Friday, October 11, 2013

The Author's Influence

****By Guest Blogger, CCM****

What's the Challenge?    Choose two authors who's books you think give a strong reflection of humanity and show the INNOCENCE of humans for what they are and who they are.

Who's Invited to Participate?   Anyone influenced by!!

What's the Point?    To give you a positive look on the world in which the authors lived, and as an added bonus, renewed hope from reviving some powerful messages that should never be lost.

My two authors would be John Steinbeck and Mitch Albom.  The books would be 'Of Mice and Men' and 'Tuesdays with Morrie'.
    Both of these books show how one man can look after another despite the worst of problems the other one has.  These books show a bond of trust and character that can be displayed through the author's imagery and vividly creative word choice.   Both main characters choose to take care of another when they are needed most.  This is a lesson authors try to tell the reader; you should always be there for someone when they need you the most.

1 comment:

  1. Crystal Waring10/31/2013

    My two favorite writers that emphasize the best in humanity would probably have been very good friends had they lived in the same era. And. most likely, the one man did glean inspiration from the other.
    My first favorite, chronologically, would have to be Jules Verne and his portrayal of humanity through Phileas Fogg in 'Around the World in 80 Days'. Fogg is my favorite male literary character of all time due to his seemingly complex nature which is, in reality, a very basic personal set of standards. He holds no one else to these moral rules but unquestionably acts on this foundation of compassion and self-sacrifice.
    My other writer would be Gene Roddenberry best known for the creation of Star Trek. His eutopian concept of a world driven not by monetary gain but the goal of a greater existence for all (best explained in 'First Contact') rings of a hope that humanity has the potential for this greater good.