The Reader

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  • The Reader Setting Analysis

    Through the use of settings, Bernhard Schlink emphasises the central ideas of the novel The Reader. The central ideas of human behaviour and guilt, responsibility and justice, looking beyond actions and insight are each explored through the use of settings. Settings such as Hanna’s bathtub, the concentration camp and the courtroom and the woods are each used to emphasise a central idea. Schlink uses stylistic devices such as symbolism, analogy, allusion and narrative point of view to communicate these ideas and accentuate the central ideas conveyed in the novel through setting. One of the central ideas explored in the novel The Reader by Bernhard Schlink is human behaviour and guilt. Schlink uses the setting of Hanna’s bathtub to explore…

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  • Analysis Of Bernard Schlink's The Reader

    Bernard Schlink influences the audience of the The Reader to explore the cost of various issues. Literacy is shown to be valued, through the use of irony and characterisation through Hanna’s illiteracy. The obedient human nature is examined through Hanna’s trial, with the use of symbolism and charactisation. Michael’s narration is trusted, forcefully, through the use of narrative voice, symbolism, and metaphors. Whilst the audience views the relationship between Michael and Hanna negatively…

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  • The Manipulation Of The Reader In John Fowles The Collector

    The manipulation of the readers in “The Collector” “The Collector” is a novel written by John Fowles and at first sight seems to be a simple story without subplots to divert our attention. After a carefully reading, the hiding meanings can be discovered and the words can be interpreted. This paper proves the reader’s manipulation and reveals a few devices which were used in order to control the people’s mind. “The Collector” has two points of view which can easily manipulate the reader’s…

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  • How Does Literature Affect The Mind Of The Reader?

    Experiencing a piece of literature is like becoming a mind-reader. Books and other formats of literature offer readers a unique passage into the brain of the author, allowing them to see into the writer’s inner thoughts, feelings, fears, and hopes. Unfortunately, books are limited in length and unlike seeing the author’s complete raw thoughts, a lot is left up to the interpretation of the reader. The thoughts of the author displayed on paper are purposefully calculated and edited, leaving out…

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  • Reader-Based Prose: Writing Style Analysis

    Which of the tips on the handout for writing reader-based prose seem the most useful? Why? As I examined Fowler’s (1993), article, I was struck by a common theme that wove through three of the tips, making them the moist useful to me as a writer. Fowler (1983) suggests that one should, “anticipate, your audience’s response”, “organize for the creative reader”, and “use cues to guide your reader” (Fowler, 1983, pp.1-2). The first tip, “analyze your audience”, appears to be the natural starting…

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  • Reader Response Theory

    This course has facilitated opportunities to experience novels of all different types, as well as different styles of teaching. I have had the opportunity to look critically at different theories, as well as a variety of hands on activities. With the culmination of the semester, I have come to the conclusion that students must learn to engage with literature in a meaningful way so they can apply that skill more broadly in life and use it to think critically about government and societal…

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  • A Peace Reader Analysis

    The reading in “A Peace Reader” that I decided to pick is one that is titled “War is no way to start a career.” This story talks about the struggles that veterans go through after they are finished surviving time in the military. They more specifically tackle it after two wars: The Vietnam War and World War 2. After World War 2, Male-Veterans out-earned none veterans by 10-20 percent, but Soldiers from the Vietnam war were out earned by none veterans by the same amount. According to the article,…

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  • Reader Response To Frankenstein

    Reading is active attempt to try and figure what lies between two covers of a book. When a reader reads a story and the novel is told a from a first person point of view they are able to understand that character. The reader gets an understanding of how this character is feeling and maybe even form ideas about why the character may feel this particular way. Evil, determined, isolated- these are a few words to describe some characters in this story. In the narrative, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley,…

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  • Reader Bias Analysis

    The Dangers Posed by Reader Bias: A Reader Response Criticism of The Science Fiction Novel Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein Few modern authors have had as profound effect on their genre, society, political debate, or literature in general as Robert Heinlein. Science fiction author Ken Macleod suggests that the world was having a dialogue with Heinlein, unfortunately, one of the unintended consequences of dialogue is misunderstanding, some of which is caused by reader bias (Macleod, James, &…

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  • Unit Lay Reader

    narcotics or enforcing federal fisheries regulations and now as a lead engineer responsible for directing others in the maintenance and operation of equipment aboard a 225 feet buoy tender. As rewarding as many of these opportunities have been, few compare to the opportunity to serve as Unit Lay Reader; a voluntary position responsible for providing worship opportunities and discipleship training to fellow shipmates while at sea. After serving in this capacity at three different units I have…

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