Many themes appear in “A Rose for Emily,” including fantasy versus reality, death, love, and social class. Isolation is one of the primary themes that are evident throughout the story and the depth of the theme helps to understand her characterization. Miss Emily Grierson is a character with various levels of emotional instability which directly result from her lack of interaction with society. Examples of her emotional problems include her obvious hostility towards the members of her community and her proclivity for necrophilia. In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” skewed public perception for the Grierson family and both unintentional and intentional lack of public interaction force Miss Emily Grierson to live and die in a world isolated from the rest of her society.
In Chapter 5 ‘Across the Causeway’ the descriptions of Eel Marsh House and the surrounding land create a sense of fear and foreboding. Hill opens the chapter by saying ‘shadow chasing shadow’, this creates a sense of terror as the word ‘shadow’ is something we link to darkness and dusk, this is often something we fear as what we cannot see panics us. The sense of the unknown creates a sinister atmosphere as it gives us chance to imagine the worst situations; in this case it causes us to expect something to unexpectedly creep up on us. The sense of the unknown also links into the rest of the book as Kipp’s is often kept conjecturing about Crithin Gifford and Eel Marsh House which causes alarm and anxiety amongst him. The word ‘chase’ indicates something predacious as we link chasing to something being hunted, this suggests something violent and horrific is going to happen, it could be a warning that Kipp’s will enter the Woman in Black’s territory and as a result she will prey on him.
The other workers decide to warn them about her and tell them to stay away. They describe her using words such as ‘tart’ and ‘jailbait’. These are negative words that you would usually associate with someone who is dangerous and will get you into trouble. The term ‘jailbait’ is a word that has connotations of danger, as it means that it will cause you to get into trouble. The term ‘tart’ has connotations of someone who is unfaithful, and this would cause the reader to distrust Curley’s wife as a character.
In the poem The Farmer’s Bride by Charlotte Mew, the use of language makes the reader feel sorry for the farmer and his bride. This grief is due to the situation that the poor couple are in and how the farmer refers as his bride to an animal. Within the poem, the farmer explains how the maid is related to animal, and how she is always acting like one. He calls her a “frightened fay” because he married her too young and she is scared to be in his presence, like a child is scared of an older or bigger object or person. This shows how timid she is just like a small fay.
Medusa is described in a very negative manner. On the other hand, the final stanza makes us feel pity for her. Her lover had other ‘girls’ meaning he was unfaithful and the rhetorical question that follows makes Medusa seem desperate. This part of the poem evokes feelings from the reader as she is clearly distressed and suffering. She reminisces about when she was ‘fragrant and young’, illustrating her complete lack of confidence.
Therefore, I believe Manon hates her husband. This gives the impression to the reader that Manon is always negative and is harsh towards her husband, making people believe she is not loving towards him. However, the narrator’s restricted viewpoint could lead us to believe that she is biased and unreliable because she is narrating only from her point of view. Also, at the beginning of the games, Manon has a sympathetic tone towards the slaves and feels sorry for them because she says, “I couldn’t watch anymore.” This suggests that Manon feels ashamed of what she is letting her husband do to the slaves and that she feels sadness building up inside of her towards the slaves being treated horrifically. The dynamic verb of “watch” shows to the reader that Manon feels a little bit of pain towards the slaves and that she feels that they are only being used for torture.
The word ‘You’ suggests that the narrator is somewhat angry with the situation and feels that he is being punished for something he did not deserve. This has the effect of making the reader believe the narrator may be lacking control. The sense of lack of control is also present in ‘Come on Come back’ through the strong metaphor suggesting loneliness in the opening line; ‘Left by the ebbing tide of battle’. Smith builds on the idea of loneliness and reveals that the solder she has been describing is in fact a women. The use of the phrase 'girl soldier' as opposed to 'female soldier' is important as it suggests a fragility and sense of youth in the soldier, with a contrast between a child and a warrior.
She uses words like “beating” and “howling” to describe the actions of rain and wind, instead of using words with more positive connotations. These words evoke uncomfortable feelings within the reader. Therefore, the tone of author comes off as more somber and belligerent. This use of diction ultimately leads to the understanding of Jane’s dismal upbringing. Also, these aggressive words resemble the hostility Jane faces within Gateshead.
Choose a play in which a character feels insecure about his or her position within the society or social group to which he or she belongs. Show how the dramatist makes you aware of the character’s insecurity and discuss how it influences your appreciation of character and/or theme in the play as a whole. In the play ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams the protagonist Blanche, is insecure about her position in society. Due to certain events which happen in the play, especially with another central character, Stanley, her insecurities get worse and we start to understand more about Blanche as the play progresses. Blanche is very nervous so is drinking lots of Stanley’s liquor to calm her nerves.
This is important to the novel because we later learn that Miss. Dubose is in fact ill and there is a reason for her ill mannered behaviour. This shows the theme since Atticus acted in a hero like fashion rather than the way most of society would have acted. A similar case happens when Bob Ewel spits on Atticus and to that Atticus responds with “”. This also shows how Atticus simply can not see the dark in people.