Albert Einstein Literary Qualities

Elma Ehrlich Levinger
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Levinger's most effective literary technique involves her use of the biographical novel's various settings. The settings reflect Einstein's emotions so that Levinger's description of a particular place often serves as a description of the main character's feelings as well. Although the settings' lack of physical detail is sometimes criticized, this absence allows the setting to act as a more direct medium through which Einstein's character is revealed. The setting also advances Levinger's theme of freedom as, for example, the liberating atmosphere of the Italian mountains contrasts the rigidity of the German schools.

Among the weaker points of Levinger's writing is the inconsistency of her style, particularly her clumsy rendering of dialogue. While the invented conversations verge on simplistic, apparently composed with a grade school audience in mind, most of the text is written for a more sophisticated audience. The more advanced sections sacrifice color for the sake of...

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