She shows Atticus gradually becoming more nervous through punctuation, for example "Don't just stand there, Heck!". By using an exclamation mark to suggest that Atticus is shouting, Lee shows to the reader that he is growing increasingly more anxious. This builds up a sense of danger, and creates tension for the reader, as we too become uneasy and fearful of what might happen next. This is also effective as it is one of the rare moments in the novel when Lee shows Atticus being nervous, which makes the passage more alarming as atticus is
With the knowledge of it being quite a terrifying one we know that when he tells his story we should be expecting something which is grim as ,even he himself says “my peace of mind was about to be disturbed” . This means that whatever he was about to tell us wasn’t going to be anything but atrocious, therefore creating a foreboding tense atmosphere. You can expect the incident to be quite a fearful one for Arthur , through his reactions in the chapter. As soon as he starts to think back about the experience and
This portrays Parris as having completely lost control as the word “overcome” implies that he has been beaten by whatever issue there is. Parris being presented as sobbing is another powerful image as it implies that he desperate. This is also a stark contrast to our anticipations because we would believe that he would be confident and contained, whereas, this behaviour presents him as having an emotional breakdown and as though he cannot remain in control of himself. This also creates tension as after seeing his behaviour we start to believe that this issue is extremely serious and we begin to wonder if the head of authority cannot resolve the issue then who can. Miller continues to present Parris as the antithesis to our expectations
Hooper’s congregational responds to his black veil with distress and confusion. The veil instills an irrational fear into the congregation’s once rational mindset and perception of Mr. Hooper. We learn that “there was a feeling of dread, neither plainly confessed, nor carefully concealed,” spread among the congregation as a whole (26). The veil becomes a mysterious symbol for Mr. Hooper’s church members; it is abnormal and unnatural in their eyes, just as the birthmark is to Aylmer. Although Hawthorne is again somewhat ambiguous, the text suggests that Mr. Hooper’s veil is meant to symbolize the inherent sin that lies inside him (as well as the congregation).
They suggest that a happy person tends to pay less attention to details and information for fear that over-analysing the information may affect their happy state (Ottati and Isbell, 68). However, a sad person tends to deeply analyse information in the hope of enhancing or repairing their unhappy situation (Ibid.). Another important point made by the two authors is that people interpret their negative feelings as results of defects in their environment (Ibid. ), which then motivates them to scrutinize everything around them. The population’s state of fear is an example of a negative mood which then leads to the population believing that there’s a defect in their environment.
The mist ‘confused’ and ‘teased’ him, making things seem unreal and unstable which would make him more scared as anything could be near him but he can’t see it. ‘Above all, it was the suddenness of it that had so unnerved and disorientated me’ - the words unnerved and disorientated show that Kipps is not sure of himself like before, and is getting more panicked. He says ‘the walk back was a nightmare’, which is ironic as the scariest part hasn't happened yet, but shows that Kipps thinks that
The students being bullied become afraid of the bully and will try and become friends with the bully in order to keep from being bullied anymore. Which in turn the students who have become friends with the bully will now act like a bully themselves just to make sure that they don’t get bullied anymore. The bully may have been an indirect victim of domestic violence in their own home and learned this behavior as a result of their lifestyle. The Wanton typology “is particularly vulnerable to stresses that occur at a given period of time in
Therefore as the character developes, we feel guilty ae even 'learn our lesson'. This also highlits how the other charaters are are unsure or wary of her . George uses phrases like “jailbait” when warning lennie to stay away from her. Stienbeck uses words like “jail” to protray that she is bad news. So the reader, like the other character, should be cautious of her.
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.
However, as the novel continues, McEwan cleverly begins to blur the boundary that previously existed in the way the two differed in terms of their ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal behaviour.’ This is because of how the reader begins to interpret Joe’s behaviour as ‘abnormal’ as he becomes mentally stressed by the harassment and painstaking experience that Jed has put him through. An example of this is the way in which Joe too becomes obsessed with Jed as he desperately searches for answers as to what is driving him on to interfere so significantly with his life. An example of this is just after the balloon incident, before Joe is even aware of the effect Jed will have on his life. It comes when Joe observes Jed in rather excessive detail and going into such depths, he even describes his “red shoe laces” and how “his knuckles brushing against his leather belt were big and tight knobbed under the