Although he doesn’t know it, we see his only friends at the stock market saying they would only go to Scrooge’s funeral ‘for the buffet.’ This shows that he is totally alone in the world and we therefore feel sorry for him. At the Beetling shop, people haggle over his possessions. This shows us that everything he worked and lived for does him no good in after life and cannot buy him mourners to keep the rats from ‘gnawing at the wall.’ We also feels sympathy as his debtors are happy to see him dead as they no longer have to pay him. If Scrooge understood, this would pain him and make him feel very alone with no one who cares for him. We, the reader, feel a lot of sympathy when he visits the Cratchit’s as he sees that Tiny Tim has died.
He then sits quietly and hopes the two men won’t see the connection between him and his wife, and that is also the reason for him not saying goodbye to his wife. It almost seems like he acquires the point of view the two unidentified men have. The troubles of Doreen and Earl’s relationship are also made clear by this fact, because this clearly shows that if he hasn’t noticed the extra pounds, then he obviously haven’t been looking. Earl has been living his life completely blind and detached, so detached that he has no visible love for his wife. When he finally wakes up and sees his wife for what she really is, he sees her through the eyes of two strangers.
How does Susan Hill use Pathetic Fallacy to create mood and atmosphere in Chapter 2? In Susan Hill’s book ‘The Woman in Black’, Hill uses Pathetic Fallacy to show the setting of London in the 1920’s. Hill sets the scene with the very first sentence of the paragraph, ‘where it was already growing dark, not because of the lateness of the hour...but because of the fog.’ He describes how it hemmed us in on all sides; this is creating a feeling of entrapment like Eel Marsh House. She then goes on to describe how the fog was ‘hanging over the river, creeping in and out of alleyways...seething through cracks and crannies like sour breath’, this is creating an atmosphere of malevolence. All of these small details that Hill has included in her description
Susan hill creates tension in many ways. Hill refers to the weather quite frequently in the novel, it is used to set the tone of the story and to provide teasing hints which build up the tension. This changes the mood of the novel at the time. At the beginning the weather is described with “We had had rain, thin, chilling rain and a mist that lay low above the house,” which implies that something should be happening soon but it doesn’t reveal the events. The weather at the start of the horror story is much worse, and it begins with an exaggerated description of the fog in London.
Meursault’s detached personality is first shown when he showed no emotion at his mother’s funeral and how he did not know his mother’s age: “I [Meursault] hadn’t wanted to see mother, hadn’t cried once and I’d left straight after the funeral without paying my respects at her grave.” (86). Meursault does not meet society’s expectation because he was different from the rest of society. He is expected to cry and show his respects but he does the exact opposite. A normal man would be devastated by the loss of his mother and suffer from sadness and despair; however, Meursault does not even care much about the date she passed away. “Mother died today or yesterday maybe, I don’t know.” (3) Another point is that shortly after the funeral, Meursault is reacquainted with a typist who used to work at the office with him.
He eventually got so fed up with this that he died his hair purple “I just wanted everyone to call me something else” (316). This idea did not pan out the way that he wanted it too and everyone began to call him “The Purple Flee”. Finally, he had enough with the bullying all together and decided to skip town, to get away from everything that was bothering him. Arturo finds himself at the town church and befriends the church custodian named Johann. At first Arturo did not know what to think of Johann “Right then I started worrying about being locked up in a empty church with the old guy” (315).
John receives no punishment, while Jane is scolded for having somehow raised the anger out of the male character, and is exiled into an unused room in the house. This blatant disregard for fairness and justice exhibited by her Aunt, not only
Silvana Delgado Roberts Structure in Language and Literature II 04/05/2013 Of Mice and Men Essay The characters in Of Mice and Men have a feeling of loneliness and dissatisfaction throughout the book. Loneliness affects the life of Curley's wife, she has a desperate need to talk to anyone that is not her husband, and he's also the reason she is stuck at the ranch. Candy's loneliness comes from losing his pet that he has had for so many years, and he also fears that he will get fired. It also has an effect on Crooks, who does not spend time with people because he is judged and mistreated by the workers in the ranch. John Steinbeck creates the characters in Of Mice and Men with a theme of loneliness
When Willy arrives, he refuses to listen to Biff, which angers him. Happy tries to get Biff to lie to his father, which Biff slightly does. Willy falls into another flashback hallucination, one in which his son discovers his affair with a potential customer in Boston. From that moment on, Biff had never looked at his father the same. Back in the Lowman residence, Linda scolds her sons for abandoning her father back at the restaurant.
Arriving late at the bazaar, he notices that “nearly all the stalls were closed and the greater part of the hall was in darkness” and also recognises, “a silence like that which pervades a church after service” (Joyce 114). The fact that the bazaar is almost closed and empty, means he will not be able to buy something for the girl he is infatuated with. More so, he could not buy an appropriate gift for the girl from the stalls that were still open because he didn’t have enough money. Thus, his disappointment begins as the bazaar wasn’t exotic and had no aspect of an “Eastern enchantment” (Joyce 112) as he had imagined. As the narrator continues to move around visiting the bazaar, moving from one of the stalls still opened to the next, his state of disappointment increases.