As Above, So Below is a novel by Rudy Rucker who chose Peter Bruegel as his artist of focus for this novel. He begins the journey when Bruegel starts making a name for himself. Rucker describes the struggle of an artist at the time through sixteen important times in Bruegel life, but as shows that the struggles are worth it because of the outcome of some situations. The novel is historical fiction because the Bruegel and his paintings are real, but some of the events that happen are made up to have a more appeasing novel. Bruegel lived during the Dutch and Flemish Renaissance in the 16th century. The Dutch and Flemish Renaissance is a response to the Italian Renaissance in the Low Countries. During this time the Low Countries were under Hapsburg
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The novel was set in New York during the Second World War. Since the main characters are Jews, this period of time is very significant. Not only were the Jews persecuted during WWII, but New York was also close to a military base, which made it a prime target for bombing. Even the setting has an underlying sense of tension.
the novel itself shares the lives of many different people during that time period. It explored how
Brucker uses these individuals and their story to analyze renaissance society as a whole. Throughout the book, he emphasizes the strict social hierarchy and expectations of each class. He argues that although theoretically the same rules applied to every stratum of renaissance society, the standards to which each person were held and limitations they faced greatly depended on their class and gender.
The setting of the book is in World War II where many people were forced to abandoned their homes because of the holocaust. Like Max, many Jews had to hide or be forced to concentration camps and leave their families. Liesel has to grow up in period of fear, hate, and guilt. An example of this is when Hans gives bread to a dying Jewish man and is beaten and called a Jew lover. This example illustrates why Jewish people had so much to fear.
The story surrounds two time periods: 1942 and 2002. All of the main story and action takes place in Paris. The two stories alternate throughout the book. By alternating both points of view, de Rosnay allows the reader to learn factual information and also go on an emotional journey. As the book progresses, the stories tie together until they become one.
Although Brack’s character isn’t completely necessary to this play, Ibsen still made him an important enough character to come into enter and influence multiple scenes. Although his importance didn’t come entirely from what he
The Nazis followed Hitler’s orders and believed what Hitler told them: the Jewish people are responsible for all of Germany’s hardships, including losing World War I. Describe the setting and explain how the setting influenced the main events of the story. This story took place in Poland and throughout Germany mainly in concentration camps. Jack was first sent to the concentration camps when he was twelve years old and spent the next
Grendel, by John Gardner published in 1971, takes a different view of the original novel Beowulf. The plot of the Grendel is analogous to the Shakspearnean play, Macbeth in many approaches. Macbeth is a play that originated during the 1600's which incorporated aspects of sorcery, witches and violence during a medieval era. In the beginning, Macbeth is an honoured warrior in Scotland, but later craves for power; hence, he kills the king and rules the country. At this point, there were three witches that provided him with prophecies of the future. The two main prophecies were that he will not be defeated till Birnamwood(a forest) moves and no man of woman born can hurt him. Accordingly, he was enlightened to hear this because he felt superior and invincible.
Liesel had become of age when she wrote the novel “The Book Thief”, she was telling her story with others. In the novel she writes about what she went through, how she grew to become the person she is, how she has lost people in her life but has also met new people who have become important to her. As well as how at the end a bomb had hit Himmel Street where she lived and unfortuenetlley killed everyone who lived there but her.
This novel has a variety of settings, because the entire story is centered on flashbacks to the areas during the holocaust, and the migration of Jews. The first setting we encounter is in Central Europe during the 1900s-1940s. Next, we encounter the Auschwitz concentration camp during1944-45, and the last setting we come across is New York and Florida during the 1970s-
I was totally agreed with the textbook's idea of referred gender as psychological, and sex as biological. I do believe that gender is something relates to the culture and people's perception of what a certain gender supposed to do. For instance, parents tend to give their baby girls pink rooms, give baby boys blue rooms; they are also likely to buy dolls for girls, but not for boys. This topic about sex and gender reminds me of a commercial that I used to watch. It was produced by a brand named "Always". In the ad, participants were asked to do things like how do girls run, fight, and so on. When asked for run like a girl, adolescent girls respond with almost exactly the same way. When it turned to younger girls, who have not been socialized
Kurt rode his bike to school just like any other day on the morning of November 10, 1938. He arrived at school and met up with his colleague, Rudy Zonnefelt. The two of them took their bicycles and toured around the whole city of Berlin. They rode over so much glass shards on the ground they were surprised their bicycles didn’t get ruined. Rudy and Kurt both stopped when they came along a cigar shop. There, they saw a old brittled man on the ground. There was a crowd of 40 to 50 people around this old man, watching him. As they got closer they realized that the old man was being forced to pick up the shards of glass with his bare hands. Without hesitation they both put their bicycle down and help this man pick up the glass.
The saint of life, Saint Brahamus was both a child of a wealthy banking family within Florence but also one of the two children who had stumbled upon the literature created by the then Alcemene. Him and his sister's would never be the same from that day on, the two were influenced heavily by their parents to take a more scholarly outlook on life. They hoped to make him a man of cloth, hopefully to soon become the courts chaplain and aid in their families primary faith. Little did they know this would only inspire him to look at the documents they found in a more religion light. He and his sister would constantly study from the book- attempting to learn what really happened that fateful night under the moonlight. All they knew for sure is that their house's governess was missing with no trace
It tells us the feelings of Liesel after the bombing of her city. She had lost her friends, family, and her possessions including Rudy and her stepparents.All these tragic things that happened in her life made it very hard for her to cope with. She also had to cope with the death of her brother and not knowing at all where her mother went. She has to be be brave to cope with all the pain and that she faces throughout her life.