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.
This is where the mono-myth theory starts to be explained. I have started to picture many stories with these sections in them; however, there are a few things I have had trouble with. As I read this chapter I had a hard time connecting “Refusal of the Call” to any Hero story that I know of. Also, I believe that a Hero does not always receive supernatural aid. Sometimes a hero does not receive help at all and sometimes it is just from a normal person, or object.
The Real Story in Life of Pi The difference between fiction and reality is not always evident to those who are unable or unwilling to recognize the difference. In Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi, he wants the reader to decipher whether his first story or his second story is real. The first story consists of the protagonist, Piscine Patel, being trapped on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, Richard Parker, and many other animals from his father’s zoo after they were lost together at sea. In the second story, Piscine tells us that he was actually on a lifeboat with a chef, his mother, and a sailor, where the characters were changed to animals to help him cope with his loss. Martel clearly wishes the reader to understand why “Pi” might have been more truthful in the one story rather than the other.
Antonia Peacocke uses short parts of from different authors to shape her argument, agreeing with some and pointing fun at others. She recognizes some of the steps taken due to the fact that the content of some of the jokes are not for younger ears. She ends her article explaining that although she feels that there is more to the jokes on Family Guy than the offensive crudity that people like to point out she still finds that people still need to realize that some jokes do go too far and take to heart "the distinction between a shamelessly candid but insightful joke and a merely shameless joke".
Several discrepancies exist between the two men. Author O’Brien never had children, or ever killed a man in war. In addition, writer O’Brian has control over what is told, while character O’Brian tells the stories themselves. These simple little facts separate what is real and fake in the novel and reality. Author O’Brian also confuses the reader by writing his novel as if everything that was told took place in the real world.
All of these phrases illustrate Nick being unsure, which makes him a non omniscient narrator. Nick knows nothing more than we do in this novel, if not less. We cannot take what Nick says to be literal due to his indecrepancies as a narrator. He is not credible and since there are moments in the novel where Nick cannot be seen as credible, it makes the whole novel questionable because if he lies and alters his perception at certain moment, what’s to say he’s not that way all along. Nick sees Gatsby as a wonderful man who can do no wrong in his eyes.
He uses numerous words to express ideas and emotions instead of quickly being straight forward and conclusive. He uses diction in almost every sentence to boost our intellect; make it seem more real. In the passage Hawthorne writes “Although she hid the secret from herself, and grew pale whenever it struggled out of her heart, like a serpent from its hole,” instead of simply writing a conclusive passage such as “She hid the secret from her mind and grew sick to herself whenever she thought of her committed sin.” Hawthorne also uses devices such as syntax in his writing of The Scarlet Letter; his sentence structure is often very weighty. Hawthorne’s paragraph includes one-two drawn out sentences. With an abundance of asides, which the whole passage is, and bits of detail that create and amazingly complex set of ideas, Hawthorne manages to successfully conjure his image of Puritan society and how they treat Hester.
During the times Tom Sawyer is not present in Huck's life, Huck is able to devise plans in most circumstances even if his plans do stay relatively simple. However, when Tom is present, Huck loses his ability to formulate plans because Tom thinks himself to be more experienced at such things and therefore will not allow Huck to formulate his own strategies: "[Huck] said, ‘Don’t do nothing of the kind; it’s one of the most jackass ideas I ever struck;’ but [Tom] never paid no attention to me; went right on. It was his way when he’d got his plans set" (141). Huck's journey to "come of age" is unintentionally thwarted by Tom's lack of logical thinking and excess of self-absorption as they
The easy way is often referred to as the wrong way and in some cases this is true, such as when Victor ignored his creation. By not facing his fears he was granted the absence of the monster, but only contributed to emanate problem just on the horizon. Victor’s tone of boastful arrogance soon turned to forlorn warning when he “Had finished and saw, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled his heart” (Shelley, 42). A fantastic example of the “easy way out” could be found in The Importance of Being Earnest. As Jack quickly finds out, lying about your true name to win the girl of your dreams can be successful, but also have consequences.
I agree with zoos because that’s a way to preserve the different species but sometimes animals are not in excellent conditions. Talking seriously, people suppose that in a zoo animals are a save of abuse because somebody in taking cares of them, when the reality is that not all zoos are trying to accomplish this purpose. Most of them only are looking for money and they don’t give the right care for the animals, or they put the animals in small places that are not very similar to their original habitats; something that I saw when I visited Vallarta’s zoo, is that they have two or three monkeys with a chain around their necks and with only one bar where they could be, when the reality is that these animals never are in one tree or branch, they really like to go from tree to tree and eat different fruits, but there monkeys where ready to be in a photo with somebody and produce more money. I think that animals like humans have their rights and we must respect them, so if we are taking care of them let’s make it good. Like giving them bigger places to live, more and better food, also trying to disturb them as little as possible.