A Century Ends and a New Millennium Begins: Essay (Week 7)
Why do Nel and Sula watch Chicken Little drown? During that period, the blacks and the whites seem to be fighting for the resources. Chicken Little was a black boy, different from Nel and Sula. Although they never meant to kill him, they kept silent on it, this shows they were still on the support of their parent’s struggle for the resources. They always treated the blacks to belong to the bottom where there was no good which could be done on their soils.
Do you notice any similarities between Carver’s style of writing and Hemingways? If so, explain.
There are similarities between the two. Ernest Hemingway’s literature seems to have motivated Raymond Carver on his writing process. Carver drew most of the styles in his writing “Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?” from Hemingway’s “Hills like White Elephants” and also “Cat in the Rain.” They both use inconclusive pronouns, symbolism (both traditional and mimetic), open endings and non-mimetic procedures, for example, symbolic resonance (Bauer 67)
OBriens Going after Cacciato focuses on the experience of Paul Berlin during the Vietnam War.
The structure of the story shows psychological trauma, distinctly showing the ambiguities in the form and order of the events taking place. Most of the story has a non-linear structure. Paul’s daydreams serve to prepare him on the hard experiences he and his squad is about to face. There are a lot of dangers on their way as they go after Cacciato. The squad members are making a lot of mistakes which has caused great death to them, which is why Paul is separating himself from them in an attempt to survive. Cacciato tells Paul that he is going to be fine; this means that he will survive the whole process due to his sense of humor. Therefore, he could talk and laugh his way out of danger with his cunningness to the end of the pursuit (Tim 258).
Bauer, Margaret. Forget the Legend and Read the Work: Teaching Two Stories by Ernest
Hemingway. College Literature, 2003. Print
Tim, O’Brien. Going after Cacciato. Doubleday, 1978. Print