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The Reader

The novel “The Reader” is narrated in first person by one of the main characters, Michael Berg. It is told in the style of an autobiography therefore includes his memories of certain events intermingled with current events. Consequently, these events are told from only one point of view and are reliant on one person’s memory, but also provide insights into Michael’s character and personality. There will be a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of having this style of narration in this...

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The Reader

n part II, chapter eight of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader, the first-person narrator Michael describes reading the account written by a concentration camp who had survived along with her mother, the soul survivors in a large group of women who were being marched away from the camp. He says, "the book...creates distance. It does not invite one to identify with it and makes no one sympathetic..." The same could be said of The Reader. The book is written in such a way as to distance one from the characters...

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The Reader

individual undergoes a traumatic situation, the ramifications of these actions seep into an individualfs psyche unknowingly. In effect this passes through memory and becomes sub-consciously buried within a personfs behavioural patterns generally. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink explores the concept of a young mans subconscious desire for a woman whom he gcanft remember to forgeth (1Memento) as she is so deeply inlaid within his soul. Critically acclaimed as gA formally beautiful, disturbing, and...

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Rhetoric and Reader

Many writers use several diverse ways to persuade readers into believing them. Some writers may tell a story, provide facts and information, or other ideas to encourage his or her reader to agree with the argument. Aristotle's rhetorical triangle describes three diverse appeals: logos, pathos, and ethos. Logos is based on facts and reasons explaining logical arguments that rely on information and evidence. Logos is built with enough evidence, data, statistics, and reliable information. Another...

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The Reader and Writer

greatly benefit by a shared garden. The proposal contains 3 images of which all support the writer’s philosophy. Commonly, all are directed to the reader through techniques of fear tactics and consistent use of hyperbole. The newsletter aims to persuade readers through tactics of: appealing to sense of security, use of evidence and involvement of readers through inclusive language. The writer begins with the second word ‘our’ to immediately create a sense of belonging. This benevolent attitude...

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E-Readers

E-readers and e-books may have seemed like a fad, but clearly they are not going anywhere. There are a number of styles and types to pick from; the Nook and Kindle each have various versions and options, for example, based on your budget and your needs. Debate rages about which is the best e-reader, but this is about the advantages and disadvantages of an e-reader regardless of the one you buy. Advantages For starters, we will look at the benefits of e-readers. Do you travel a lot? If so, an e-reader...

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Controlled Reader

to elicit a desired response from the reader, for there are two types of readers an author must consider: the implied reader and the actual reader. The implied reader is “assumed and created by the work itself” whereas, the actual reader brings his/her own experiences to the text and thus each reader takes away a different message from a text (MacMannus, para 1). Du Bois's narrative, “A Mild Suggestion”, attempts to ensure a certain response, from the reader, by including a description of the passengers'...

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Percy: the Common Reader and the Complex Reader

Percy: The Common Reader and the Complex Reader Walker Percy's "The Loss of the Creature" is a work to be read … and read again. He questions language and understanding or belief. He writes "piling example upon example" (qtd. in Percy 462). He speaks of the rare sovereign knower and the unique sovereign experience. One will never fully recover an entity into the understanding of the primary founder's, as try he might. There will only be one sovereign experience. There are many opportunities...

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The Reader and Hughes

stories are a useful guide for how to live one's life .Langston assumes that all his readers are familiar and well acquainted with a charismatic church .” preaching, singing, praying, and shouting”. Hughes chose narration because it was his way of really putting down his feelings and emotions just the way he experienced them .This added to the credibility of the story and the effect that it would have on the reader ,based on criticism coupled with the act that this dealt with a very argumentative...

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Are Readers More Compassionate Than None Readers?

activity in which readers experience worlds other than their own. Not only that, but they are also introduced to various aspects of characters. Such privilege contributes to the fact that readers are a lot more compassionate than non-readers. People have started to write various kinds of books ages ago which include plenty of different experiences such as, romance, tragedy, science, fiction and comedy, to continue to infinite other topics. This means that not all kinds of readers have the same...

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