I visit the Coventry Cathedral Ruins as often as I can. This isn’t due to a religious vow or for the spiritual fulfillment of my soul. Rather, it is to observe the grandeur of the rubble that remains majestic even with its crumbling walls.
I recently came across a Guardian article which said that Britain has closed almost 800 libraries in a decade and I was gutted. When I was growing up, I somehow found myself recognising that knowledge is sacred (to me). I crave to learn, to improve and become aware about my surroundings.
Ernest Hemingway is perhaps one of the most famous American writers of his time. Before becoming a writer, however, Hemingway was a journalist and a war correspondent (Meyers 1982:1). This essay will focus on the extent to which journalists and journalistic practice are important in Hemingway’s fictional work The Sun Also Rises (1926).
I came across Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada through my University reading list. It is a fictional novel that is inspired by true events. It has very often been compared to non-fiction books due to its closeness to the reality of Germany during Hitler’s regime. As it is inspired by real life events, the case itself seems to have been re-written based on the articles Fallada found in the newspaper at the time.
I am usually attracted to the cover, the synopsis, or even the author's name, when I choose a book to read. Then there are other times, when I choose a book by reading the first three sentences on the first page. However, Amanda Lovelace's poetry collection's title was the one that did it this time. the princess saves herself in this one.
A hero in the story can only be glorified if he battles a convincing and strong villain. Villains usually are the archetype of fiction that embody the fear, evils, loss, anger and darkness of the society. Another sinister feature of the villain is that he carries a kind of mysterious aura around him. Two very common sentiments towards these characters are fear and hate, which could well be transferred from the fictional world into the mind of the reader outside in the real world.