What was the author’s purpose for writing these powerful books

What was the author's purpose for writing this powerful book

As a writer and an avid reader, I am always fascinated by the motivations that drive an author to write. Knowing the author’s purpose is not only a nice curiosity, but also helps us to understand the true meaning of the story being told.

In this article, you will discover the author’s purpose in writing those famous books that have captured the hearts of millions of readers and continue to do so today.

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Writers and readers, brace yourselves, because the motivation of great writers to write their best-seller is not always what you expect!

What was the author’s purpose for writing these books

What was the author's purpose for writing these books

Rick riordan’s purpose for writing Percy jackson

These days, Percy Jackson is back on the lips of all fans with the new TV series ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians (TV Series)‘.

If you are a fan of Perry Johnson * wink wink * you can probably guess what inspired the great Rick Riordan to write his own mythological series for children.

But let’s take a look at what he’s told us over the years.

The author’s purpose was to tell his own child a bedtime story. Rick Riordan had taught Greek mythology for many years, so it was easy for him to create a demigod called Percy Jackson out of thin air.

Over time, his main motivation for continuing the series was to open up the world of mythology to young people in a fun and adventurous way.

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Mary Shelley’s purpose for writing Frankenstein

Frankenstein is a rather dark gothic novel, and this characteristic is easily linked to the grief experienced by its author, Mary Shelley.

In fact, Mary has lived with the presence of death in her life since the age of ten, when her mother died unexpectedly.

Frankenstein, or the modern Prometheus, reflects the times in which its author lived.

In the first half of the 19th century, at the height of scientific discovery, many conflicts arose because people would stop at nothing to achieve their ambitions. Just like Victor Frankenstein.

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J.k rowling’s purpose for writing Harry potter

Of course, when she set out to write the first chapter of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling could not have imagined the enormous success it would achieve.

In the beginning, she just wanted to show a world where love and friendship could withstand any evil that came their way.

At that time in her life, she was in a very difficult situation, with a failed marriage behind her and very little money.

So she wrote what she wanted, she wrote about an orphaned child in a desperate situation, but with the opportunity to change the direction of his life completely.

And so, in an English train carriage, the great Harry Potter was born.

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George Orwell ‘s purpose for writing 1984

1984′ is one of the most famous and widely read dystopian novels in the world.

But what was the author’s purpose in writing this skin-crawling book?

Even today, years after reading it, I have moments when I think back to Room 101 and how much of it actually happened in reality.

Because, yes, this novel is not fantasy, and it is certainly not intended to be read as fiction.

George Orwell’s purpose in writing 1984 was to warn future generations of what could happen if they allowed dictatorship to take over. George Orwell had lived through the First and Second World Wars when his book was published.

He was also at the beginning of the Cold War. Everyone at the time craved power and control over the masses, and would do anything to maintain it. Just like the dreaded Big Brother.

“1984” was a way for George Orwell to show what kind of society no one should want, and to make readers think about how to act to have a better future.

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Madeline Miller’s purpose for writing The song of achilles

Madeline Miller studied classical literature and taught Greek and Latin for many years. Her passion for mythology led her to publish two popular novels, ‘The Song of Achilles’ and ‘Circe’.

But what made her spend a good ten years talking about Achilles’ role in the Trojan War?

Well, surprisingly, Patroclus. Indeed, it is from his point of view that the reader experiences the story, and it is this character, little noticed in the Iliad, that inspired Miller to write her manuscript.

Achilles and Patroclus were described as ‘good friends’, but Miller, who had read Plato’s Symposium, wanted nothing to do with them.

In fact, they were described as lovers not only in that work but by many other readers of their original story. And not to mention this information just seemed like a hugely ignorant choice.

So, full of doubts as to how the classicists and the reading public would take it, she begins to write Patroclus’ first words. And the rest is history.

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Rick riordan’s purpose for writing Percy jackson

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