Hemingway’s book, A Moveable Feast, does not tell the story of these events, but gives the reader a glimpse of Hemingway on a more personal level. In A Moveable Feast, Hemingway admires the trees of the Luxembourg Gardens; shares his thoughts; his beliefs; and his winter in Schruns. Throughout A Moveable Feast, Hemingway displays a hidden love of nature. While walking around in Paris, Hemingway begins to admire the leafless trees of Luxembourg Gardens. Hemingway states that the leafless trees were actually beautiful once you accepted them.
In the final stanza, the speaker, who calls himself “the listener”, “listens in the snow” (l. 13) with the reader looking over his shoulder, immersed in the scene as well. The speaker in the poem is describing an act of eliminating the humanness from the way he observes a winter scene. The speaker, perhaps in an attempt to more clearly regard the winter, or perhaps in a philosophical thought experiment, becomes one with nature by merging his mind with the ice, snow, and wind. And so he becomes a Snow Man, a “listener”, seeing nature from the perspective of nature itself and so unaffected by human emotions like misery. The final lines of the poem describe an achievement of this intent to become one with the winter, but instead of resolving the question of the poem, a kind of paradox is presented.
Brian noticed that “there were tall pines, the kind with no limbs until very close to the top, with a gentle breeze sighing in them, but not too much low brush” and two hundred yards up there seemed to be a belt of thick, lower brush starting—about ten or twelve feet high—and that formed a wall he could not see through. It seemed to go on around the lake, thick and lushly green.” Other than studying the place they were going to travel they also had concerns, worry, and fear during their conflict with nature. In the beginning of Clay’s journey when “he sat down and looked at the treacherous snow-covered slope” he thought to himself that “It was manifestly impossible for him to make it with a whole body, and he did not wish to arrive at the bottom shattered like the pine tree.” Brian’s worries during his journey were that “He didn't want to be anywhere in the woods when it came to be dark. And he didn't want to get lost.” The differences between the stories are how the characters react with nature which depends on the character’s personality and background and the historical period in which the conflict takes place. Clay lives in the 1800s and Brian lives in the twentieth century.
STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING SUMMARY Our speaker is in the woods, but (gasp) he's trespassing. He first wonders who owns these woods. In the same breath, he tells us that he thinks he does know who owns them. The lucky landowner lives in a house in the village. Phew.
He denotes that “the cloudy foliage lowers” while you find yourself in this forest on the “brink” of death. This use of the metaphor implies that when you are close to death everything becomes unfathomable and you can’t decipher your surroundings. It is as if this ‘foliage’ is smothering you and luring you into death. This could be seen as a positive view towards death from Thomas, as he often found comfort in nature, which involved foliage. It is surrounding him and he feels at peace because he is in a familiar place to him where he feels safe.
His observations of his surroundings and thoughts are all mixed in a stream of consciousness. It is winter, it is dark and the sidewalk is grey and covered in a slush of melting snow. E. g. “Lights are coming on, but it’s not yet dark. […] the sidewalk disappears under a pool of grey ice water.” On his way home from work it is not snowing. Everything is grey, getting darker and his thoughts move from his old physical education teacher, to the holocaust, to his daughter, Lucy and to an incident with a Rabbi on a train.
The novel is set in Yorkshire which is a rural place and Wuthering Heights is referred to as ‘completely removed from the stir of society.’ Heathcliff lives in a desolate village with a small number of people; he rarely has to engage in conversation with anybody outside of Wuthering Heights, which may be a reason why he chose to live away from society. Being isolated from society us a characteristic of a Byronic hero, so setting Wuthering Heights in an isolated place is one factor Brontë uses to present Heathcliff as a Byronic hero. When Lockwood meets Heathcliff he describes him to possess dark qualities that a dark character would have. The first piece of information the reader gains about Heathcliff is that he has ‘dark black eyes.’ Due to his eyes being described as dark and black the reader gets the impression that Heathcliff is also a dark character due to the fact that dark eyes are often used to represent characters with dark souls. Mr Earnshaw also helps the reader to recollect a rather dark image of Heathcliff as he describes him as ‘as dark almost as if it came from the devil.’ The use of the word devil creates strong imagery of a deeply rooted darkness within Heathcliff, which helps the reader to develop a strong image of a dark character, which is yet another quality of a Byronic hero.
Q. Write a note on the title of the novel Far from the Madding Crowd. A. In his masterpiece Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, Thomas Gray describes the quiet and peaceful life of the people living in a village. In his poem occur the following lines: Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray; Along the cool sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
How isolation and loneliness relate to the setting H. The reason the author uses the characters she chose 1. To show bright and colorful in this dark town I. How the setting express isolation. 1. How the town is always cold and lifeless “Ethan Frome” Ethan Frome is a story that the setting takes place during the winter in a rural New England town of Starkfield.
Capote’s use of the winter season also leaves the reader with a chilled lonely bitter feeling. Rather than describing the snow in a beautiful and calming way his diction clearly portrayed the biting scene. “In the falling quiet there was no sky or earth, only snow lifting in the wind, frosting the window glass, chilling the rooms, deadening and hushing the city” (39). The harsh cold description leads reiterates the feeling of solitude by removing any sense of warmth or comfort. While out to see a show Ms. Miller’s character is introduced to Miriam, a young girl, who we then learn shares the name with our main character, Ms. Miller.