George Orwell, surfacing from his political and militant past, wrote a classic novel composed of stifling predictions and a dictating basis. The novel...moreGeorge Orwell, surfacing from his political and militant past, wrote a classic novel composed of stifling predictions and a dictating basis. The novel, 1984, encompassed the future as a severed and overbearing society. Civilians lacked any individuality or personalization. Their lack of free speech and approach left them deep in emotional turmoil. Because of the future created in this story, Orwell established connection and trauma within his audience. His readers retained prevention from such a desolate future; establishing an effective response toward the novel and its intentions.
Big Brother, the novel's ruthless antagonist, defies humanity. His civilian's lack of complete equilibrium determines his persona and intentions. He is the cause of much trauma throughout society, plastering himself through posters and propaganda; "Big Brother is Watching You" being the words suffocating civilians at all times. This political approach greatly scathes any advancement through society, making it relative to a simplistic government of former societies. As a dictator, Big Brother feels as if he is doing his people a favor, monitoring their actions, beliefs, and often times feelings. It can only be agreeable that Orwell placed emphasis on this character as a scapegoat or tangible excuse for the issues within society. Personally, I feel as if Big Brother represented enforcement, structure, and loss of individualization. His actions perceived him as a diminished and greedy human being. I believe Orwell used tangible characters in his novel to depict the connection lost between man and man.
Winston Smith, the novel's protagonist, is an identifiable example of this lack of connection. Smith represents the common man, stifled by absolute corruption and greed. The common masses are strong-willed and capable of advancement. Within this connection between man and man lies Big Brother. Big Brother is simply another tangible character in which the common people may defy. He represents corruption and the government that is a Totoletarianism. Due to this aspect, one could only agree that Orwell is composing a theme or message.
At the time of publication, 1949, the connection between Orwell's atomic war and the world's is justifiable. Orwell perceived his characters as models of recreation in our own society. The diminished life that is found in 1984 may be unseen, yet it allows for prevention and hope; hope being a need at the time. Because of this personal connection, I believe 1984 can remain as a literary classic, defying any modern pieces which lack this personal basis. Orwell's ability to relate with his audience and history at the time allow for much success. His novel's based upon politically driven foundations create precision within the literary community and the ever-growing times in society. 1984 is a successful depiction of severity at it's finest- making Orwell an unbeatable figure. (less)
The Invisible Man is an adequate representation of social and civil issues within the period. The novel follows an anonymous narrator, who finds himse...moreThe Invisible Man is an adequate representation of social and civil issues within the period. The novel follows an anonymous narrator, who finds himself "invisible" within his own society. He has lost much motivation and accuracy in relation to activism. Although he forgets this for quite sometime, he rediscovers his use of public speaking through a radical African American group known as the Brotherhood. The Brotherhood is an accurate and reliable group at first. They promote the narrator to chief representative of the Harlem district. In the beginning of this promotion, the narrator finds immense success through his public speaking. He obtains much recognition and reputability through the public media as well. After he learns of the Brotherhood's unlikely direction and lack of sustaining members, he denies the organization of its activism. Upon conclusion of the novel, he learns to remain invisible and out of the public spotlight.
The theme of the novel would undoubtedly correlate with invisibility and modesty. The narrator obviously found himself with a lack of recognition, but once his public persona grows too large, he longs for this invisibility once again. Because of this, I would say that the theme would refer to one thinking they wanted a particular dream which would in turn become a burden. The narrator is of extreme active competency, showing many within the Harlem District how to be a radical individual. The theme would carry over with the narrator's acceptance of underground and unrecognizable work. Perhaps the most enjoyable sensation from this experience would be the sustaining work done without the Brotherhood.
I believe this novel was also written as a narrative, retaining the overall quality found within a narration. The author displayed the style of writing with historical accuracy and radical development. Done in a narrative style with a strong sense of time and place, Ellison was aware of his ideas and character's growth throughout the novel.
I strongly believe that Ellison was aware of this theme. He displayed it accurately throughout, though many did not see this until the resolution of the novel. Ellison also defied consistency by displaying the narrator's hatred of invisibility; found in the beginning of the novel. One example in particular would be the narrator's difficulty on obtaining a job once moving into the city. One opportunity in particular, the narrator left an office, believing that the individual would not enjoy the employment of an African American. Nevertheless, the novel ended with the narrator's acceptance of invisibility- a contrasting ideal form the beginning of the novel.
