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  • White City Critique

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    For my final book blog, I read The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. It is a nonfiction book about the story of the 1893 Columbian World's Exposition in Chicago. It's style of writing is very interesting and unique, because it jumps around two separate, and distinct storylines. One story line is focused on the life and struggles of Daniel Burnham, who is the lead architect of the World's Fair. The second story line focuses on a doctor named H.H. Holmes, who is a strong, charismatic, serial

  • Devil In The White City

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    according to bestselling author Erik Larson. In his nearly legendary book, “the Devil in the White City,” the reader is led on a fantastical journey through the creation of a city of wonder and lights and through the horrors lurking behind closed doors. The vivid tales of two men – Daniel Burnham, a brilliant architect; and H. H. Holmes, a cunning serial killer – are subtly intertwined in the story of the White City. At least, that was what Erik Larson tried to present it as. Admittedly, Larson is to be

  • Analysis The Devil In The White City

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    “The Devil in the White City” Analysis Essay (insert an attention grabber, such as a quote or question). In Erik Larson's “The Devil in the White City”, (a nonfiction novel that spans the years surrounding the building of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair) that recreates the lives of two real men, Daniel Burnham, the architect who builds the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and H. H. Holmes, the serial killer who exploits the fair to find his victims. Larson uses intense imagery, juxtaposition, and allusion

  • The Devil In The White City Analysis

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    The Devil in the White City Critique The beauty of cities is that a person can walk by another hundred people all different from the others. In Eric Larson’s book, The Devil in the White City, two individuals walk in Chicago at the same time. One is Daniel Burnham who is the overseer of the 1893 World’s Fair and the other is a charismatic serial killer named H. H. Holmes. Two opposites, the annihilator and the designer, never meet but both transform Chicago and the world forever. Larson builds suspense

  • The Devil In The White City Essay

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    In third person, the author of Devil in the White City is telling two different stories, with connecting plot lines. Coherently, the stories work together to help the reader see challenges as they arise. In The Devil in the White City , Erik Larson used the tactic of perspective change, mainly through Daniel Burnham and H. H. Holmes who are metaphors for the good and evil in Chicago at the time, with a sporadic shift of focus to less significant characters who play a significant part in the lives

  • The Devil In The White City Analysis

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    The Devil in the White City, written by Erik Larson, it is a book about the events of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 that happened in Chicago. It was the perfect opportunity to display the strength of America to the world. Larson recreates the Fair with an thrilling tone, allowing us to experience its magnificence as the visitors would have in 1893. Larson describes the fair as "perfect", a "fairest dream", and "beautiful.” At the same time, Larson uses a somber tone in his descriptions

  • The Devil In The White City Analysis

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    The Devil in the White City Analysis “The sight is so inspiring that all conversation stopped, and all were lost in admiration of this grand sight. The equal of it I have never seen, and i doubt very much if i shall again’” (Larson 271). Erik Larson’s nonfiction novel The Devil in the White City centers around the Chicago World’s Fair, also known as The World’s Columbian Exposition, and two of the men whose lives were intertwined: Daniel Burnham and H. H. Holmes. Daniel Burnham was the chief architect

  • The White City By Erik Larson

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    Erik Larson’s literary nonfiction novel “The Devil in the White City” surrounds the events of the 1893 Columbian Exposition World’s Fair in Chicago. Larson does a magnificent job intertwining the lives of two men who were changed by the events of the fair. Daniel H. Burnham, the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World 's Fair and Dr. H. H. Holmes, the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. The purpose of this review is not only to summarize Larson’s

  • Analysis Of The Devil In The White City

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    Paris Exposition and its main attraction the Eiffel Tower, yet no man was able to tell of the trials and tribulation at the fair and its architects would face in the years leading up to the exposition and in the aftermath of it. The Devil In The White City, written by Erik Larson, is a nonfiction text that goes in depth into the murder, magic, and madness that took place during the time of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Larson mainly focused on two extremely important people who he believed

  • A Of The White City By Erik Larson

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    A Devil in the White City, written by Erik Larson, is a novel to remember. Not only does this book entice the ideas and a theme of “good” and “evil”, but Erik Larson, a former staff writer in the Wall Street Journal, also tied in historical events that occurred during the Chicago World Fair of 1893. The purpose of the book, that entices a combination of historical events and other fictional opinions, is to inform the audience of the historical content that occurred in the past and to “fill in the

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