Just like in a motion picture, lighting is used to create a sense of evil, passion, hope, etc. Caravaggio uses the same to convey the emotion of being caught, put in the spotlight so to speak. It is as if Matthew had done something wrong, and Jesus is calling to him, as the painting is titled, to repent in a way. When looking at Jesus himself, he is not casted in the light. In most paintings including Jesus, he is more often than not the main subject of the piece and because Caravaggio wanted to included the man as well, however him not be the main thing viewers look at first.
The bunkhouse is a main place for the ranchmen to relax, play cards and sleep, despite its drawbacks. Steinbeck uses details about how the bunkhouse looks. He also gives us readers a brief insight of what the ranchmen are like and what belongings the ranchmen have left with them. We also get a description of Candy, the ‘old man’ on the ranch. The bunkhouse is shown to be a ‘long, rectangular building’ with ‘whitewashed’ walls and the floor ‘unpainted’.
Questions on Section 4 1. Why does Steinbeck present Crooks to have a room of his own in the barn and does not sleep with the other men in the bunkhouse? In Chapter Four, Steinbeck gives Crooks a thorough introduction, particularly in describing Crooks himself and his living quarters. Since Crooks is black, he is forced to live apart from the other white workers; clearly, racism was part of this culture and era. Crooks lives/sleeps in a shed attached to the barn.
It’s really a “get the job done and leave” kind of a place. The workers clearly reflect the feeling of this bunk house. First Candy, he is one of the workers who had lost a hand probably due to a work related accident. He and Slim are the only ones actually talk normally to George. Candy opens up many behind-the-back stories and general info of the life in the bunk house.
On each side are the apartments of his wives, who have also their separate day and night houses. The habitations of the slaves and their families are distributed throughout the rest of the enclosure. These houses never exceed one story in height: they are always built of wood, or stakes driven into the ground, crossed with wattles, and neatly plastered within, and without. The roof is thatched with reeds. Our dayhouses are left open at the sides; but those in which we sleep are always covered, and plastered in the inside, with a composition mixed with cowdung, to keep off the different insects, [Page 17] which annoy us during the night.
Book is briefly accepted by the Amish community during the barn raising scene and is the only time within the film that he is the same as the Amish men. The law angle shot of the Amish men passing the saw to Book signifies the cooperation among the men, regardless of their culture. The existence of the uplifting music without any dialogue highlights the unionism between the Amish and John Book. However, at the end of the day, the fact that Book couldn’t participate in the chanting of the victorious song with the Amish men implies that ultimately he does not fit in. Also, in this scene Books gaze at the barn as it is being built exemplifies a new experience that Book has never witnessed in the English world.
"There were battered magazines and a few dirty books on the special self over his bunk. A pair of large gold-rimmed spectacles hung from a nail on the wall above his bed." (67). The setting in this part of the novel sheds light on the life of Crooks, it shows that he is a man of learning with the magazines and books in his room. "And scattered about the floor were a number of personal possessions; for, being alone, Crooks could leave his things about..." (66).
Even though nests, hives, and stations disappear physically, they are “still part of elusive world that existed nowhere and yet everywhere” (160) in the characters’ hearts. With reference to structure, “The Brown Wasps” is concise and carefully constructed into four anecdotes which develop independently and are seemingly unrelated; however, the same theme of the homing instinct combines all of them tightly, making the essay whole. The essay begins with a description of a place in a train station where homeless men sleep to reveal the concept of belonging.
Bri Burden Professor Jett English B1A 1 November 2010 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men is the story of George and Lennie and how they travel together from ranch to ranch, and how they someday hope to attain a farm of their own. Loneliness is a common theme associated with this novella, that ranch hands are the loneliest men in the world. Lennie and George are two opposites yet both of them take fill some sort of need for the other. Even though George insists that he would be better off without having to look after Lennie, their very happiness lies within each other. Because Lennie’s mental capabilities don’t allow him to think properly, he is the hindrance that keeps them from achieving their dream farm,
John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men How do the details in this passage add to your understanding of Crooks? In this passage about Crooks, Steinbeck creates an impression of what Crooks’ Character is like. Steinbeck describes to us that ‘Crooks’ bunk was a long box filled with straw’ this shows that Crooks is treated like an animal due to his race. By using the noun ‘straw’ this gives us a feeling of how an animal is treated in comparison to Crooks. Crooks’ room mustn’t be very big due to him working in his own room which means he wouldn’t have much personal space for him or his own possessions.