s, Kathryn Stockett’s, “The Help” focuses very little on the major civil rights events happening during this time, and rather on the everyday lives of black maids in the south while this whole movement was occurring. Opposition of, “The Help,” such as Martha Southgate, believe that Stockett’s creative license is void due to her not being involved in the situations she writes about.
Still to choose a favorite scene from such a novel is difficult, there are just too many scenes of importance and one refrains from doing injustice to the beauty and caliber of any of the scenes by not choosing them. Still to complete the task at hand I must choose a scene or two. In hindsight when Florentino meets Fermina Daza after fifty-one years, nine months and four days in chapter one, I too along with Fermina Daza realized the magnitude of the drama she had provoked at the age of eighteen. However to call it a drama might be unfair, calling it truth, passion, obsession or craze might be more accurate, things without which no love can exist and even if it does exist, it can not survive, to put it simply, things without which love is not love. But to talk about the survival of love in the context of this book might be of no use because Florentino Ariza brings to us a kind of undying love that I am sure none of us have heard of before.
It was that the list of bizarre words is nothing yet, to the humongous vocabulary at the English language, and that there are all too many ‘ normal’ words that are just as important but I won’t be able to remember, just because they are ‘normal’. But, I was not out at solutions , I realized that there was something in common in how I was able to learn new words when I had been much younger, how I could learn bizarre words in the blink at an eye. They were all, at the time
This ending may have been one of the better ones out of all of the pieces that we’ve read in this class. The ending of this play struck me with a potent quote that I think is so true. “You never loved me. You have only thought it pleasant to be in love with me.” Too often when these kinds of relationships aren’t taken maturely. Trovald wasn’t treating Nora with the proper kind of mature love.
Jessica M Short Essay #2 Does Texting Help or Hurt Language In the essay “2b or Not 2b?” by David Crystal, Professor at the University of Wales and known for his work in linguistics, argues that texting is not hurting the English language and is a viable form of communication. Crystal claims “Ever since the arrival of printing-thought to be the invention of the devil because it would put false opinions into people’s minds-people have been arguing that new technology would have disastrous consequences for language” (336). In other words, despite the doom-laden prophecies, texting is not destroying the English language like many feared it would. I agree with Crystal’s stance on texting and its effect on modern society by helping expand communication. Crystal points out that texting is not the first advancement to have prophecies of doom to language.