In chapter five of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the creature is given life. The opening paragraph makes excellent use of pathetic fallacy, using the weather to set the scene. The first lines of the chapter “it was a dreary night in November” and “the rain pattered dismally against the windowpanes” make obvious use of traditional gothic horror scenery. Victor Frankenstein seems to have mixed emotions at the time of the creature’s birth. He is nervous yet scared and disgusted at the out come of his long toil.
“Gothic settings are desolate, alienating and full of menace” Within Wuthering Heights, ‘the moors’ is a setting that is seemingly desolate, this landscape is presented as wild and untameable, “gaunt thorns stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun” with a life of it own, therefore making it seem more menacing. Furthermore it is also shown as difficult to cross, For example when Isabel travels across the moors from Wuthering Heights to Thrushcross grange she is “ “ therefore providing this setting with a sense of power, and making it more powerful than the people within it. Even the ghost of Cathy that appears in chapter three says “I lost my way on the moors” here Bronte could be suggesting that even a character who finds the moors comforting and enjoys spending time there can even manage to get lost. Also the moors provide a barrier between Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross grange, ultimately making the height seem even more desolate. The house of Wuthering Heights is introduced into the novel in a storm.
Within the short story "The Painted Door" Ann shows that she experiences feelings of depression, and isolation. Ann's negative mood is apparent through the story and can be seen at any time during the story. Ann's husband is named John and through the story she says many sarcastic and condescending comments, "plenty of wood to keep me warm - what more could a women ask for" (Ross 288). It is clear that Ann is unhappy with John and not satisfied with him. She does not want John to go to his father's house to check on him because she does not want to be left alone in the house when there is a snowstorm is taking place outside.
At first, I will analyze how Mary Shelly creates an eerie and ghostly atmosphere of her novel. Mary Shelly uses the pathetic fallacy which is; ‘Dreary night of November’. This gives the reader a cold and shivery feeling. When setting it to the night that’s the time nobody’s around and less people about. In the night I feel insecure and feel vulnerable.
In John Doe/the filmmaker’s mind, our world has become too full of people accepting evil because it has become so common-place. The vast majority of the movie takes place in the cold and dark oppressive city. Rain falls down like a meteor shower, people crowd around Somerset and Mills. All adding to a claustrophobic feeling of oppression, making the city feel like it is the main antagonist, and John Doe is just the tool it is using to attack Somerset and Mills. Doe makes several comments about how he admires Mills in the films climax, and thus, Doe himself, rebels against being the city's tool; taking them far out of the city's grip; taking them to the polar opposite of the city.
The Painted Door This short story, The Painted Door, revolves around the existence of a storm. Without this setting present nothing of the sort would have occurred amongst the characters. Literally, the winter blizzard portrays itself as a nightmare waiting to happen and naturally creates chaos within relationships. The coldness and sharp touch of the wind causes utter effects on both health and safety, but also limits the attitudes that are demonstrated throughout the day. The married couple is strongly influenced by the actions of this snowstorm by allowing its awful mood to impress onto them.
All she has to talk to is ‘nobody but Curley’. Her dreadful frustration at being like this is made obvious when she is speaking to Lennie in the barn. Steinbeck writes; ‘And then her words tumbled out in a passion of communication as though she hurried before her listener could be taken away.’ The word ‘tumbled’ is used to suggest how desperately she needs to talk to someone. The word ‘passion’ is used to suggest the strong powerful need that she has to communicate how she feels to Lennie and it also stresses her impulsive nature. So far in ‘Of Mice and Men’ Curley’s wife has been presented in a negative way, in section 5 Steinbeck shows another side of her which has compassion and caring
The apocalypse is supposed to happen because of the sun burning up, so it would be very cold and lonely. “It was darkness over the city and I wept.” (411). This is showing how it was scary and lonely, and a deep dark place no one would want to
Moreover, the poet powerfully, uses sibilance that suggests that the narrator is hearing hidden threats of the mind as the quote states “The city is squalid and sinister, with the silver-barred street in the midst” the threats also become apparent by the poet’s use of a bitter tone. The quote “I hear the shuffling of feet” portrays that the narrator has a lot on her mind as it implies that perhaps homeless people are walking around creating an unhappy mood, it can also imply a supernatural feeling as the word “shuffling” suggests ghostliness. The poet repeats the idea that the night is prolonged as she again writes “slow moving, a river leading nowhere”. The phrase “a river leading nowhere” suggests hopelessness and a sense of futility as perhaps the narrator feels stranded and quite lonely in her room as she looks to the outside but still cannot see any hope of escape to a better
In stanza one, lines one to six creates a gloomy image of winter, “Hibernating’ has negative connotations and shows that the persona does not like winter> She was “Wrapped round like a blanket.” The simile is effective on that she does not want to go out and she was “hibernating”. The words “sluggish” and “cold” also shows that she is not enjoying winter and she felt “stiff in all her bones.” creating an image of being inactive. The images created in in the first six lines were negative images of winter. In contrast, when summer comes and the persona’s whole attitude changes to becoming positive and the mood change to a really happy mood. “The sun licks the land warm again.” This personification creates a lovely image of the son touching the land warm again and comforting the land and the word ‘licks’ suggest that.