As I stated in the first part of this week’s module, I aspire to be a writer in the future, and I believe part of the process of becoming a successful writer is by analyzing the great literary works of the past. That is why when doing the work for this module I chose Jurassic Park, One of my favorite novels, and Game of Thrones, widely considered to be one of the greatest fantasy novels of all time. When plugging the text of both of these novels into Voyant Tools, I was keen to look out for which book ended up having the more unique vocabulary. That book ended up being Game of Thrones, with it’s mix up unique lore and memorable character names, juxtaposed to Jurassic Park’s admittedly bland vocabulary
Essentially what this has taught me is that the structure of novel can make all the difference in it’s quality. Jurassic Park, while fondly remembered, is at the end of the day simply not very unique when it comes to the actual writing because of an over reliance of common words and phrases. Game of Thrones, on the other hand, contains a far more unique collection of text, giving the novel a more original and epic feel to it.