There was no law about it; but the whites reported it round among themselves, that if a note was heard, they should have some dreadful punishment. Her husband and son died, and she got separated from her children as well. Many unfortunate events happened in Charity Bowery’s life. This context means that even though it doesn’t really states that Charity Bowery is a black woman. We can still picture it by reading between the lines.
The town played a definite part in Miss Emily’s mental delusion. There were numerous complaints of a foul stench coming from her property and yet no one addressed it to her directly. A younger member of the Board of Aldermen suggested that Miss Emily be told to clean up her property. But due to the old southern ideals of honor, duty and loyalty the older, the more traditional members could not possibly confront her about this matter as ‘Dammit sir”, Judge Stevens said,” will you accuse a lady to her face of smelling bad?”(93) So in the midnight hour they chose to slunk about the house and apply lime to the infected areas. Lime is a white powder that is good at covering the smell and aiding in the process of decomposition.
A Rose for Emily The Use of Color In A Rose for Emily, one of William Faulkner’s works, tells a story of Miss Emily in a small town of southern America. She was a daugther of a super strict and controlling father who kept her in solitude until her death. Miss Emily was always thought of as a weird and mysterious person to her neighbors, but the neighbors confirmed their theories of Miss Emily when they found out that she had killed her lover, Homer Barron and slept with his body for forty years in the upstairs of her house. Faulkner uses complex plots and a mixed-up time sequence to approach a despairing and gloomy image of Miss Emily to the reader. However, Faulkner uses colors to represent certain moods and mental conditions of Miss Emily during the story The color black has appeared twice in the whole story, one is in the first description of Emily’s appearance, is when the officials went to her house to discuss the tax issue.
How does Dickens create tension in the opening scene of his novel ‘Great Expectations’ The opening pages of any novel have certain features in common. The main charecters and the setting are usually introduced here. Although the most important part is the cliffhanger as this leaves the reader wanting to read more. The vocabulary which was used built up the tension, also when the author (Charles Dickens) wrote, “As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either of them.” It is the thought of them him being in a graveyard alone with no parents. People are afraid of graveyards because of the depressing thought that people who have died are buried there, and that the you will die one day.
Some of these symbolic tales are too vague or shadowy to be convincing. In "The Minister's Black Veil,” a clergyman startles his worshippers by appearing with a dark veil over his face. The veil itself is a recognizable object; on a woman or a bonnet it would pass unnoticed; but on the minister it becomes a noteworthy thing, at once fascinating and repellent. They knew the man as a familiar friend; today he is a stranger, and they fear him with a vague, nameless fear. Many years he wears the mysterious article, dies and is buried with him, and in all that time they never have a glimpse of his face.
Both of these static characters possess innocence in terms of wrongdoings and have only performed helpful deeds for those they came into contact with. With the novel being set in the Deep South and during the Great Depression, the minority groups like the African-Americans were subject to a large amount of discrimination; a key reason as to why Maycomb decided to imprison, and later kill, the mockingbird that Tom Robinson symbolized. Atticus described Tom according to Calpurnia’s accounts as an attendant of the First Purchase Church, a member of a family of clean folks (Lee 75), and it was later revealed that following an industrial accident, “his left arm was fully twelve inches shorter than his right, and hung dead at his side. It ended in a small shriveled hand… [and] it was no use to him” (Lee 186). After Tom was wrongly found guilty and began serving out his sentence, he showed his relation to the mockingbird yet again as he choose flight over fight during an exercise period in prison when he ran for freedom and attempted to escape over the prison fence.
Miss Emily, in her vast complexity and troubled life, is most readily transfigured into a symbol by both the reader and the township of which she resides. According to William Davis in his critical analysis of "A Rose for Emily," Emily is a symbol, a diety, and an idol to the people of Jefferson; she is a fallen monument and representative of the distant past. The townspeople, in their own misguided way, venerate Emily as befitting the sole heir of "the high and might Griersons." "Often she is referred to as a kind of diety, or at least as a representative, if not of the religious at least of the political and social hierarchy of Jefferson" (Davis 36). She is an untouchable monument to a long past aristocracy.
“After you my dear Alphonse” is written ironic because we hear Johnny say to Boyd “After you my dear Alphonse”, but Mrs. Wilson thinks that all black people are poor and underfed, so it should be Boyd, who say it to Johnny. That’s how Mrs. Wilson wants it to be. This story takes place in America, and this is how the people often are small-minded, and ignorant in small-town communities. Racism is not a theme in this short story, because racism is too big to use, where KKK (Ku Klux Klan) is based on racism. KKK is an extremist organization in the U.S who only wants the U.S for white, and its exercise of white power and racism.
They are all, in turn, escaping from their problem and they all end up in the barn. The barn is like their home and it is in fact Crooks’ home. As Crooks has faced so much discrimination and racism in his life he has turned aggressive and impolite. He was forced to live and work alone – isolation – and because of this when anyone does try to talk to him he snaps at them. ‘Crooks said sharply, “You got no right to come in my room.
A.K.Ramanujan's "Small-Scale Reflections on a Great House" The poem reflects the speaker's reflections on an ancestral house. The poet mentions that some things that entered the house never went out. They lost themselves amongst other things that had similarly a history of being lost. Cows that entered were provided with shelter and gifted with a name. Their mating with bulls was carefully 'shielded from the young girls of the house .Nevertheless these girls managed to witness the cat through holes in the window.