21st Century Spin On Literature

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21st Century Spin on Literature
In today’s 21st century of life, there are millions and millions of books, short stories, and poems. Authors have been scripting out different tales since before the 1st century. Therefore giving one plenty of options when it comes to not only reading, but analyzing, evaluating, and even interpreting the literature standpoint that you receive from picking up a good book. The three themes from the book How to Read Literature Like a Professor, written by Thomas C. Foster, can be applied to pieces of literature such as Frank Stockton’s “The Lady or the Tiger?”, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”, and “The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Several themes in How to Read Literature Like a Professor like “Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires,” “Now Where Have I Seen Her Before?,” and “Is That a Symbol?” play into the famous short stories mentioned above. “The Acts of Vampires” is a theme that deals with “The Lady, or the Tiger?” and how the corrupt older male strips away the females virtues and youth. “Now Where Have I Seen Her Before?” deals with the short story “The Lottery” and how every story comes from another story, and nothing is original because it is always a spin off of another book. Lastly, “Is That a Symbol?” deals with “The Minister’s Black Veil” and how symbolic the minister’s black veil really is. When one hears the word vampire, one automatically thinks of the evil monster that sucks the blood and life out of people.

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