Literature - Part 2
J.D Salisinger Biography
J.D. Salinger was born in 1919 by a Christian mother and a Jewish father in the city of New York. Mr. Salinger entirely dedicated himself to writing after being enrolled at New York University and also at Columbia University. By the time Mr. Salinger was 21 years old; in 1940, he had had a chance to publish wide range short stories in periodicals, and this was being considered as a huge success in his life.
Test on the novel Catcher in the Rye
- The last school Holden was expelled was the Pencey Prep.
- Before leaving the school Holden visited Mr. Antolini
1. In Translated Woman: the person being studied is a woman named Esperanza, a street-peddler who lives in Mexico. Unlike most ethnographic studies, the author does not focus as much on an entire population as she does on one person. However, the relationship between the sample and the population (the whole of Mexico) is made clear in several respects. It is implied that much of Esperanza’s story, both as a woman and as a poor person in Mexico, is indicative of the whole of the Mexican experience. In the final chapter of the book, Behar herself is studied as an ethnographic figure, comparing herself to Esperanza in terms of her experience in academia.
The Catcher in the Rye Chapters
- Holden Caulfield retells the story of his childhood from a rest home as an old man. As a young teen, he is suspended from Pencey Prep school. He goes to his elderly teacher Mr. Spencer’s house, where he is greeted.
- Holden talks to Mr. Spencer, who reminds him that he flunked him from his history classes, and reminds him that life is a game that you have to play the rules to in order to succeed.
The Kite Runner: Khaled Hosseini
A friend is a friend is a friend.
When I was young, I didn’t see it.
I saw the slingshot and the pomegranate tree.
I saw a boy who had to be less.
Less than worthy, less than perfect, less than me.
I saw a servant. And I ruined him.
Heroic code represents a system of rules and principles that, in case they are followed, will ensure meaning to person’s life surrounded by a world, which is ruled by the capricious gods’ violence. One so as to meet the heroic code requirements has to perform an ennobling deed that possesses such a great challenge and magnitude that very few, indeed, maybe only one person out of a nation, may ever become a hero in the true sense of the word.
Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
The title “Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” fully conveys the content of the book. The author set a goal to help the person to overcome a creative impasse. That is why this book is intended for those who passionately want to create something but experience temporary or permanent difficulties with this.
Book: The Little Prince
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
All grown-ups were once children –
although few of them remember it.
“The Little Prince” was written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in 1943. This novel is a magical story that reveals the essence of life, love and loneliness. Due to the simplicity of the prose style, breezy and funny illustrations, vividness of imagination this simple yet insightful story is considered to be one of the greatest literary works of all times.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare, like any other tragedy, should have a tragic hero who possesses a corresponding flaw. However, the tragedy doesn’t have the necessary kind of flaw, but still it has this kind of hero. Hamlet’s story comes to a downfall like any other tragic hero’s, but it doesn’t happen because of a tragic flaw. In order for Hamlet to qualify to be a tragic hero, he must possess a tragic flaw, which he in fact lacks.
The Bonesetter’s Daughter is a very insightful story that explores the deep emotions and struggles that are experienced by most people from different cultures and backgrounds. The story has a sub-story embedded in it. The theme also revolves around many subplots. There are basically three main characters in the story, which are introduced to the readers in almost reverse chronological order. The first is Ruth, who is a Chinese born in America. The second is her mother LuLing, who was born in China, but later emigrated to America after the World War II. The third is Precious Antie who happens to be a bonesetter’s daughter. The novel’s name, therefore, derives from this character in the story.