Literature - Part 5
In J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye” the author describes the life of the main character named Holden Caulfield. The boy has a unique world vision, different from the rest. He realizes that such basic and vital human qualities as love and kindness are totally forgotten and their places are taken by the so-called “success” of middle class version. Money and power – that’s what matters in the society. Holden Caulfield feels like he’s different from the rest. To his point of view, human kindness is much more important for happy living, than financial status.
The world of John Donne is the world of love, not limited by the single variety of feeling and unchanging picture of love. When we talk about the love poetry of John Donne, we recall his poems from Songs and Sonnets, full of emotions and attitudes. What makes Donne’s poems a masterpiece? Probably, the secret is in his personal autobiographical picture in each and every line and poem. The author is experimenting with his own feelings and emotions through his poetry and brings it up for the reader’s judgement. He does not look for agreement or critics. Donne is more in search for new angles of these feelings that could be brought to him by his reader.
Among all the Shakespeare’s plays there is hardly any that have created so much controversy as it was with the “Merchant of Venice”. Shakespeare is famous for his ability to create complex, multilayer characters that cannot be adequately described in terms of simple black and white. Even the worst villains have traits that make it possible to understand them, if not sympathize with them or forgive them. “Merchant of Venice”, however, introduces the image that is ambiguous and is understood so differently that Shakespeare himself would have possibly been amazed at the passion with which different parties try to prove their points. We speak, of course, about Shylock.
William Shakespeare is one of the most outstanding authors off all time, whose contribution into the world literature can be compared to an eternal ocean. You should take pride in such a topic of essay and consider it like a challenging task. It’s a nice opportunity for you to have a fascinating journey within the world of Shakespeare.
Crome Yellow is the first novel by Aldous Huxley, who is much more well-known for his later works, such as Brave New World and Point Counter Point. In my opinion, however, this book deserves the same amount of attention, if not more.