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.
If “The Kite Runner” is a bildungsroman, then Chapter 22 gives us the most brutal part of Amir’s education. There are elements here, too, of the thriller, as the villain is finally confronted and the protagonist is in mortal danger. Through voices which surprise us, through an outburst of violence and through the tightly structured use of echoes and parallels, Hosseini tells the story in Chapter 22 in a way that leaves the reader both shaken and relieved. Voices 1: retrospective narrator: * Honest about his own fear: encourages readers to fear for him too * Distraction technique (“I had to preoccupy myself with something”): allows him to observe table (needed for plot) and eat grape (leading to knowing authorial comment: warns reader of violence to come) * “you’re gutless” – internal monologue shows turmoil still within Amir 2: the Talib: * His account of the massacre: use of moral/religious language: “free of guilt and remorse” – “virtuous, good and decent” – underlines perverted moral code and contrasts with Amir * “Whatever happened to old Babalu?” – on to the Talib’s voice is layered Assef’s – shock to Amir (“My legs went cold. Numb”) parallels the shock to the reader – use of familiar insult from the past enables recognition 3.
Bradbury uses symbolism to provide examples as to how governments had resorted to strict censorship and uses of propaganda to influence popular opinion. Bradbury lived during Nazi Germany’s terrifying reign of power and symbolized the government held book burnings to the firemen in Fahrenheit 451. These book burnings became a symbol of Nazi repression. The Nazi hierarchy did this to prevent the spread of revolutionary ideas and to keep the people in a proverbial “line.” Bradbury goes as far to include a fact in the beginning of his book, “Fahrenheit 451- The temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns” (Bradbury). In a blatant way, Bradbury ties the entire idea of the firemen and their pursuit of complete censorship of all outside ideas to a historical happening, in which book paper did, in fact, catch on fire and burn.
The New World Order, Illuminati, and Freemasons seek to utilize this airport for their evil bidding. This airport is more than capable to house a large-scale plot against, or for, the world. The development and artwork of Denver International Airport prove that the airport was made as a secret sinister base for the Freemasons, Illuminati, and New World Order. The ominous atmosphere of the Denver International Airport is very prominent in the development of the airport
This is evident in Shelley’s Frankenstein where she uses the description of a “dreary night” when horrifying events are about to occur. There is also a sense of mystery involved through this description of Heathcliff’s heritage, the use of ‘storm’ demonstrates to the reader that he is perceived as not being human. This again is reminiscent to Frankenstein’s creature who had no clear heritage and was incidentally born during a storm. The similarities with Gothic monsters and Heathcliff does not end there. In Stoker’s Dracula the vampires are refered to as the “children of the night”.
He uses words like ‘grotesque’ to portray the gargoyles on the wall and uses ‘villainous’ to describe the ornaments that are around the living room. By describing the design of Wuthering Heights as scary and suspicious, Bronte makes the reader tense and unsettled. Mr. Lockwood’s remark stating that Heathcliff will, “Love and hate, equally undercover,” brings to light Heathcliff as a passionate lover but an equally passionate hater. Not only are his emotions zealous, Heathcliff will put on a façade to conceal his true passion. Lockwood is curious about Heathcliff, as well as the reader, questions about him are emerging, and Bronte used this to build up his mysterious character.
Commenting closely on the writing of your chosen section, show how it contributes to the sense of terror in “Out of the Blue” Armitage presents and develops terror in many different ways and whether that is through stylistic technique, language, form or structure, it deeply effects the reader. I will explore how he does this and if he does it effectively. Fear is presented straight away in the first stanza by imagery of the twin towers being calm and still and fear effects everyone afterwards. The first line “The silent prongs of a tuning fork, testing the calm.” is short and includes caesura and end stopping which causes an eerie emphasis on the image created of the twin towers like a tuning fork. The two prongs are symbolic of the twin
The images used are of suffering or death of real people which makes the reader feel very disgusted and shocked at how the USA was linked to this and would side with the viewpoint of Moore, that the USA is very insensitive. Moore has chosen to interview DJ, the second highest in the bomb threat list. The narrator starts of this scene with a sarcastic tone introducing the director to DJ. The director employs emissions in an ironic tone to create elements of bias and in order to reach the outcome that firearms should be banned in America. The atmosphere of this is set in an arcade, which may further suggest that moore has chosen to interview individuals who fall under a certain category.
The theme of sickness and disease is first seen in the opening act of the play. When Horatio, Bernardo and Marcellus see the ghost of Hamlet Sr. Horatio says, “Upon whose influence Neptune’s empire stands, Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse; And even the like precurse of fear’d events; As harbingers preceding still the fates and prologue to the omen coming on” (Act 1. 1. 119-123). Horatio describes the conditions of Rome before the murder of Julius Caesar, and thinks that the Ghost is a sign and warning to Denmark that something calamitous will happen, as the sick moon was portent to Rome before the death of Caesar.
Juvenal questions, ‘Who could endure this monstrous city?’ expressing his dislike of city life. The problems with Rome – its infrastructure and particularly its people – are frequent themes within his satires. I believe that in some cases of danger that Juvenal puts forward, such walking through Rome at night, that the danger is genuine. However, in others, I think that Juvenal is exaggerating to make his satire more interesting and/or amusing. A main danger of Rome seems to be the people.