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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

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    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

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    The nonfiction novel The Devil in the White City written by Erik Larson primarily takes place in Chicago between the years 1890-1893. This novel tells the story of Daniel Burnham, an architect in charge of building the Chicago World's Fair, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer who uses the fair to lure his victims. This novel has two major story arcs, one revolves around Daniel Burnham and the other revolves around H.H. Holmes. Burnham's story explains how he strived to build the fair, Holmes' story

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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

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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

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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

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    In Devil in the White City, Erik Larson details the favorable and heinous aspects of Chicago during the progressive era. The characters in the novel contradicted each other because of the nickname given for the World Fair “White City” and the nickname for Chicago, “Black City”. Erik Larson effectively conveys in Devil in the White City through diction, characterization and juxtaposition that although the there are two contrasting plots, they both left a mark on society and impacted individual’s lives

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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

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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

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    Erik Larson’s 2002 novel titled, The Devil in the White City, spans the years of the famous Chicago’s World’s Fair. This book coincides with the issues of a serial killer by the name of H.H Holmes and the World Fair. The World’s Fair was sought out to help bring a marvelous feel the city of Chicago with the creation of buildings. In actuality, the buildings were only temporary. To take the picturesque feel away from something that was supposed to be a well remembered beauty, Larson brings in the

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