Quick cutting from Melanie to the birds shows the confusion of The short story “The Birds” is similar to the movie “The Birds” in many different ways. In both the short story and the movie, there is a statement of confusion. For example, “The Room Scene” in the short story, Nat’s children are being attacked by birds in their rooms and Nat comes in to see what was happening. In shock, his first decision was to push the kids out of the room so that he could fight off the birds himself. DuMaurier relies heavily on sensory imagery to convey the attack of the birds.
The main characters Melanie Daniels goes to Mitch Brenner’s and that’s where all the attacks started to happen. Just as in the short story the main character Melanie Daniels was the first to get attacked. And yet again no one really believed her and just decided to believe what they thought was the reason for the random attacks. Ms. Daniels ends up staying with Mitch and his mother Lydia, and her daughter Cathy. Once the attacks started they realized that the birds where several different types of birds together in a flock.
In support of the town’s inability to face the truth and the dangers in not doing so, Hitchcock uses several allusions to the idea of blindness in the film. For example, as Lydia Brenner discovers the farmer murdered in his home, she notices his eyes have been pecked out. Also, just before Cathy’s birthday party is broken up by a bird attack, the children are seen indulging in a game of blind man’s bluff. Finally, as the schoolchildren flee from a vicious attack by crows at the school playground, the crows knock down one of the children, breaking her glasses and leaving her virtually blind. Hitchcock uses these images to illustrate the danger of complacency and the blindness that can come with
Petrina Chan Hr. 2 Due 9/19/11 “The Birds” Questions 1. Yes, I do think that “The Birds” was suspenseful. Sometimes, the author left you wondering what was happening outside of the house while the family stayed locked inside the house. Not for a few pages did she reveal that the birds had killed the Triggs and the mailman.
There is another passage in the book when Paul describes the butterflies as being perched upon a skull and fly about the battlefield as if they do not have a care in the world. All this happens as they are shredded by the countless bullets. This is seemingly representing how even in the war, animals, whether they are butterflies or human, die over a rather small disagreement between a minority of humans. The mood that Remarque seems to be presenting is a melancholy comparison between two different animals, thus making a subtle hint that humans are no different than animals, that we are just another animal on the food chain. Again these butterflies are an indication of the delicate balance between life and death.
In summary, Hitchcock’s version of The Birds is a partial love story based around the notion of a quasi-apocalyptic attack of homicidal birds raining down on Bodega Bay; a coastal town in northern California. Melanie and Mitch, the two main protagonists, meet in a bird store, and Melanie becomes infatuated with the charismatic Mitch. She underhandedly procures his home address and covertly, arriving via boat, intrudes through his backdoor. After planting a flirtatious gift inside, she returns her boat to the marina to find Mitch (played by Rod Taylor) waiting at
Caroline Santarelli “Book Thief” Prologue Page Number | Literary Element/Technique Being Used in the Passage | Importance of the literary element/technique | 1 | Tone | When the author writes in the beginning of page one, “You are going to die,” he does this to set the overall tone for the whole story, dark, mysterious, and puzzling. | 9 | Personification | The author gives a crashed plane the characteristics of a bird by saying “Smoke was leaking from both its lungs,” because planes are often compared to birds and he wants to show that this “little metallic bird” can no longer take flight due to its bad crash landing. | 12 | Hyperbole | “They were all glued down,” is an exaggeration, the author says this sentence to show how
IX. The House of Death Floats By (pg 47) Young birds “flying a yard or two at a time and lighting” is a sign of rain later on, according to Jim’s conversation with Huck (45). The three or four foot deep flood sends houses afloat so Huck and Jim dig through them for supplies and one night, they found a dead man in the house and takes everything worthy from the house, paying no attention to the corpse. X. What Comes of Handling Snake-skin (pg 52) Jim told Huck that touching snake skin causes bad luck and Huck decides to trick Jim with a dead rattlesnake but ends up causing Jim a snake bite that takes “four days and nights” to heal.
Ironically, Smurch survived his plane trip around the world. Even then, the authorities were hoping he would drown. Even his mother hpoed he would drown: His mother, a sullen shortorder cook in a shack restaurant on the edge of a tourists' camping ground near Westfield, met all inquiries as to her son with an angry, "Ah, the hell with him; I hope he drowns." Smurch was a terrible person with terrible manners and a crude disposition. After the great leaders, including the President of the United States, tried to teach Smurch the correct manners for an interview, Smurch just mocked them and insisted on getting money for his great feat.
Setting == Animals in Macbeth The use of animals in the setting allows Shakespeare to surround the audience with a frightful and supernatural atmosphere as well as explaining, through setting, in what state are the characters in the play. For example in Act 2.4, the use of animals conveys a setting which explains the state of people and country. After Duncan’s murder a solar eclipse occurs and the people witness strange matters which they all believe it’s ‘unnatural’ just like Duncan’s murder.” Even like the deed that’s done”: Just like the murder that has been committed, “A falcon…Was by an owl” that usually eats mice “hawked at and killed”. This immediately links Duncan’s murder with the unnatural happenings and believe his death is the reason the earth turned into chaos and disaster as a punishment for the murder of their king. The unnatural happening creates an alarming setting for the audience and evokes fear in the characters of the play.