It is very plausible that Hemingway might’ve experienced some form of Shell Shock which influenced his writing. My cultural source is a popular World War I song called “Oh Frenchy”. Written by Sam Ehrlich in 1918 the song is about a Nurse who enlists during the First World War. Like He- mingway’s own experience with Agnes, the Nurse falls in love with a Soldier, but they move to main and live happily ever after. This song could’ve also had some influence on Hemingway’s Soldier’s Home For my free choice I selected a book titled “Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters 1917 – 1961” by Carlos Baker.
Another major factor in the theme of isolation is the Nine Lives Causeway, because it physically stops Kipps from entering and leaving Eel Marsh House with the fog; ‘…a thick, damp sea mist that had come over the marshes and enveloped everything’ (p 73). In this quote, Hill personifies the fog, which makes it seem more sinister and creates the feeling of Kipps being physically trapped by it. Furthermore, the sea ‘frets’ show pathetic fallacy, as Kipps is much happier and less fearful when they are not there, as shown in the quote ‘The air was crisp and fresh’. The mists also reflect the mystery around The Woman in Black and Eel marsh house. With the mists
Compare and Contrast: Calixta and Mrs. Mallard Both women from “The Storm” and “The Story of an Hour” have very intriguing personalities. In the case of Calixta, she is alone in her house, awaiting the return of her husband Bobinot and her son Bibi from their trip to Friedheimer’s store. A fierce storm keeps the two from coming sooner and at the same time; Calixta rekindled a relationship with her past lover Alcee until the storm had passed over. Mrs. Mallard, on the other hand, is told by her sister and her husband’s friend Richard, of her husband’s untimely demise in a railroad disaster. She mourned of her husband’s passing but as she went up the flight of stairs into her room, Mrs. Mallard came to realize of her newfound freedom.
T/TH 12:15 3/17/15 In the book When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz, she communicates topics such as race, gender, addiction and family through a series of short anecdotal poems. In her poems “How to Go to Dinner with a Brother on Drugs,” “My Brother at 3 A.M.,” and “When My Brother Was an Aztec” Diaz provides metaphors to demonstrate the brother’s slow deterioration due to his long term drug addiction, and the effects it has on the family. In the prologue, also the first poem in the book “When My Brother Was an Aztec” Diaz compares her brother to an Aztec, a culture well known for sacrificing humans, often children, including tearing out the beating heart of the sacrificial victims to satisfy the gods. She uses this as a metaphor for how her brother's drug use and dealings in her parent's basement is breaking their hearts repeatedly and how they both willingly and unwilling allow him to continue this destructive behavior, "They loved him, was all they could say" (Diaz 3). Diaz describes her brother as the leader of "dirty breasted women" who feed him "crushed diamonds and fire" metaphors for hookers and smoking Meth (Diaz 12).
His honest personality is first witnessed when he expresses some of his true feelings and affection toward his wife inside their humble home. Two quotes found early in Act Two further illustrate this point. “I mean to please you Elizabeth” (p. 50) he later goes on to say, “ I think you’re sad again. Are you?” (p. 51) These two quotes taken best exemplify Proctor’s loving emotions toward his wife Elizabeth. Also, John Proctor is surprisingly sensitive and thoughtful.
The weather at the start of the horror story is much worse, and it begins with an exaggerated description of the fog in London. “Fog was outdoors, hanging over the river, creeping in and out of alleyways and passages, swirling thickly between the bare trees of all the parks and gardens of the city,” Hill also occasionally uses the weather to build tension like above, but not because of the main events. This is to keep the reader interested and entice the reader. For example “the train had stopped, and the only sound to be heard was the moan of the wind” sounds like it will lead to something very sinister. Another way that Hill creates tension is her choice of particular words and phrases, such as “I plunged out into the choking London fog.” This is a good example because the use of the word ‘plunged out’ makes it seem like there is more of a risk than if it was to simply say walk out.
It is in the chapter called 'The Sound of a Pony and Trap' the noise of the pony and trap seizes the reader's attention the most. First of all, the noise appears right after Arthur is "enveloped" in the "thick, damp sea-mist", the fact that he is "enveloped" in the sea-mist tells us that he sees nearly nothing and that he is very isolated. He hears what he describes as the "unmistakable" noise of the pony and trap which "lifted his hearth", the fact that the sound is defined in such manner tells us that it is extremely scary because it is very easy to recognize and this means that it is quite striking and that it nearly makes Kipps want to throw up because it is what “lifted his heart” means in a more distinguished way. This terrifying noise is accompanied by the lamentation of a "horse in panic" and by the cry or shout out of a young child and of an adult. The fact that the horse is described as "in panic" tells us that it has surely seen something which scared him.
Whitney Comp 2 31 March 2012 Explication of “The Raven” “The Raven” is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe in the mid 1800s. The poem was written about a man having difficulties dealing with the death of his lover, Lenore. “The Raven”, is a mysterious poem that has a cold setting, symbols, auditory imagery, unusual rhyming style, and a calm but weird mood. Through the eighteen stanzas, the first stanza sets the scene. It is a late December night the last moment of the final month of the year, and the weather is depressing.
The relationship between Grendel and his mother is one that portrays the importance of maternal interaction and its effect on one’s emotional well-being. For Grendel, although his mother attempted to interact with him, it was not enough to convince him he was not alone in the world. Grendel continued to feel isolated from everyone even though his mother truly loved him. His prolonged feelings of loneliness prove that in order to avoid seclusion and worthlessness, one must establish stable and effective relationships with those around him or
Husbands went to work in the corrupt world of industry, so they were meant to come home, decompress, and once again become attuned with their compassionate side. Muted colors and soft, ornate fabrics were in fashion for interior design and this was no accident. This style was meant to accentuate the calm and quiet atmosphere that was expected at home (“True Womanhood”). The woman was nothing more than just another beautiful accessory that every household was expected to have. A woman’s typical day differed based on her social standing.