The last prompt assigned for this course, the critical analysis was based on the short story “Diary Of A Madman” by Nikolai Gogal. This is definitely by far one of the most unique pieces of text I have ever read. With the use of different literary techniques, Gogol does a phenomenal job of presenting the idea of mental illness and how it was perceived in olden times (the Mid-1800’S).
For my following assignment, the Expository Analysis I had chosen John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. The novel itself was fairly short but yet contained many hidden figures, so to say. Just as with the Literary Narrative, this assignment had also required me to look further deep into the text leading uncovering a whole different perspective.
This was the first novel I had written about in this course (Literary Narrative). Due to this assignment, I was able to look further deep into the context of this novel which hand in hand allowed me to create a distinct connection with the protagonist.
This novel will forever be one of my favorite reads.