In Elie Wiesel’s astounding novel Night, Wiesel uses imagery to further the idea that confinement can make one long for the freedom they once took for granted. In Night, Wiesel not only uses the word night as symbolism for gloom and hopelessness, but he also uses it as imagery to describe the miserable days. In chapter seven he states that “The days were like nights, and the nights left dregs of their darkness in our souls.” (Wiesel). Instead of simply saying the days were dark and the nights were darker, Wiesel takes a few words to describe just how dark and melancholy the hours felt. Basically Wiesel is saying that the days felt as depressing as a normal night, and the night took the lowest of emotions that it had to offer and left it for the prisoners to experience.
The central idea of this excerpt of "Paul Revere's Ride" is a description of how the night’s events unfolded. Letting us feel the anxiousness that Paul felt by using descriptive rhyme schemes and foreshadowing that have us asking for more information “And the meeting-house windows, blank and bare, Gaze at him with a spectral glare, As if they already stood aghast, At the bloody work they would look upon.” The foreshadowing draws our attention in to learn what happens throughout the rest of the night. The words chosen describe and help us to visualize how the events unfolded , this keeps us reading till the end to insure we have all the details Longfellow provides. This excerpt of "Paul Revere's Ride" is structured to show the progression
The use of poetic devices in “On the Subway” is contrasting the boy and the other man, one presenting poverty and the other rebellious. Lastly, tone is used in “On the Subway” to let us feel the subject in the story. The story is written in first person point of view. The tone is gloomy and a combination of prosperity and the end. We can tell this because of the way the author wrote the story.
Introduction The concept of this essay is to explore the idea of death in artworks of Damien Hirst. His works recast fundamental questions concerning the meaning of life and the fragility of biological existence.”  “ Hirst explores different human experiences like: love, life, death, and loyalty through unexpected and unconventional media.” Blurring the lines between art and business like Warhol before him. For the viewer, looking through the vitrine is “Damien concept looking through the window or barrier, seducing the viewer into the work visually while providing a minimalist geometry to objectify his subject.”_ Damien Hirst was born in Bristol, UK in 1965. And became one of the wealthiest living artists today. Looking at Hirst’s artworks death is the central theme in its works, and the most known series, of the artist is the series called “Natural History” created in 1989 It includes the dead animals like a shark “The impossibility of death in the mind of someone living “1991, sheep “Away from the Flock 1994” and a cow “Mother and Child 1965” in formaldehyde.
The Nature of Symbolism within Trethewey’s “Elegy” In this poem “Elegy,” Natasha Trethewey depicts the relationship between herself and her late father by means of a metaphor that carries throughout the entire poem. We see that an elegy is typically used to lament the dead, however the abstract language of this poem sends a more demining message. This connotative thought is exactly what Trethewey chooses to address through subliminal metaphors equipped with items typically used to destroy rather than build, along with symbolism that alludes to fighting adversity. The narrator immediately incorporates symbolism insinuating the emphasis on struggle in the first stanza. Symbolizing adversity, she tells the reader “I think by now the river must be thick with salmon.
“What has happened to us in the past determines what we take out of our daily encounters in life” In Dickens’s The Signalman, the interaction between the signalman and the narrator dominates the whole plot. From their first encounter to the final dismissal, bits and pieces of the signalman’s haunting experience in the past are slowly disclosed through their conversation and description depicted by the narrator. Very interestingly, this two-night adventure also affects the inner thoughts of the narrator which makes him nearly falls from his rationality. Therefore, I would like to discuss how the weave of traumatic events distorts one’s memory as revealed in narrative voices and conflicts. Dickens uses third person narrator to tell the story.
“less for what was there than for what was missing, for what had vanished irretrievably- weather carried or merely rotted away” For example, it is the void left once habitation has been removed that leads to the creation of the uncanny character of the haunted house. In architecture the act of stripping back parts of a building often results in the observer questioning their perception of that type and read it in a different way. This reductive approach when constructing a building leads to an unhomely style of architecture. The window is a very important piece that can be manipulated to create the uncanny. Abandoned houses are often the stage for ghost stories, and I think this is linked to the windows either smashed, boarded up or missing completely.
Wings of Desire by Ernst Wilhelm Wenders and Antigone by Jean Anouilh include life and death as an overbearing theme that affects both main characters of the film and play, Damiel and Antigone. As an angel, Damiel overlooks the lives of humans, delivers positive thoughts to them in times of need and overall tries to help each individual in this demolished city. Through his duty, Damiel is able to get a first-hand look at the experiences, prospects and the beauty of life. He also is exposed to the harshness of life and the terror of memories and overthinking the past, but in the end, he decides to become mortal knowing the consequences. Life and death influence Damiel’s decision to become a mortal human, after seeing human hardships and knowing
Emotional, astounding events occur, such as ghosts walking around, or inanimate objects (a painting, or the one used by cinema: a suit of armour coming to life) coming to life. This was the most dramatic and amazing event that occurred in the novels. Ghosts were seen walking, talking and even bleeding just like Lewis ' bleeding nun. Giants appeared or a painting of a deceased fell of the wall just as one of the characters tries to escape. In their writings, many authors present the explained and the unexplained supernatural, but by reversing their proper order (Miles, 2002: 53).
In the last stanza of “The Indian Burying Ground” Freneau describes a “painted chief, and a pointed spear” amidst the “shadows and delusions here” (1108) and speaks of the ghosts and spectres that will “linger” (1108) in perpetuity. It is important to note that when Freneau speaks of ghosts, he is looking to a time when the Indians have vanished and gone but it is not so in the present-day. His poem foreshadows the ghostly and spectral Native American’s plaguing of the “Enlightened” American future. Although there seems to be an indication of a certain kind of Native American presence in the “American imagination” and narrative, it is critical to note that this presence is of a supernatural and abstract nature. Bergland’s use of the word “haunts” (5), when describing the bearing of the Native American ghost on the “American imagination” (5), is indicative of the nature of their influence –that it would be horrifying and mostly uninvited by the American narrative.
It gets kind of confusing because he starts to talk about these artists like they are the ones who make people wonder what their movement stands for, but near the end it transitions to a story about his life and being persuaded to be an artist like the rest. It shows a wannabe film maker into the graffiti artist he is today making album covers for Madonna and more. 2. Did you like the movie? Why or why not?
Edward Hopper once said, “No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination” (qtd. in “Edward Hopper Quotes”). Hopper started out his career as a struggling impressionist, leaving many aspects of his art up to the interpretation and imagination of the person looking at it. Hopper also traveled to Europe, in particular Paris, and here he worked with the unique lighting of the city to show more expression in his artwork through the symbols of light and darkness (Edward Hopper Biography). Using the skills he learned through these experiences Edward Hopper started to paint urban settings with a focus on lighting as well as the expression of the people inside the art, while leaving the personality of these people
All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, brings light to the good in the world, even in the midst of one of the world’s most destructive wars: World War II. This novel follows the storylines of two characters: Marie-Laure LeBlanc, and Werner Pfennig. Marie-Laure and her father, Daniel LeBlanc, live in Paris, where Daniel is the locksmith for the National Museum of Natural History. Because she is rapidly losing her sight, Marie-Laure’s father crafted intricate and precise models of their neighborhood for her to memorize by touch. When the war moves into France, the museum is forced to smuggle their most valuable assets to safety.