Jeremaiah Lesking Professor Garneau English 100 16 September 2013 David Sedaris, a wizard with words Anyone can write a story, but a person that can brainstorm thoughts in his head and combine originality, humor and creativity is considered a genius. This “genius” is David Sedaris, a compelling writer who often writes about his life experiences. David Sedaris is a famous author who wrote many books such as “April and Paris” and “Journey into the Night.” Sedaris was also featured on a television show called “the late show” In class, we read two of his articles, “Journey into the Night” and “April and Paris.” After reading the first article, “Journey”, one thing that fascinates me about Sedaris is that he is able to incorporate metaphors in his stories. For instance, Sedaris is comparing the inside of a plane to a hospital ward “Their slow-footed padding gives the cabin the feel of a hospital ward: the dark aisles, corridors; the flight attendants, nurses” (Paris 1). Another example would be, “Chipmunk-like, my cheeks packed with warm nuts, I cocked my head” (Journey 2).
Hoang 01 Lisa Hoang 124/01 Mrs.Maccherone Poe, the Father of Mystery Stories, uses many literary devices to create a specific mood to present the story smoothly. Growing up, Poe felt lonely and a sense of loss. Because of growing up with those emotions, Poe’s works are full of horror, mystery, and fear. Throughout the story of Fall House of Usher, a creepy feeling is maintained from the beginning to the end. Poe’s usage of literary devices and choice of words are what use to maintain the creepy feeling.
Oshan bandara Holden Caulfield & PTSD Holden Caulfield is a particularly odd protagonist of the novel “The Catcher and the Rye”. His actions have defied the actions of many other protagonists of the time. Baring the boldness of being able to express himself without a language barrier has made Holden Caulfield, a strange but wonderful protagonists. Holden Caulfield experienced two very traumatizing events in his life, the death of his younger brother Allie and the suicide of James his classmate. Throughout the novel Holden Caulfield recounts numerous events that shows evidence that he is greatly affected by the deaths of Allie and James.
In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, the protagonist Holden Caulfield is a thoughtful young man, who happens to also be very angry. As a result of his anger, Holden purposely isolates him from his surroundings, leaving a feeling of depression and arrogance. This arrogance can be seen throughout the book, when Holden generalizes certain people as “phony”, and labels himself as the only “real” person in this world. Later in the book, you learn that Holden’s younger brother Allie has died due to complications of leukemia, and it is inferred that Holden has not moved on, causing his anger.
So, Victor Frankenstein was guilty as he created the creature, and left him alone. Victor caused Frankenstein’s monstrous appearance and his appearance resulted in misunderstandings about the creature. The main point is that the guilty one of these misunderstandings, the creature’s appearance and his exclusion from society was Victor Frankenstein, the creator. Particularly by focusing on the given passages 15, 16, and19, I will try to show how far away Victor is from humanity. Before Frankenstein creates the creature, Frankenstein goes graveyards to collect dead body parts with an aim to accomplish his ambition.
“The Ballad of the Sad Cafe” is a story of a love triangle in which McCullers has illustrated physical changes and also their behavioural changes in all the three characters, specifically Cousin Lymon. Cousin Lymon was an abnormal looking grotesque character “the man was a hunchback. He was scarcely more than four feet tall” (6) He was not very attractive “His crooked little legs seemed too thin to carry the weight of his warped chest and the hump that sat on his shoulders” (7). Cousin Lymon was very smart since he accomplished to fool Miss Amelia that he was her cousin “hunchback scrambled among these belongings and brought out an old photograph” (8). Cousin Lymon proofs himself to be the cousin of Miss Amelia through this old photograph when it was even hard to distinguish the faces of the two ladies in the photograph.
Joe Schwartz August 27, 2012 Jen Ferretter English III Beowulf Heorot and Grendel’s lair are two very different things. In Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf the word choice and figurative language can be used to compare Heorot and Grendel’s lair. Heaney uses lots of similes and personification to tell the story of the two dissimilar places. When Heaney describes Grendel as “fatherless creatures” (l. 1355), he is talking about how he has a hidden past and no recollection of their ancestry. This becomes an important factor throughout the book when the battles take place.
During the time in which Poe lived, the expression "house of…" also implied family lineage as well as a physical dwelling. The tale connects the house and the family by personifying the old mansion. The narrator observes the House of Usher as having "vacant eye-like windows" (317). The mention of this contributes to the gloomy mystique of the mansion. This dim saturnine aura gives the reader a sense of uneasiness.
Unfortunately, progress is often disrupted by failure to meet lower level needs. Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, has a very prestigious rise to self-actualization in the book. Victor also has a very dark, and deep downward spiral back towards the most basic deficiency needs as all of his mental abilities for relationships, esteem, and love are lost due to his actions in the novel. Victor Frankenstein supports Abraham Maslows theory of needs by proving it through his life’s story. Victor Frankenstein can be used to prove Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, thus giving persuasion and justification to Maslow’s theory.
Here is the genesis of this type of story, created almost one hundred and fifty years ago in plain, no-nonsense America, a new nation not even sixty years old. Besides having a fascination for the weird and the spectral, Poe was also interested in the concept of the double, the schizophrenic, the ironic, and the reverse. He investigated this phenomenon in several stories, including "William Wilson" (a story which is analyzed in this volume), and so it is important to note that there is a special importance attached to the fact that Roderick Usher and the Lady Madeline are twins. Poe is creating in this story his conception of a special affinity between a brother and his twin sister; it is almost as if Poe were "inventing" ESP, for this accounts for the fact that Roderick Usher has heard the buried Lady Madeline struggling with her coffin and her chains for over three days before the narrator hears her. Unfortunately, modern readers tend to be a little jaded by the many gothic effects.