Overall, I felt as if the novel was a bit dry and too uneventful. I quite enjoyed the activism and the narrator's discovery of this talent. I did not enjoy, however, the narrator's inability to aid in the Harlem district once the Brotherhood betrayed this. I believe the novel could have resolved itself in a better way. Although the novel was a bit dry, I felt as if it was a good read due to his use of civil and social rights.(less)
The Great Gatsby is an effective display of modern literature. It follows the events and actions of narrator, Nick. Nick is associated with wealthy co...moreThe Great Gatsby is an effective display of modern literature. It follows the events and actions of narrator, Nick. Nick is associated with wealthy couples and figures. His acquaintances in the city allow for great associates and ties. Although Nick is a modest, yet respectable figure, his associations lead him to negative events. Residing in an extravagant mansion beside Nick, a very wealthy and mysterious individual lives out his days. This individual is of extreme recognition and disassociation. His obscure actions generate such unique responses. This individual is known as Gatsby.
Gatsby is an unlikely individual. His actions are uncommon for a man of his stature. He is disillusioned by everyday life, refusing to conform to his predisposed lifestyle. Fitzgerald portrayed this individual as a lonely, yet kind-hearted figure. Gatsby's mystery conveys the overall theme, by displaying the theme in Gatsby's resolution. The theme would undoubtedly refer to wealth and many's lack of happiness. I believe this because of the countless actions relative toward this message. All wealthy characters in the novel displayed their unhappiness through violence, deception, infidelity, and murder. Once readers adhere to this theme, they will find a relevance for Fitzgerald's exaggeration throughout the novel. Fitzgerald was very effective in his conveyance of the theme, but consistently displaying each characters unlikely actions. The theme was strongly revealed throughout the novel, only further depicting Fitzgerald's agreement with the message and resolution.
I believe the novel was written as a strong narrative. I feel this way due to the continuous display of actions and events through narration. It is of obvious word choice and style. Fitzgerald uses strong dialogue and communication throughout his novel. His use of specified actions and settings also depict correlate with this style. I believe the author was very expressive in his style and writing.
I really enjoyed the novel, despite its minor over-exaggeration. Upon concluding this novel, I found anger in relation to Gatsby's death and the remaining character's attitudes. Gatsby was of great wealth, though he was kind and modest in his own ways. This is a commendable quality in which Fitzgerald succeeded in writing. After pondering on the subject, though, I found much content with the idea of Gatsby's death. I believe that his death allowed for much resolution and literary confusion. It leaves the reader with much to think about, which is an effective quality in my opinion. I really liked the idea of wealth and how each were unhappy. Because of this message, I believe much success was obtained throughout the novel. One thing I did not enjoy, though, would be the over-exaggeration within the novel. I believe much modesty and realism could have been obtained within the novel. Although the piece used this quality, I quite enjoyed the entire novel, agreeing with its placement as an American classic. (less)
Franny and Zooey is a timeless novel composed of varying ideas. Salinger’s lack or religious resolution correlates with Salinger’s unique and becomin...moreFranny and Zooey is a timeless novel composed of varying ideas. Salinger’s lack or religious resolution correlates with Salinger’s unique and becoming style. His work has greatly altered the literary community, embedding itself into the minds of many young readers alike. Salinger’s most prominent novel, The Catcher in the Rye, used controversial themes and material embodying the author’s personal perceptions on society. His common use of “phonies” and his character’s lack of faith defied its time period, allowing for much speculation on Salinger’s worth. Despite these controversies, Franny and Zooey’s short copy allows for timelessness; displaying the actuality and confusion retained in a novel of its own stature. The novel follows two opposing siblings, Franny and Zooey Glass. Franny is a lost and misguided character, often moved by the influence of her late brother. Zooey opposes this behavior, trying to define Franny’s motives and actions in the present time. Their late brother, Seymour, fell to the complications of reality in a suicidal style. He was a talented author, heavily influencing his siblings with his direct language and ideals. Reader’s alike may understand Salinger’s intentions through this particular piece. All of the Glass siblings are of intellectual stature, English being their strong subject. Due to this quality, it is apparent that Salinger is a strong writer. His lack of religious resolution is a common theme throughout all of his novels. This was obviously true in Franny and Zooey as well. The novel lacks any religious prominence, despite Franny’s attachment to a particular prayer. Zooey speaks of her misunderstanding of God, defying any religious degrees within this time period. After completion of this novel, I found much attachment toward the characters. Salinger, being my favorite author, easily connects with his readers by the use of controversy and radical ideals. His inability to display religion within his novels convey his own personal perceptions. This quality is undoubtedly favorable, displaying Salinger’s true prominence. Despite the short copy size of the novel, I believe it was an excellent extension of the Salinger collection. The novel continuously defies boundaries in seemingly redundant manner, yet the novel retains no redundancy. Franny and Zooey is a timeless novel composed through varying ideals and themes, marking its prominence within the literary community. (less)