And also can you even pictured of living in a neighborhood and you are found of owning any of these, and the next thing you know is that your home gets burned down and is going up in fiery red flames. 2. A life of not having any product of entertainment must symbolize that everyone is bored and empty in which there are no emotion at all. And imagine your home being turned into ashes and loosing everything does symbolize sadness and a strong feeling of hatred coming from those who cause it. 3.There are so many symbolic meaning such as being neutral, worried, scared, hated, depressed and so much
(Volpe 1484) Through out “Barn-Burning”, there are many descriptions geared towards the Satan-like qualities of Abner Snopes. Faulkner portrays Abner Snopes as a ruthless man without morals who cares for no one other than his blood. Through the eyes of Sarty the reader gets a clear image of Snopes and his evil and spiteful
To illustrate the characters’ immoral behavior, their actions are centered in the valley of ashes. This desolate and seedy dump is also home to the billboard for ophthalmologist T.J. Eckleburg, as well as Tom’s mistress Myrtle and her husband George Wilson. Although no direct language is used throughout the novel to indicate the importance of religious belief, Fitzgerald is able to convey how the absence of religion is what instigates the bad behavior of the rich in relation to the valley of ashes and the eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg. The valley of ashes, appearing as a dump on the surface, becomes the embodiment of the corruption of the upper class during the Jazz age. This dumping ground can be considered insignificant at first, but it is a location in which two major events take place regarding the mistress of Tom Buchanan: where Tom’s affair with Myrtle is first introduced to Nick and the death of Myrtle.
The use of pathetic fallacy also adds to show the bleak and sinister atmosphere which the characters are in. The country was “burned away”, the “blackened shapes of rock” standing out of the “shoals of ash” and “billows of ash rising up and blowing downcountry through the waste”. The imagery used here is very striking and gives us an image of the wasteland. McCarthy also uses plosives to further highlight the extent of the desolation of the wasteland. For example trees are described as “bare and blackened”.
In this novel the symbolic meaning of the green light, Dr. TJ Eckleburg’s eyes and the ashes express one another. Despite this fact, they also have their own unique meanings. The ashes symbolize the corruption of that period. This age focuses on the all the wrong things in life. They lack morals and are filled with emptiness that resulted from the constant money chase throughout their lives.
There are many things that determine whether or not a book is a classic. Some of these include: having multiple levels of meaning, effective, unique style appropriate to purpose and content, and truth of experience. Also it has universality of significance to all humanity of all cultures, and inexhaustibility. After reviewing
The image of ash also paints a very bleak, gray image as the colour gray is typically associated with ash, it appears to be very dark and lifeless. The ash is so abundant that the author states the the "ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys," and we can say that the ash is the most prominent thing instead of the actual houses. The valley of ashes seems to mark the separation between the older American aristocracy, which once occupied East and West Egg, and the new urban Americans. The ashen quality of the setting can also represents the moral and social decay hidden by the West and East Egg. Also, as the valley is created through industrial dumping, it suggest that the moral decay of human hearts was due to the growth of materialistic desires as a result of the high standards of living of these people, revealing the hollowness of the upper class
The Holocaust ruined numerous lives, including that of Evelyn Roman, who wrote “Aftermath”: a sorrowful poem that described her feelings about the concentration camps. Wiesel and Roman both share different and insightful outlooks about their experiences in the toughest part of their lives. They still remember a great deal of details “fifty years after the fact…” that they wish could vanish in an instant (1). Wiesel and Roman wondered every minute why they endured those experiences: no human deserves the horror they survived. Knowing that someone actually lived these stories made it almost unbearable to
“They’re a rotten crowd…You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.” These words stated were the last words Nick Carraway said to Jay Gatsby before he met his demise. Nick Carraway, who said he was “inclined to reserve all judgments,” as stated in the beginning of the novel, finally makes discernment here. He called Daisy, Tom, Jordan, and all the upper class morally rotten. He knows and believes that Gatsby is worth more than them all. Gatsby’s heroism in the war, determination in the pursuit of his dreams, and his tenacious devotion to the love of Daisy forms Nick’s final opinion which leads him to give him the compliment.
Topsoil was carried by the ton barren fields, across, hundreds of miles of plains in the driest regions of the country. For eight years dust blew on the southern plains. It came in a yellowish-brown haze from the South and in rolling walls of black from the North. The simplest acts of life — breathing, eating a meal, taking a walk — were no longer simple. Children wore dust masks to and from school, women hung wet sheets over windows in a futile attempt to stop the dirt, farmers watched helplessly as their crops blew away.