Ortiz 1 15 March 2012 Images of my Literacy Journey As I grasp this journey of seeing myself as a writer, I take up again the role of a rhetor, this time writing about my own portrait as a writer. Keith Grant-Davie, author of “ Rhetorical Situations and Their Constituents,” states that “new rhetorical situations change us and can lead us to add new roles to our repertoire” (109). However, almost all forms of writing intimidate me. As simple as writing in a social net work to this challenging essay I am trying to put forth. Yes, writing intimidates me.
The two story tellers have different ways of seeing the story and two different ways of describing it.Yann Martel , a writer, in this novel is visiting Pi and interviewing him many years since the story has happened. The construction of the novel is unique because the story is either told by the author or it’s retold by the author how it was said to him by Pi. The author of the book however also is a character taking a main role in the novel. Therefore, this writing strategy leaves the reader with two different First Person narrations. The switches from who is narrating the story makes the plot more intriguing and exciting for the readers.
It is written in the present tense, which means the story we’re about to hear has taken place in the past. A lot of readers will wonder, “Why does the author even bother doing this?” Foreshadowing is one of the best elements to use, but also one of the most difficult to use well. It can make the reader want to keep reading and also set a solid tone for your story. We now know, if we’re reading cautiously, that something happened to the car, and that this story is about what happened. This is a paragraph that makes us want to keep
I understood that writing does not necessarily have to be “right.” Writing properly consists of presenting a solid argument based upon consistent evidence that validates the point being made. After editing my paper, I realized that I could have substantially improved my writing by eliminating any ambiguity and expanding upon my arguments a bit more. For the second item in my
He continues to describe what makes a good story-teller. A good story teller, according to Ngugi, is one that is able to use language to make the same story seem interesting, and make stories told by others more exciting (998). Ngugi then goes on to describe the intruding colonization that occurred. Rapidly, everything he knew about his life was suppressed, and replacing it was the English language. English became to dominate language to learn, and anyone caught speaking Gikuyu was lashed.
After all of that I still don't know if I have a full understanding, but I have my own view on the quote, as does everyone else, which is different from mine, and one another, that to me is, Philosophy. Although the novel was hard for me to understand, the symbolism that Bradbury used is what stuck out to me and made me think about the philosophy within the book, within my mind, and within Bradbury's mind. Bradbury’s use of symbolism throughout the book is moving and powerful and reinforces his ideas . Books are burned physically and “ideas are burned from the mind.” Bradbury warns us about what happens when we stop expressing our ideas, and we permit people to take away our books. Ideas
This book had me questioning my beliefs, and role in my society in every chapter and when I got to the very end of the book I was forced to ask myself many questions. If ever there was a novel that had such a theological approach along with a magical, fascinating touch to it this would be the definition of it. "The Life of Pi" will, at the very least, would deliver a very mesmerizing and captivating way to spend time. Intelligent storytelling, Indeed it is but it can also help you think twice on how you examine the world and isn't that the point of awesome piece of literature. The novel begins by inaugurating its protagonist and narrator, Pi (shortened from piscine) Patel.
Ben Burgess September 17, 2013 ENC 1101 Monday-Wednesday, 11:00-12:15 Process Essay How to Be an Effective Writer Have you ever had an idea for a story or an essay, but you weren’t sure how you were going to communicate said idea to a potential reader? Writing can be a grind, a mountain that you’re constantly trying to climb to the top of. Sometimes, you can’t summon the energy to focus on that novel you’ve been composing or that 50-point essay you need to complete in a week’s time. Maybe you’re thirsting for inspiration. Trust me, I know.
Kafka and Aira, Authors down the same road. “He took a step and thought: Why did this have to happen to me? Why me? There were hundreds of men, women and children milling around on the square and in the head of everyone, an iridescent brain seemed to be flashing out the mocking refrain, “not me,” “not me.”(p.10) Although separated by time, literary novices Franz Kafka and Cesar Aira have demonstrated their individual style through each of their work; making them a platform of influence for many authors to come. Each author is notorious for basing the characters in their novels off of themselves.
Through the bewitching stories we see that Barth is exploring an entirely new style of writing, sometimes confusing, sometimes fragmented, but always captivating. The Literature of Exhaustion is said to be a contradicting document due to the fact that it comes from a novelist, however John Barth has made it his responsibility to change the face of literary art, and the movement known as postmodernism. In his essays he discusses the importance of a flexible literature a genre that can be continually reinvented with out changing grammar or words. He attempts to do this in the form of novels, such as The Sot-Weed Factor, and novellas collectively known as Chimera, and a collection of short stories, Lost in the Funhouse. The collection of short stories is a great example of his idea of Postmodernity.