Some of the key words and phrases from this passage that establish the tone are “street lights giving way”, “thin streaming”, and “black unbroken wall”. Even the time of day, late at night, is a significant contributing factor in the darkness that is to come. All of this stimulating imagery gives the reader a taste for the darkness to come, and there hasn’t been any significant action yet. Another perfect example of the dreary tone used in this story is the description of the lake. At one point, Boyle compares the algae covered surface of the lake to scabs on skin.
The Shawshank Redemption is an old movie that reveals the power of hope through an faithful innocent prisoner, Andy Dufresne. The movie was a little ambiguous for me when I watched the movie the first time, However, How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster enlightened me and encouraged me to analysis the movie more in depth. Not only the story itself amazed me, also the settings, characterization, and diminutive details all seemed naturally and tactfully fit into the situation. Throughout the movie, a lot of examples that illustrate Thomas Foster’s techniques of reading appears. In the movie, after Andy Dufresne was put into the prison, he risked himself with life threatening to help a malicious officer all in return for some beers for his friends to drink on the roof.
The ocean, with its rough waves, is pounding the shore, where some Indians are struggling to pull their canoes out of the violent water; in addition, dark clouds have already half covered the right sky, blocking the sun’s lights wherever they can reach. Albert has decided the right moment to illustrate his idea of nature’s changing. Just in one picture, I realize that nature can change from peaceful into angry only in a moment of the painting. According to my experience, the last moments before a storm coming are always the best since people usually feel sorry for what they’re going to loose when the violence comes – they’re going to loose the sunshine, the peaceful environment Although he
SHELLEY LEE Set four years after the last hanging in Salem, Marshal Herrick is blatantly drunk and finds himself stumble into the jail cells which her guards. As the hysteria in Salem has died down the jail is empty and Herrick decides to stay the night, as there is bad weather outside. He begins to recount his experiences down at the cells and finally admits to himself the guilt he possesses for being a slave to court and for being a part of the murder of innocent victims. Herrick stumbles in with a flask in his hand, clearly drunk and disorientated, he looks around him before lighting a candle in a lantern shakily. Aye Herrick you drunken fool, you’ve gone and brought yourself down to the old jail cells.
On the Saturday of the winter carnival, Gene uses war imagery in describing the day by saying “The day was battleship grey.” Gene implied to the dullness of the day, the quote also referred to the grayness of the sky as it was snowing that day. That day, the boys had taken cider from classmen and hid it. Gene describes the location of the drinks, saying “They were buried in the snow near a clump of evergreen in the center of the park.” Gene tells us the discrete location of the drinks and how the cider was strategically hidden in the park. Gene also describes where Finny was sitting, “Phenius sat behind the table in a heavily curved black walnut chair; the arms ended in the two lions’ heads, and the legs ended in paws gripping wheels now sunk in the snow” By Gene describing Finny’s chair, he also gives us an image of the depth of the snow. Since the winter carnival was supposed to open up a day of fun, the boys each contributed one of their own personal belongings as a prize at the carnival.
Journal response I really enjoyed the ‘The Shark Net’ and I think Robert Drewe has written a great memoir about the positives, negatives and challenges about living in one of the most isolated cities on earth. It is unusual for me to actually recognise street names and locations in a novel, but in this book I found myself doing so. The main thing that caused a bit of the confusion was the changing of the setting ,what was most interesting for me was his analysis of Perth back in the 1960s as he describes in the book, 'clicky' and `isolated’, looking at Perth now there is definitely a major difference it being so ‘busy’ and ‘crownded’. I also really enjoyed Drewe's ability to convey the emotions and feeling of both himself as a youth
Humour is used very often throughout. Every near disaster that Farley has with his boat is always a comedic event, he talks of being drunk and trying to navigate into a harbour at night in a thick black fog laughing and scared out of his mind, “The Newfoundland Pilot Book informed us that the harbour was complicated, with off-lying dangers, and that it should not be entered unless one took aboard a pilot. Furthermore it should not be entered even in daylight, unless one possessed local knowledge. The book said nothing about what should not be done at night, in a black fog, by perfectly good intoxicated strangers.”(165) They nearly crash the boat several times but they always laugh it off
The Duck Blind The rough sound of the boat motor suddenly went quiet, and the nose of the boat plunged into the dark wall of corn stalks and stopped abruptly. Drew climbed over the side and muscled the boat deeper into the rustling, frosty stalks, his waders making sloshing noises in the water and mud. Seth put a hand on my shoulder and stood up, looking around and stretching. “This is the place,” he exclaimed. “This is a heck of a place.” The place he was referring to is one like no another.
The shadows along the building tell the audience that the men inside are trapped and aren’t free. Throughout the scene, the lack of bright light shows how Andy might be feeling as he approaches Shawshank prison. This shows the lack of hope in this scene. In contrast, there is a scene where the character, Red is on the bus leaving the prison. The lighting in this scene is bright and there us a yellow filter being used to show how the idea of hope has helped Red through his journey in Shawshank.
Later on in the film, Greene is confronted with a sign above his bed displaying a swastika and the words “Go Home Jew.’ Greene gets furious and challenges the culprit to fight him behind Iselin Hall (the main building) at 10.30 at night. In this setting, Greene is seen outside in the rain looking at the lit-up windows awaiting the person who made the sign to confront him. This is the setting that helped me understand the idea of integrity. Mandel uses a range of techniques in this setting to portray the idea of integrity such as the location. Greene is seen behind a very large building that overlooks him.