I had been having a lot of trouble naming my characters. Keep up the good work!
According to a theory, the title figure of what classic tale is said to be based on Nicholas of Cologne who supposedly lured away children for the Children's Crusade? Rome The book is about the computer modeling of unchecked economic and population growth with finite resource supplies.
It predicted that economic growth could not continue indefinitely because of the limited availability of natural resources, particularly oil.
What 20th century German novel that traces the spiritual journey of a protagonist contains twelve chapters relating to the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path of a belief system? Siddhartha by Herman Hesse A major preoccupation of Hesse in writing the book was to cure his 'sickness with life' Lebenskrankheit by immersing himself in Indian philosophy such as that expanded in the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita.
In a letter dated dated 1 November,which author wrote "One must not put a loaded rifle on the stage if no one is thinking of firing it. Anton Chekov Chekhov's gun is the term for a literary technique whereby an apparently irrelevant element is introduced early in the story whose significance becomes clear later in the narrative.
It is often interpreted as a method of foreshadowing, but the concept can also be interpreted as meaning "do not include any unnecessary elements in a story.
What I tell you three times is true. The Vampyre by John William Polidori The story is regarded as a progenitor of the romantic vampire genre of fantasy fiction. What American novel that includes hundreds of end-notes takes its title from a dialogue in Hamlet in which Hamlet refers to Yorick as a fellow of this kind?
I knew him, Horatio: Which loathsome character of English literature is thought to be partially based on a 19th century Jewish criminal named Ikey Solomon, who was once interviewed by Dickens?
Fagin from Oliver Twist The novel refers to Fagin times in the first 38 chapters as 'the Jew', while the ethnicity or religion of the other characters is rarely mentioned.
After receiving a complaint, Dickens barely used the word to describe Fagin as such in the next references in the further serialization of the novel. In what great work of literature do thirty-one wayfarers engage in a story-telling contest whose prize is a free meal at the Tabard Inn upon their return?
Structurally, the collection resembles The Decameron, which Chaucer may have known during his first diplomatic mission to Italy in The slave girl Morgiana, the protagonist's elder brother Cassim and the cobbler Baba Mustafa are three prominent characters in what 'seedy' oriental story?
A fictional species of great apes called 'Mangani' are responsible for raising which popular character? Tarzan The Mangani language is depicted as a primal universal language shared by a number of primate species in the books. What poem of Rudyard Kipling whose racist title alludes to Western aspirations to dominate the developing world was written after the American colonization of the Philippines?
The White Man's Burden Although the poem mixed exhortation with sober warnings of the costs involved, imperialists within the United States understood the phrase as justifying imperialism as a noble enterprise.
The 5th Wave cartoons by Rich Tennant are interspersed throughout the books of what reference series? What classic was written after its author listened to Shelley and Byron argue about whether human life can be created artificially using electricity? What noted work of holocaust literature was first published in Yiddish as Un di Velt Hot Geshvign And the World Remained Silent only in as the author vowed not to speak of his concentration camp experiences for ten years?
Extra points if you can name the parody! Beard and Douglas C. Kenney, who later founded National Lampoon. It was published in by Signet for the Harvard Lampoon. The French commune of Illiers adopted the name Illiers-Combray in homage to which author whose vivid recreation of the town through recollection opens his vast magnum opus?
The Call of the Wild by Jack London London acknowledged using it as a source and claimed to have written a letter to Young thanking him. Fill in the next line from an all-time great work of English literature. Here we may reign secure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in Hell: James Joyce once called it "the greatest story that the literature of the world knows.
The poem talks about the the irony of God making him blind but giving him the love of books.Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, along with F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby () and Arthur Miller's A Death of a Salesman () suggest that, for many Americans, the good life is no.
The Grapes of Wrath depicted the impossibility of the American Dream and defined the harsh reality of the dirty, corrupted, and greedy nightmare that it truly was. I would have called 'My Ántonia' an immigrant novel. But then I realized that dubious distinction is reserved only for the creations of writers of colour - Jhumpa Lahiri, Zadie Smith, Xiaolu Guo, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sunjeev Sahota, Yiyun Li, Lee Chang Rae and so on and so forth.
In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses a variety of literary devices to portray the American Dream.
One example is the the green light that symbolizes Gatsby’s hopes and . Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, along with F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby () and Arthur Miller's A Death of a Salesman () suggest that, for many Americans, the good life is no.
The Great Gatsby and the American dream Class inequality and 'the gospel of wealth' – in tackling such issues F Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece has never been more relevant. The 'American dream.