Additionally, intense descriptions of the landscape further reinforce the precarious image of the environment. The conditions they come across are vindictive. The landscape is wrecked by fire, houses are abandoned and trees are burnt. The setting of the novel is in a bitter and hostile world without meaning. The man and his son struggle to survive in the cruel weather and destructive landscape.
The thunder followed the rain. The thunder and lightning were lighting up the outline of the ruined city. In the distance windows could be heard being broken, most likely to places being looted (if that was even possible). Closer there were screams of the mutated coming out to hunt, and the screams of those who were hunted. Buildings stood barren and crumbling.
"The Painted Door" Literary Anaylsis In the short-story “The Painted Door”, the author Sinclair Ross ingeniously applies symbolism to depict the continuous conflict between Ann’s moral conscience and her urge for disloyalty. This is portrayed by Ross’ symbolic descriptions of the blizzard, the atmosphere inside the house, and the painted door. The first example of symbolism used to exemplify conflict is evident during Ross’ illustration of Ann’s struggle against the blizzard. Ross writes: “The wind struck from all sides, as if all its forces were concentrated upon her extinction.” (p56) Ann’s inability to fight against the raging blizzard directly resembles Ann’s identical inability to make her way reasonably through the blizzard-like relationship in which she and John share. Having to undergo the seven-year-itch, Ann is incapable of fighting against her disloyal thoughts, and her discontentment against John.
‘Dawn’ which would generally symbolize a new beginning, is now only dark, dismal and cold. Hence, from the very onset, the speaker establishes a gloomy mood which serves to build up the tension later on. Furthermore, the landscape is bathed in ‘wild purple of the glowering sun’. this image in itself is so shocking, that the sun, which provides light, guidance, and energy for the world, now scowls at it with sullen dislike. The third line seeks to inform us that there has been an attack already- fumes of a blazing fire that has been put out linger, and envelope the ‘menacing scarred slope’.
However…further on in that paragraph it says what Arthur Kipps imagined it would have been like. “How drear and grey and bleak the place would be in the dank, rain and mist, how beaten and battered at days on end by those gales that came sweeping across the flat, open country, how completely cut off by blizzards” He thought of it as the complete opposite to what it actually is. Rain and mist makes it sound mysterious and depressing. He seems like a dark person in this
The night had been unruly; th’wind strong. I heard i’th’air, strange screams of death and prophesying with accents terrible of dire combustion and confused events; th’king’s death. By whom you may ask? Well, actually by the king’s own guard, as it seemed. Their hands and faces were all covered with blood, so were their daggers which, unwiped, was found upon their pillows.
Mood-The mood of Delotra is emotional it brings new adventure and education about the land but is very sad and gloomy tough out the story where told that the land is in danger because of the shadow and his attack on the land also we see that dragons are dieing off. Setting-The setting take place on the mystical land of Deltora but its not all sun shine and rainbows Deltora is in a cold war and is being put in hands of the Shadow Lords wrath the story is token though out this land as we see the effects of Shadow Lord and his alone wrath The Main
The apocalypse is supposed to happen because of the sun burning up, so it would be very cold and lonely. “It was darkness over the city and I wept.” (411). This is showing how it was scary and lonely, and a deep dark place no one would want to
However, a “tyrant spell” has entranced her and, she “cannot go.” The second stanza continues horrific place. Bound describes giant trees with branches that are being weighed down with cold snow, and these might describe horrific moments of her life. She says, “The storm is fast descending,” furthering the sentiment of being trapped in this dreadful situation. Bronte affirms this notion in the last line by ending once again with the words, “I cannot go.” The final stanza, Bronte describes very difficult conditions. There are “Clouds beyond clouds” in the sky, then “Wastes beyond wastes below.” Wastes are barren land, creating the impression of a lonely, uncomfortable place where a woman would not wish to be alone on a stormy winter's night.
Wuthering Heights is a relentless story of wild passion where no one wins The novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte snares the reader into an atrocious ride where passion and vengeance twist into a heartless tale of two star-crossed lovers who by a cruel twist of fate where predestined to never be together. The gloomy mood of the story reflects the haunting moors, creating a dark and destructive setting that reflects on the characters, portraying a wild and merciless nature. Heathcliff’s and Cathy’s misery at their unfortunate predicament pulls the other characters into a miserable and hopeless world that is ruled with hate and their curse stays for long after their demise, trying to affect even the next generation of young Catherine and Hareton as their spirits roam the same moors that defined them and had in a way started this heartbreaking story. Nelly gives us her perspective on the terrible story of Wuthering Heights as she retells it to us, and Lockwood. The Yorkshire moors that make up such an important part of this story are haunting and desolate, fitting perfectly with the characters.