As the mist clears, the shipmates praise the Mariner “Twas right they say, such birds to say, that bring the fog and mist” and decide that the albatross is in fact a bad luck omen. This use of narrative perspectives is key to the story as it illustrates the idea of responsibility in the novel whereby the shipmates must hold someone responsible for their turmoil or good luck whatever happens; using the symbol of weather which depicts change in the poem as their incentive for this. This highlights aspects of the poem as a Christian allegory through the characterisation of the shipmates whereby Coleridge is mocking religion and those quick to judge others by having the shipmates switch from blame to praise and blame again. Similarly Coleridge uses setting and symbolism to tell the story by use of day and the sun. The significance of the sun is extremely prominent throughout Part II and the rest of the poem; symbolising God and his wrath depicted by capitalising the word as “Sun” rather than “sun” much like “God” which implicates that the sun is used as a metaphor for God throughout the poem.
The image of " withered leaves" again points to the winter motif and paints a clear picture of death and decline. Always remember that the poet is not only referring to leaves here; he is using this image, through association, to connect to the general idea of loss of meaning in the modern urban world. The second stanza intensifies its attack on the modern world. The first two lines clearly express the idea that modern life is little more than a drunken hangover. The feeling of personal and social decadence is strengthened by the images in these
This ironic hindsight into the war also gives the audience a sense of the inspector's wisdom. He is portrayed as the conscience because all throught the play the Inspector is seen as guiding the Birling's away from sin, trying to teach them selflessness and responsibilty for others, in this sense the style of the play is one of morality.We see an opinion of responsibility through the inspector's attitude torwards the sinful actions of the Birling family. He attempts to make Sheila accept her share of the blame 'you're partly to blame'. The Inspector's speech on page 56 of the play clarifies for the audience and
The poet begins the poem by casting an ominous image in the mind of the reader. The poet describes the relative calm before the storm 'Against the stone breakwater, Only an ominous lapping.' The adjective ominous gives the reader a real sense of what the lapping of the waves is like; expectant and dangerous. 'Lapping' itself is almost ironic as one would associate the word lapping with calm and peaceful waves, but the poet flips this and turns lapping into an ominous sign that a storm is coming. Throughout the poem, Roethke uses alliteration and onomatopoeias to provide the reader with a more realistic image of what the storm is like; 'While the wind whines overhead.'
Browning uses personification of the weather to show how the voice’s emotions influence his views. In line 2 Browning uses the word ‘sullen’ to describe the wind, further stating in line 3 that it was strong enough the tear down trees ‘in spite’. Not only do these very visual depictions of weather set the tone of the poem (by pathetic fallacy) but they also echo the voice’s emotions because in line 5 ‘I listened with my heart fit the break’ suggests a connection between the weather he is hearing and the deep sorrow ‘heart fit to break’ he is experiencing. This is further made clear by the use of the ABABB rhyme scheme, making a clear link between nature and his emotions with the rhyming of ‘lake’ with ‘break’. However, Browning makes it clear that the voice’s perception of reality and realty may not be the same thing by the juxtaposition of the voices opinion of Porphyria and Porphyria’s actions.
Consider how Shakespeare presents the changing relationship between Lady Macbeth and her husband and analyse how the relationship contributes to Macbeth’s tragedy. A Shakespearean tragedy always contains a protagonist. The protagonist of the play always has a fatal flaw which leads to the character’s own tragic demise.Each play contains an element of hope that is disappointed, or a certain ambition that is frustrated. Macbeth is the protagonist in this play. Macbeth’s ambition leads him to murder Duncan with the assurance of good reward.
Pre 1914 Literature - Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant’s ‘Vendetta’ is a classical example of the short stories in which were written in the nineteenth century, as a popular form of entertainment. Stories in the era were typically of the horror genre, and written to create suspense, ‘A Vendetta’ revolves around the telling of Paolo Saverini’s widow, getting a vengeance on her son as he was ‘treacherously’ knifed by Nicolas Ravolati, who on the same night of the murder, inconspicuously escaped to Sardinia. In this essay I will look at the way that Guy de Maupassant manages to create a sense of horror and suspense, and analyze the language techniques in which he utilises in ‘A Vendetta’. Bonifacio is harshly described as it shows itself as an unwelcoming place, as it says that on the White Mountain the houses are ‘massed’ together, so we know that it is a very tight place. It then speaks of how they are stooping over this ‘terrible passage’, in which is where vessels rarely venture, as the houses look like they are the ‘nest of wild birds’ as it says, clinging on to a peak.
He was 40 years old. “The Tell-Tale Heart” was first published in January of 1843, shortly after Poe, then living in Philadelphia, suffered his third heart attack. They say Poe’s inspiration for the story may have come from Daniel Webster’s description of an actual murder in Massachusetts in 1830 or from horror tales by Charles Dickens and Edward Lytton, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, or from the circumstances in his own life. The story is a psychological portrait of a mad narrator who kills a man and afterwards hears his victim’s relentless heartbeat which, in the end, drives him to complete insanity. “The Pit and the Pendulum” was first published in 1842, also around the time of Poe’s third heart attack.
There is a storm raging outside so she sets out to make one “blaze up”. As a reader you get the sense that she is forceful but also that the speaker is passive and in a depressed state, as he has been sitting alone in the cottage and hasn’t even bothered to warm the place up with the storm outside. When Prophria is done making the fire the speaker says, “she rose from her form/withdrew the dripping cloak and shawl, /and laid her soil’d gloves by, untied/ her hat and let the damp hair fall”
It is given the very human emotion of love, and it “spills the upper boulders” and actively works against the wall (3). Nature clearly finds the act of wall building unnatural, and it “makes gaps even two can pass abreast” (4). Nature does not approve of humans constantly separating themselves from one another; it wants them to walk together, side by side through life. Poets often speak on behalf of Nature, and Frost himself is mentioned, albeit a subtle reference, as a helper of Nature in the beginning of the poem. The very “frozen-ground-swell” that Nature sends in to destroy the wall can easily be seen as the damaging toll of winter, or frost.