The odd words, the old words, the rare ones. When they're gone out of his head, these words, they'll be gone, everywhere, forever. As if they had never been. (Atwood, 68) Analysis/Explanation This quote not only identifies Snowman’s first stage as an isolated person but it outlines the importance of words to humanity. Because Snowman has no humans to interact with, he starts to forget words and their meanings.
How does Sinclair use setting to create atmosphere? In the story, “The Painted Door,” Sinclair Ross creates an atmosphere of bitter cold, extreme isolation and loneliness. The story is set in a cold freezing winter on a very stormy day, “the wind struck from all sides, blustering and furious”. The area around the protagonist’s house is isolated, barren farm land, and “five miles away” from the neighbours. This physical setting gives the reader a good understanding of how and where the story will follow, in what kind of surroundings.
I’m lonely in a dark concealed room, covered in someone or something’s blood splatter. All I can smell is dust and death, I witnessed, I saw, I know. Everything is silent, not even a mouse creeping, no life at all. My heart was experiencing an adrenalin rush, I could hear the sound of my own breathing. Whoever he is, he’s got me.
He became a captain to a ship set course to the Arctic. The arctic being a dead wasteland with nearly no life or vegetation due to a freezing climate. As Walton and his crew partake on this trip, he has trouble relating with the men onboard with him. Walton is lonely, he "desires the company of a man who could sympathize with [him]” and “whose eyes would reply to [his]” (Shelley 7). Emotionally, Walton felt distant and alone.
年轻媳妇伊利莎住在一家偏僻的农场，一手高超的种花技能令她自豪。一天，她突然有了与外界交流的愿望。有什么故事发生呢？请您往下看。 The high grey-flannel fog of winter closed off the Salinas Valley from the sky and from all the rest of the world. On every side it sat like a lid on the mountains and made of the great valley a closed pot. On the broad, level land floor the gang plows bit deep and left the black earth shining like metal where the shares had cut. On the foothill ranches across the Salinas River, the yellow stubble fields seemed to be bathed in pale cold sunshine, but there was no sunshine in the valley now in December. The thick willow scrub along the river flamed with sharp and positive yellow leaves.
He describes the town as remote and unaffected, desolate and boring, continually mentioning the old, peeling paint and "irrelevant signs" that dot the landscape. Capote also gives the village a feeling of laziness in his writing, describing it as an "aimless congregation of buildings" and a "haphazard hamlet." He obviously feels that the town lacks liveliness, that it is bland and unchanging, simple and average. Almost looking down on the village and its inhabitants, the author characterizes the people in broad categories and focuses on their outward appearances and superficial similarities instead of delving more deeply into their abilities or livelihoods. This reveals that he views the people and their surroundings as simple and basic.
According to the story, the “trouble” with the man is that he is “without imagination” and therefore never speculates about “man’s place in the universe,” his “frailty in general,” or the fact that people are “able only to live within certain narrow limits of temperature.” Yet during his trek the man is confronted again and again by his weakness as a lone individual against the formidable power of nature in the form of the brutal cold. Each time he removes his gloves, the man is surprised at how quickly his fingers are numbed. He is also startled at how fast his nose and cheeks freeze, and he is amazed when his spittle freezes in midair before it ever hits the snow. When the man stops for lunch, his feet go numb almost as soon as he sits still, a fact that finally begins to frighten him. Even the dog—who is half-wild and thus closer to nature—feels “depressed” by the cold.
Marquart discusses the characteristics of the upper Midwest in order to illustrate it as a sterile region. The barren climate of the region causes people living in the area to be generic as well. Debra Marquart asserts this trend throughout the first half of the selection. First, she describes the area as “lonely, treeless, and devoid of rises
* Rime = light frost * “She shivered, but did not turn. In the clear, bitter light the long white miles of prairie landscape seemed a region strangely alien to life. Even the distant farmsteads she could see served only to intensify a sense of isolation…” * “He was a slow, unambitious man, content with his farm and cattle, naively proud of Ann.” Direct characterization of John. * “…already through the house there was an encroaching chill” * Ann is attempting to stay warm physically, stay occupied by warding off the sadness, loneliness and isolation that would minimize it by painting the house. * “Binding her thoughts to it, making it a screen between her and the surrounding snow and silence.” Ann is struggling to overcome the isolation.
If you lived on the ranch with no one you really knew you would get lonely too. These three people would be the worst people to be friends with because of there actions and there behavior. The most isolated person in the book was"Crooks".I say this because he does not hangout with anyone unless he has to. Crooks distance himself from everyone on the ranch because of his skin color. Crooks does not associate with many people which causes him not to have many friends.