Aunt Fay writes to her niece Alice in the hope of teaching her about Austen and her writing and what better way to do that than by direct reference to Austen’s most successful text, Pride and Prejudice? Weldon in turn helps the actual reader understand Pride and Prejudice by commenting on the characters’ behaviour and the plot by giving her personal opinion, as well as identifying typical language features and explaining why Austen is valued today. She expresses empathy for Mrs Bennet which encourages the reader to reconsider their own opinion Her use of first person language tells the reader that they are reading a biased opinion, but also helps the reader trust Weldon as she is speaking
Melanie’s mom, Mrs. Ross, always wants Melanie to have play dates and make new friends, so one day, Mrs. Ross sets her up to play with a girl named April; Melanie is overjoyed at the prospect of making a new friend, but she doesn’t know that April acts strangely like a kid who belongs in Hollywood and she is white. When Melanie meets April, she is surprised. Could knocking on the door to this girl’s house change her life forever? “Meeting people had always been easy for Melanie. Most people she liked right away….
So Much Closer Asha' Muhammad A-April is brookes bestfriend who lives in new jersey and she tell her everything aout scott.She was the only person who now about her liking scott at first. B-Brooke is the main character of the book. she is in love with scott abram. she is doing what ever it take to be with him.she moves to new york with her dad to be with scott. C-Carlos is the boy sadie haves a crush on.
At the burial of her brother, she finds The Gravedigger’s Handbook in the snow. That is the first time she steals a book, and the beginning of a marvelous career of book thievery. Liesel moves to the quite poor couple Hans and Rosa Hubermann who lives at Himmel Street, Molching. That part of Nazi Germany is completely unfamiliar to Liesel. Papa and Mama, which Liesel calls her foster parents, love Liesel as if she was their own child.
The story deals with AIDS, love, secrets and the ghosts of the past. I found out that Helen is really Maria Elena or Nena and she is Diego’s sister. Eddy is Nena’s husband and has his own past as a molested child to come to terms with that and a brother to find. Jake is dealing with his anger and grief from losing Joaquin. And then there is my favorite character in the book, Lizzie.
The first marriage proposal we witness in “Wuthering Heights” is between Catherine Earnshaw and Edgar Linton. This is told during a somewhat heated conversation between Catherine and, our narrator, Nelly Dean. Catherine talks about ‘why’ she loves Edgar, using material and appearance in most answers: “Well, because he is handsome and pleasant to be with… and because he is young and cheerful.” Nelly ensures the reader understands that this is a marriage built on practicality for Catherine. This, as it is the first marriage in the story, paints marriage in a poor light. In Jane Eyre not much happens by the way of love throughout the opening half of the story before Jane meets Rochester.
Well, let me set you all straight: not every Chick Lit book is a winner; some of them really are boring, predictable and just a plain waste of time! However, some earlier novels are exciting, light and frankly a breath of fresh air for anyone who wants escapism with a practical sense of reality. And as the genre evolves, the standard of writing has too. Writers such as Lindsey Kelk and Scarlett Bailey stride ahead with novels that are glamorous but realistic and genuinely get their audience excited about what they are reading. Sub-genres such as; “Marriage Lit” and “Christian Lit” have started springing up across the literary
Bronte uses figurative language in order to illustrate Jane’s development in her accepting of Rochester and willingness to “attend” to him. Jane’s character development is clearly displayed when saying “for i became his vision, as I am still his right hand” , Jane becoming Rochester’s vision is extremely significant to character development because Rochester’s “great dark eyes” were a symbol of his power. Thus this language conveys Jane’s gain of power, and Rochester’s dependence shift to Jane. “never did i weary of reading to him; never did I weary of conducting him where he wished to go : of doing for him what he wished to be done.” This shows she has matured enough to love him for his innermost qualities, and how Jane is willing to accept him as he is, which is a contrast to when Rochester tries to dress her “like a doll” in chapter 24. Which is also significant in the lines ; “ ‘Jane have you a glittering ornament around your neck?’ ‘I had a gold watch-chain.
The author Henry James wrote The Turn of the Screw, an intriguing ghost story novella about a governess who has just received a new job to take care of a handsome bachelor's niece and nephew. Soon after the governess moves to the bachelor's country estate, she begins to see a strange man and woman around the house grounds. The maid, Mrs. Grose, identifies the man as Peter Quint, the former valet, and the woman as Miss Jessel, the past governess for the children. Mrs. Grose also says that Quint and Miss Jessel had a relationship and that both were “too free” with the children, Quint especially with Miles, the nephew, and Miss Jessel with Flora, the niece. The governess is then convinced that the ghosts are seeking the children with the intention of corrupting them.
Everyday, Americans pick up a novel to read, some, knowing little about the significance of the piece of literature that they are about to embark on. Literature has been defined as “the most accessible illumination of life”, and I consider it to be the most successful mechanism in expressing actions, thoughts, feelings, and passion. However, these items can be depicted from several different views that change from era to era. Throughout this past year, we have studied three major literary movements among many; the three specifically being Romanticism, Realism (also known as Naturalism), and Modernism. Of these three movements, I feel that Modernism is best at “illuminating life”.