When in London because of the smog you can’t see anything so you feel trapped and confined like in Eel Marsh House, Kipps calls it ‘like a game of blind man’s buff’, this shows how Kipps feels about having his senses trapped and locked out. ‘what figures I could make out...were like ghost figures’ as the fog blinds and the setting is glum and doom this again refers back to how Kipps is a realistic man and doesn’t believe in ghosts so uses this example as if ghosts were not real, Hill also uses the technique of foreshadowing to refer what happens later in the novel. This also relates to how Kipps is feeling when referring back to the thought of the Woman in Black appearing when he visited Crythin Gifford. Pathetic Fallacy also sets the setting of a normal day in London, and how the ‘the miserable weather and lowering to the spirits in the dreariest month of the year’, when Hill refers to the weather using pathetic fallacy she creates the mood to be very miserable and upsetting, like there is no positive side to Crythin Gifford. ‘Dreariest month of the year’ suggests that the town is quite dreary and is like how the houses and people of the town are seen.
An affair that is dark in its sinister nature, and warm building up to the heat of passion that will arise. Next, as Monsieur Alcèe rides up to the house, “big rain drops began to fall.” The falling of the rain drops signifies the true beginning of the storm. Chopin significantly lets this occur at the same moment that Alcèe is first introduced in the story. Then the “water beat in upon the boards in driving sheets” showing the intensity of the storm outside, as well as the “driving” emotions building up as Monsieur Alcèe and Calixta move inside the house. Chopin further describes the rain as a “force and clatter that threatened to break an entrance and deluge them there.” When read closely the word “deluge” means more than a literal flood.
Billy was originally walking in the dark when he saw the landlady’s window ‘brilliantly illuminated by a street-lamp’. The contrast between the brightness of the window and the surrounding shows that the landlady’s home is somehow odd. Also when he writes about the dead dog Basil, juxtaposition is used to contrast between the warmth of the fire and the hard cold corpse. Juxtapositions point out the unusual things and make the readers anxious. Thirdly, rhetoric devices that Roald Dahl uses in his words contribute to create anxiety.
Anderson shows that war has a damning effect on war journalists as well as soldiers, and that their loved ones and families are also heavily affected. One of these effects on the characters is that they lose a sense of hope and as a result, always expect the worse. Talzani depends on fate to answer the toughest questions in his life and to comfort him by covering up horrors in his past by blaming it on the power of fate, which is out of his control. Dr Talzani admits, ‘would you believe that sometimes I am so tired, or the cave is so dark, I’m not even sure of the colours I give them’. To make himself feel better he embodies a fatalistic view which is that ‘there is no pattern to who lives or dies in war’.
Susan Hill conveys the theme of isolation through numerous aspects throughout the novel, this essay will overview and analyse these themes. A classic element to any ghost story is the recurrent conspiracy of silence, although not as scary atmosphere as later Arthur is condemned to a blunt silence upon triggering his haunting memories of his ghostly tale. A contrast is shown when he is previously feels a peaceful cheery family atmosphere until he resorts to feeling "an outsider to the circle". Helping the rear to pitch the situation more, with the noun "outsider" heightening his uncomfortable feel of isolation. Later on in the chapter his conditions worsen upon Edmund awaiting his father's turn.
To add to the mystery, when Arthur gets woke up by Spider, there is a noise which Arthur is obviously scared of and when he first wakes up he refers to the silence as ominous and dreadful. Furthermore after this event happens, the weather changes to a much “colder and damp” feeling which shows us that Hill has decided to connect weather with the goings on in the house. Once the noise has started again, Arthur refers to his job as “ghost hunting” which adds the ominous terror of what is in that room. To add to the terror as it was a moonless night, there would be very little for him to see with only his torch. Hill then revisits one of the terrors Arthur has already experienced with ‘The sound of a pony and trap’, by repeating the noise of a pony and trap, in the distance, crashing into the quicksand ahead, and as it was a moonless night, only the sound would be heard and nothing of the pong or the trap would be seen.
Jillian Strauss Chapter 11 11/11/13 Free Writing What is the subject matter of the chapter? Dimmesdale's guilt makes him hate himself. He punishes himself physically and emotionally, staying up nights thinking about confessing, and starving and whipping himself. His health crumbles, as does his sense of self. As the narrator observes, "To the untrue man, the whole universe is false."
Asef Rahman English 10H 10/15/2012 Ethan Frome: a lonely man indeed The novel, Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, is a story about Ethan, a man torn between the moral obligations to his wife, Zeena, and his need for a person to love. The author’s use of foreshadowing, metaphors, imagery and motifs vividly convey the overall message that man cannot simply live alone and needs somebody in his life. He has Zeena but he does not converse with her at all. The fact that Starkfield was a depressing place to live did not help his life either. Although Ethan’s overall nature was damaged by the smash up, his time spent in Starkfield had caused his overall melancholy demeanor and left him feeling isolated.
Vonnegut has introduced a world in which people have been taught to not only dislike inequality, but to fear it, "'pretty soon we'd be right back to the dark ages again, with everybody competing against everybody else. You wouldn't like that would you?' 'I'd hate it, said Hazel.'" (7). It is important to note that George brings up the dark ages which is generally considered, by laymen, to be a bleak period of time where not much in the way of human progress was made.
Gaffney highlights John’s alienation because of the new world’s discouragement for Shakespeare. The awkward situation leaves him embarrassed, beginning his isolation from modern society. John’s entire life has been spent in solitude reading Shakespeare. Suddenly immersed in a society in which his behavior is completely taboo, John finds himself even further separated from the community than he was on the reservation. Bernard observes that John may never be able to completely assimilate into this environment, “partly on his interest, being focused on what he calls ‘the soul’ which he persists in regarding as an entity independent of the physical environment” (158).