This is the first time where the convict “Magwitch” and “Pip” meets in the marshland near the churchyard, where it is dominated by marshes, swamps and mud. The marshland is very unsafe and dangerous place to be, and the conditions of the location of the location suggests the atmosphere of isolation and negligence. Also, he emphasizes this by effective use of pathetic fallacy to build the feeling by the description of atmosphere and the location. In chapter 1, Dickens describes the salty wind as having come from ‘distant savage lair’, which visualise how eerie the sea was and how was sending to try and hurt him. Also, description of setting of his childhood introduces the reader along with the image of tombstones in a graveyard.
They take the land, and, by their ruthlessness, ruin it, for “what Faulkner calls the ‘legal fiction’ of ownership of the land has fallen to the Snopeses, who cut its forests, let its farms erode and its rivers silt, take everything from it and give nothing, until for instance Mississippi has become the poorest state per capita in the Union.”27 The wrath of Faulkner’s God is the wrath of Jehovah, an Old Testament wrath, for it turns loose upon the land men, still animals, who can but
Ann Pancakes novel Strange as This Weather Has Been focuses on a hopelessness found with Appalachian strip mining. The quotes that seemed to convey her argument were spoken by both Lace and Bant. Both of these characters had a very deep connection to the land and felt strongly about its destruction. The first quote is from when Lace goes to Trout with Charlie; she explained “a big paintless boarded-up store still plastered with faded ads going clear back to the ‘50s. The collapsing houses, some help standing only by kudzu vines, and the concrete steps leading to concrete foundations with nothing on top” (306-7).
Wright expresses that he is full of shame as to living conditions of his family, he is full of fear of the white world he is living in, and full of fear for the future. I feel that Wright successfully allows the reader to see the life and struggles of an African American in Chicago in the 1930’s. His character Bigger Thomas is a poor, uneducated, twenty year old black man who lived with his family in a very cramped apartment in Chicago. The neighborhood these apartments were in was considered to be the
They are coughing since most are cold and ill. The simile “like old beggars [...] like hags”, compares the soldiers to old beggars and hags. The repetition and hyperbole in “All went lame; all blind” makes the reader think of cattle because as they grow older they go lame or blind. The soldiers are compared to these animals because they are like them, diseased, ill and limping. As they reach their camp they get bombed with gas and the word “ Gas” is repeated to emphasize the vivid memory Owen has of this gas, showing how dangerous it is.
(A Tale of Two Cities, p337-Collins classics) Hunger, anger, rage, revenge, extermination and justice! That was the reality of 1775 in France. The peasants became beggars and were more than sick and tired of the situation they were facing at that time. They were dictated by the Monarchy, the Nobles and the Catholic Church who indulged them with heavy taxes; no proper land to grow crops; no freedom of actions nor words, basically nothing. Left in agony they got nothing except a heart filled with remorse and vengeance to keep them warm during cold nights.
‘Ecology’ is delineated as the scientific study of the relationship between the organisms and the environment. The theory Ecological Imperialism insinuates that colonization or annexation was not only a way of cultural and political oppression or tyranny, but also a kind of environmental intimidation and violence. Ghosh in this novel, The Hungry Tide created two groups of characters in order to contextualize an enormous ecological catastrophe faced by our world today. One group embodied to maintain the ecological sustainabilityis the representatives of deep ecology. The other group pursuing material prosperity with the aid of recent emerging technologies is represented as the supporters of shallow ecology.
The Valley of Ashes, where the poor live, is described as a “desolate area of land ... [where] spasms of bleak dust drift endlessly” (Fitzgerald 23). The poor people are trapped here, and no matter how hard they work, they can never escape this grim existence. The idea of no social mobility, and having no control over one's life, reflects the Naturalist view of society. Nick Carraway and Gatsby live in “West Egg, the -- well, the less fashionable of the two” (Fitzgerald 5). West Egg is the area where the self-made men and women,
Mr. Harris is landowner, who is left with a burned barn and no legal option. Snopes is advised to leave the country because the court can’t find enough evidence to sentence him. His son Sarty Snopes chooses to warn the owner. “Barn Burning” offers a helpful picture of how Faulkner sees the economics of the postbellum South, where the poor whites remain the underclass rivals of black sharecroppers (Pierce). I will discuss the similarities and differences in the rituals performed in “The Lottery” and “Barn Burning” and how factors such as society and class, family, and perception.