Anatoli Boukreev and Jon Krakauer, the two survivors of the 1996 disaster on Mount Everest, were in the midst of an ongoing turmoil even after their safe journey down the mountain. In Krakauer’s account of the happenings at Everest written in Into Thin Air, it depicts Boukreev, the Russian guide, as an antagonist. This account […]Read More The hidden truth of decisions made on May 10th.
1984 by George Orwell, which could be called an “epitome” of dystopian literature, crushed my expectations. One major thing I look for in books is the ending, an ending which leaves the reader satisfied and fulfilled, or an ending that lets the reader crave for more. Isn’t that the whole point? A well-cooked novel with […]Read More 1984 leaves me empty-hearted.
Briony could be potentially interpreted in several different ways, however, many tend to see her as a girl lacking in decision-making skills and is too egotistical to admit her mistakes until it is too late. However, my view on Briony is that she is a very strong character partly due to the surreal world she […]Read More Briony’s character is a result of imagination.
One of the first few aspects I look for, in a person is maturity. Why? Because it’s a word which sums up everything truly exquisite. It brings about calm even during a storm, character during persecution, trust in furious tears, and love amongst enemies. It’s just too beautiful, too genuine to be one word. However, […]Read More Misconceptions on Maturity.
Truman Capote’s claims his book In Cold Blood to be a “nonfiction novel” in one of his interviews with George Plimpton. And says that it is a “new literary art form,” however, one might disagree due to the book’s cold, straight-forward approach in storytelling. Another might ask where the effort is, in making it into […]Read More In Cold Blood, a disaster or a masterpiece?