Stephen King is one of my favorite writers of science fiction. Each of his book is simply amazing, is not an exception and the book "Different Seasons", I read it with great pleasure for a few days. "Different Seasons", which was released in 1982, contains four stories. Each story has a subtitle that associates it with one of the seasons. The structure includes such works -Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (Hope Springs Eternal), Apt Pupil (Summer of Corruption), The Body (Fall From Innocence), The Breathing Method (Winter’s Tale). Unlike other works by the author of the book does not contain the elements of horror, which is endowed with a large part of the books of Stephen King. For all four stories were later removed movies. To plunge
The Shawshank Redemption relates to the text in many ways. In the text, the entire 12th chapter is dedicated to prison life and the life after. While many of the concepts that are outlined in the book are shown in the movie, the overall idea of prisonization is magnified.
The novel “The Coldest Winter Ever” by Sister Souljah follows the life of the lead character Winter Santiago and her family. Born in Brooklyn,New York, Winter Santiago was the daughter of a young mother and the notorious drug dealer Ricky Santiago. From the beginning of the novel Winter lets it known that she was born into luxury, and just because she lived in the projects of Brooklyn didn't mean she was poor.In fact it was the exact opposite for the Santiago family.Winter came into adolescence as a shallow, self-centered individual, motivated solely by physical attractiveness, material possessions and the desire to attract as many men as possible. On Winter’s six-tenth birthday her father Ricky Santiago decides it's finally time to move his family out of the ghetto. Winter’s mother and sisters were very excited for the move although Winter was livid. The family’s move to a mansion in Long Island did not stop Winter from desiring her ghetto culture. It also didn’t help that neither parents were actual parents to Winter. Shortly after the family moves to Rhode island the FBI raid the house and arrest Ricky Santiago on several charges. After Santiago’s arrest his empire begins to crumble. All of the family possessions are seized leaving Winter, her mother and her three younger siblings to fend for themselves. Winter selfishness didn't let that happen,she decided to go on her own and hustle her way back into the lifestyle she once lived.Unfortunately things didn't work out for winter the way she wanted. Instead of getting things done on her own Winter looked for a man to take care of her, because that was the only thing her mother taught her. The same man that was supposed to love and take care of her let her take the fall for his crimes, and ultimately sent Winter to jail for a fifth-teen year sentence.
In the book “Winter of the Dead” by Elizabeth Massie, a young boy named Nat documents his journey through the hardships he faced while at Jamestown. Throughout the book there is starvation, struggle, perseverance, and friendship.
I must admit I haven't read many books that I would say inspired me to pursue Seminary studies. I just finished reading the book I am going to elaborate on in this paper due to the fact that most of the books I read; and I do love to read, are usually written by authors like Stephen King, or James Patterson, not really hitting the mark as respected interpreters of God's word. The Pastrix, is a book I found amazingly close to my own story in some ways and very different in others, but her call to ministry, her journey through being so different and her need to build a new world view all resonated with me and I knew this book was the book God meant for me to read.
The short story, “Winter Dreams”, by F. Scott Fitzgerald holds lasting impact today, mainly for the author’s ability to weave love, desire, emotion, and the moral fiber of an individual into a story. The underlying theme is centered on how charisma can drives a person to lose sight of their true goal in life, thereby finding pleasure in selfish gain which results in eventual loss. I will develop an analysis of characterization and theme in this famed short story that is as relevant today as it was when it was written in 1922.
In 1846, eight families gathered together with a common goal, to find a better life in California. These families became known as The Donner party, also known as the Donner-Reed party. Although they set out with high hopes and good faith, their trip was doomed from the start.
Initially, I did not know what it meant to be “unstuck in time” but, after reading and watching Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut, I got a better perception and understanding of what it means. In the book, Billy Pilgrim lives his whole life out of sequence and it had me wondering what if I lived my life in that way. The effects would be interesting and confusing because I would not be living in the present. For example, one day I would be in past and another day I would be in the future. The good aspects of living that way is that life can be more of an adventure going back and forth in time rather than being stuck and living in the present. For instance in Slaughterhouse Five, everything looked like a journey for Billy Pilgrim. One day
Most science fiction novels and other novels that incorporate “out of this world ideas” have long been regarded as not true forms of literature. This is due to the nature that the majority of Sci-Fi novels are written for entertainment purpose alone and do not provide much thought and discussion. Despite this, Kurt Vonnegut is today known for writing books that have multiple levels and require the reader to think about what he or she just read. In his semi autobiographical novel, Slaughter House Five, Vonnegut is able to write about events that he experienced during World War 2 while introducing topics of a science fiction novel such as aliens and time travel. Vonnegut uses these science fiction elements to tell a story that has literary merit
“Atticus he was real nice” “most people are, Scout, when you finally see them” (Lee 376). This quote shows that To kill a Mockingbird is a great piece of literature because it leaves the reader with something to think about even after the book is finished. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a great novel because it has intriguing characters, a unique perspective, and teaches the reader about the world.
One of the best things about this movie is its portrayal of prison life. There are many movies that deal with prison and the life of prisoners while incarcerated, but Shawshank I feel does the best job of giving you a real feeling of what prison life
The Shawshank Redemption is a film directed by Frank Darabont and written by Stephen King, released in the year 1994. This film was nominated for seven Oscars and is nothing less than phenomenal. The movie was based on Andy Dufresne who was played by actor Tim Robbins. He is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her and is sentenced to a maximum security prison. However, only Andy knows he did not commit this crime he is accused of. While serving his time in prison, he forms a friendship with Red who is played by actor Morgan Freeman, and they together experience the brutality of life in prison. Although the movie was taken place in a prison and it may seem extremely weird to feel this way. I think this movie gives viewers a warm and heart felt feeling. In many movies we get the vicarious experiences and quick, insincere emotions. "Shawshank" uses the narrator 's calm, attentive voice to include us in the story of men who have formed a community behind bars. It is deeper than most films; about continuity in a lifetime, based on friendship and hope. Although this movie was nominated for several different awards the movie violated many constitutional rights and had some issues that negatively affects the prison system. Inmates brutally beaten, remaining institutionalized upon the failure to become knowledgeable about the world, unfair treatment and denied parole for no evident reason, taken advantage of as the warden used inmates
The Shawshank Redemption started with numerous advantages. The story was based on a novella by Stephen King. King works had already been tapped to create other memorable movies. The Shining, Stand by Me and Misery all had critical success. His reputation as a storyteller should have attracted King’s dedicated followers, the previous movie adaptations, cinephiles. Tim Robbins, cast as Andy Dufresne, had already risen to a certain status with roles
Neil Gaiman’s Snow, Glass, Apples takes all prior knowledge about what a fairy tale generally consists of and ignores it. Breaking down all barriers of what is considered the typical fairy tale format, Gaiman does not shy away from delving into the taboos of society.