When Billy arrived at Bath, the air there was ‘deadly cold’ and the wind was ‘like a flat blade of ice’. Night had fallen and the whole environment was dark. As Billy was especially new and unfamiliar to this place, the scene where he was walking alone on a deserted, creepy street sets up great worries and anxiety in the readers. Secondly, Roald Dahl uses juxtaposition to emphasize some strange scenes. Billy was originally walking in the dark when he saw the landlady’s window ‘brilliantly illuminated by a street-lamp’.
The fact Gatsby does not turn his lights on and does not have a party shows that something is really wrong. In The Great Gatsby, light is used to set the mood, Tom thinks, “For a moment the last sunshine fell with romantic affection upon her glowing face; her voice compelled me forward breathlessly as I listened- then the glow faded, each light deserting her with lingering regret, like children leaving a pleasant street at dusk.” (Fitzgerald 14) “The novels elaborate use of light and dark imagery symbolizes emotional states.” Lighting plays a huge roll in The Great Gatsby, it sets the tone and mood for the
This can be seen in “The Bravest – grope a little – And sometimes hit a Tree Directly in the Forehead – But as they learn to see –” This line shows that the narrator is lost in the night and doesn’t know where to go, due to the inability to see anything in the dark. Both works deal with darkness and night, but with the help of imagery the authors were able to create different scenarios for their poems. The significance of darkness and night in each poem is portrayed through the use of point of view. In Emily Dickinson’s poem “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark” she uses a plural point of view to explain how darkness affects everyone, and show that at some point in a person’s life they will have to experience darkness. In Robert Frost’s poem “Acquainted with the Night”,
Krebs also shows no interest in anything but the comparison between Krebs and Hemingway is that there are no major celebrations during their homecomings because either they came home later than everyone or they were injured. And lastly, there is the relationship between family members and friends. Krebs had kept his friends at a distance when he returned and kept his family there until his mother pushed her way through. The only other person that was able to get through to Krebs was his sister because he felt the need to go and watch her play indoor baseball because he taught her how to pitch. Hemingway did the same thing after the war.
In the day time the street was dusty, but at night the dew settled the dust and the old man liked to sit late because he was deaf and now at night it was quiet and he felt the difference." (Hemingway, 1899, pp.96) Metaphors of similar worldly and physical issues permeate the young girl's mind, and the symbolism exercised by both authors can be described as truth versus reality, just as it is exercised in Cisneros' The House on Mango Street; "The house on Mango Street is ours, and we don't have to pay rent to anybody, or share the yard with the people downstairs, or be careful not to make too much noise, and there isn't a landlord banging on the ceiling with a broom. But even so, it's not the house we'd thought we'd get." (Cisneros,1954, pp.
You know how I get when I worry,” as if to make her understand his actions through a simple guilt of him worrying (59, Hemingway). He gives no comfort to Jig, no actions are done to help her through what she’s going through. Hemingway writes a great story in dialog, leaving it up to the reader to make inferences based on the facts given so that they can figure out the story and the characters. The reader infers that Jig and the American’s relationship has come to an end and that Jig and the American don’t want the same things in life. The reader also infers that Jig may at first appear helpless but later she reveals that she’s ready to make her own decision.
Skrzynecki use the word “darkness” to describe the inside of the museum which symbolises his sadness. The tone of sadness emphasises how he doesn’t want to be there, he doesn’t have any connection with the museum and Australian culture. Skrzynecki used different colours such as “grey”, “yellow and brown” to create a dull and cold image which create a distance between the museum and him. Also the dull atmosphere further reflects Skrzynecki’s negative feeling and makes him harder to connect with Australian culture. “TO remind of pass/ Which isn’t mine.” Indicates where Skrzynecki had tried to fit in with the museum but the tone of sadness and depression show that he had failed to connect with the new culture and country.
Explaining what Ruthie has done, she tells him that he'll need to go far away. Tom agrees. Ma hasn't seen Tom since he has been in hiding, and there is no light in the cave, so she touches his face to remember him. He tells her that while he has been alone, he has thought a lot about Jim Casy and what he taught. The gray clouds bring torrents of rain to the land.
Acquainted means have knowledge of, or be familiar with – in this case, the night. Interestingly, the author use “I have” instead of “I am”, which indicates that it might be a past experience. At this point, it is not clear where in time this person is, but the diction displays a dark, isolated image. In the second line, the symbolism of darkness and loneliness of the night continuous, “I have walked out in rain -- and back in rain”. (2) The weather does not change, even though he walks inside again; the rain follows him wherever he goes.
In “Araby” James Joyce tells us, “One evening I went into the back drawing-room. It was a dark rainy evening and there was no sound in the house... I was thankful that I could see so little. All my senses seemed to desire to veil themselves and, feeling that I was about to slip from them” (Joyce 252). The boy from “Araby” was alone, with this feeling that he could not make sense of because his faith tells him that they are a sin.