A Writer And Playwright 's Writing Style And The Message That You Can Tell The Truth

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As novelist and playwright Gao Xingjian states, "It 's in literature that true life can be found. It 's under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth” (Xingjian 2008). I begin to wonder if Xingjian 's insight can be applied to all texts in literature, and whether the truth is in fact guarded by the writer 's literary style. Perhaps it is the technique that gives clues to allow me, the reader, to decipher the hidden truth. I wonder if the writing style highlights the philosophy, or if the philosophy is what encourages the use of a certain technique. Furthermore, as I come across various texts, I begin to understand the interconnection between a writer 's style and the message that he or she is attempting to convey. As a result, I would like to think the technique is like a bridge between me and the writer where their wisdom is communicated by his or her words. It is interesting that different texts are displayed using contrasting styles. However, these writing styles help me see that all texts reveal a startling truth; a philosophy. This leads me to ask: to what extent is literature more about philosophy than technique? As I read "My mistress ' eyes are nothing like the sun” (Sonnet 130), I cannot help but notice Shakespeare 's use of figurative language. His writing style intrigues me as it effectively conceals the reasoning behind the poem. At first, I find it surprising that he speaks negatively about his "mistress" when he compares her to…

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